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Old 11-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Adobe Acrobat 5 and Reader 8.1

I just installed Adobe Acrobat 5 from a CD, and I already had Adobe Reader 8.1 installed. Apparently these two are not compatible, as I can no longer look at a PDF from the Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 browser. See the attachment, which shows the cryptic message that is no help.
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Usually it's not a good idea to install older versions of software after newer. Try reinstalling Reader.

IIRC, if you have both Acrobat and Reader installed, Acrobat takes over the file association (it runs when you doubleclick a PDF icon, etc.) But at least in some versions, if you start Reader first, then click a PDF link, the PDF opens in Reader.

   
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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dthomsen8: as I can no longer look at a PDF from the Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 browser. See the attachment, which shows the cryptic message that is no help.
In FF, try going to Tools > Options > Applications and scroll down to Adobe Acrobat Document and there should be a drop down box which allows you to specify what you want to use to open PDFs...

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:18 AM   #4
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I suspect that you may have overwritten Reader v8's PDF browser plug-in with the old Acrobat 5 version, which presumably FF takes exception to, as being too old.

You'll need to reinstall Reader. (9 is the current version!)
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:37 AM   #5
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I installed Reader 9.2, the current version, and my problems went away.
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