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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by BornCynic, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. BornCynic

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    Does anyone know a free utility for editing PDF documents in Windows XP that does not require the installation of Java?
     
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    I currently use the excellent Foxit utility (why doesn't everyone?) and have a PDF to Word utility. My most pressing need is to remove pages from existing PDF files. Have tried several but they all install Java - and why don't they announce this before they are downloaded?
     
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    I've used pdfsam .. What's wrong with Java ???
     
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    A personal idiosyncrasy. It is too big, causes endless problems in updates, litters storage space with orphans and redundant files, ... Enough, enough.

    Anyway, haven't used it now for years - so clearly not essential. If PDFCreator works without it, why can't I edit files without it? VBG
     
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    And the word I hear on the streets ... If you don't keep Flash and Java updated ..
    You can catch the Nasty Virus ... Win7 Home Security 2012.

    I had to rebuild a buddy's W7 computer for this already.
    Was easier to put it back to brand new .. than remove it
     
  7. BornCynic

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    I rest my case.
     
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    You might be the only user in history to try doing without Java. I suspect the web must appear broken to you.
    A very curious decision.
     
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    You may be correct - but after several years this is the first instance where I have noticed any adverse effect of the policy, and it is hardly having a severe impact on my computing experience. Who knows what benefits I have gained?

    Perhaps the applications that I use do not require any of the gains from Java that you clearly need.
     
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