Ottawa PC Users' Group, Inc.
vs. Adobe Reader
by Doug Poulter
To put an
end to the slow response (and occasional system
instability) associated with Adobe Reader, in both
Internet Explorer and Firefox, I now use FoxReader (ver
1.3 Beta Build 0819, and of no relation to Firefox).
FoxReader is free from www.FoxitSoftware.com. In comparison to Adobe Reader,
FoxReader is also a fraction of the size, and displays
documents much faster. To use FoxReader:
in Windows: I have associated the PDF file
extension with FoxReader via Control Panel / Folder
Options / File Types.
in Firefox: I have disabled the Adobe
PDF plug-in via Tools / Options / Downloads
I can still open documents with Adobe Reader by right
clicking upon them and selecting "open with".
Pending further development, FoxReader does not yet open
within tabs in Firefox. Instead, a new incidence of
FoxReader opens for each document displayed (this is not
necessarily a bad thing as it enables one to continue
doing other browser work while downloading a large pdf).
While FoxReader does not have the forms fill-in tool of
Adobe Reader, FoxReader does have a Typewriter
function which lets one type (but not cut and paste) text
from Foxit Software
Free download from www.FoxitSoftware.com
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3 Thatcher Street, Ottawa, ON K2G 1S6
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