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Solved: Damaged files that cannot be repaired in Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Windows

Q: Solved: Damaged files that cannot be repaired in Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Windows

I have a damaged file and I want to know if there is a utility out there that will fix the damaged file so we can open the file. Does anyone know of a utility that will do this? Does anyone know how to force a damaged file to open?


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A: Solved: Damaged files that cannot be repaired in Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Windows

What is the file please is it an actual Adobe file
OR a file that would open with Adobe - a pdf file
all we have to work with is what you tell us, so we really need a little more detail

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Adobe Acrobat 4.0 was on my computer when I bought it. I have Windows ME. Recently I downloaded a free copy of the Acrobat Reader 6.0 but Adobe Acrobat is not free. Is Reader a part of Adobe Acrobat? Should I buy an updated version Adobe Acrobat and if so, what would be the advantage of doing so

A:What is the difference between Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat is the full version which allows you to create and edit pdf files. Reader is free and is just the viewer that allows you to read pdf documents someone else has created. If you still have the full version of 4.0 it should still work fine for creating simple pdf documents. The advantage of upgrading is that 4.0 is no longer supported by Adobe and the more recent versions (they're up to 7 now) have many more features. You should keep your version of the Reader current because older versions of the Reader may not be able to open documents created with the newer versions of Acrobat. But if you don't use Acrobat very much for creating and editing (and it sounds like you don't), I don't see any need to purchase an upgrade. Hope that all made sense.

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A critical vulnerability exists in Flash Player and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android, and the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systemsContinue reading Security bulletin

A:Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

This further enhances the point that these software mfg's need to start putting security first when they build their code.

It's completely ridiculous and irresponsible nearly 15 years later after they were all warned about it!

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Hi. I am missing copies of several old tax returns that I need to consult again. I have the .tax file but not the Turbotax programs that generated them. Will Adobe Acrobat convert the .tax file to pdf? I do have Adobe Acrobat versions 4.0 and 5.0, but nothing newer. Will these programs do the job? Am willing to buy the current version (8.0) if it will do the job. Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Solved: Adobe Acrobat - can it convert .tax files to pdf?

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I just downloaded a PDF journal and tho I could print out all 160 pages an hand write in it, I don't want to. I want to be able to create text boxes and write in th darn thing. Well, the author of it had apparently disabled the Form Tool so I can't write in it.

I'm an Adobe virgin and really know nothing about it, is there anyway to get around this?


A:Adobe Acrobat 5.0 & PDF files

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I created a pdf. file from a document that had 'fill-in forms'. I used Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0. to create the PDF file.

I then I burned the pdf. file on to a CD.

When I used my Adobe Reader 9.0 to open the PDF file, I could fill-in the forms, but not save them. I received a message that said I could not save the information, only print it unless I enabled the ‘local save capability’ in the original pdf. file.

I will be selling the CDs and need the buyer to be able to fill-in the forms, and then save the document on the CD or the buyer’s computer.

1. How do I enable the ‘local save capability’ on Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0, saving the document with the information typed into the fill-in forms?

2. How can I write protect the pdf. file so no one can edit it (except for the fill-in fields) nor duplicate the disk?

3. Has anyone bought a software product from www.SoftCaptain.com and if yes, what was your experience with the software product company?


A:Adobe Acrobat Professional & Adobe Reader

I can't answer all of your questions, but data on a CD is read only, you won't be able to save the edited file on that CD.
It can only be saved on the hard drive & then burned to CD again, if necessary.

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Since installing Adobe Reader 6.0, by Adobe Photo Deluxe Home Edition will no longer convert photos, scans, docs to Adobe reader format....... will still convert to other formats, for example jpg.

A:Adobe Acrobat 6.0 & Adobe Photo Deluxe

The best thing to try would be reinstalling Adobe Photo Home, so it can reset its file associations and get back to working order.

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I tried to download a PDF file through hotmail using Mozilla Firefox browser. When I clicked on download, it gave me an option window to open file from AcroExch (Default) or other program or save to file. I chose save to file option and it saved OK. Later when I tried to open the file from the saved location it never loaded adobe acrobat, neither it opened any file. I tried to open other PDF files to check if the downloaded file was corrupted. I couldn't open any PDF files. Now Acrobate.exe does not even load. However I can log off the current user and log in with different user and be able to open that file but not from that user account that I originally downloaded the file from. How do I fix this problem? Is there something wrong with Registry file?


