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    Adobe Reader update

    Adobe Reader 7.0.2 update - multiple languages Downloads is available to correct several security issues. Must have version 7.0.1 first.

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    Thanks for the heads up, Joe.

    I have a questions about Adobe Reader. In add or remove programs I have listed: Adobe Reader 7.0 - 36.10 MB and Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 and Reader 7.0.1 Update - 1.77 MB.

    My questions are: do I need both installed?

    and should the old versions of Acrobat be removed before installing the new?
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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    You need them all installed. The 7.0.2 update requires that the 7.0.1 update be installed.

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    Previous posts have indicated that the estimates of program sizes in Add/Remove Programs can be so far out that a telescope may be required to see them. Mine are:

    Adobe Reader 7.0 61.65 MB
    7.01 Update 1.77 MB
    7.02 Update 2.37 MB

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    Well, I've got to admit to procrastination again! I never did update to version 7. Now, if I go to the Adobe site and download reader, what am I gonna get - 7.00 or what? I've just done it but it doesn't say (really) what version I'm downloading. Is there no way to go from "nothing" to the very latest without going through all the previous decimal-versions?

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    Al,

    You'll get 7.0. Then you need 7.01 and then 7.02.

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    Then it's ok to presume that installing ver. 702 update to what I have already is a go. Won't these files get top-heavy after future updates if you pile one on top of the other? A search of Adobe's Knowledge Base and Forums didn't shed any light on my question.
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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    I thank all you gentlemen for your help. Now I feel comfortable installing the latest update.
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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    <hr>Won't these files get top-heavy after future updates if you pile one on top of the other?<hr>
    In most instances, specific files (programs, DLLs, and so on) are just replaced by slightly larger ones, so the end result is a marginal increase in total size. Occasionally they might add a new file, requiring changes to other files, but that probably is just a bodge because they got the original design wrong. Of course that would never happen with Adobe.

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    Thanks, Joe -- I seem to remember that link from the original discussion! Summarising, both "size" and "frequency of use" are a complete waste of time and space because they are so unlikely to be accurate!

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    To be perfectly honest.... after using Acrobat Reader for years and seeing it become gargantuan in size with so many "features" which I never used I decidedly to remove it from my system and opted for the free Foxit PDF Reader. It is only 1 meg in size, opens instantly and does everything I need, personally, which has to do with .pdf files. The developers also are very much open to comments and suggestions to improve their new product, which is an added bonus. I would recommend people give it a look. :wink:

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    FoxIt is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> for non-commercial use. If you need something <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> at work try Free eXPert PDF Reader.

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    I've used Foxit and I've run into a number of problems using it. Yes, the developers are receptive to fixing the problems but then I have to spend time clearly documenting the problems, sending them, following up and redownloading/reinstalling a new version.

    I just did an open test with Adobe Reader 7.02 on a PDF file (2200K). It took between 3-4 seconds to initialize and open. I'm running WinXP Pro SP 2 on an overclocked (2260mhz) Athlon XP 2500+ chip. I can't complain about this opening speed...

    The only thing I don't like is that Adobe keeps itself active and using memory after closing a file. This speeds up future openings at the expense of memory usage.

    btw: X-Setup also allows you to DISABLE the Adobe add-in's that you don't want, which should help if you have a slow computer.

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    Re: Adobe Reader update

    I tried using X-Setup to disable Adobe add-ins at home and found that it did an incomplete job. Kept getting load errors during Reader initialization. Very shortly after I dump Reader so I did not follow up with the XTEQ crew. With version 7.0 of Reader it started loading a bunch of stuff at system boot to improve load times later. Another reason I decided to dump it. I don't need more c**p being loaded when I boot the system at home or work.

    BTW, if you really want to disable the Reader add-ins check out Adode Reader Speedup at TNK-BootBlock.co.uk

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