Re: May need alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader

Joseph Norton

Hi Bill thanks very much for the tip

On Oct 4, 2018, at 3:40 AM, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:

Hi, Joseph. This is concerning your problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and Windows 10, getting stuck at 89 percent. I recently upgraded my computer from Windows 10, version 1803 to version 1809, (OS Build 17763.1). Since upgrading, I rescanned the Using FreeDos pdf with which you were having trouble, when Adobe Reader was set to “Infer Reading Order From Document”. Now that I have upgraded, the document no longer gets stuck at 89 percent. If you upgrade your system to Windows 10, version 1809 through the System Updates under Settings>Update And Security, It would be safe now for you to scan your pdf with the default settings in Adobe Reader DC. You no longer need to use “Use Reading Order In Raw Print Stream. The document will scan slower, but you might get a better rendering of the document. This is because the default setting, “Infer Reading Order From Document”, observes and processes the document with any tags within the document.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: May need alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader


Thanks, I’ll give that a look.


The document is pretty straight forward, but, Adobe freezes in the middle of processing—maybe that’s actually JFW freezing.  Maybe Adobe is just fine with it.


However, NVDA doesn’t like it either.


Just in case anyone wants to look at it, it’s an eBook on using FreeDOS.


The file is at:




From: <> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: May need alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader


Acrobat is always kind of sluggish.

If it’s not a scanned image document and is straightforward in general (iE, an etext or something), you can use qRead. It’s a nice little programme that very quickly opens pdf and epub files. I like it because it’s very fast. However it doesn’t have many of the features Adobe has. It’s generally meant for books or similar context with straightforward, linear text.


From: <> On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: September 21, 2018 11:42 AM
Subject: May need alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader


Hi listers:


Recently, I have been needing to access some PDF’s.  For some reason, whenever I try to use Acrobat Reader DC, the program seems to be very sluggish, sometimes, even unresponsive.  Is this becoming a problem?  If so, is there another solution that will work better with JFW?



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