A:Adobe Acrobat.exe/PDF files cannot be opened


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Thanks for any help.
I have a CD that has video and photo images, catalog of products, etc.
I can view all except the photos. They are PDF files. I locate the image folder, and open it and all the image files are there. I clic one of the images and Adobe Acroabt opens up but the page remains blank, no image. There is a small PDF logo beside each image, so I know they are PDF. Someone suggested that Acrobat can't open all PDF files. I'm not sure if this is correct. My desktop has Acrobat 5.0 but when the clicked image opens Adobe, I'm seeing a version 2.1. He suggested photo shop which I can not afford, a price of over $200 just to view images of a companies products. If you have any suggestions on how to view these PDF images, it will be appreciated.

A:can't view PDF files with Adobe Acrobat

have you tried downloading the reader from the site? Here is a link if you haven't but at least then you'll be able to read the files.


If this doesn't help let us know and we'll dig deeper.

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I have the latest Adobe Acrobat reader installed but whenever I double click a .pdf file Windows gives me the "this file does not have a program associated with it" message so I went to control panel>Default Programs and associated pdf files with acrobat , pressed OK then restarted the PC. The problem is still there.

A:Adobe Acrobat won't associate with .pdf files

Try right clicking a pdf> Open with> Choose default program> Select Acrobat from list> Make sure Always use selected program to open this kind of file is checked

Use the Browse button if Acrobat isn't suggested. What programs are suggested on the list, if that doesn't work? A Guy

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For me.... viewing PDF files is so much more difficult than other formats. Adobe Acrobat takes so long to load, navigation is kinda tricky, etc... etc...

Are there any alternatives top Adobe Acrobat Reader when working with PDF files?

Thank you


A:Is ADOBE ACROBAT only way to view PDF files?

Cant find any free ones but click on this site for an alternative to Adobe http://www.dynalivery.com/customersupport/Saffron_FAQs/SaffronInfo.html

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I use win 7 Professional 64 bit OS. I recently changed my laptop and am unable to open embedded zip files in acrobat.
I recollect that I had made some settings change in Zip files in registry as per a link here but am unable to find the same.

Please direct me to the thread here which had solved my problem last time.


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I use win 7 Professional 64 bit OS. I recently changed my laptop and am unable to open embedded zip files in acrobat.
I recollect that I had made some settings change in Zip files in registry as per a link here but am unable to find the same.

Please direct me to the thread here which had solved my problem last time.


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How come I can open some pdf files with Acrobat Reader and search for words, or select words or sentences but other files do not allow this? In the former case, when I pass the cursor over the text I get the typical cursor sign that you see when select a text (a small verticle line with a cross line top and bottom), in the latter case a + sign. I checked in the security settings for the file and in both cases there is no restriction for searching or copying.

A:problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader and pdf files

Hi witherm , and welcome to TSG.

It is possible that in the first case, the actual text information is encoded into the PDF file. This this type of PDF file might be created if someone took an MS-Word document file and converted it directly to a PDF file.

In the second case, your PDF file may just be a picture of page of text or it may be made up of many short straight and curved lines that look like text to the human eye. In either type, there is no actual text data to select or copy.

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I have downloaded Adobe 6 but it will not work when I open pdf's. I use Adobe Acrobat 5 to create pdf's and it is overriding 6. Can I do anything to correct this.

A:Adobe 6 being overridden by Adobe Acrobat 5

rebelruth said:

I have downloaded Adobe 6 but it will not work when I open pdf's. I use Adobe Acrobat 5 to create pdf's and it is overriding 6. Can I do anything to correct this.Click to expand...

I'm only taking a guess here, but since you mentioned your ability to create pdf's, I'm assuming you have the full version and your DL'ed v.6 is only a reader version. If that's the case, maybe the full version (5) defaults over v.6 (since it sounds like you might have both installed).

Just a guess.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940886 MB, Free - 891582 MB; D: Total - 12879 MB, Free - 1571 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My desktop computer is running quite slow, so I am checking all of the software that I have installed to see if something might be causing the problem. Do I need the above items please? I have Foxit Reader and I am running a free Office Suite called Open Office.

Thank you for reading this.

Kind regards


A:Solved: Do I need Adobe Air, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, please?

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when I try to follow a link I get the message "Adobe Acrobat/Reader that is running cannot be used to view PDR files in a web browser.Please exit Adobe Acrobat/Reader and exit your web browser and try again. please help

A:Solved: Adobe acrobat

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Which Adobe Acrobat version do I need if I want to be able to goto print in a program and then select a "printer" which doesn't actually print anything but makes the file a .pdf so I can attach it to something. Its actually a friend I'm asking for who does insurance claims.

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat

I'm pretty sure you don't need Adobe at all. There are a number of utilities that can create .pdf files. Here's one thread linking to one such utility. There are more; Google pdf creator for more info.



