pdfreaderJoy has recently been plagued with this message: ““Cannot  use Adobe Reader to open PDF in your browser. Please exit your browser and try again.” This is real annoying. Fortunately, there are other places to turn.

The new PDF Reader from Nuance PDF is free and opens PDFs better than Adobe.  PDFs are documents that retain their formatting. The process was developed by Adobe, which has long offered a free PDF Reader.  However, the new Nuance program has more features and does it better.

Nuance PDF Reader will convert PDFs to other formats, such as Word or Excel, for example.  This makes it possible to edit them. You can also annotate the PDFs. Along the way, the Nuance Reader has addressed a growing security issue, turning off “JavaScript processing,” which can make computers vulnerable to hackers. A recent report from McAfee, a leader in anti-virus products, predicted Adobe would become the primary target for hackers and virus writers this year. In all fairness, Adobe is working to correct the problem. We won’t find out if it works till the next hacker attack

Nuance PDF Reader has a built-in SharePoint Connector, so users can save PDFs directly to Microsoft’s SharePoint storage.  Get the program at nuance.com/PDFreader.

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