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Topic: Acrobat 6 Pro vs. Acrobat 7 Pro
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 142116
From: gomfp
Date: 11/2/2005 02:23 PM

While I'm been an Acrobat 6 Pro user, PDF form developer, and JS enthusiast for a number of years now, I've still been reading quite a lot (when I can) and comparing notes with what Acrobat 7 Pro has to offer including Ted Padova's recent article on Live Cycle Designer. What simply amazes me is that I've looked at quite a few PDF forms lately that have been done in Acro 7 and, for the most part, they are simply oversize, bloated files. Furthermore, in each and every case, I've been able to shrink the size of these PDF files to better than half of their original size using Acro 6 Pro while maintaining full functionality of an interactive PDF form. Moreover, in spite of the attention Designer has gotten with regard to its graphics and certain other inherent features I've seen, I'm still not sold for a number of reasons. All in all, it appears to me that Acro 6 Pro does a much better job than version 7, and I'll still take Acro 6 Pro over Designer when it comes to PDF forms given what I can do using JS. Just my 2-cents worth on this subject matter but I find it hard to swallow that the majority of those using Acro Pro 7 don't know what they're doing or do they? Any thoughts or comments on this subject matter from those usng Acrobat 6 Pro are appreciated. Incidentally, for those of you still using Acro 6 Pro, I recently experienced a problem (won't bore you with the details) in using Acrobat 6 and just by chance determined that it was due to Adobe's latest update to version 6.04. Once I removed and reinstalled Acro 6 adding all the previous updates (except for 6.04), all my problems disappeared.

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