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Old 04-12-06, 10:33 AM
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PDF reader/printer alternative? (NOT Foxit)

OS: Windows 2000/XP

I'm looking for a lightweight, fast program that can open and print PDFs. Foxitreader would be perfect if they would add a switch to it so that you could right-click from within Windows Explorer, select Print, and have it works. Even with the proper associations for "Print", it just opens the file. No good.

Is there something out there that isn't Adobe's bloatware that will do this? Preferably for free.

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have you taken a look at Ghostscript?

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I personally believe that Foxit is the best. Even if you have to open up the PDF/document to print it, it is lightweight and easily customizable, etc. Ghostscript is the other alternative that is going around right now at the moment that I'm going to be testing out soon.
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Why not use one of the various tweaking apps to thin the Adobe client out? You can very easily approach the speed of foxit.

Try seariching for "adobe speedup"

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