Is there an Adobe Acrobat Reader Alternative?

  JayDay 14:34 30 Dec 2004

I am fed up with the size and bloat of Acrobat Reader. Is there a smaller faster alternative? I only need basic features as I will only be using it to view bills and manuals etc.

  €dstowe 14:37 30 Dec 2004

Not tried it but it claims to be small click here

  JIM 14:42 30 Dec 2004

Go back to Acrobat Reader version 5.5 there was nothing wrong with that and a lot less bloated.

  JayDay 15:11 30 Dec 2004

Thanks. Just the job.

  €dstowe 15:13 30 Dec 2004

Glad to help.


  iambeavis 16:00 30 Dec 2004

- looks like it's goodbye to "Adobe Reader".

  dagwoood 16:01 30 Dec 2004

A thank you from me as well :)

I wandered whether there was an alternative to Adobe, just to read pdf documents because, as per Jayday, it does take up a lot of disk space(for something I don't use that often)and takes an age to open.

Cheers, dagwoood.

P.S.I've scanned with Spybot and AdAware SE after I installed it, and it seems to be malware free.

  originalmiscellany 17:25 30 Dec 2004

click here

Top link... Very good. It's noticable how quicker your pdfs open once you've optimised Adobe Acrobat. If you ever use a PDF which uses a feature which has been disabled, it's very easy to revert to the original settings in Acrobat!

  JayDay 17:41 30 Dec 2004

Whilst on the subject of PDF's I found this free program for creating PDF files click here

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