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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unstable, fails to do basic functions"

    March 22, 2011  |  


    New version allows putting comments in PDF files, sosomething that previously required purchasing full Adobe Acrobat


    With this "protected mode", Adobe seems to have jumped on bandwagon of "protecting" us all from the threats that don't exist - at the expense of functionality. Now we are supposedly "better protected", but the product no longer works.


    My user's experience:
    I've been using Adobe Reader X extensively for making annotations to the proofs of our new catalog. The application is really unstable; it frequently stops responding when opening a file or when saving a file that's been opened. The problem with saving always seems to appear upon the initial save; if it saves without crashing, all subsequent saves to the open file proceed without incident. But if it's closed and then re-opened, there's about a 50% chance it will freeze when you first try to save it again.
    I don't know if there's anything you can do about it. Just wanted to bring the problem to your attention in case any fixes are available.

    My own experience: practically lost ability to open PDF files from an email in preview mode in Outlook. It sits for minutes without opening it, then finally shows up only if I start Reader independently.

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