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Adobe Acrobat Reader on Win10 leaks memory like a sieve!

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Gyro:

--- Quote from: james_s on September 21, 2021, 12:41:03 am ---Adobe software has been generally crap for many years. I've been using Sumatra for PDF files and it works really well. I hate viewing them in a browser, I don't remember what issue I was having with that but once I found Sumatra I never looked back.

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The nice thing about Sumatra is that you don't have to worry about falling prey to dodgy embedded Javascript in PDFs from the web. It has no Javascript support. I just have it set as my default handler in Firefox.

The ability to have it open the current PDF in another reader without having to save it first and exit on ESC key are also handy timesavers. It's just built for speed and simplicity.

More fancy features aren't always better, especially when Adobe are involved!

rsjsouza:

--- Quote from: BrianHG on September 20, 2021, 10:53:06 pm ---The only gripe I have with Sumatra is the lack of print options like 'Print Current View' which I normally use to make a Zoom print of a specific sections of PCB silkscreen or schematic changes.   And, it is missing a feature to select between printing on both sides of a page which I use for printing data sheets, or, print single sided pages for when I schematics or spread sheets where I want to lay out the pages on a table.

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I have the same need and I either zoom in the PDF reader and capture the region of interest using another tool (Screenpresso is a favourite of mine) or I open the file on Foxit Reader (as I mentioend above, I tend to use an older version to avoid any bloatware). The Foxit also allows me to do multipage printing, where large schematics can be spread around multiple pages.

jh15:
I stopped recommending Foxit years ago because of claims it was full of spyware. Is it cleaned up?

capt bullshot:

--- Quote from: SiliconWizard on September 21, 2021, 12:20:03 am ---I really suggest trying PDF XChange. Been using it for years. It can absolutely print the current view, and supports a lot like annotation, bookmarking, signing, filling PDF forms, and so on. I've found it better than all alternatives I've tried, at least on Windows.

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+1 for PDF XChange, @work I'm forced to use Windows, so I've installed this one, an older Version: 2.5. Works nicely.

rsjsouza:

--- Quote from: jh15 on September 21, 2021, 02:49:49 pm ---I stopped recommending Foxit years ago because of claims it was full of spyware. Is it cleaned up?

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I don't recall any spyware, but like everything today you need to always pay attention to all the details during install.

I mentioned above that I don't use the latest version due to add-ons and removal of features that were important to me. I use version 9.7.2, which can be found also at a few third party websites such as:
https://foxit-reader.en.uptodown.com/windows/versions

If you go far back, you can find versions that support 98. Another website has these versions:
http://www.oldversion.com/windows/foxit-pdf-reader/

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