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lwalton
12-02-2002, 08:45 PM
Well, probably NOT supposed to say that am I? I've been trying to straighten the mess out for 2 weeks since upgrading to Acrobat Reader 5.1. Every time I try to save a file the progress line shows completed but the computer freezes. Have walked away to see if the computer will finish if I don't click anything - I give up! Posted question on their forum and never got a response.
Wonderful surprise to find you! If I delete the reader and come back here for the 4.0 version will I be better off? Someone posted it wasn't the full version but not sure what he meant.
Laurie

epp_b
12-02-2002, 09:59 PM
I've heard that Acrobat Reader 5.1 and up is kind of buggy. I use 5.0. The only obvious bug it has is that it is incredibly slow with internet links. It'll wait about 3-5 seconds before going anywhere after clicking a link. I've use 4.0. It seems to be the best one, IMO.

lwalton
12-04-2002, 04:30 AM
THANK YOU!
~ I've cleaned out (most) of 5.1 and reinstalled your 4.0 version...worked like a charm. I NEVER had problems with this version before so what ever I was thinking upgrading I'll never know! I'll remember to check here first to see what people are saying about a program before I upgrade anything anytime soon!
(Is it safe to right click/ delete files in a folder I found of the 5.1 version that uninstalling missed or am I better off just leaving it alone?)
Laurie

epp_b
12-07-2002, 03:02 PM
It should be safe as long as you KNOW that 4.0 isn't using them. But, as I like to say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

RedBaron
12-17-2002, 09:27 AM
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Is Adobe acrobat reader 4 compatible with win XP home??

lightsup55
12-17-2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by RedBaron@Dec 17 2002, 09:27 AM
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Is Adobe acrobat reader 4 compatible with win XP home??
I don't know why you would want to use v4.0 over v5.0, but v4.0 should work. Just keep in mind, some PDF files may require v5.0 or higher. Most require v4.0 or higher (older PDF files would require v3.0 or higher).

I would NOT use v3.0 or lower on Windows 200/XP.

I'm running Windows 98 SE and Acrobat Reader 5.1.

OldVersion.com Admin
12-18-2002, 07:01 PM
4.0 does work with Windows XP Home. That is the version I use, just because I have easy accesibility to it and it does everything I need it to do.

Gaius
04-28-2003, 02:37 AM
Since version 2 is not very fuctional which would be more so version 3 or 4?
Best regards, G.

hitchcock4
04-28-2003, 06:36 PM
For Acrobat Reader, version 5 is listed as current.
Actually, version 5.1 is the current version.
-Hitchcock

peppycomputer
05-05-2003, 01:46 PM
I use 3 and have had no problems with it . :D
BUTTTTTT I do not use it very heavily. It loads fast and uses lite memory.

rports
05-06-2003, 10:23 PM
Versions 3.x and 4.x will work fine. With version 5, Acrobat Reader became bloatware that isn't worth the drive space it occupies.

LAKOTA
05-07-2003, 05:02 AM
:) Yes, you are right. That is what I have

Mr Larry
06-04-2003, 03:04 AM
The latest version is 6.0 and is available at http://www.adobe.com or http://www.download.com or http://www.versiontracker.com etc. Version 6.0 of Adobe acrobat reader is receiving mixed reviews on CNET. The major challenge seems to be getting it installed, after that it is apparently ok. The best new feature that was not available in v5.1 is the ability to save PDF files in RTF format which sounds like a nice feature. You may wish to read the user reviews on CNET before upgrading to Adobe Reader 6.0 just to be on the safe side.

locustfurnace
06-04-2003, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by Mr Larry@Jun 4 2003, 02:04 AM
The best new feature that was not available in v5.1 is the ability to save PDF files in RTF format which sounds like a nice feature.
which version of RTF? not sure that would exactly be a good switch, unless you wish to reformat the document.
i think keeping it as a PDF would be better - for me it is.
since I can view pdfs much easier then RTF's, in any OS i run. since I can usually view pdfs with Xpdf, or convert it to postscript.

i like pdfs as they are. and have no real use for RTF, nor MS .doc(s).

Is there something better to RTF over PDF's?
another good format, much better then PDF would be Deja Vu.

but i have a few CD's full of pdf's and .ps files.

Mr Larry
06-04-2003, 02:44 PM
I do not recommend that you upgrade to version 6.0 of Adobe Reader at this time. (If it's not broke, don't fix it.) I agree with the philosophy of this forum that often times the old version is better. Unless someone has a compelling need for the new version (or simply must have the latest version) then I suggest that you stay with the old version.

ILM
06-27-2003, 01:40 AM
I am just a normal home user on Win98 and would like to downgrade from Adobe Acrobat 5.05. Should I install Adobe Acrobat 3 or 4?

