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crewkid89
Oct 1, 2012, 12:40 PM
I have to read a lot of pdfs that my professors send me but preview is intolerably slow to render and re-renders every time I scroll. Is there anything for leopard with better performance?



cocacolakid
Oct 1, 2012, 07:56 PM
How much RAM does your Mac have? Is it maxed out? If you can add more RAM, do so, it will make the entire Mac feel faster.

Two alternatives I know of, maybe others know of more.

One is Skim, which also allows you to annotate PDF's like taking notes.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24590/skim

The other option is to download the last version of Adobe Reader that works with PowerPC Macs:

http://mac.oldapps.com/adobe_reader.php?old_adobe_reader=31

Personally I hate Adobe products, they've always seemed bloated and sluggish, I'd try Skim first.

PerformaGuy
Oct 5, 2012, 04:08 AM
It might be easier for your Mac to batch convert those PDFs to JPGs since with PDF all the vector data has to be decoded on the fly.

Try a search on Macupdate:
http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/convert%20pdf%20to%20jpg