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  • Rex
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    Originally posted by Eagle_view
    Try PrimoPDF
    http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx
    It is free and works very well
    Lowell
    +1, used PrimoPDF for years.

    I use PDF-XChange viewer. Works very well.

    I don't have a free PDF editor, but I'm looking.

    I will not allow Adobe Acrobat Viewer on any of my PCs. Those are resource hogs and they call the mothership every 30 seconds, for Who-knows-what purpose.
    I'm seriously looking at removing Flash Player for the same reasons.

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  • John Stevenson
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    Evan,
    Just had a look 147 meg for adobe and 14 meg for Foxit to do exactly the same job.

    No wonder Adobe takes so long to load with all that bloatware on board.

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  • Evan
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    If you need Adobe reader as a full download you can get it here from Adobe as a full zip file.

    http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...41&fileID=4786

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  • Eagle_view
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    Try PrimoPDF
    http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx
    It is free and works very well

    Lowell

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  • EVguru
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    I was setting up a process controller via RS485 from a non-networked PC last week. I needed to access the manual and plugged in my memory stick. Ahh, no pdf reader!.

    I walked over to the nearest networked PC and tried to download Acrobat (which is the site standard pdf reader) only to discover that you can't! You can only download an installer, which needs access to the net.

    Ended up with Foxit.

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  • dwentz
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    Another vote for pdf creator. I use it if I have to use a windows machines. On my Mac its built into the OSX, if you can print it you can save it as a PDF.

    Dale

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  • lakeside53
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    I notice this stuff less and less since I got a real computer

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  • John Stevenson
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    Originally posted by lakeside53

    Acrobat Reader is free, so that part is covered!
    So is Foxit reader and it's a 1/10 of the size, starts up immediately and doesn't need to open 10,000 dll's like Adobe

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  • lakeside53
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    I used and like Cutepdf, but haven't bothered for a few years -almost every product I use has pdf as a "save-as" option. IIRC, you can download this from Microsoft for the Office products (not sure how far back this goes).

    Acrobat Reader is free, so that part is covered!

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  • shipto
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    openoffice

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  • PTSideshow
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    I too use Foxit and foxit Creator now called Foxit PhantomPDF Express now a low cost one. I would buy it if I didn't have the free version.

    Here are two others that may be of interest
    http://www.pdfforge.org/

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfmerge/?abmode=1

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/shopping/

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  • John Stevenson
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    Foxit Phantom PDF full version here.
    I do a lot of PDF editing on handbooks etc and this works flawlessly and allows cutting pasting and even adding new content.

    Will not allow any Adobe virus's on my machine.

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  • SGW
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    I use Bullzip PDF Printer, a free download, to create PDFs. I've never had a problem with it. I use the Foxit PDF Reader, also free.

    I just bought Foxit PhantomPDF to do some PDF file editing. You can get a trial version good for 5 days, or for 35 days if you register -- I assume so they can send you e-mail advertising their products, but you can opt out.

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  • armedandsafe
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    I use the free Adobe reader for PDFs most of the time. If I want to fill out a form I have in PDF, I use one of the photo editors that displays the file properly. If I want one of my articles, texts, student notes, tests or photographs to print as PDF I use a printer program attached to my printer call in the computer.

    To create PDF, there are several free programs which act as printers in your computer. You create the basic file in your word processor, CAD, drawing, photo or whatever, choose print, and then click on the program you have installed as the printer to be used. Because it is attatched to your printer, your program that created the file doesn't know that it is going to be a PDF and won't complain about that conversion.

    cnet.com downloads shows 105 free printer programs that create PDF files when attached to your printer program.

    Pops

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  • Evan
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    I use PDF Creator to print PDFs to PDF files. It works with everything all the time.

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