What is the best lightweight PDF reader for Leopard?

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  1. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using preview to read pdf's now and it works great for smaller ones but I have a 1199 page textbook in PDF format that bogs Preview down. Is there another option that I can try that can handle larger files better?
     
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Adobe provides a free PDF reader, does it not?
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Yes it does, but the op asked for a lightweight PDF reader, and Adobe is certainly not "lightweight".


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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Because every Mac ships with Preview and Adobe provides Adobe Reader as freeware, there is not a lot of demand for other free options. If it ain't happening for the OP with Preview, then Adobe Reader is his best alternative.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, but an 1199-page PDF is not lightweight either.

    OP, you probably need Adobe Reader.
     
  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I usually just use Preview, but Skim is the best alternative PDF reader I've tried. Adobe's is.... I don't like it.
     
  7. dubc1313 macrumors newbie

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    chrome

    could also try hitting spacebar to do quicklook and see how you like that
     

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