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Loading Pdf's In Ie 6


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#1 jamesa

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 09:53 AM

Loading large PDF's in IE 6 using Adobe reader ver7 is very slow. PDF's are 2 to 24 MB and loading is similar to using a 56Kb modem. This is on an Intranet so same PDF's load ok outside of IE6 I have tried adjusting setting in Adobe reader, preferences-"allow fast webview, Allow speculativedownloading" with little change in loading times. Are there settings in IE 6 that may speed up the process?
I have check both adobe and microsoft support sites with no luck.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:48 AM

Speed up loading PDF's in Adobe Reader by
Reducing auto loading plugins and making them optons

A) Make sure you've the latest version from here (v 7.0)` http://www.free-program-download.com/acrobat/

:thumbsup: Open the plugins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\plug_ins

C) Make a new folder. Name it Adobe Optional

D) Except for these files ... EWH32.api, print*.api, and Search*.api
move all the other files to the new Optional folder

Close and reopen, this should be faster.

Actually found a download for this HERE



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Edited by boopme, 14 September 2006 - 11:59 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:18 AM

Thanks. Will try

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:48 PM

Foxit Reader is a wonderful alternative to Adobe Reader.
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
It is so quick and light. Im still amazed by how much better it is than it's counterpart.

Compare 1.5 mb to 20 mb. It is free also.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:56 PM

I agree - and using it greatly decreased the time it takes to open a PDF file from the internet.

By the way, I read on a notice at the university, if you want to print a PDF file, it is better to download the file to the computer or a USB drive first, then open the file and print from it.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:47 PM

I find it easier and faster to download the file to my hard drive and then open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Foxit does seem to be faster.
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