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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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Anyone gone beyond Adobe Reader 7.0.5?

I finally tried installing Adobe Reader updates that kept popping up on my Mac .
But after downloading them, I get the message back that the updates are 'out of range' for the installer I have.
So I decided to just download the latest version and forget about updating what I had.
Latest version seems to be 8.0, but all I read are horror stories about it on the net.

Should I just stay on 7.0.5? Or what is the best latest stable version?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #2
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Being a new version junkie, I always keep up to date. I've had no problems at all with 8. It is faster to start up and seems zippier than previous versions. I'm happy with it.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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I've found Version 8 incredibly faster, but I'm guessing that's an Intel/Universal Binary thing.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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I've just always used Preview for .pdf.


Reader isn't even installed on my eMac, is there any benefit to having it?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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I've just always used Preview for .pdf.


Reader isn't even installed on my eMac, is there any benefit to having it?
There is the odd pdf file that Preview has problems with, but these tend to be somewhat specialized pages.
There was a thread in ehMac about a preview issue with a pdf page with Chinese characters for instance.
I have had the odd case where Preview wouldn't open a a pdf document but Reader would.

I saw too many comments like these on the net - that made me really uncomfortable downloading version 8

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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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I avoid acrobat reader and use preview. Acrobat reader is slow and a resource hog.

Have never run into any problems with it not being able to view documents (at least not in a long while, the latest versions work very well for me). As for chinese chars .. as long as you haven't stripped out all the international language support it should work fine.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #7
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I have acrobat reader 8 pro, I like the new layout and it seems quicker on my work Dual G4 1.25. Though other then the new layout there is nothing that really makes it better then 7 for my uses.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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There is the odd pdf file that Preview has problems with, but these tend to be somewhat specialized pages.
There was a thread in ehMac about a preview issue with a pdf page with Chinese characters for instance.
I have had the odd case where Preview wouldn't open a a pdf document but Reader would.

I saw too many comments like these on the net - that made me really uncomfortable downloading version 8

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Again, clone your HD with Super Duper, then install 8. If it gives you a problem just clone back to your previous system

If you don't like backing up your system go with the basics; "If it ain't broke don't fix it."
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Old May 14th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #9
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Reader allows me to print an individual page. Is there a way to do that with Preview? Actually when it comes to printing any PDF, I find Preview simply atrocious. I use 7.0.9 with nary a problem.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #10
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Reader allows me to print an individual page. Is there a way to do that with Preview? Actually when it comes to printing any PDF, I find Preview simply atrocious. I use 7.0.9 with nary a problem.
In the print dialog just select to print from page ___ to ___ (instead of all pages) .. should work just fine and this is standard across any OS driven print dialog.
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