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    Foxit PDF Reader

    Small, Fast, Clean, and FREE PDF Reader for Everyday Use
    Foxit PDF Reader is small (the download size less than 1MB), so you can download it quickly. It doesn't need any lengthy installation, so you can start to run it as soon as you can download it.

    And it starts up immediately, so you don't need to wait the annoying "Welcome" screen to disappear.

    Foxit PDF Reader is extremely easy to use, just double click it to start and then click open button to open your PDF document. If you want to print, click on "Print" button. If you want to setup the page layout for printing, select "Print Setup" from "File" menu.

    Foxit PDF Reader runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003. It is provided by Foxit Software Company for <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> non-commercial use.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    You mean it does the same as the 20 MB download of Adobe Reader 7??!!

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    At this price it's difficult to beat but, unlike the screenshot on their site, it doesn't display bookmarks, just page numbers.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    For me, it appears to display bookmarks correctly, but in their absence it displays page numbers instead. Acrobat reader, by contrast, displays nothing if there are no bookmarks present in the PDF.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    I couldn't say John. I use v5.0 myself, and it appears to support all the functions that I tend to use. It has an added feature of being able to add your own comments, but these appear only in a printout - can't be saved to file... with the free version anyway.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    I'm not sure this is the version I tried some time ago, but that version suffered from stability problems. The program would crash with certain PDFs, so I uninstalled. Anyone had a similar experience with this version?
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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    It has seemed to work OK for me so far. But if you want to try another <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>bie, I found Free eXPert PDF Reader : a pdf viewer for editing pdf document,highlights,annotations. It's a 6 or 7 MB download, rather "heavier" than Foxit I'd say.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    Hey Alan,

    Thanks for the info. I downloaded and will be trying it in short. I'll post back to give my impression some time later.
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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    I believe that eXPert PDF Reader is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> for all not just personal use. That makes it attractive to those of us who have to deal with the bloat that has surrounded Adobe Reader. With a broadband connection 6.5 MB is nothing to d/l.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    I included the comparative size factor for the exact reason you mention - the issue of "the bloat that has surrounded Adobe Reader". A few MB is nothing really by today's standards, as you say.

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    Re: Foxit PDF Reader

    I used this software for about 3 weeks. While it worked adequately, there were a number of bugs that I reported. Also a number of limitations relative to the Adobe Reader. Frankly, if you go through the Reader options, Adobe isn't that slow and isn't really intrusive. So I've gone back to native Adobe Reader after my system rebuild last week.

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