preview and intolerably slow pdfs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crewkid89, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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    cocacolakid

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    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.
     
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    PerformaGuy

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