Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:20 pm

Do you have a favorite non-Adobe PDF reader? I run PDF-XChange (free version) on my desktop, but recently got a laptop and, although I have no major complaints with PDF-XChange, I wanted to check and see if maybe there was something better out there first. Thanks! ;)
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:56 pm

I use Sumatra PDF. It is free, and very responsive.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:09 pm

Great. Thanks for the tip. I will certainly check that out. :)
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:18 pm

Nuance PDF Pro

http://www.nuance.com/products/pdf-reader/index.htm

It's nice, it was the only one to convert back to Word or Excel, etc....before the newer versions of Adobe came out. And way cheaper the Adobe.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:01 pm

I use Evince in Linux, though it also comes in a Windows version. It is free, and it works great.

https://projects.gnome.org/evince/
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:42 pm

WNY - Thank you for the Nuance link! I've used Acrobat and liked it fine, but, it just seems like a virus target. ;)

lsayre - Thanks, will check that out as well. 'Free' is of interest right now, as we just bought a stoker and filled the coal bin. It arrived today and we're picking it up in the morning.

:clap: toothy :rofl: :dancing:
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:50 pm

Foxit : http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

Has to be most popular one but I might be wrong.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:39 pm

Richard S: Appreciate the link for Foxit. Many thanks.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Horace On: Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:56 pm

I use PDF-Xchange. After trying a whole bunch of them, I found that this one was the most responsive, the least bloated, and read/formatted pages properly.

Foxit used to be great, but became very bloated IMO.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:54 pm

Thanks for your input, Horace. I run PDF-XChange on the desktop now, but I guess you can't delete files from there unless you have the paid version. I do a lot of research online, and have an increasing glut of outdated/unwanted material. (when you say 'bloated', does that refer to the amount of memory it takes up?)

I look forward to finding a block of time in the next week or so, and having a look at all these suggestions.

Oh yeah.... nice signature. Do you know where I can buy some of that 'patience'?? I've already checked eBay, Amazon, Walmart, etc. lol! :funny:
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:21 pm

Open Office as the alternative to everything.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Creature Comforts On: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:00 am

Thanks. I'll have a look.
ps: You need a haircut. :verycool: :D
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: Horace On: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:31 pm

I thought you just wanted a PDF reader. If you need to create and do some editing to PDfs, I use PDFill.

http://www.pdfill.com

I don't often use it, but it's nice to have.

jpete wrote:Open Office as the alternative to everything.


Very, very good point. I replaced MS Office with Open Office years ago and haven't looked back. The only area where it really lacks is with its database program. But, not many people still use (or ever used) Access, so it's understandable.

Not sure where you can buy patience. It seems that I inherited mine from my parents, and it comes with age, I guess.
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Re: Favorite non-Adobe PDF reader?

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:12 pm

In the Linux world OpenOffice appears to be being rapidly phased out and replaced by LibreOffice (which is identical to OpenOffice). There is a Windows version as well.

http://www.libreoffice.org/
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