FWIW you can get tooooooo anal. I don't know how small you can measure
but anything finer than 1/128" gets confusing fast with the
inconsistencies of sheet goods and milled lumber.
I use a $35 digital caliper that shows thousandths", 1/128" and mm and
it is almost too detailed.
I am starting to see advantages of going strictly metric except for one
fact. Hardware is very often set up with metric lengths and sizes
however I cant tell you how many times I have seen metric instructions
indicating to measure fractions/hundredths of a millimeter.
A good example are full extension drawer slides. Almost everything
about them is in millimeters except their width, which is commonly 1/2".
Another funny one is Leigh Jigs. Directions to upgrade your current
older jig. The instructions on the last page on the below link ask that
you drill holes at 4.37mm and 3.57mm in diameter. Aside from that the
jig is metric, IIRC.
I have been using Adobe Reader DC since it came out. It is the best
version of the Reader in years. You do not need to use the cloud. I
have never set up an online account with Adobe to use the things
presented. (In fact I do not use any cloud storage service.)
Adobe Reader DC is several times faster that any previous version.
You can fill out forms with out the PDF document being set up as a form.
You just comment as text in the appropriate space in any document that
is a form.
I get a little frustrated with the new emphasis on the online activities
of Adobe, but they have to make make money. However once you are past
the opening screen, it works like any past version of Adobe Reader.
I found that on PDF drawings generated through Sketch up that I had to
change print settings in Sketchup for Acrobat reader, the one that
looks really different, so that the drawings did not appear grayed out
on the screen and from the printer.
Why do you think that Adobe changes their security settings on Acrobat
so often? ;!)
And besides, just because the link indicates that it goes to a PDF file
does not mean that it is actually doing that. Extensions can be easily
Then download it from here.
While there has been some discussion of virus problems with PDF files,
for the most part they are inactive files, and very rarely do you have
problems with them.
Besides your virus program, (You do have a virus program?) will catch
any file that has a virus attached.
Do you download MS Word files?
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