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Topic: Acrobat reliability poll (Read 4469 times) previous topic - next topic

Acrobat reliability poll

I have always been pretty happy with Acrobat 7 Professional. After upgrading to version 8, I quickly found out that this release was less stable and would crash frequently. Initially Acrobat 9 looked promising but meanwhile I have the impression that it is also less reliable than version 7. I don't know if I am the only one who suffers from Acrobat crashes so I've set up a poll on Prepressure.com about this. Please cast your vote and use this thread to discuss your experiences with Acrobat (Professional). Any tips to improve its reliability are appreciated! Fortunately Acrobat is mainly used to look at files, so I cannot complain about documents getting corrupted by a crash.

Re: Acrobat reliability poll

Reply #1
Been there and polled, Laurens. Have to admit, though, I probably over-use 7 and under-use 9. This will change over the coming months as I force myself to take advantage of 9's features more. Also PitStop's greater functionality, (but less functional interface), in 9 is a carrot on the stick.
9's Optimise to reduce huge files to soft-proof size leaves 7's for dead...another reason. Last week took a 900 MB file down to 9 MB. Still fine for soft-proof.
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Reply #2
Acrobat 7 was good in it's day which has long since passed.

Acrobat 8 was and always will be garbage.

Acrobat 9 is rock solid and the best of the 3.

Of course those are just my opinions. Yes, Acrobat 9 does crash sometimes but no more than any other version I've ever used.
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Reply #3
I find any problems with Acro 9 have to do with PitStop.
I run 9 bypassing Pitstop and it runs slick as snot.
Activate Pitstop - and it runs dog slow and is prone to crashing.

MSD


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Reply #4
I really liked 7, but I've moved on and use 9 all day long, with nary a single crash...
and I use Pitstop with it as well.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

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Reply #5
Love 7, 9 is okay, hate 8.
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Reply #6
This is so funny. I only run 8 and I have FusionPro and PitStop and rarely have crashes; I used to get a lot related to FusionPro, but upgraded to latest release and now I never (knock on wood) crash in 8.
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
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Reply #7
you know you just jinxed yourself...


just sayin'



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Reply #8
NO! I knocked on wood. This negates the bad luck.
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
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Reply #9
Only have 8 here and it's as stable as Amy Winehouse. Will get CS5 when it's released so I'll see what problems I have with Acrocrap 10.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
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Re: Acrobat reliability poll

Reply #10
We avoid 8 like [redacted] loading a chair into a van
We use 7 all the time
We would use 9 instead but our Kodak tools won't be compatible until we go to Prinergy5

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Reply #11
No problem with Acrobat 9 Pro here, at work and home.
With my luck, I probably just jinxed myself.
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Re: Acrobat reliability poll

Reply #12
I'll have a go at uninstalling PitStop to see if that is indeed the source of the crashes on my system.