what is foxit reader and why is it better than adobe?

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  1. GUI_Tex

    GUI_Tex Registered Member

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    Just tried out zipped copy of foxit reader, and from first impression it just looks like a slimmed down acrobat, also it modifys existing pdf's code without asking.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It is just a small less intrusive PDF reader. Much smaller in size.;)
     
  3. zapjb

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    And much faster!
     
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    single exe that is small and fast - very useful on a memeory stick
     
  5. rdsu

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    I still use the Adobe Reader with the Adobe Reader Speed-Up, because the Foxit PDF Reader doesn't show the pdf so well like the Adobe, and seems to have some problems on printing...
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I had some printing problems until I updated to version 1.3 build 0913 haven't had any problems since then.;)
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Foxit works gangbusters for me. I stay up-to-date on its updates by subscription to Foxit's entry at Beta News.
     
  8. Eldar

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    Foxit works great. :thumb:
    It opens your PDF's really fast and it shows those quite well. :cool:
    I only use it for reading PDF's or extracting text/images from it, so
    I'm not aware of any printing problems. :doubt:

    I'm also subscribed to Beta News, so every time there's a new version
    I don't hesitate to install it, even if it's a beta.
    Stay up-to-date because it's updated pretty quick to fix reported problems.
    Adobe is long gone from my computer. :D
     
  9. Trooper

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    Foxit is awesome. Way better than the Adobe bloatware reader. And it does not call home either. :ninja:
     
  10. jima

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    Does anyone know if this reader now has the ability to automatically open a pdf in the browser (firefox) when you click on a pdf link , like the adoble one does?
     
  11. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    It doesn't open in the browser window at present, but it opens in Foxit instead.
    Try it out. ;)
     
  12. tansu

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    No problems here with Foxit reader, much more fast and small than any others.
     
  13. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Ditto! :thumb:
    TAS
     
  14. WSFuser

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    agreed
     
  15. mikel108

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    I love Foxit, and openly promote it on a website I administer, where I use PDF files. The only thing I have found with it is that the text seems to not be as clear.
     
  16. Nitrox

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    I use Foxit and it is pretty good, no bloat like Acrobat but if you must have Adobe then I would recommend version 5, small enough, and not as bloated as the newer versions.:)
     
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