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Adobe reader alternatives

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Hi Experts,

We have been using Adobe reader for viewing PDF in our intranet J2EE web app and we are looking for alternatives because Adobe reader is slow.
Our web app heavily rely on generating PDF, so we are looking for something fast, light with some decent features.
If any of you have used some alternatives for Adobe reader and happy about it, let me know.
Open source would be ideal, but I don't mind licensed one if it is excellent.

thanks in advance
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Are you sure the problem is with your reader or your pdf generation process?

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>>Are you sure the problem is with your reader or your pdf generation process?
Our web app collects user inputs and creates JAXB model that used to produce XML documents and XSLT stylesheet that we use to convert the XML (JAXB model) to HTML.
We use apache tomcat in linux box and the length of PDF is 3 - 20 pages usually.

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and our official web-browser is IE and most users run Windows OS.
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and XSLT stylesheet that we use to convert the XML (JAXB model) to HTML.

So where does PDF fit into it? you've stated HTML.

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sorry, most of the time, we create xml file and store network drive and generate PDF from xml and we use iframe to display PDF.
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Predrag Jovic,

How would you compare those with this?

http://www.jqueryrain.com/2012/09/best-jquery-pdf-viewer-plugin-examples/

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gurpsbassi,

So we switched all our reports to be HTML resulting in a huge performance increase.

How did you handle layout and hard copy print consistency?
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Obviously it was not as well layed out and formatted as PDF. But it was good. Good html and CSS.

We also provided a link if the user still wants to download as PDF.
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