2 PDF utilities. Bye bye Adobe Reader.

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  1. no13

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    1. Foxit PDF Reader.
    www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
    ~950kb download.
    No installation. Just unzip and run.
    Supports bookmarks.
    Nearly as fast as Notepad on small file sizes!

    I switched from Adobe Acrobat reader because...
    1. 28 mB installer. pfftt.
    2. HUGE load on memory.
    3. Browser addon was real nasty... created a slowdown if I clicked a PDF link.

    2. CutePDF Writer [previously CutePDF Printer]
    http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
    For me, creating PDF files was never an issue [never wanted to]. Then someone showed me the PDF Printer installed by Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional. I started thinking... something free ought to be there for idiots like me.
    so here it is.
    download BOTH files on the left hand column of the page.
    Note: Also found a 6 MB downloadable installer for "eXPert PDF Reader"
    www.visagesoft.com/products/pdfreader/index.php
    But Foxit was WAAY too attractive ;)

    Have fun.
     
  2. Stephanos G.

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    I was using FOXIT, is not so stable application. From time to time u will face problems with it. Better dont uninstall adobe reader. Just in case...
     
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    will do, cap'n ;)
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I use the Adobe Reader 7.0.1 with one of this programs and it's very quick to open a file,
    if you choose the right settings in the programs... :)

    Adobe Reader SpeedUp

    PDF SpeedUp

    Until now I didn't found a decent free converter to PDF...
     
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    what about the browser plugin? can't I remove browser integration at install time?
     
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    You can do that with the programs that I suggest... ;)

    The last one is more easy to use...
     
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    I've been using it now for quite some time and don't have any problems with it. I like it better and it opens PDF's really fast. :)
    BTW I already uninstalled Adobe Reader, as I already posted here. :D
     
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    hey, so do you know how I can export selected portions of pictures from a pdf to clipboard in Foxit?
    edit : I mean both text and pics. the current select and copy method is not working out as nothing is pasted in notepad/wordpad. No text. No images
     
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    You can select text to copy to your clipboard, but not pictures. For exporting pics I use SnagIt, but you can use another screen capture tool for it, like HoverSnap, MWSnap, ...
    No big deal for me. ;)
     

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    Text copy doesn't work as advertised... any other ideas?
    Which tool did you use for editing the screen shot?
     
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    I don't know why it doesn't work for you, but it works for me. :doubt:
    Did you select the text tool?
    Sorry, the screenshot of MetaPad was in transparent mode.
    As always SnagIt (= not free), but it's a wonderful tool worth its money. :cool:
     

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    LOL
    i don't get it...

    I want to know that which program did you use to edit the screenshot and add the arrow and text!

    And metapad looks good. explain metapad to me.

    edit: is it part of snagit's toolkit?
     
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    Yes, it is and so much more. Read the information at TechSmith. ;)
     
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    psst... what about metapad

    thx ;)
     
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    Shoot, forgot this one. :D
    Have a look here for more information on MetaPad. ;)
     
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