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Whenever I open a PDF document, it opens it with Adobe Reader 9 (which I have)(while it should open in Acrobat 8 Pro, which I have) and then, a few seconds later, a pop-up appears saying "Adobe Acrobat 8.1.0 Professional cannot be launched at this time. You must launch at least one more suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop) before launching Acrobat 8.1.0 Professional." It has only an OK button and when I press it, the whole Acrobat, Reader, and PDf file closes. I didn't have this problem before I reinstalled my computer

Help pl0x?

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro

This appears to be some licensing issue perhaps created by the 8.1 update.
This is a MAC thread about the issue http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3bc3a983

I googled: "cannot be launched at this time" acrobat /and got 800 hits

Hope this helps!

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My question concerns Adobe Acrobat 7, so if I'm in the wrong forum I trust you tell me where to go.

I want to e-mail a document I created with Acrobat which has interactive fields. I want to deny the recipient of the use of the interactive fields and the ability to change my entries. How can this be accomplished?

Thanks, Sliderule

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat Pro 7.0

Go the security settings for the document and I believe you can do that there.

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I am using Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro and I have a PDF file that I am unable to move the fields around. The document has no security, but it also says that it cannot be changed.

Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to move the fields around. This is a Federal application and I want it to look professional. It already has fields to fill in, but they don't line up and I would like to straighten them out to look professional.

Maybe I could create another PDF by printing it with PDF995 and they re-adding all the fields....that's one way, but is there just a simple switch or something I need to change?


A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat

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I had an issue with the Protection bar, which I fixed with Smitfraudfix and your help. I now have an adobe acrobat file to open, but it is acting like I don't have the reader. When I try to download the reader it says;

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create and association in the Folder Options control panel.

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: adobe acrobat

Have you tried:
Right Click > "Open With..." then browse for Acrobat Reader?

If that doesn't work, try:
go to Explorer > Tools > Folder Options and click on the "File Types" tab.

Next, scroll down the list until you find the file type.

If no program is associated with the file, (the "Change" button will be greyed out" then click "Advanced".

In the "Actions" window, you should see "open" - highlight this and click "Edit".

Next you will see a box marked "Application used to perform action" - Click "Browse" and locate Acrobat Reader (default location is "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe"

Once you have selected the program to open the file with, click "OK. The file type is now associated with that program, and should open as required.

Please post if this does or doesn't address your problem.



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my acrobat pro 7 started to kick out with a fault. I tried to uninstall it to hopefully reinstall it but the system will not allow me to install or uninstall acrobat. n

So now I am in limbo....can't use it....can't remove it.

I am running Win XP

As a side, windows installer (with the message "preparing to install") appears at start on every computer reboot or new start-up and then goes away after a minute or so not appearing to do anything.

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I have an older version of Adobe Acrobat. I have always been able to go into MS Word XP Pro, and had a toolbar to create the PDF. I have noticed lately that the toolbar for PDF is no longer available. If I right click the toolbars to see a list of available ones, PDF is no longer showing. However, I can still print to PDF using the distiller via print option. Also if I go into, for example, MS Excel, I still have the option for the PDF toolbar.

For the last few days I've just been printing via the distiller, but I would really like to get the toolbar back. Any suggestions?

Later today I am going to try to remove and then reinstall each program to see if this will help. I have to locate my disks first.

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat 5.0

here is a site to get the new 9.1 adobe.

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How can i have acrobat bypass all the start up stuff when i go to launch it each time. I know there has got to be some workaround or prefernce function? Tired of it having to load up every time i use it or click a pdf file. Thanks in advance

System Specs:

Intel P4 D845WN mobo
Intel P4 1.5 CPU
Windows XP Home

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional

Would this freeby be of any worth to your tastes? Click here .

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I realized i didn't have acrobat on my computer until now.. Before I restored my pc, I had acrobat but not this Pro version. I just downloaded the Pro version from Adobe but it seems like there's a normal version that I can get because I'm on a 30 day trial. Am I wrong or can someone help me?

A:Solved: Is there a normal Adobe Acrobat?

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I'm trying to download a document that requires Acrobat Reader 4.0. When I try to download this error message pops up: "Plug-in error: The plug-in did not initialize properly" I was not successful in finding a solution within Adobe's website.

A:[SOLVED] Adobe Acrobat error

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trying to open the online posted Best Buy Ad.
I think I have 5.0.

