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#1 LBM

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:45 PM

My laptop stopped opening PDF files. It is a Dell and has win XP with SP2. I believe it came with Acrobat 2.1.0.0 version. But I guess with the upgrades I seem to have adobe acrobat 7.0.2 & reader 7.0.1 update, as well as the 7.0.2 and 7.0.3 with the reader updates. When it stopped opening PDFs I downloaded what I thought was Adobe 9, but it shows as AIR, and still doesn't open PDFs. My question is, can I delete all of the Adobe Acrobat stuff and then download Adobe 9 or foxit or something? The Adobe support person gave me the link to purchase Adobe 9 for a mere $249, which sounds pricey to me. Any ideas what I might need to open the PDFs again. Thanks

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:57 PM

I personally would get rid of anything Adobe/.pdf related. There are much better and less bloated .pdf readers available.

Three that come to mind are as follows in no particular order:

Foxit

Sumatra

PDF-XChange Viewer

My personal choice is PDF-XChange Viewer. I've never used Sumatra, and Foxit is getting a little pushy with their sneaky tool bar additions when you download their viewer. All 3 are free and IMHO a better alternative to Adobe's viewer.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:26 AM

Thanks Kitty-Cat, I think I'll give the PDF X-change a try and delete all Adobe stuff.




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