Adobe reader

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rita, Sep 30, 2004.

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  1. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hello
    does anyone here have problems with adobe reader.mine is so slow and it's the most aggravating thing-takes forever to close if you change your mind and want to shut it down and it distorts the screen also for a bit on shutdown--i hate to even use it :mad:
    rita
     
  2. Eldar

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    Here's a little free utility which can speed up loading PDFs.
    PDF SpeedUp :)
     
  3. Rita

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    thanks--surely something will help--i'll try it :)
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  4. helen321

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    rita which version do you have 5 or 6? 5 is not as secure as 6. if you want it to just read/open PDFs, i did once find a smaller program that can do that for you

    P.S. im iceni60. im just at a friends house, whose computer im on :)
     
  5. Tassie_Devils

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    Hi Rita...

    Ice is probably referring to the one I recommended a good while back called AR-Speedup... only 130Kb.. NO install [standalone]

    http://www.tnk-bootblock.co.uk/

    Look on the right hand side of the site, in faint grey type, [I missed it the first time I ever went to the site] click and it starts downloading.

    All you do is unzip it to a folder, put the folder in, say C:/ and inside are some readme txt files and the .exe.

    AR opens instantly for me now, used to take like 10-15 seconds, loading all plug-ins, etc.

    I disabled ALL of the plug-ins, [see next post screenie, some are huge in size]

    I have not used the other program by Eldar, but from the site seems similar. :)

    Cheers, TAS
     

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    disabled all plug-ins, AR works fine to read PDFs

    I do have the full Acrobat v6 program itself to make, alter, etc. PDF files and only drag dl'd PDF files onto the AR Icon so it uses that to read instead of waiting for the full Acrobat to open which is considerable with full version.

    TAS
     

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  7. Rita

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    Hi Helen
    I'm using 6.thanks for replying
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  8. Rita

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    Thank you Tas
    I am going to have to do something--absolutely hate the way adobe works--slowness etc.driving me crazier than i already am :D
    rita
     
  9. Tassie_Devils

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    Yep, like running in molasses :D

    Try both, just make sure you revert back once you tried one before the other ;)

    Cheers, TAS
     
  10. MikeBCda

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    Only slightly off-topic, wish someone would get the message across to site operators that PDF is quite often not the best way to go.

    My local transit system has current schedules available online, all of which are PDF. Even the tiniest one, for an industrial-park route that runs two trips a day each way, is about a half-meg download, plus the time to get Adobe to open to view it. The same info could go into a lousy 1-segment txt, for heaven's sake, even if it didn't look as "pretty" as what they have now.
     
  11. ronjor

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    I very much agree with this statement. Bloatware everywhere seems to be the theme.
     
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