This is a consistent error.
Here is what I get:

ACRORD32 caused an invalid page fault in
module unknown at 0000:00000009.
EAX=00010000 CS=017f EIP=00000009 EFLGS=00010286
EBX=00000000 SS=0187 ESP=009ef050 EBP=009ef128
ECX=027f6030 DS=0187 ESI=01bc7920 FS=19ef
EDX=00000008 ES=0187 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
00 b6 05 65 04 70 00 65 04 70 00 54 ff 00 f0 8f
Stack dump:
01bc0187 37034af0 027f6030 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000003 00000080 00000000 00000000 01bc7920 0000000b 00640072 00540020 cf329001 e55a7b96
Any help or suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] Adobe Acrobat Crashes after....

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My wife has an HP laptop running Vista. When she attempts access a quilting site that offers a free pattern she gets "the Adobe Acrobat/Reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a Web Browser. Adobe Acrobat/Reader version 8 or 9 is required. Please exit and try again" We both have Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2 and there is no prob. on my PC running on Win 7. Is there something basic I'm missing here?

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat/Reader

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my laptop (acer with windows vista) will not open files in pdf...what could be wrong. i tried to download the system adobe acrobat reader and still does not seem to work

A:[SOLVED] adobe acrobat reader

Go here and download and install this: http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=BUIGO

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I was wondering if somebody could help me with my adobe acrobat reader program, it seems to be using a lot of memory, as shown in the screenshot i added, i wasn't sure whether that was normal or not.
Here's the situation I was playing an internet game. which normally runs smoothly, then it started running really slow, so I brought up my task manager and saw that 'AcroRd32.exe' it was using over 17k of memory.
Any help would be much appreciated!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 520 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33293 MB, Free - 2907 MB; D: Total - 33029 MB, Free - 30956 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Acadia, N/A, LXAH30Y04973112EF61601
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Help with adobe acrobat reader

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I've tried repeatedly to update Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0 using the Help>Update provided in the main program window but nothing happens. The Adobe Forum offers advice but I've found it difficult to follow let alone do.

Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, did you resolve it and, if so, how?


A:Solved: Updating Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0

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Problem: As of this afternoon I can no longer open a PDF web page. When I try I get a white screen with a little box containing a red "X" within it. However, I can open any of the many PDF files on my hard drive.

I'm running Windows XP Pro and Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro. Earlier today and prior to the occurrence of this problem, I clicked on a pop-up window to "allow the opening of PDF files within a web page." Whether this caused my problem is unknown but highly suspect.

Incidentally, I do not run Adobe Reader because having both Acrobat and Reader installed caused problems in the past.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Should I just remove Acrobat 6.0 and reinstall it? I've tried my primary cure for most ills - rebooting - and that didn't help at all.

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro Problem

Open Acrobat, go to Edit, Preferences, Internet, Uncheck Display PDF in Browser.

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I have a user in my office who's Acrobat "randomly" began crashing at close. It also crashes when you try to use save. We use Time Matters and its plugin and acrobat will not save a file using tmsave. I've tried everything I know to do from repairing acrobat, to reinstalling it, to system restore. I've run all the adobe and Microsoft updates I can find. The issue is on the local machine as she can go to another desk and work and I can log on to her computer and expierence the same issues. Anyone have any ideas where to start with this issue?

-Frustrated IT guy

P.S. The machine in question is a Lenovo running XP Pro SP3

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat 9.4 Crashing

Discovered that giving the user full permissions to the adobe folder seems to have fixed the issue

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I am using Windows XP home edition OS with Service pack 2. I have also installed Adobe Acrobat reader 7.0. I find that I can't open certain files with the reader so I tried saving the file and get the message that IE cannot download the file (see attached printscreen). In other cases however if I right click on the file and click on open it will ask if I wish to open this file and when I click on "yes" it will open it for me. I am puzzled that it will not open some files but will open others.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat reader 7.0

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My Boss wants me to make a general fill-in-able form for an employee contract. I know how to do this for all of the sections she wants except one. The one section I am having trouble with is one where depending on the employee, they might have more sections to add than what I put on the form. My boss wants there to be a button that users can click to add more sections to the form if there isn't space enough. I'm not sure howto do this. She wants something like an online application where you can add more work history by clicking a button, only this particular field wouldn't be work history.

Sorry if this is a little vague. I'm trying to stay within the guidlines.


Sara from the Rec. Dept.

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat Form How do I do this?

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Hi, I can't find an option to set Adobe Acrobat (either Reader or Pro) "View on top", i.e., keep the Acrobat window visible at all times even when opening other windows (for example if I want to view a PDF while doing something else). Does anyone know if this is possible with Acrobat? thanks.

A:How to keep Adobe Acrobat on top of other windows?

