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Re: how do I get Foxit to open up instead of acrobat?

Post by bigC » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:42 pm

browserod wrote:I use GSview in Firefox to open up pdf's but thought I'd try Foxit but I can't figure out how to make Foxit the default pdf reader in Avant.
Go into Foxit, and under the Help menu select Set as default pdf viewer. :wink:

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Post by browserod » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:46 pm

I installed it and told Foxit to be my default pdf viewer but now when I open a pdf from a webpage all I get is a little icon in the top left and nothing else. I'll check the Foxit website and see what's wrong but if anyone has a suggestion here I'd appreciate it.

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Post by Pip » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:47 pm

In my opinion you will get more help here than on their forum. They don't seem to be an active support forum like Avant is. Can't answer your problem....I have posted a problem on their forum which has not received a reply............
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Post by browserod » Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:31 pm

got Foxit to work. Just had to reboot. Thanks.

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Post by abfan123 » Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:58 pm

I've actually never tried FoxIT but Adobe Reader 7 loads PDF really fast for me.
Adobe Reader 6 was slow but 7 is a lot faster for me.
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Post by bigC » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:45 pm

A new version of this is out for those of you interested...

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Fo ... 02316680/1

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Post by Pip » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:36 am

This is quoted from the Foxit forum........I tried it using the new installer, but it still doesn't work for me.....still can't zoom past 75%.

1) We have an installer for Foxit Reader now, you can download from http://www.foxitsoftware.com/foxitreade ... ader13.exe and run it to install. The installation procedure is very simple and fast.

If you prefer a non-installer, you can download the new version at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/foxitreade ... ader13.zip.

2) We changed visual design for most of our UI elements: icon, About box, toolbar buttons, etc.

3) Fixed most of the bugs reported by users during beta phase of version 1.3. Including printing crash problems, errors on Windows 9x platforms, etc

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