Re: May need alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader

Joseph Norton

Hi Bill:

I updated to the fall build of Windows 10 (actually, I did a full
install), and, I had the same result you did with Adobe Reader DC. It
now goes to 100 per cent reading that document. I'll try it with some
others too.

Weird how that one thing fixed it.

Thanks again for the tip.

On 10/4/18, Joseph Norton <> wrote:
Hi Bill thanks very much for the tip
On Oct 4, 2018, at 3:40 AM, Bill White <>

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
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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