Acrobat 7 faster than preview

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CubaTBird, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    Iono, i just find version 7.0 super fast, especially when scrolling, versus preview.. Anybody else have a similar view? :)
  2. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I just downloaded it and you’re right, it’s a lot faster.
  3. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2003
    Interesting you should think that. My experience was just the opposite. I was excited to download the try Acrobat 7, but I ended up deleting it within ten minutes cause it drove me crazy.

    The interface in the program is still really "laggy" and slow. When you click on the button to do a search, the window should be able to pop right up. but it still seems like it's really slow on those simple functions. But the real reason I still don't like it is because of the speed. When I scrolled down through this one PDF file, it was very delayed in rendering the page. Like I would do a scroll, and where the new part of the next page needed to be rendered would be white for a spit second before appearing. Where in preview, as soon as you scroll down the new content appears. Does anyone else notice this? Or is it just me?

    But the real reason I deleted it was because of the new Safari plugin. Now acrobat works inside Safari. So when you click on a pdf file, it open's it in the safari browser window itself instead of downloading it. Then when I clicked on the "save" button, the acrobat plugin froze up my Safari App.

    Conclusion: I removed it. I still like preview better. Acrobat still has the markings of sluggish, buggy, "ported" software.
  4. RobbyRoo macrumors newbie


    Dec 14, 2004
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    The reader is, but Acrobat (full) isn't.

    Adobe Reader 7.0 (the free version) can be found here.
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004

    I'm amazed it is for sure much faster than version 6.0. But I still like preview a little bit better.

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