For years I have been using Adobe Reader, and without much trouble.
Recently, about the time it was changed to X, I have been getting hit-and-miss results and
by the latest auto update it became HOPELESS!
Problem: I would get BLANK GREY SCREENS where the original document would have had text or image.
This happened whether I was receiving PDFs from other people, or when I printed or saved to PDF.
The odd thing was that I could open these grey screens using Adobe Photoshop and retrieve the original information.
But I had to save it back as an image, like a jpeg. If I saved as PDF again I got the same problem.
A Google search brought up heaps of laments like this, and one of them suggested installing Foxit Reader. I installed that and it has been fantastic!!!
Just wondering how others have fared?
You can fox yourself Foxit Reader here.