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#1 Moe_P

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 01:39 PM

Is there a good PDF reader I can download for Win 8.1, I don't care or the one that came with this machine.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 01:47 PM

Personally, I use PDFXchange viewer.

 

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:00 PM

+1 for PDFXchange viewer. Foxit has become bloatware filled and tool bar laden. Therefore I no longer suggest it as well.

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#4 Scottster1

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:22 PM

You could just use Adobe Reader.  

 

https://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:38 PM

Thanks for the input, I did some searching and found Sumatra PDF reader, it does what I want and has a small footprint. And it's free.

 

Adobe I don't care for.


Edited by Moe_P, 10 October 2015 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:25 PM

As far as I know Adobe Reader is probably the most common and widely used PDF reader in existance.


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:57 AM

As far as I know Adobe Reader is probably the most common and widely used PDF reader in existance.

Adobe Reader has been around for over two decades.  Over that time it earned a good reputation, but it is not enjoying the same reputation currently do to the number of problems after releasing Adobe Reader XI.  One of the small annoyances with Adobe Reader XI is it no longer includes Flash Player, you will need this to display SWF files and Portfolio content in PDFs.  So now you have to install Adobe Flash Player as well.  There is an article which lists the problems that this version is experiencing when it was first released, you can read it here.  It's an eye opener.

 

I imagine that some of you are thinking "I'll just not use this version and stick with the older version".  The problem is that older version which are no longer supported become potential security issues.

 

Two of my big complaints regarding Adobe Reader is it has a very large footprint and comparatively is a resource hog.

 

I too use PDFXchange viewer and recommend it to others.


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