I don't use Adobe anymore so I'm not certain if there is an option for that in this software, although I doubt it. But... There are applications that can give this feature for any window you want : 5 Simple Ways To Keep Selected Windows On Top [Windows]

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We can open any documents with PDf screen opens up just a gray, we tried repairing and rebooting and then we uninstalled and installed the program. we tried chrome and internet 10 still does not want to open. when we reboot it works for the day or just a few hours then it starts up again.

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I just recently built a new pc and switched from XP to Windows 7--I have also used Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro in XP so I installed it on the new pc. I noticed that when I go to print a document and I click on "print" the normal box comes up ---but when I look at the printer options I do not see "Adobe PDF" as an option. Is this a windows 7 problem (maybe I haven't checked the proper box to allow this) or is it an Adobe thing????

The switch from XP to Windows 7 has definitely caused me to lose some hair!!!

A:Windows 7 and Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro

Hi -

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro is not listed in the Windows 7 Compatibility Center -


7.0 Pro had issues with Vista, so I would expect Windows 7 to have issues as well --> http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/333/333780.html

Windows 7 compatible printer drivers are needed. Given that Adobe now sells Acrobat 9, I don't believe Windows 7 print drivers for Acrobat v7.0 will be forthcoming.

You need to upgrade/ purchase Acrobat 9 - http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/

Regards. . .



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We use the free Adobe Acrobat program. We recently discovered that the document security settings say that a .pdf file we send can be changed. When I click on File - Document Settings there's no place to change the settings. How can I do this so our .pdf files can't be changed? Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Adobe Acrobat Security Settings

You can't, you ned the full acrobat paid for version to have or change security settings

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On my pc at work, acrobat adobe is set up as a printer so I can print documents to a pdf file. How can I set this up on my home pc? Is it free?

A:Solved: adding acrobat adobe as a printer

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I hope I am submitting to the right forum.

I'm having problems with Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8. When opening any PDF files, it just sits there. Will only open to a blank gray page. I tried to uninstall it to reinstall and when going to the control panel to remove, I get this error message.

"This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."

I tried to install an newer version in hopes to over ride the old, but that wouldn't let me since the older version could not be removed. The installation was canceled.

My question is HUH? It worked before, but now it won't do anything. I sometimes have to control+Alt+delete to get out of it. This came pre-installed on my computer. I have no idea on what to do from here. I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me. Thanks for stopping by!


A:Solved: Problems with Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8

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I found it necessary to remove Acobat Reader in order to install an update (which would not install otherwise). As part of the manual removal I was to remove three files at the cmd level. The will not remove at any level. All I get is "Access denied". I am doing this with administrator privileges. How do I get these three files removed? they are .dll in the ActiveX directory (Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat/ActiveX).

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat Reader removal

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I have recently installed Adobe Acrobat Professional on my new computer. There is no Adobe Printer shown on the printer box.

My old computer has it but it has been so many years since I created it that I cannot remember how to do it. A google search was not helpful and the Adobe help is of no value.

Anyone remember how to do this?


A:Solved: How to create Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Printer

Don't remember this ever being an issue?

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Anytime I try to open something, I get the message "There is a problem with Adobe Acrobat/Reader. Please exit Adobe Acrobat/Reader and try again." I used to be able to open these files and then all at once I would get this message. Anyone that knows how to fix this, please help! Thanks!

A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat Reader error

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When I was working on my computer yesterday, a little window popped up and asked if I wanted the latest update of Adobe (I am assuming now it was Acrobat 5.0). I clicked okay, and since that point (and I know I probably did something wrong) I cannot open any programs except Outlook and Internet Explorer. For instance, if I try to open MediaMonkey, the Adobe Acrobat 5.0 window pops up on my screen, it tries to open the program, and then gives me an error message like the one I listed below.
I tried to dump Acrobat 5.0, but it tells me I cannot do that. I am stuck in limbo. I was able to perform a scan with AVG Free, but nothing was detected.

My computer info:
Compaq Presario
HP Intel (R) Pentium (R) M
Processor 1.50 GHz
598 MHz 736MB RAM
MS Windows XP, Home Edition
Version 2002, Service Pack 3

Error Messages read like this:
"Acrobat could not open MediaMonkey.exe because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been corrupted (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).
To create an Adobe PDF document, go to the source application. Then print the document to the Acrobat distiller printer."

Each message is a little different, of course, depending on the application I am trying to open. I am hoping that someone has encountered this before and can tell me what to do to get back on track. Keep in mind that I am only about one step above novice, so be as precise as you can without being too technical.

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A:Solved: Adobe Acrobat has taken my computer hostage!

Do a system restore to before you installed the new update.

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