Acrobat reader - Should I install it

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  1. Big Ron macrumors 6502

    Big Ron

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    #1
    Just a quick one hopefully -

    Should I install acrobat reader on my mac or will the built in "reader" app suffice:confused:

    If the general opinion is "Yes" - what advantages does it bring - I have no need to create PDF's, just read them

    Thanks in advance:D
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you just want to read PDFs the built in Preview application is more than sufficient for that. I would not install the Adobe Reader unless there is a specific feature in it you require.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I recommend you install it. While the Preview app is more than sufficient for most PDFs, there are some that it doesn't display properly. Also, there are a few fillable forms that won't work with Preview, but will work with Adobe Reader. I keep Preview as the default app for PDFs, and only launch Adobe Reader in those situations where Preview doesn't do the job.
     
  4. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats good advice GGJStudios I shall see what I can find online, I presume there is a free reader as in the PC world:rolleyes:
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can find it here: Adobe Reader for Mac. It's the first link under "Full Download".
     
  6. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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