Warning - this one is for the computer-savvy techies...
I'm really hesitant about posting this - while it seems completely off-topic for c.net, it's also
sort of relevant in a strange sort of way, and the folks on this forum are always helpful ...
Cut to the chase:
I'm setting up my first Windows 10 machine. It is going to be a more or less dedicated 'music
machine' which is small enough to lug around with me.
I have chosen an Asus E200 Vivo Book with 32Gb of EMMC memory which I will later expand
with a MicroSD card.
So far, I have installed EasyABC, ABCExplorer, MuseScore(*) and Audacity(*) as my main pieces
of 'music' software. I may add other stuff later.
I have also installed FireFox, OpenOffice, some editors, and other everyday utilities including
one programming language.
Till now, I have always used EasyABC to export musical scores to PDF format prior to printing
However, the Windows 10 version of Adobe/Acrobat looks far too 'sophisticated' for my simple
needs. It's also big - 250Mb on the (small) Windows 10 machine I am using (it takes up 650Mb
on my Windows 7 machine!).
To me, the size of this software ('bloatware' might be a better term?) seems crazy - the language
I mention above takes up less than 100Mb but it is a fully functional programming language.(**)
Question: Are there any 'small' PDF viewer/print utilities which will allow me to view and print my
I know that I can print single tunes direct from EasyABC, but this isn't entirely satisfactory, and
sometimes I want to print a range of pages (and also print other non-music related stuff).
Any suggestions for a small, free PDF read/print utility?
Sorry if this is completely outwith the remit of c.net but I really can't think of a better place to
ask for advice about setting up a small, portable, 'dedicated-to-music' machine from scratch...
(*) The PortableApps versions
(**) Graphics facilities, arbitrary precision arithmetic, sophisticated text-analysis facilities,
object-oriented programming features, etc.
Edited by lachenal74693, 19 April 2017 - 10:27 AM.