January 18th, 2005, 08:38 AM #1
Why do PDF file take sooo long to load
I cannot understand why PDF files take so long to load when clicking on a link with a browser(Firefox is a little better but still slow). I feel like I am opening a huge file on office 2000 on a 133mHz pentium. (& I remember what that felt like!)
In the blink of an eye I can usually download the same files & open them outside the browser.
Does Acrobat slow down the browsers significantly??
Is there anything I can do?
Currently running XP pro
Stable machine. Nothing much running in background.
January 18th, 2005, 09:03 AM #2
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have you updated to adobe reader 7.0? I heard that was supposed to make pdf load alot faster.
January 18th, 2005, 09:23 AM #3
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The Adobe Reader plugins for browsers simply suck. (Sorry, it had to be said) I have always download and opened PDFs outside the browser. I've never seen a good explanation as to why the plugins don't work to well, they simply just don't. Reader 7.0 is better, about 2x faster, but still terribly slow. The worst is Acrobat Proffesional 6. It takes ages to load a 1 page PDF.
January 18th, 2005, 09:30 AM #4
Yeah, PDFs suck. Try using the "view as html" option in google.My computer is bigger than yours!
January 18th, 2005, 09:35 AM #5Originally Posted by large_nostril
I also recall reading about a tweak that would prevent most of the version 5.0 and 6.0 plugins from loading and speed things up, too. I'm sorry, but I don't recall where I came across it.
Best bet, uninstall whatver version you're at and install v7.0."The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -- Ronald Reagan
January 18th, 2005, 05:44 PM #6
Thanks for the suggestions,
I will give version 7 a try.
January 18th, 2005, 05:58 PM #7
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I posted about AR Speedup in the freeware thread, wherever it went.Mr. Jiggyfly, I have good news...
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