Beware of Adobe Reader 9


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Emrys Davies

I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8

I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
gone, all is well.

I
 
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SC Tom

Emrys Davies said:
I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8

I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
gone, all is well.

I
I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real quick of Adobe
trying almost daily to look for updates, even though I set it not to in the
preferences/options. I even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that would
be back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead went with
PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick, has a smaller
footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for anything since installation.
 
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I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8

I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
gone, all is well.

I
Just for your FYI, You Tube has been making some changes to their software as of lately and has been down for maintenance
 
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DanS

I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real
quick of Adobe trying almost daily to look for updates,
even though I set it not to in the preferences/options. I
even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that would be
back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead
went with PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick,
has a smaller footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for
anything since installation.
I dumped Adobe Reader a long time ago....

One reason was that it constantly wants to check for updates,
even though you tell it not to.

The other, was it is a big-bloated pig. It takes longer for
Adobe Reader to just initialize in a browser, than it does to
d/l the entire PDF and open it and read a couple pages using
Foxit Reader.
 
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Emrys Davies

SC Tom said:
I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real quick of Adobe
trying almost daily to look for updates, even though I set it not to in
the preferences/options. I even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that
would be back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead went
with PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick, has a smaller
footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for anything since installation.
Glad I posted. I was getting annoyed with Adobe 8 and its reminders so on
reading your post I got rid of it and, following your advice, I downloaded
PDF-Xchange Viewer. Thanks for that.
 
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SC Tom

Emrys Davies said:
Glad I posted. I was getting annoyed with Adobe 8 and its reminders so on
reading your post I got rid of it and, following your advice, I downloaded
PDF-Xchange Viewer. Thanks for that.
You're welcome. I hope you like it as much as I do. Another freebie I use is
PDF Creator http://www.pdfforge.org/ . It creates a "printer" that you use
to create a PDF from a current document, scan, or anything that can be
printed.
 
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RedDog

I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8

I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
gone, all is well.

I
Was using 7, went to 8 and it SUCKED so bad I took it off and reinstalled 7. I'd
hate to see what 9 is like
 
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Trimble Bracegirdle

I also dislike The Adobe PDF reader ...I'm still using v 6 (yes version six)
despite its regular demands for updates, as my in Browser PDF viewer..
still does the job in both FIREFOX & I.E. .
Will the recommended PDF-XChange Viewer browser integrate & do all the
PDF view things as the Adobe ???
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(") mouse
 
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SC Tom

Trimble Bracegirdle said:
I also dislike The Adobe PDF reader ...I'm still using v 6 (yes version
six)
despite its regular demands for updates, as my in Browser PDF viewer..
still does the job in both FIREFOX & I.E. .
Will the recommended PDF-XChange Viewer browser integrate & do all the
PDF view things as the Adobe ???
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(") mouse
If you click on a pdf link in a web page, it'll open like Adobe did, if
that's what you mean.
--
SC Tom

"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed
any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
Lt. Col. J.D. "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Ret.
 
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SC Tom

Char Jackson said:
For quite a few years I've been putting the Cute PDF "Printer" on all
of my systems. It sounds very similar to your choice.
http://www.cutepdf.com/ (freeware)
Pretty much the same results, I would say. I've been using PDF Creator for a
while since it was free for commercial use. We used to email a lot of
documents at the company I worked for, and used this for compatibility
reasons; a number of companies we dealt with didn't have Office or the same
version as us, and we ran into problems at times until we started using
this. Since Acrobat Reader has always been free, we worked with our
customers to help set them up that way to avoid excess expense for all
concerned. Worked like a champ, and got me a gold star ;-)
--
SC Tom

"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed
any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
Lt. Col. J.D. "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Ret.
 
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TOM

SC said:
Pretty much the same results, I would say. I've been using PDF Creator
for a while since it was free for commercial use. We used to email a lot
of documents at the company I worked for, and used this for
compatibility reasons; a number of companies we dealt with didn't have
Office or the same version as us, and we ran into problems at times
until we started using this. Since Acrobat Reader has always been free,
we worked with our customers to help set them up that way to avoid
excess expense for all concerned. Worked like a champ, and got me a gold
star ;-)
We use this one at work:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

It's free, simple, and it works. We have MS Office 2007 and Word allows
us to save files as PDFs, so there's no need for cute writer, which I
used for years and loved it!
 
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Gene E. Bloch

We use this one at work:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

It's free, simple, and it works. We have MS Office 2007 and Word allows
us to save files as PDFs, so there's no need for cute writer, which I
used for years and loved it!
What do you do when you want to make a PDF from a non-Word file, such as a
form on a web page? Like a receipt from an on-line order or funds
transfer...

For that, I use CutePDF and others - I seem to have a hobby of downloading
PDF programs :)

Admittedly, I have an older version of Office, so I'd need the PDF printer
SW anyway.
 

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