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Posted by fs (Member # 1181) on April 23, 2009, 03:45:
 
F-Secure advises users to get an alternate PDF reader because Adobe's Acrobat Reader leaves them open to attack.

I already use Adobe's reader only as a last resort. I usually use Evince or xpdf, but I'd love to find something that offers nice, convenient, PDF annotation. Anybody know of something like that for Linux?
 
Posted by Richard Wolf VI (Member # 4993) on April 23, 2009, 11:23:
 
Searching the Ubuntu repos, I found Xournal and Okular, the one is for GTK+ and the other for KDE 4. I have not tried them myself since I've never needed to make annotations on a PDF.
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on April 23, 2009, 15:16:
 
Given the way reader works most of the time I thought it was the malware...
 
Posted by CW Smith (Member # 12150) on April 25, 2009, 12:21:
 
On the Mac side, Preview has pretty much made Acrobat Reader unnecessary.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on April 25, 2009, 13:50:
 
quote:
Originally posted by CW Smith:
On the Mac side, Preview has pretty much made Acrobat Reader unnecessary.

Speaking of which - Mac Firefox users should check this out:
http://code.google.com/p/firefox-mac-pdf/
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on April 25, 2009, 14:15:
 
quote:
Originally posted by CW Smith:
On the Mac side, Preview has pretty much made Acrobat Reader unnecessary.

I thought so too, until yesterday. Me and Mrs Grummash had cause to download a couple of application forms from our government's website. At first I only saw the 'download and print' version, but then I noticed the 'download and fill-in onscreen before you print' version, which was clearly the more sensible choice.

Sadly, Preview did not recognise the text-entry fields and we had to resort to Adobe Reader to complete the forms. This is a shame because, having made much use of Preview's ability to stitch .pdf's together into a single document, I thought it had matured into a viable replacement for Reader.
 


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