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    best version of adobe acrobat reader

    What is the best version of Adobe Acrobat Reader in your opinion? Thanks again for the info! I have version AdbeRdr707_DLM_en_US downloaded now, but not installed yet till I find out the best version. Web says this is the latest version.
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    I'd say just go with whatever one is most up to date! The newest should have the most bug fixes and everything so just install the latest and if it doesn't work, then start rolling back through past versions.

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    Best version depends upon what you do with it. But just being a reader, I like version 5.01 as it loads faster than the new versions.
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    i gave up on Adobe a long time ago and use this

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

    it seems each verison of Adobe gets slower and slower and eats more ram.

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    i agree with GZ.. Adobe Acro is getting worse...

    PDFs are crap anyway, but getting other PDF readers will be a good choice, if u wanna stick with Adobe, just use the newest Acrobat
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    The thing about Adobe is that it is the standard. It's reader gets slower. I use the full version of Adobe Acrobat and it loads very quickly. I guess it's like WinZip; the free version is a pain.
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    7.0 is newest version!!

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    Yeah I always just down load the newest version when I install it
    - currently I have 7.0.7

    For a while it always wanted to connect to some server and do updates and stuff (some different way to how it was always usually done (ie. 'do you want to check for updates now' dialog box) - but i think i found the option to get rid of that now

    It works fine for me, i never have any problems with speed or anything.

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    acrobat runs faster now because of program runs in background

    the reason why it loads fast at least now in 2010 is becuase they install a program now that runs in the background constantly that is designed to make it load fasterl. I cant remember name of file off hand but its running in the background all the time eating up resources. I kinda call it cheating by getting a head start. So you have to look at older version before that came around.

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    I also concur use adobe's latest or foxit reader instead.
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    I use Acrobat reader 5.0. I had been using it for past 2 years. I am happy to use it.

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    Damn this thread is 4.5yrs old and you are talking about AR5.0 and the jimmy is talking about the newest version. Well heck the new beta has gpu acceleration which is faster, 5.0 is so dated it has 1000x of security holes and well who else know. Foxit or some other reader or a bit more secure, faster and liter
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    LOL, have to agree with you there Rich, I don't use Acrobat anymore, not for the past couple years at least, only Foxit Reader, as you said, MUCH faster, Secure and Lighter in size and resource usage.



    as to the program that Jimmy guy is referring to, its Reader SL or shows up as reader_SL.exe in the systems Process list.

    And its nothing new, its been around for YEARS now, its why I switched to Foxit, due to eating up resources 24/7 and always disabling the damn thing.

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    Smile Thank-you!

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    i gave up on Adobe a long time ago and use this

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

    it seems each verison of Adobe gets slower and slower and eats more ram.
    Thank-you SO much! I just downloaded Foxit based on your advice because I've been experiencing ongoing problems with Adobe. Adobe makes me want to tear my hair out in frustration! Foxit is absolutely BRILLIANT! Easy, fast and simple to download - opens MUCH faster than Adobe - and it reads all the documents Adobe refused to read.

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