Let me start off by saying this. I think Adobe makes an excellent product. Adobe Acrobat is wonderful and powerful.
And their own personal reader takes a lot to desire.
One of the problems I have encountered over the years CONSISTENTLY is their own reader for viewing PDF documents tends to NEED to be upgraded and then tends to cause bigger problems as a result. Whether it be the ActiveX component does not remove properly, or it causes the Reader to crash when printing PDF files that are a slightly newer version.
Or the fact that it’s a 45 meg download to view the silly files.
There are better solutions. Adobe did good. Other’s are doing better.
Take FOXIT. They came up with a small footprint application that can view PDF files without taking out the system. It’s simple effective and works.
And not laced with Spyware or Malware is a nice bonus.
It seems to have all the functionality of the Standard Adobe Reader without any of the mess. I can zoom, print, select and copy text and even search as I could with the Adobe Reader.
I just don’t need to keep watching my system crash every time I go to print or browse a PDF file on a web site.
They even have an inexpensive application (About $30 US) for creating PDF Files or a Full Blown PDF Editor (About $99 US).
I don’t think Adobe Acrobat is a bad application. But I do think they need to look into it’s incompatibility issues. And perhaps the cost.
But just food for thought, alternatives are good to have.
The Energized Tech