Is downloading Adobe Reader necessary if you have Preview?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    What exactly is the difference between these two programs? I downloaded Adobe Reader just because I thought it was the "standard", but would Preview fit in fine if I'm receiving business-style PDFs?
     
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    I had Reader for a while, but got sick of the slow load and the Adobe Updater running so I deleted them. Preview works just fine for my PDF needs.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what are "business-style" PDF files?
    Since I switched to Mac OS X seven years ago, I haven't touched Adobe Acrobat Reader on Mac. But I may have PDF files that work perfectly with Preview.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Preview is fine for most PDFs. There are a few occasions where Adobe Reader is better, such as filling in some forms. I use both.
     
  5. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Business-style meaning forms that are sent to me through email that are set up in a business format. They come sent in a specific format.
     

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