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Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Jay Bollyn
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Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Any problems with Reader 7?

Thanks for any info.

:-) Jay
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Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Jay:

Here's a link to what Adobe says about it:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

I can vouch for the faster part...it seems quite a bit faster to me. I've been installing 7 everywhere and no problems to report (as is usually the case with Adobe Reader, at least for me).

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Hi Jay,

The most noticable improvement for me was the fact that you can now use Ctrl+Scroll to change the magnification of the page - a facility that's been long needed.

It does seem a little quicker too.

Regards,

Gary
Jay Bollyn
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

It does seem like Reader 7 is faster than Reader 6. I am going to install R7 on a few test machines. We are heavy users of PDF files, both viewing and printing. So this needs to be a carefully planned rollout, not an impulse decision.

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Omar Senussi
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Concur withe the guys re performance.. I found 6 a bit of a dog after v5.. but 7 definitely seems to put it back on track..
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Jay Bollyn
Honored Contributor

Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Is there any way to remove/gray out the 'Lock Toolbars' function on the R7 toolbar? (after the toolbar has been locked)

I don't want public users to be able to change the R7 toolbar after I have locked it.

How about a way to remove the advertising button on the right side of the R7 toolbar?

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Omar Senussi
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Remove Yahoo button?? Right click on the toolbar and uncheck "search the internet"
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Jay Bollyn
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

The Yahoo button is easily removed, but as long as the 'Lock Toolbars' function is still available, the user can unlock the R7 toolbar and change the button layout, which I do not want to allow, on public PCs.

The advertising button I was referring to says various things, like 'One PDF, many files', 'Adobe Reader 7.0', 'PDF eBooks read one for free', etc. Really annoying.

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Omar Senussi
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

I managed to blank it by adding a couple of tools eg edit & find and dragging them into the area.. At least you don't see tha panel you are referring to!
Still looking into the lock function..
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

I might have overlooked it on older versions, but greatest thing for me is that I can now search in all .PDF files in a directory tree:

CONTROL+SHIFT+F, Look in -> Browse for Location

On the other hand, it seems to develop some deep links into the operating systems as some changes required a reboot :-(
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Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Hi Jay,

Check out InstallShield Tuner 7.0 for Adobe Acrobat - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2709

It allows you to create a transform file which you can then use when you install Reader 7.0 on client PCs - allows full cutomization of the client installation.

I've recently discovered it and was pretty impressed - dead easy to use.

Regards,

Gary
Jay Bollyn
Honored Contributor

Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Thanks Gary,

Tuner7 takes care of most of the things on my wish list. Here is what remains on the list:

1. Remove 'search the Internet (using Yahoo!) button;

2. Lock the toolbar;

3. Remove or gray out the 'lock toolbar' option, so users cannot unlock it.

I think one can probably do these things with Advanced Tools - Direct Editor, but I did not want to wade into that feature with only a vague idea of what I was doing.

If someone could figure out what I need to do to finish this up, that would be great.

:-) Jay
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Jay Bollyn
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Is there really NO WAY to configure this??

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Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Hi Jay,

You might want to try posting on the Adobe reader forum - http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/main.html

I'd be grateful if you'd let us know how you get on.

Cheers,

Gary
Jay Bollyn
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Re: Any Advantages of Reader 7 over Reader 6.0.3?

Thanks Gary,

I will check that forum and post back.

I have a new system going online this week, so I can't get to this right now.

:-) Jay
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