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Old 10-17-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Acrobat 4 + Reader 7?

I use Acrobat 4 for DTP work, but I would like to have a later version of the Reader (7) installed to read files that I come across online in later formats.

Would there be a conflict (aside from which is the default application, I can deal with that); or any tricks to keep them both happy?

On WinXP. And no, unless you're offering a free copy, I can't upgrade to a later version of Acrobat.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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If memory serves, it wasn't until later, 6 or 7, that Acrobat started getting fussy about sharing quality disk space with Reader. You'll probably be OK. And worst case, Acrobat 4's nowhere near the fussy install tha later versions are. If it all topples, you can uninstall both and reinstall Acrobat.

   
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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Ok, I'll just cross my fingers and go ahead.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #4
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And let us know how it works out? If the computer doesn't melt down or something? ;-)

   
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:52 AM   #5
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I use Distiller 4 and the current reader on Xp quite happily.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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Default Acrobat 5 with Reader 8

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If memory serves, it wasn't until later, 6 or 7, that Acrobat started getting fussy about sharing quality disk space with Reader. You'll probably be OK. And worst case, Acrobat 4's nowhere near the fussy install tha later versions are. If it all topples, you can uninstall both and reinstall Acrobat.
I have had a conflict between Acrobat 5 and Adobe Reader 8 on my new WinXP computer. I was unable to read PDF files from web sites. Uninstalling Acrobat fixed that problem, but of course I don't have the ability to make a PDF on that computer anymore.

I suspect the problem lies in which software is installed first, but I am not sure. I had the Reader installed before Acrobat.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:42 AM   #7
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So I had Reader 7 and just installed Acrobat 4. Both seem to work fine, and I can distill and edit with 4, which is my main need. Reader 7 opens up from its icon.

Firefox now uses Acrobat 4 to open online PDFs, but I can probably fix that in its preferences. I can save a file and open it directly if all else fails.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:53 PM   #8
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Alan:

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Why stop at Reader 7? Reader 8 costs no more (nothing) and on the whole is prettier.

   
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You may be able to choose Reader specifically but if not, the trick is to start Reader first. That usually forces any links to PDFs to open in the open instance of Reader rather than launching Acrobat.

   
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:52 PM   #10
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Why stop at Reader 7? Reader 8 costs no more (nothing) and on the whole is prettier.
I think the download is about twice as big. And I'm sure twice as slow, expecially as this is running on a PIII laptop.

I'm pretty sure 7 can handle anything I need for the moment.

Though I do want to find how to turn off the *&%ing ads on the toolbar.
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