Adobe Reader 8.1.1

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by landlover, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. landlover macrumors newbie

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    Hi, there is Adobe Reader installed on here. If I delete it will preview open all the PDF files I have? There are lots of manuals on here with the PDF symbol. Do I need Adobe reader also? I have a emac running 700 mhz and it takes a long time to open and see different pages.

    Thanks
    Damon
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    For viewing PDFs, Preview should be fine. I'm not sure if there are any other features in Adobe Reader vs. Preview, but I've been fine personally for several years without it on my Macs. So yes, you should be perfectly fine without it.

    EDIT: One caveat that occurs to me...since you're using an emac, I presume you're running an old OS version and have an old version of Preview as well. I'm not sure if there are Adobe PDF compatibility issues with newer files using older versions of Preview. If so, that might be a reason to keep Adobe Reader around, but perhaps you should try using Preview as the default application if it's faster, and only use the Reader when necessary.
     
  3. landlover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    running tiger

    Hi, my OS is 10.4.11. How is preview set up as a default application?


    Thank You
    Damon
     
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Ctrl-click (right-click) on a .pdf file --> get Info --> open with --> Preview --> change all.

    Done.
     
  5. landlover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You

    Jiddick ExRex, Thank You, works so much better with preview.



    Take Care
    Damon
     
  6. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    No problem. Preview is so much faster it's not even funny... :)
     

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