Adobe Reader is crippled

I had been using Adobe Reader 8 to read and print out PDF files. I usually print 2 pages per sheet and I want to use all the paper real estate to make it readable. I want NO white space on paper. Usually, "Fit to Printable Area" option works OK. But for PDF files I downloaded today(actually, one of our product document), this didn't work. About 50% of the papar was blank.

So, I googled and learned that free Adobe Reader \*might be\* crippled in print out capability.
Print a pdf at larger than intended size? - Scot's Newsletter Forums
Without buying the full Adobe Professional version, I don't know any "hack" methods around that.

I googled further and found free PDF viewer which gives users free hand on print out scaling.
PDF Viewer - Software To Open A PDF File - PDF Editing Software
The FREE PDF-XChange Viewer offers all the feature's you would expect such as support of all PDF file formats from Version 1.0 all the way to the latest 1.7 (Acrobat 8)

Last but most important, you may accuse me of printing out PDF to paper in the first place. Yeah, I know. There is  AmazonKindle. But I doubt this is worth the money outside of US. There are other similar devices from SONY and one from UK company and another from German company.


Comments:

I wonder why you are using Windows?
Have you tried OpenSolaris?
Being Sun, you know :)

Posted by Ghee Teo on June 19, 2009 at 06:43 PM JST #

Hi Ghee,

One reason is that I support customers who run Sun's software on Windows.

Posted by Katsumi INOUE on June 22, 2009 at 07:12 AM JST #

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