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Author Topic: alternatives for PDF  (Read 2791 times)


Paul Keith

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 11:38:24 PM »
Thanks for the link even though many here probably already know them.

Really the downside with these PDF Viewers is that their interface and hotkeys are set up for viewing and printing and not for reading. One thing I realize when I got back to Adobe Lite was the fact that the text look sharper and the hotkeys were much easier. It even has a way of changing the effects between moving from text to text in fullscreen which I found to be much less stressful on my eyes.

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 07:31:08 AM »
Your welcome, and yeah Adobe is very good.

The pdfxchange viewer is pretty good though.
With it's zoom features and the rest of the suite-
though it adds a watermark to created pdfs.

eXPert is a full suite for pdf creation and viewing.
Nice to have on the computer.

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 02:08:25 PM »
So which one do you think is better? Foxit or pdfx?

I use Foxit and I like that it loads much faster than Adobe and I really like the Firefox plugin.

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 02:14:42 PM »
pdfx, it's fast, faster then foxit i think
pdfx is my default pdf viewer

a lot about pdf is covered in wikipedia
that's where i found pdfx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pdf

http://en.wikipedia....pdf+viewer&go=Go

perhaps more info then needed
« Last Edit: March 14, 2009, 02:20:17 PM by cmpm »

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009, 03:28:29 PM »
I use Foxit and I like that it loads much faster than Adobe and I really like the Firefox plugin.

AFAIR PDFX has it too. Last time I've installed it, I have been asked do I want it (not really;).

I was using Foxit for a while until I got annoyed enough with their default toolbar. I can't tell which versions but from time to time, with new updates, it is impossible for me to save viewer's layout and after each start I have to switch off all button bars. Not to mention that it's impossible to turn them off from IE*.

Another thing is that they know that Foxit has problems with searching for national characters (Polish). Once again: from time to time, depends on version.

It looked for me like they can't fix one bug and not to unleash old one once again. After that I've decided to use PDFX and... I am happy with it for two months now.

*) Yes, I need that because I am using IEView plugin within my Total Commander installation.

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009, 03:35:43 PM »
The portable version of Foxit does not install any toolbar and the plugin is optional, it appears when you check for updates. I'll try PDFX and see the results...

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Re: alternatives for PDF
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009, 06:52:54 PM »
2bgd77
My fault, bad words. What I meant as "toolbar" is: Foxit Reader's buttons bar (right below menu).

One more thing: I had installed latest Foxit yesterday and quickly removed it. For each run I had multiple flying dialogs with buttons and no possibility to disable them! The only thing I could do was to move them below menu bar and accept that they will be always shown there.

That is wrong!
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