Ok I've decided to use Acrobat 4 as I've read many solid reviews about it and it's far less bulky than 5.05; and also since Acrobat 3 was released in 1996, 4 in 1999.

locustfurnace
06-27-2003, 05:37 AM
I have installed Acrobat 5 on a win98 machine i have. and it works fine IF you load the acrobat reader first, then open a pdf, but clicking on a pdf to load acrobat seems to take an excessively long time.
and I dont see much difference between it and 4. I only installed 5, so i can preview pdfs i make.
i do find the speed of Xpdf and ghostscript impressive when comparing it to Adobes PDF reader.
another very impressive document format is DejaVu.

I believe I also have Acrobat 3 on my PPC, and it opens all the pdfs i have just fine.

Art
07-16-2003, 09:11 PM
I upgraded from 5.5 (as I remember) to 6.0 & now can't print docs from my financial institution. Tech support says its a known problem & suggested that I remove & reinstall printer. Didn't work.
They are also looking for old version.
Any help?

locustfurnace
07-16-2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Art@Jul 16 2003, 08:11 PM
I upgraded from 5.5 (as I remember) to 6.0 & now can't print docs from my financial institution.* Tech support says its a known problem & suggested that I remove & reinstall printer. Didn't work.
They are also looking for old version.
Any help?

without spending alot of time looking for 5.5, which i most likley do have on CD. then finding a place to upload it to. (Until the Main sites gets updated.) The only thing i can tell you is to look on any and all software CD's you have, Especially the free AOL CD's you have collected over the years. look on there and you might find a current copy.
unless you want it emailed to you. it is most likley 5 megs or more.

guest_Chris
07-31-2003, 10:18 AM
I tried 6.0. It is an absolute dog. It installed OK but when MSIE calls it to view a web page, it takes over two minutes to open. Back to 5.0.5 for me...

locustfurnace
07-31-2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by guest_Chris@Jul 31 2003, 09:18 AM
I tried 6.0. It is an absolute dog. It installed OK but when MSIE calls it to view a web page, it takes over two minutes to open. Back to 5.0.5 for me...
You have to rem also, that the pdf file has to download as well, to your computer, without a fast connection it will take a long time to load.
and give an impression that Acrobat takes forever to load. when in fact it is still downloading the file off the server
But i do agree that acrobat is taking longer and longer to load.
have to disable the automatica search for updates, to speed it a bit.

you best bet is to right click a pdf file, save to HD then open the acrobat reader, THEN point it to the file you want to view.

guest_BradOlson
11-24-2003, 12:56 AM
Adobe Acrobat 5.0.5 is what's on my XP computer and it works just fine.

locustfurnace
11-24-2003, 01:12 AM
don't forget you can also use Ghostscript to view PDF's. Adobe Acrobat is not the only game in town for pdf's.
Ghostscript an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF, and related software and documentation. The ability to convert PostScript language files to PDF
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript.
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/index.htm
Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities.
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
PDF2SWF A PDF to SWF Converter
http://www.quiss.org/swftools/
PDFTOHTML is a utility which converts PDF files into HTML and XML formats.
http://pdftohtml.sourceforge.net/

Pete
03-24-2004, 06:20 PM
The current version of Acrobat reader is now 6.0.1.

Based on posts at other message boards, there are more complaints about this one than there were for version 6.0.

Unless you have a better source, as of 3/24/04, Version 6.0 is still available at:
http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/utils.htm

Mutley
03-27-2004, 04:21 AM
I have found that the "basic" version of adobe reader 6.01 loads up much faster then the "full" version of the reader and is only an 8mb download you can find it here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/alternate.html

It doesn't have all of the features of the full version but if you just want to read pdfs then this is the best one to get.

Canadian_mojo
03-28-2004, 01:54 PM
:unsure: I have tried to download and install "Acrobat Reader 5.0 and 5.0.5" and the newest version from Adobes website with no luck at all. I got a message saying"Corrupt Cabinet File" when I tried from this site and another saying the downloaded file was corrupt when I tried it from the Adobe site. If anyone has a suggestion please let me know. Thanks.

the gaffer
03-28-2004, 02:16 PM
with problems like this it is far easier if you add the details of the system you are running (ie) processor ram and windows version etc, if you add this info you may be far faster at getting a reply..

locustfurnace
03-29-2004, 04:37 AM
and also add, what program are you using to download the app with? IE, Netscape? Mozilla?

citty
09-10-2005, 04:48 PM
Which Version For Windows 98? I Can't Get To Adobe Site I Have Even Changed Browsers To No Avail.

Pete
09-10-2005, 06:12 PM
I'm sure version 5.0 is OK because I'm using it, but As far as I know any version of Adobe Reader is compatable with Windows 98.

locustfurnace
01-09-2006, 10:45 PM
For those who may not need the full capabilities & rather long load times of Acrobat Reader, but are just looking for a simple pdf reader.

Foxit PDF Reader (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php) 1 meg download & Freeware.
I installed it on an older laptop (300Mhz) and it loaded extremely fast. Plus rendering a few test pdfs was also quick.