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Windows 8 getting a built-in PDF reader, Metro-style

For what seems like an eternity, Download Squad readers have reacted to news of security exploits targeting Adobe Reader with a common sentiment: why doesn't Microsoft build its own secure PDF reader into Windows? Apparently the Windows 8 team agrees, and they're working away at an application called Modern Reader which is exactly that. From the handful of screenshots Paul Thurrott has s...

Trouble printing from Acrobat 9.4.2? Adobe has a few solutions for you to try

Acrobat is a staple of the Windows office domain. Almost all online journals are distributed in the PDF format, and while Acrobat isn't always the best, or lightest way to view PDFs, it's what most PDF authors will turn to. Since Acrobat was updated to 9.4.2, some unfortunate users have been having issues printing with errors like: "Before you can perform print-related tasks such as page setup ...

Crocodoc launches plug-in free, embeddable document viewer

Looking for a slick way to share documents and allow collaborators to add annotations? Check out Crocodoc, which has launched a plug-in free document viewer powered by the standard Web code we both love and hate to refer to as HTML5. Just like competitor Scribd, files you upload to Crocodoc can be easily embedded on any site (check out a demo after the break). Readers can also post comments an...

Gmail now uses the Google Chrome PDF viewer to display attachments

If you use access Gmail in Google Chrome on your computer, you can now view PDF attachments using Chrome's built-in viewer. The Chrome PDF plug-in is faster than the Google Docs previewer, its rendering accuracy is better, and you don't have to change settings anywhere for this to take effect. Just use Gmail in Google Chrome and the 'view' link will automatically open your file in the Chrome PDF ...

How to use Google Chrome as your default PDF reader on Windows

I don't often need to open a PDF file, and when I do it's typically something I'm looking at in my Web browser. Since I'm using Google Chrome, the built-in PDF viewer is what I use 90% of the time. I do, however, get the odd email at my day job (where we don't use webmail) with a PDF attachment I need to read. So I thought, "why not open those in Chrome, too?" It's easy enough to set up. Here'...

Sumatra PDF, the open-source Adobe Reader replacement, improves performance, printing

Sumatra -- the lightweight, open source alternative to Adobe Reader -- has just updated to version 1.3 and lead developer Krzysztof Kowalczyk has delivered some welcome improvements. Sumatra now uses libjpeg-turbo for faster rendering of some PDFs and its printing support has been improved. Documents can also be zoomed and rotated using your keyboard via the + and * keys, respectively. Sumatra...

Acrobat Reader X delivers on security promise

Over at the Naked Security blog, Sophos Labs' Paul Baccas posted his first encounter with PDF spam using Adobe Reader X -- which Adobe promised would feature an improved set of security features. Baccas was examining a new spam campaign which aims to trick users into opening a malicious PDF, first opening it in Reader 8 and then in Reader X. When opened in the old version, the PDF attack mecha...

Adobe Acrobat and Reader X now available in 23 languages, Acrobat.com services in 38 countries

Adobe's Acrobat and Reader X are now available in more languages than ever before. The latest additions are French, German, Japanese, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Finnish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian. Adobe Reader X is also available in Catalan...

Adobe X Suite available for Thanksgiving

We've seen announcements of the Adobe's Acrobat X suite, then Adobe Reader X and Acrobat X landed to strip our wallets of yet more moolah. But now the full Adobe X Suite is available for download, including a trial version for those who'd like to test it before sinking the best part of $800. The Windows-only Acrobat X Suite is a little bit like a best-of album: you've got Acrobat X Pro, Photoshop...

Adobe Acrobat X Standard and Pro now available for trial and purchase

Adobe's latest update to its professional PDF authoring solution, Acrobat X, is now available to download and purchase. Bringing Acrobat in line with the rest of the updated Adobe PDF universe, this update brings with it a couple of new program features and tighter integration into the Acrobat.com working environment. New guided 'Actions' allow you to automate repetitive tasks, and more impo...

Google Chrome Beta update brings PDF viewer, App sync

Yesterday, Google delivered a major update to Chrome Beta users, bumping the version to 8.0.552.28. The changelog for this release is a doozy, and runs down loads of security updates, UI tweaks, and plumbing for features which are still coming soon (like Cloud Print and password sync). You'll also find plenty of new experimental features on the Chrome Beta about:flags page. The big addition, h...

New zero-day vulnerabilities found in Adobe Flash, Reader, and Acrobat

Adobe has found a new critical zero-day vulnerability in Flash, Reader and Acrobat. This can be exploited to run malicious code on the victims' computers. Affected are Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris; Flash Player 10.1.95.2 and earlier for Android; Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Mac and Unix-based operating systems; Adobe Acrobat 9.4...

Acrobat.com services learning Italian and Spanish

Adobe is on a mission to bolster its Acrobat.com services, bringing direct integration with the recently announced Acrobat X, and new tools like Adobe CreatePDF and Adobe SendNow. In an effort to make Acrobat.com available to more users globally, translation efforts are currently underway to make Acrobat.com and all of its services available in both Italian and Spanish. Going live in the near...

Adobe unveils Acrobat X plus Adobe Reader for Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry Tablet OS

This morning, Adobe announced the latest iteration to their Acrobat platform, Acrobat X. Products getting the bump to Acrobat 10 include, Adobe Reader, Acrobat Suite, and Acrobat Pro and Standard. Most of these will probably ship around the beginning of December given that their free shipping promotion for pre-orders ends on the 30th of November. Adobe Reader X will be available for free downlo...

Nitro PDF Reader is a powerful, free Adobe Reader alternative

There are all sorts of compelling reasons to try an alternative PDF reader, security not being the least. Adobe Reader is also quite stingy with its functionality – you can't even annotate PDFs. Nitro PDF Reader is an alternative reader with a modern-looking interface, and it offers generous annotation options. Unlike Foxit Reader, Nitro doesn't appear to watermark your PDF when you annotat...