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Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard opens very slow.

Got to be the slowest opening software in the world.  Are there plugins or something that can be removed to speed up the startup?
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sajuksCommented:
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sajuksCommented:
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egaschoAuthor Commented:
I have the full standard version of 6.0, not just the reader.  Will the tnk-bootblock.co.uk/ solution work with that?

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
When you go to "Help>About Acrobat Plug-ins", you get a list of all Adobe supplied plug-ins, with descriptions, and a list of all other plug-ins they depend on. This allows you to disable those plug-ins, that you don't need.
In previous versions of Acrobat, there was a directory called "optional" in the c:\program files\adobe\acrobat x.0\acrobat directory. Acrobat 6 does not have this anymore, but you can create it. THen move all those plug-ins that you don't need to this directory (from the plug-ins directory). If you need one of these plug-ins again, just move it (and all plug-ins it depends on) back to the plug-ins directory.

You can also disable a plug-in by renaming it to something that does _NOT_ use the .api extension (e.g. plug_in.api.disabled).

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sajuksCommented:
I too have the Adobe Proffsnl version and use Adobe Reader SpeedUp with good effect.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
The manual solution gives you much more control over what features you have available in Acrobat: You can decide what to disable, and what to keep around.

Here is what I do: I have a number of additional plug-ins installed, so loading is even slower than what the normal "Professional" installation takes. Almost always I have an instance of Acrobat running. Whenever I need to open a PDF file, Acrobat is already there, and does not need to be restarted. This is true for PDF files that I open locally but also for PDF files that are downloaded from the Internet.
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egaschoAuthor Commented:
Thanks khkremer for the tip.  Yes I do keep it open a lot.  Sorry I closed the question already before I got your addition.  Thanks again.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
The question is still open.
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