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Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

Date:  Sun, 26th-Dec-2004prevnext

Tags: News, Software

Adobe are now offering Acrobat Reader 7.0 for download and it is a "must have" upgrade for all users.

Adobe have finally got around to addressing the biggest single problem with the Acrobat Reader - startup speed. In my web-browser (Firefox), Version 7.0 startup is quicker than I ever remember it being. There's no splash screen and no (visible) plug-in initialisation, just a quick transition from web page to PDF - even on first load!

So congratulations Adobe, you've finally got around to making Acrobat useful for web content producers. Shame it's taken so long to get here.

Update: Obviously one still has to wait for a PDF file to download. Thus, with large files, the Acrobat Reader plug-in can still appear to take a while to start. Don't be fooled by this illusion, the startup time of the plug-in itself is very quick.

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