Users of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite often feel like the printing world isn’t a fan of our work. Many of those printers are blinded by Adobe marketing. Now Adobe has totally alienated those printers with their latest move with one little button. Inside of the latest release of Adobe Reader (many people call it Acrobat Reader) is a button labeled “Print this at Kinko’s”. So now the printers find that they are supporting software that offers to send files directly to a competitor.
As users of Corel products, we should jump for joy at Adobe’s dumb mistake. This gives Corel a chance to get their foot in the door with these printers. It also gives them another reason to resurrect Ventura development.
If you need to read and print PDF documents as most of us do, there is a great alternative to Adobe Reader. Foxit Reader is only 1.7 MB compared to the over 30 MB for Adobe’s product. Throw in a great feature set and fast speed and there just is no reason to use Adobe’s product. Foxit Reader is free though you will find that they would prefer you get the Pro Pack. It does give added functionality at a very fair price.