Adobe PDF upgrade free?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JerryM, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    My son-in-law has Adobe Acrobat 5.0 on his computer. Neither of us can find a free upgrade of Adobe to V7.0. Is there such a site?
    If not is there a good free replacement PDF reader that works without a lot of problems in recognition?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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  3. sdfdg

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    adobes installs junks ands displays ads, foxit (ive never tried) will it load pdfs in firefox?
     
  4. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Can't answer that, never tried it, but if you want to use Acrobat Reader without all the plug-ins, junk, why not try Acrobat Reader SpeedUp....

    http://www.tnk-bootblock.co.uk/prods/misc/index.php

    Nifty little proggy which enables you to stop the vast majority of plug-ins from loading, etc. and yet retains the functionality of using it to read PDF files.

    I've used it in the past, but I have the actual Adobe Acrobat program itself [not just the reader] with Distiller, etc. so I very rarely use Reader these days.

    Mine is an old version 1.5, [new one 1.34] but it's still enabled and if I do open Reader, it opens in a few seconds, not like 20-40 it used to take sometimes.

    See pic, notice the unchecked plugins which *don't* load, just those alone saving over 3500kb of loadup.

    TAS

    edit... hmm.. pic won't load.. will keep trying...
     
  5. dog

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    In windows I perfer Foxit myself :) I can't answer the question about open PDFs from within FF with Foxit as I normally just DL the PDFs and view them later, But I assume if you change the actions in FF, it should load/start Foxit with the targeted PDF.
     
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    pic of ar speed up... would not load for some reason in original post.
     

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  7. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. Evidently one can get the upgrade free, so I think he is "out of the woods."

    Jerry
     
  8. WSFuser

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    foxit wont load pdfs within firefox but it can be opened directly (first saved to a temp dir).
    http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/2593/foxit9ws.jpg
     
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