Acobat Reader 7

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rickkman, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. rickkman macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to install and run Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 on Mac OS X 1.4.2? I download and supposedly installed it twice but I can't find it anywhere on my iBook. I was hoping to use it to open pdf files rather than the application Preview but I am not sure if it is possible. Is there something that I am doing wrong?
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    It looks like you need Jaguar at least. Sorry.
     
  3. rickkman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I assume that the Acrobat Reader 7 is not compatible with Tiger yet?
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i think he was confused by your saying "1.4.2" as the version is called "10.4.2." :) i see no reason why it wouldn't work. any particular reason you want to use it over preview?
     
  5. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....I use Preview as my default but have on occasion come across pdf's that have not opened properly in Preview - blank pages...for those I use Adode Reader 7, which actually I find to be much better than v6.x was....oh yeah!
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Adobe Reader 7 works fine with Tiger. I have it running on the one Mac at work that does have Tiger on it.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    It's biggest advantage over v6 is that you can now edit PDFs in a limited fashion if the creator of the PDF enables this ability when the PDF is created. However, you need Acrobat Pro 7 (or possibly Standard) to make this happen...

    Downloading this file (AdbeRdr70_DLM_enu_full-1.dmg) puts a disk image with another pkg (DownloadReader7.pkg) which runs the 'Adobe Reader Download Manager Installer' which then goes through a typical installation process, downloading the real file as it does so.

    I'm not sure what the point of this convoluted method is but the real file you're looking for is: AdbeRdr70_enu_full.dmg

    There are also 3 updates for it: 7.01, 7.02, & 7.03 which must be installed in succession. i.e. you must have .01 & .02 installed before .03

    Confused? I am. The entire process is not exactly user-friendly.
     

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