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wratterus
27-06-2008, 12:37 PM
Hi all. :D

Just wondering what the consensus is on the best PDF viewing software. I still use Adobe Reader, don't find it too bloaty. Do other pdf viewers allow you to view pdf files in a web browser like Adobe does?

What does everyone else use?

Speedy Gonzales
27-06-2008, 12:48 PM
Foxit reader (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php)

Will do the same as Adobe reader, and its a lot smaller

Altho, at the mo, I'm using Nitro PDF Pro (its not free), so I can merge my docs and secure them

nofam
27-06-2008, 12:50 PM
Foxit FTW - just started using it a few weeks back and it's SO much quicker. Quite why an Acrobat Reader 8 install is bigger than many Antivirus suites is completely beyond me.

And yes, Foxit integrates fine into IE7 and FF3 :thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
27-06-2008, 12:54 PM
And yes, Foxit integrates fine into IE7 and FF3 :thumbs:

And Opera. Any PDF reader will work fine in a browser. Any of them will also give you the option to save the PDF file

sroby
27-06-2008, 01:08 PM
Foxit is fast but crashes on me when trying to print a 80+ page PDF( its ok printing small pdfs)
I use foxit for reading, Adobe reader for multipage printing
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off topic (sort of)
there's also programs will will open password protected pdfs (so security issues there i guess)
MS have a free add-on for Office 2007 so you can send to email as pdf attatchment (or save as pdf), quite usefull.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4D951911-3E7E-4AE6-B059-A2E79ED87041&displaylang=en

beeswax34
27-06-2008, 02:23 PM
And yes, Foxit integrates fine into IE7 and FF3 :thumbs:

Ditto, nothing beats Foxit and it integrates seamlessly.

wratterus
27-06-2008, 02:30 PM
Pretty sure that answered my question. Foxit it is! :p

utopian201
27-06-2008, 03:25 PM
im using adobe reader 5 without any problems so far.

plod
27-06-2008, 05:27 PM
please don't beat me, but safari has a built reader.

running to hide

wratterus
27-06-2008, 05:28 PM
I am a changed man. I though Safari was completely useless. I was very wrong.

;)

Unfortunately it will take a little more than a built in PDF reader to get me to use it..

Speedy Gonzales
27-06-2008, 05:44 PM
Unfortunately it will take a little more than a built in PDF reader to get me to use it..

Yer like a ad blocker

wratterus
27-06-2008, 05:44 PM
Yer like a ad blocker

That would be a good start, lol.

utopian201
27-06-2008, 06:21 PM
I think there was recently a memory usage test for browsers
Safari (on windows) used over 650mb, while firefox and opera used about 120. IE was in between I think, I cant quire remember...

zcc
27-06-2008, 09:42 PM
I think there was recently a memory usage test for browsers
Safari (on windows) used over 650mb, while firefox and opera used about 120. IE was in between I think, I cant quire remember...

I think IE has always been in between...

being good and being crap
being working and being BSOD
being intuitive and being confusing
being logical and being illogical
being innovative and being behind the times

But IE has always been IE.

Bye Bill hope you do not affect the health industry like you have the software industry. Dont drive the costs up!

gary67
28-06-2008, 09:38 AM
I use Sumatra PDF viewer another good small free app

Speedy Gonzales
28-06-2008, 09:59 AM
That would be a good start, lol.

Altho this did a good job (http://www.privoxy.org/)

In blocking ads in every browser I tried. IE/FF/Opera and Safari.

Install it run it add the proxy info to the browser, youre away

acronum
28-06-2008, 10:36 AM
I use Sumatra PDF viewer another good small free app

i use sumatra PDF as well. it is nice and quick, pretty simple and really small!:D

PPp
28-06-2008, 08:57 PM
I find Foxit fast and small, works with Opera 9.5 which can block most ads with a quick cut and paste. How's that for tying this thread up!!

Speedy Gonzales
28-06-2008, 09:04 PM
I find Foxit fast and small, works with Opera 9.5 which can block most ads with a quick cut and paste. How's that for tying this thread up!!

Cut and paste what?? In Opera, right mouse on the site / block content and block them

PPp
28-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Look here for bulk blocking:

http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block

Speedy Gonzales
28-06-2008, 09:25 PM
Ah ha, I see what you mean ppp. Ta :)

wratterus
30-06-2008, 10:23 AM
Update - Sheesh, I can't believe I have been enduring Adobe reader. Foxit is better is every area. :) And so much faster!!!!

Cheers guys.

Winston001
30-06-2008, 11:45 AM
Another vote for Foxit. So much faster and clean than Adobe Reader.

seltsam
30-06-2008, 05:51 PM
Foxit is my default PDF viewer, but if I view a PDF online, Adobe Reader gets invoked. Wondering what I have to do to let Foxit do the job - uninstall Adobe?

Speedy Gonzales
30-06-2008, 06:24 PM
Highlight a PDF file (If u have XP), right mouse / open with select foxit, and tick the bottom option (always use the selected program).

Then OK Then foxit should open PDF files. Oops you may have to select foxit reader in whatever browser.

As the default PDF reader. In the browser's options.

I would uninstall Adobe reader anyway (If its not the Pro version)

seltsam
30-06-2008, 07:46 PM
Cool, found in FF3 under Options/Applications/PDF document.
So much quicker to load. Cheers!

pingu45
30-06-2008, 08:14 PM
Definitely Foxit Reader