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faq:makepdf [2018/07/23 22:35]
Colin Liebenrood [Sending Trees by E-mail] change of reader
faq:makepdf [2018/08/30 00:19] (current)
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 After payment, an email will provide a link to download the installer (c. 26Mb) and a password that is needed during installation. After download, run the installer, pasting in your password as requested.  You will be asked to choose some installation options: I suggest you **deselect** //PDF Architect//, as this takes a long time to download and install.  You can always change your mind about this at a later date. After payment, an email will provide a link to download the installer (c. 26Mb) and a password that is needed during installation. After download, run the installer, pasting in your password as requested.  You will be asked to choose some installation options: I suggest you **deselect** //PDF Architect//, as this takes a long time to download and install.  You can always change your mind about this at a later date.
  
-==== Foxit Reader ==== +==== PDF-XChange Viewer 2.0 ==== 
-This is a free alternative to Adobe Reader, which is somewhat faster to load and display your files. I use this myself. It can be downloaded from http://www.foxitsoftware.com/.+This is a free alternative to Adobe Reader, which is somewhat faster to load and display your files. I use this myself. It can be downloaded from https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer.
  
-Since I first found and installed this reader, both it and the installation process have been developed, not always helpfully in my view.  Some hints on avoiding the disadvantages follow. +There is a note saying that this has been discontinued and replaced by another product (which haven'tried).  However, you can still download PDF-XChange Viewer and use it.
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-=== Installation === +
-When running the downloaded installer, look carefully for options to install other programs or 'helpful' features and deselect them, especially special browser add-ons. +
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-There's no option to omit one feature from the installation, called //Foxit Cloud//. This provides the ability to store your PDFs and settings 'in the cloud' --- namely on a server somewhere.  You don't have to sign up to it, but it's something don'want at all (and it uses some extra memory).  In the current version, it is built-in and cannot be removed.  (I have altered the settings of Windows Firewall to block Foxit Reader's access to the Internet.) +
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-== Configuration == +
-On installation, Foxit has a modern ribbon-style toolbar. I don't care for this style, but the current version provides no alternative. However, you can hide it (press Ctrl+F11). +
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-One other irritation is that updating Foxit destroys your settings.  There's no way around this, I fear.+
  
 +This is smaller and less troublesome in many ways than my previous recommendation (Foxit Reader).  It doesn't get involved with cloud storage and has a nice clean interface.
faq/makepdf.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/30 00:19 (external edit)