I open one PDF file from the HD and it opens quickly. Opening a second (and third, fourth, etc) PDF takes many seconds (as long as 45 seconds to a minute). These are not large files: 8 - 60 kb, no graphics in most cases (not many graphics in any of them) - mostly text, 1 - 15 pages depending on actual file. Also, long lags on any click between open windows, scrolling, etc. Closing the file same thing... takes many seconds for a file to close and even if it closes off of screen quickly, there's a long time lag before I can do anything with any other file in Reader.
All other open programs work fine. Typically only one or two other apps open, but I experimented to see if symptoms occur with Reader and other apps open. They don't.
I can open the same files in Acrobat 9 at snap of finger and no problems, no delays. But I want to work in same environ as my collaborators and customers use.
No other issues with other programs (typical Office programs, Notes, etc). Only shows up with Reader so I don't think it is a system type issue (memory management, etc.). CPU usage stays low, but it acts like a system issue of some type.
How can I get older version of Reader? This is a detriment to my work flow. Didn't have this problem with Reader 9.
Thanks for the help.
You do not say what platform you are working on. Adobe doesn't support Reader 9.x and Acrobat 9.x on the computer due to many issues. If you want to use both Acrobat and Reader then you need to upgrade both to version X, where Reader was designed explicitly to be run on the same machine as Acrobat to enhance security.
Thanks Michael. Sorry about oversight... running Windows XP.
Realizing not the best place to grouse... but seems not too swift to have software not backward compatible.
I'll go back to Reader 9 if I can find the install.