Adobe Reader and Acrobat...



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    The funny thing is I didnt even have to make this meme. Adobe is not upgrading Acrobat XI to work with Office 2016. They want to force you into their cloud service



  • Reminds me of my favorite Adobe story. I was trying to find a download on their website. They force you to create an account first. In frustration, I entered the email "[email protected]" as my username. Error: this email address has already been registered.


  • Banned

    @IRJ said:

    They want to force you into their cloud service

    Acrobat DC is still available without a subscription as a standalone product.

    https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat.html?promoid=KSBOO



  • @Jason said:

    @IRJ said:

    They want to force you into their cloud service

    Acrobat DC is still available without a subscription as a standalone product.

    https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat.html?promoid=KSBOO

    Correct, they just change the nomenclature and add Cloud support.
    They have unified the mobile and computer App.



  • As an aside, I now use Chrome as my default PDF reader and don't bother installing Acrobat Reader. It's not bad, the only thing it's missing is an e-mail function. I haven't tried it with PDFs I have to fill in though.



  • I use Foxit. It uses a million percent less resources and has more features.

    On my phone I use Xodo.



  • My argument is that they sell this sell Acrobat XI as they latest version up until a year ago. DC was not introduced until April 2015. Less than 6 months later Office 2016 is released.



  • @IRJ said:

    My argument is that they sell this sell Acrobat XI as they latest version up until a year ago. DC was not introduced until April 2015. Less than 6 months later Office 2016 is released.

    It's frustrating, but completely normal.

    This would be one of those times that @scottalanmiller would say - you choose to be on an expensive (possibly locked in) system and keeping completely up to date is a requirement in these situations, and you should be prepared for that. Not you personally, but the business person making the decision to buy and use these products who is aware (because whomever did the research on the products gave the decision maker the info that updates happen regularly and cost X and should be done) of the cost of remaining current.



  • @johnhooks said:

    I use Foxit. It uses a million percent less resources and has more features.

    On my phone I use Xodo.

    I moved away from Foxit when they started including crapware like Adobe was.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @johnhooks said:

    I use Foxit. It uses a million percent less resources and has more features.

    On my phone I use Xodo.

    I moved away from Foxit when they started including crapware like Adobe was.

    I never had it install anything else. At least I don't remember that happening.



  • @johnhooks said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @johnhooks said:

    I use Foxit. It uses a million percent less resources and has more features.

    On my phone I use Xodo.

    I moved away from Foxit when they started including crapware like Adobe was.

    I never had it install anything else. At least I don't remember that happening.

    Like Adobe, it was just another slipped in during install questions - Hey do you want this XYZ crap too? oh I'll just assume you do unless you uncheck the box...



  • @Dashrender said:

    @johnhooks said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @johnhooks said:

    I use Foxit. It uses a million percent less resources and has more features.

    On my phone I use Xodo.

    I moved away from Foxit when they started including crapware like Adobe was.

    I never had it install anything else. At least I don't remember that happening.

    Like Adobe, it was just another slipped in during install questions - Hey do you want this XYZ crap too? oh I'll just assume you do unless you uncheck the box...

    Oh ic what you mean.



  • Sumatra PDF has none of Adobe's BS. Clean installer and everything.



  • @RojoLoco said:

    Sumatra PDF has none of Adobe's BS. Clean installer and everything.

    My preferred reader. Although I wish there was a way to add bookmarks to the pdfs.


  • Banned

    @coliver said:

    @RojoLoco said:

    Sumatra PDF has none of Adobe's BS. Clean installer and everything.

    My preferred reader. Although I wish there was a way to add bookmarks to the pdfs.

    Or lots of form fills and many other things that the PDF standard allows but Sumatra doesn't support. The reality is as much as Adobe sucks, if you use anything other than acrobat you will likely have some missing features



  • I've used Libre Office Draw to make some PDF forms and it works fairly well for what I've used it for.



  • @Jason said:

    @coliver said:

    @RojoLoco said:

    Sumatra PDF has none of Adobe's BS. Clean installer and everything.

    My preferred reader. Although I wish there was a way to add bookmarks to the pdfs.

    Or lots of form fills and many other things that the PDF standard allows but Sumatra doesn't support. The reality is as much as Adobe sucks, if you use anything other than acrobat you will likely have some missing features

    No question there. For basics Sumatra is awesome. As soon as you need more then Adobe is the way to go.



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