Foxit PDF Reader printing issues


H

H-Man

I'm sure I've read this in this group before, but I've looked and can't
find the thread regarding it.

I'm using Foxit PDF Reader. Is it normal for this to print many orders of
magnitude slower than the Adobe reader. It's so slow that it's unuseable
for most purposes. A several page document can print for 30 minutes or
more. Work around?
 
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B

Baldie

I'm sure I've read this in this group before, but I've looked and can't
find the thread regarding it.

I'm using Foxit PDF Reader. Is it normal for this to print many orders of
magnitude slower than the Adobe reader. It's so slow that it's unuseable
for most purposes. A several page document can print for 30 minutes or
more. Work around?
I've not had this problem on the two machines I have installed on. Prints
as fast as Adobe!
 
S

Steve Ericson

H-Man said:
I'm using Foxit PDF Reader. Is it normal for this to print many orders of
magnitude slower than the Adobe reader. It's so slow that it's unuseable
for most purposes. A several page document can print for 30 minutes or
more. Work around?
On one machine here it does not print at all, on the other it takes
ages before it starts printing.

Steve
 
C

Chief Suspect

On one machine here it does not print at all, on the other it takes
ages before it starts printing.
===============

This seems extremely odd to me. I have used both extensively, and have
not found that print-out speeds were a function of either Adobe or
Foxit, but rather of the computer and printer themselves.

Foxit performs with lightning speed on my computer and printer. No
complaints here.
 
U

Urban Ek

On one machine here it does not print at all, on the other it takes
ages before it starts printing.
Yep, takes very long time to start printing here too.
 
G

GlintingHedgehog

On one machine here it does not print at all, on the other it takes
ages before it starts printing.
Freezes on mine - otherwise I'd have dumped Acrobat by now.
 
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H

H-Man

Freezes on mine - otherwise I'd have dumped Acrobat by now.
Don'tja just love this.
I'm printing to a network printer, works fine from my laptop, not so fine
from my desktop. As far as I can see, all things look equal. Adobe prints
fine from either machine, not Foxit though.
What a pain!
 
M

Mike S.

Don'tja just love this.
I'm printing to a network printer, works fine from my laptop, not so fine
from my desktop. As far as I can see, all things look equal. Adobe prints
fine from either machine, not Foxit though.
What a pain!
My printing issue concerns appearance. For some reason, the fonts are
rendered differently when Foxit prints a file compared with the Adobe
reader, and the Foxit is definitely less readable on low resolution
devices like a 300 dpi laser printer.
 
H

H-Man

Don'tja just love this.
I'm printing to a network printer, works fine from my laptop, not so fine
from my desktop. As far as I can see, all things look equal. Adobe prints
fine from either machine, not Foxit though.
What a pain!
More info in case anyone cares.
The printer was a HP LJ1100, on a W2KServer.
Both machines printing are XP SP2
I uninstalled the printer on the desktop, and re-installed it. I chose not
to keep the existing drivers. The install went smooth and the desktop now
prints from Foxit as quickly as it does from Acrobat. Seems it was a driver
version issue, although I have no idea why this should be an issue from
Foxit and not Acrobat. Now all they need to have done is to fix the
external file linksproblem and I'm a happy camper.


Looking deeper into the printing issue, it appears as though Foxit has some
real issues with this. It seems hit and miss depending on the client
machine. It is my belief that they should either abandon the printing
library they are using, or rework the printing routines to accomodate this.
Obviously these printing issues are within Foxit cause even the programs I
wrote myself in VB didn't have any problems printing. Part of the problem
could be in that keeping the program so compact, it is difficult, if not
impossible to accomodate the same range of driver quirks as the much more
bloated alternatives. As with anyone else here, I really love this product,
and as it matures I think it will replace Acrobat for me.
 
H

H-Man

My printing issue concerns appearance. For some reason, the fonts are
rendered differently when Foxit prints a file compared with the Adobe
reader, and the Foxit is definitely less readable on low resolution
devices like a 300 dpi laser printer.
Mike,
I think this may have a lot to do with how the program writes to the
printer driver. If you have a printer that will work with more than one
driver, maybe emmulates an HP LJ model, then try a diffferent compatible
driver. If not it may be that some rework from the developers is necessary.
 
M

Mike S.

Mike,
I think this may have a lot to do with how the program writes to the
printer driver. If you have a printer that will work with more than one
driver, maybe emmulates an HP LJ model, then try a diffferent compatible
driver. If not it may be that some rework from the developers is necessary.
The printer **IS** an HP LJ model, and it is using the included
MS-certified driver.
 
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H-Man

The printer **IS** an HP LJ model, and it is using the included
MS-certified driver.
Is it the driver supplied with XP, or is it the driver supplied with the
printer? If it's the driver supplied with XP then I'm out of ideas, cuase
this is what worked for me. Seems to me though that, in my case anyway,
changing the driver to the (MS) driver shouldn't really have fixed
anything, seeing as the HP driver worked for every other application, but
amazingly enough it did.
 
M

Mike S.

Is it the driver supplied with XP, or is it the driver supplied with the
printer? If it's the driver supplied with XP then I'm out of ideas, cuase
this is what worked for me. Seems to me though that, in my case anyway,
changing the driver to the (MS) driver shouldn't really have fixed
anything, seeing as the HP driver worked for every other application, but
amazingly enough it did.
It's a Win2kSP4 machine using the native Windows drivers provided by
Microsoft.
 
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I've not had this problem on the two machines I have installed on. Prints
as fast as Adobe!
This comment was made by someone from Foxit. Their driver stopped working and that's the reason I moved back to Adobe.
 

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