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Old 01-07-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
RJ Emery
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Default How Does Acrobat Reader Print?

I have complete issues of a magazine in PDF format. Such files are typically 90 pages in length, with much graphics and color. When one wishes to print selected pages, corresponding to an article therein, how exactly does the PDF print process work?

Using Acrobat Reader, I find that I can print the initial pages (cover, TOC) rather quickly, but if I opt to print some pages from the middle of the file, the process takes many long minutes.

Does Acrobat Reader need to construct all the preceeding pages before it can properly print selected pages from the middle or near the end of the file?

My machine is a P2 450MHz W98 system, which is admitedly old and slow, but I never had a PDF print process take as long as with these particular magazine files. I use Adobe Acrobat Reader release 5.1.0 (9/17/02), which is the latest available for a W98 platform.

RJ Emery, Eastern USA
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