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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2009, 08:01:01 PM »

IF you do choose Sumatra, I would suggest the portable version available here - it is easier to install:
http://portableapps.com/apps/office/sumatra_pdf_portable

It can be run from the hard drive (I do) - just install it to a location on the hard drive and then launch 'SumatraPDFPortable.exe'

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Hm, and what is differnet from the "normal" Sumatra? I don't think I need a portable version. I downloaded latest one called "SumatraPDF.exe". Thank you for the help! :)

Really the only difference is that it is not actually installed on the machine - always a good thing ;)
I actually use Firefox, Thunderbird and Sumatra on this machine, but they are the portable versions...
They are contained in a folder on the hard drive, and if/when you want to uninstall them, then all you have to do is delete the folder...perfect for just testing it out...
http://portableapps.com/node/20577

It also means that you can have it on a memory stick to take wherever you go :)
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2009, 08:34:23 PM »
Can anyone suggest me a good and safe free PDF viewer?

I suggest PDF-XChange Viewer. Safe and very, very good.

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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2009, 08:51:42 PM »
I have already installed Sumatra PDF and it's seems OK for me. Do you maybe know how to enable opening PDF files directly in Firefox with Sumatra? And thank you all for all the help! :)
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2009, 08:54:49 PM »
DIY:

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Do you maybe know how to enable opening PDF files directly in Firefox with Sumatra?

http://notlost.blogspot.com/2007/06/switching-to-sumatra-pdf-reader.html (old)

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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2009, 09:25:00 PM »
Yes, I've seen this, but I already completly removed Adobe Reader before installing Sumatra. Is there any other way? And thank you. :)
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2009, 09:29:57 PM »
do this

    * Launch Sumatra PDF viewer
    * Select menu Setting/Options... and click "Make SumatraPDF my main PDF reader" button

Clicking on links to PDF documents should no longer open the embedded viewer but pop up a dialog box. Select "Always perform this action..." checkbox if you want Sumatra automatically open those PDF files.

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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2009, 09:59:11 PM »

Aha, I see. And the opened files will be saved to a temporary folder on my hard disk? So, there is no way to open PDF files direct in Firefox, like with Adobe Reader?
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2009, 10:20:42 PM »
nope.

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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 11:41:28 PM »
That's a pity... Can it be done with Foxit Reader?
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2009, 02:30:26 AM »
That's a pity... Can it be done with Foxit Reader?

I do it all the time with Foxit Reader and IE8.
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2009, 01:15:31 PM »
Well, I'll stick to Sumatra, at least for now... Thank you all for the help! :)
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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2009, 01:17:28 PM »
you are welcome.

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Re: PDF file readers
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2009, 12:05:28 AM »
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Another pdf reader to consider is the small but powerful coolPDFreader :

http://www.pdf2exe.com/reader.html


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