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Old 07-08-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Adobe Reader 9 "Lite" (unofficial)

So we were promised that Adobe Reader 9 would load faster than previous versions -- but, let's be honest, performance and memory usage still pales compared to alternative PDF viewers like Foxit Reader. Along comes Shark007, who created a bloat-free version of the software by stripping it down to what's essential for reading most PDF documents.

The English "Lite" version can be downloaded from either of the following two locations:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Adobe_Reader_Lite_d5915.html
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail...e/1215097676/1

Other languages are available, too, but currently only @ Rapidshare (which may expire at any time):

German: http://rapidshare.com/files/127654423/ar9lite_deu.exe
French: http://rapidshare.com/files/127656245/ar9lite_fra.exe
Japanese: http://rapidshare.com/files/127657969/ar9lite_jpn.exe

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:38 AM   #2
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Maybe you could also add a download link for the Foxit PDF reader, which is only a 2.55mb download, compared to the 16mb download of this light version, so maybe it's just as "lite"?
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Maybe you could also add a download link for the Foxit PDF reader, which is only a 2.55mb download, compared to the 16mb download of this light version, so maybe it's just as "lite"?
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http://www.foxitsoftware.com/

I'm suggesting the portable version.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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Another +1 for Foxit.

It's small, fast, and does everything the average person would want to do with a PDF. I haven't used Adobe Reader in years.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #5
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So we were promised that Adobe Reader 9 would load faster than previous versions -- but, let's be honest, performance and memory usage still pales compared to alternative PDF viewers like Foxit Reader. Along comes Shark007, who created a bloat-free version of the software by stripping it down to what's essential for reading most PDF documents.
It's been possible to do stuff like that for a long time.

A good deal of the time required to load Adobe Reader came in the "Loading APIs" stage, where it loaded and initialized a plethora of plugins. Going into the Plugins directory and removing the ones you didn't use sped things up a treat.

Adobe 9 has a Plugins Directory, and an Optional directory, created below \Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader. Adobe suggests plugins you don't use be moved to the Optional directory. If youi right click on the plugin, select Properties, and Version, you'll see a Description line that specifies the purpose of the plugin.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:46 PM   #6
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It was loaded in my new phone, the verizon version of HTC Touch. IT DOESN"T REFLOW! How useful is that? Not! I had to go and load the Mobile version instead.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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Have they improved FoxIt's printing? The last time I used it, it was great for reading online, but sucked at printing out PDFs (they came out missing stuff or scrambled). So I went back to Adobe Reader.
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Please flag as "Windows Only" in the subject line, so those of us who *really* suffer from poor Adobe support don't go getting our hopes all up
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:55 AM   #9
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Have they improved FoxIt's printing? The last time I used it, it was great for reading online, but sucked at printing out PDFs (they came out missing stuff or scrambled). So I went back to Adobe Reader.
IMVHO PDFCreator is really better in printing pdf files... and much more.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:34 AM   #10
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IMVHO PDFCreator is really better in printing pdf files... and much more.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator
Unfortunately the creator programs that act like printers do not preserve any intelligence in the document that they produce. They are untagged for example.

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Old 10-16-2008, 06:11 PM   #11
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Another +1 for Foxit.

It's small, fast, and does everything the average person would want to do with a PDF. I haven't used Adobe Reader in years.
is this for an ebook,or do you mean on the pc?

Also,can you fullscreen with it, and view 2 pages at a time?
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is this for an ebook,or do you mean on the pc?
Also,can you fullscreen with it, and view 2 pages at a time?
PC (Windows & Linux, apparently), yes & yes
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