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Educational Software Thread, PDF reader in Technical; About to rollout a PDF reader , just wanted to know what everyones uses. I want to do it via ...
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    PDF reader

    About to rollout a PDF reader , just wanted to know what everyones uses.

    I want to do it via GPO so it has to have an .MSI at least.


    Cheers.

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    Re: PDF reader

    we use adobe via MSI, had a bit of trouble getting it wokring though, had to install some of the updates!

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    Re: PDF reader

    Acrobat Reader 7 here tweaked to not install some rubbish.

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    Re: PDF reader

    Any info/ instructions people use to get the MSI working?

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    Re: PDF reader

    Have a look at the AppDeploy site. The package page for Adobe Acrobat Reader goes into a lot of depth about customised deployment.

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    Re: PDF reader

    Get a bit lost in the detail on there NG

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    Re: PDF reader

    also have a look on the Adobe deployment site

    more info and a WMV video walkthrough

    AppDeploy aslo has WMV but you have to pay a premium registration fee to see them.

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    Re: PDF reader

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    AppDeploy aslo has WMV but you have to pay a premium registration fee to see them.
    Not for this video you don't. You just need to be registered and logged in (free).

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    Re: PDF reader

    If you don't want to bother registering, use BugMeNot.

    http://www.bugmenot.com/view/www.appdeploy.com

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    Re: PDF reader

    I personally use FoxIt Reader to read PDF documents.
    It's quick and easy and comes as a single small executable so can be put on a memory stick, etc.

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    Re: PDF reader

    Foxit FTW! It is barely 2MB in size and opens in the blink of an eye. You have to wonder what Adobe put into Reader to make it the size that it is...

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    Re: PDF reader

    Yeah, we use Foxit as well, brilliant piece of kit. The thing had holds Adobe Acrobat up is the plugins. There is a "method" for this here.

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    Re: PDF reader

    Is there an easy way to repackage FoxIt as an MSI for deployment via AD?

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    Re: PDF reader

    Like Foxit a lot. I find that quality is slightly inferior [especially with a lot of images - just 'grainier'] but depends on your usage.

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    Re: PDF reader

    Foxit FTW, it fits on one of those ancient plastic squares, a floppy disk! and it opens instantly. I run it from a shared drive and place shortcuts on every machine to it so when they launch a bug fix, just change the exe on the server and away you go. Although I have had a couple of niggles with Printing PDFs with pictures recently, but they are working on it at foxit

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