Why is everyone going to this crappy program?
Going? Reader has been the main PDF Reader since...well...PDF's.
jk2151 wrote:I cannot even download it to my computer. When I try nothing happens at all.
If you can be more specific with your issue by supplying as many details as possible, we more than likely can help.
The forums are useless.
Hundreds of peopkle a day would beg to differ. Again, some details from your end would be helpful
It pisses me off to no end that I don't have another choice of programs to use to read things but this crap.
Actually, if you're dead set on not using Adobe Reader, try Google. There are MANY other choices.
OK, if that rant calmed you down somewhat, you are welcome. However:
1. Adobe is a company, not a program.
2. These user to user forums are not a way of addressing Adobe, and fellow users are just users like you, with your same power to influence Adobe.
3. There are many threads giving specific help for downloading the free Adobe Reader. I find it strange that none of the suggestions in them has helped you.
4. The many people who get useful help in these forums would seem to indicate that they are not useless.
5. If you are looking for alternative programs for opening PDF files, there is a good number of them. several have been mentioned in this specific forum.
Hiya ! You are so correct ! It cost nearly $60 to have a problem solved for one Forum contributer, I agree there are several excellent readers out there for free, can't believe why everyone thinks Adobe is the be all and end all of readers !!
I just uninstalled Adobe Reader and downloaded Foxit, no problem.
Noticed how Adobe go awol when theres a sticky problem ? Don't even answer queries !
Well done on your statement, hope someone in Adobe notices, doubt it tho'
1. Yes and the program has the same name as the company. So what's your point?
2. The reason your forums were not helpful to me is because I didn't receive any
error messages that I could address in your forums. So none of your help topics
applied at the time because nothing happened and I received no messages.
3. Most companies have a way of contacting the company when there are problems.
You only have pay support for contact apparently. No feedback that I could
4. I have seen many forums on other websites with issues downloading Adobe in
windows 7. So apparently, many others are having issues as well.
5. While I am typing this let me also say that the almost daily updates in
Adobe are quite irritating. Is the program that messed up that it needs
updating so frequently?
6. Finally, my frustration is obvious. I appreciate your response. My
anger was mostly with the lack of contact info since I could not find a solution
in your forums because I didn't have an error message to address. I did,
however, solve the problem. I downloaded Firefox and downloaded Adobe reader.
Apparently, the problem was a pop up blocker and IE8 was failing to notify me so
I didn't get anything. No messages at all. I assumed it was some issue with
windows 7 since I have seen so many issues concerning compatibility with 32 bit
and 64 bit.
So thanks for the reply and sorry for the rant. You can remove it if you
Thanks. Did not know that. I fixed the problem. Pop up blocker apparently
with no notification. Had to download firefox to figure that out.
Hi James. Maybe I can help clear things up a bit for you.
A. This is a User to User forum. Neither Claudio nor myself work for Adobe Systems. We're simply users like yourself.
B. If you have searched the forum and didn't find anything helpful, instead of a rant, post your issue. There are many of us fellow users that are willing to help and you'd probably get more help from us than you would by paying Adobe Systems for support.
C. Adobe IS a company that makes many applications. The one you are referring to (we assume) is called Reader. We like to hear the actual name of tha application since many people tend to get lost and post in the incorrect forum.
I hope you have your issue solved but if not, come on back and talk to us, give us as much information as you can about the issue, your OS and the NAME and version of the application and we'd be glad to help you out.
Yeah having only pay support rubbed me wrong. Support for the free programs
should be free too. Especially, when they are monopolizing. I guess there are
more readers out there that i wasn't aware of. I'll take a look at Foxit.
Thanks. I fixed this problem though. Popup blocker with no notification. Had
to download firefox to figure that out. Don't know how popup blocker got set up
that way. Anyway, I was trying to reach Adobe with that rant because they don't
have any contact info but pay support. Thanks for the info.
Just to clarify some matters:
There are many Adobe programs that have Adobe at the beginning of their names, such as Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Reader.
Support given in these forums is free, and usually better than what you get from the paid support service, for people contributing in the forums are experienced everyday users of the products.
No regular participant of this forum has hidden the fact that there are many other programs that can read PDF files. On the contrary; they have frequently commented about them, reccommended several of them, and issued warnings about some of them -Foxit is known to install other things that are not removed if you remove the program.
Popup Blocker issues its own error notification at the top of the screen -unfortunately, easy to overlook.
And you can always get in here:
Well I am aware that popup blocker usually gives message but this time it did
not. So I was completely unaware of what the problem was. After downloading
firefox it did give me a message so I went into look at the popup blocker for
IE8 and the box for notifications was not checked. So I never received that
notification. All fixed now. I was just upset that I could not find a solution
because i had no error messages and was aware of some issues of compatibility in
windows 7. So with no messages forums were no help. No way to contact Adobe
except pay support.
Yes it is resolved. Thanks. Sorry for the rant. I was frustrated with not
knowing what the problem might be. No messages to go by.
Thanks again for the info. Your a lot of help. I'm good now.