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  1. Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 105
    W10
       06 Oct 2016 #1

    looking for pdf reader


    I still use Acrobat Pro X, but have the feeling that it is outdated now.
    I use it for simple tasks: printing to pdf, reading pdf's, rotating pdf's when needed and combining pdf's.
    Printing to pdf is now standard in W10. Remains: reading. rotating and combining.
    I welcome suggestions for a free, light-weight alternative (no apps from store, I avoid these).
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  2. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,383
    Win10 1607
       06 Oct 2016 #2

    Have a look at BullZip PDF and see if it will do what you need , I'm not sure if the Free Version will do it all?

    better.........

    FREE PDF Printer


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  3. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2,595
    10 Pro
       06 Oct 2016 #3

    For a printer I like BullZip also. For a viewer I like Sumatra.

    Not saying it is the best but I like it. Foxit is OK but they try to download other rubbish. Adobe is more than 10x the size and annoying in many ways.

    Note that if you use Outlook then you need to install something to do your .pdf preview. Otherwise you can run either Sumatra or Foxit as a portable app.
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  4. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,383
    Win10 1607
       06 Oct 2016 #4

    lx07 said: View Post
    For a printer I like BullZip also. For a viewer I like Sumatra.

    Not saying it is the best but I like it. Foxit is OK but they try to download other rubbish. Adobe is more than 10x the size and annoying in many ways.

    Note that if you use Outlook then you need to install something to do your .pdf preview. Otherwise you can run either Sumatra or Foxit as a portable app.
    I still use Adobe Reader 9.5.5 (auto update off and view in Browser Off ) for Viewing.... after version 10/X they went crazy with the viewer size it seems..
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,625
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Oct 2016 #5

    PDF-XChange Editor might look large, but it has tons of features and it is still light, compared to adobe anything is.
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  6. Join Date : Jan 2014
    Vasa Finland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2016 #6

    Nitro Reader 3 is my pdf reader and it works fine
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  7. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2,595
    10 Pro
       06 Oct 2016 #7

    It is pathetic that MS Outlook will not give you a preview of a pdf unless you install some other software but that is how Outlook 2016 is at the moment. AFAIK only Foxit, Sumatra and Adobe work.

    No-one (literally no-one unless their brain is stuck in 1992) wants to install Adobe Reader though do they? Surely anyone who installs it does it by mistake or because they used to before the great depression (only joking @Kbird).

    What for? The program is more than 500x the size of anything else, it bugs you about updates, is slower to render a pdf and is just in general worse.

    You can quibble about whether Sumatra or Nitro or Foxit being better (much the same to me) but Reader?
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  8. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,383
    Win10 1607
       06 Oct 2016 #8

    lx07 said: View Post
    It is pathetic that MS Outlook will not give you a preview of a pdf unless you install some other software but that is how Outlook 2016 is at the moment. AFAIK only Foxit, Sumatra and Adobe work.

    No-one (literally no-one unless their brain is stuck in 1992) wants to install Adobe Reader though do they? Surely anyone who installs it does it by mistake or because they used to before the great depression (only joking @Kbird).

    What for? The program is more than 500x the size of anything else, it bugs you about updates, is slower to render a pdf and is just in general worse.

    You can quibble about whether Sumatra or Nitro or Foxit being better (much the same to me) but Reader?

    Not quite that Old we even have indoor plumbing nowadays ....

    but I have seen a number of system with Nitro "Issues" and Foxit used to try installing all sorts of other stuff as well , though I am not sure about nowadays. I am only reading Manuals etc with it usually so Adobe Read 9.5.5 Works just fine , at least so far I have not had anything it won't open etc. I won't use Apps if I can help it as most ae riddled with advertising.

    I have not tried Sumatra or PDF Exchange , so can not comment on those , but am surprised to hear Outlook does not have a PDF Preview Option but then again I don't use "Office Online" either.... yes I still remember and have Software that came on DVD's
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  9. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 219
    Windows 10 Home
       07 Oct 2016 #9

    PiKo said: View Post
    I still use Acrobat Pro X, but have the feeling that it is outdated now.
    I use it for simple tasks: printing to pdf, reading pdf's, rotating pdf's when needed and combining pdf's.
    Printing to pdf is now standard in W10. Remains: reading. rotating and combining.
    I welcome suggestions for a free, light-weight alternative (no apps from store, I avoid these).
    I know that you didn't want any apps from the store....but I've been trying out Xodo pdf reader and it is lightweight.
    You can rotate, print, and make notes on the pdf. You can also read the pdf in sepia and night mode. It seems like a very nice application.
    I also haven't had any ads using it yet. And it's free!
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  10. Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,360
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       07 Oct 2016 #10

    "Out of date"? Hmmm, I have Adobe Acrobat 8 on Win10 Desktop, Adobe Acrobat 9 on Win10 Notebook and Adobe Acrobat 9 on MacBook Pro OS X, no problems.
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