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Windows 8 to Have a PDF Reader Out Of the Box

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    bangalore
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    Windows 8 to Have a PDF Reader Out Of the Box


    Gone are the days when we used to download the Adobe Reader to open up the PDF files on our Windows XP,Vista or even windows 7 for that matter.
    Come Windows 8 we won’t be needing any installations for the Adobe reader after a fresh Windows 8 installation,according to newly leaked screenshots of Windows 8 showing up the start screen UI along with a number of Metro Apps courtesy PCBeta shows up the Reader app and according to the claims the Reader app can be used to open the PDF files.


    Windows 8 to Have a PDF Reader Out Of the Box[Rumor] | Windows 8 Beta

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    I think I applaud the effort. But time will tell if it's as good as Acrobat.
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    S**** features & performance, I hope that it isn't full of security exploits/holes (unlike Adobe).
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    I know it's an older thread, but I had the misfortune of seeing how the metro pdf reader behaves. There aren't enough cuss words to fling at this app. I had to install the normal pdf reader. Who in their right mind would use the app pdf reader on a desktop. When you're reading or working with a pdf you usually have other multitasking things going on. Trying to do that with the stupid pdf app is just plain dumb. That was definitely only built with a tablet or phone in mind.
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    I got fed-up with acrobat reader wanting to update every time on the rare occasion I did want to use it and having to take readersl out of startup every time it did, so have been using chrome ass my default pdf reader for over a year now. It says that it can't display all functions properly (or something like that) but I have never had any problems.

    metro pdf is pretty much pointless on a desktop system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Gone are the days when we used to download the Adobe Reader to open up the PDF files on our Windows XP,Vista or even windows 7 for that matter.
    Come Windows 8 we won’t be needing any installations for the Adobe reader after a fresh Windows 8 installation,according to newly leaked screenshots of Windows 8 showing up the start screen UI along with a number of Metro Apps courtesy PCBeta shows up the Reader app and according to the claims the Reader app can be used to open the PDF files.

    Windows 8 to Have a PDF Reader Out Of the Box[Rumor] | Windows 8 Beta





    Hi there
    applaud your effort - but W8 ALREADY has a PDF reader -- although it's one of those HORRIBLE full screen metro apps -- I rarely use this type of stuff in Full screen mode on a PC since I'm often comparing documents or copying pieces from several documents when making a presentation.

    I'll stick with adobe or foxit or one of the other "traditional desktop" pdf readers.

    The metro app is fine for tablets etc but not traditional desktops - especially if you are using large external monitors as well.

    However how do you CLOSE this wretched app after enabling snap right or snap left. -- I had to get into Task manager and close it that way !!!

    Grr! I HATE metro apps on the desktop.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    That's what happened to me which prompted my post. I killed it in task manager and uninstalled the app. And then downloaded the non-metro version.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Gone are the days when we used to download the Adobe Reader to open up the PDF files on our Windows XP,Vista or even windows 7 for that matter.
    Come Windows 8 we won’t be needing any installations for the Adobe reader after a fresh Windows 8 installation,according to newly leaked screenshots of Windows 8 showing up the start screen UI along with a number of Metro Apps courtesy PCBeta shows up the Reader app and according to the claims the Reader app can be used to open the PDF files.

    Windows 8 to Have a PDF Reader Out Of the Box[Rumor] | Windows 8 Beta





    Hi there
    applaud your effort - but W8 ALREADY has a PDF reader -- although it's one of those HORRIBLE full screen metro apps -- I rarely use this type of stuff in Full screen mode on a PC since I'm often comparing documents or copying pieces from several documents when making a presentation.

    I'll stick with adobe or foxit or one of the other "traditional desktop" pdf readers.

    The metro app is fine for tablets etc but not traditional desktops - especially if you are using large external monitors as well.

    However how do you CLOSE this wretched app after enabling snap right or snap left. -- I had to get into Task manager and close it that way !!!

    Grr! I HATE metro apps on the desktop.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    PDF out of the box? Well it may have been but certainly not for long. It was well and truly put back in the box before 15 minutes had passed and 2 crashes.
    No thanks, I'll stay with Nitro.
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    [QUOTE=jimbo45;144611]
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    The metro app is fine for tablets etc but not traditional desktops - especially if you are using large external monitors as well.

    However how do you CLOSE this wretched app after enabling snap right or snap left. -- I had to get into Task manager and close it that way !!!
    Just because your usage makes full-screen superfluous it doesn't mean the app is not fine for 'traditional desktops.' Also, FTR, you close a Modern UI app that's been snapped the same way you would if it was full screen. Just click at the top and drag it down.
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