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Garyhe23

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The installation takes forever and I had to force quit the installation process. I have the Air base version. Does anyone have the same issue? What is the best pdf reader on M1? Thanks for any help!
 

Chundles

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The installation takes forever and I had to force quit the installation process. I have the Air base version. Does anyone have the same issue? What is the best pdf reader on M1? Thanks for any help!
Preview. The overwhelming majority of folks will not need to download a PDF viewer on the Mac. It’s pre-installed.
 
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Chancha

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I absolutely depend on Acrobat Pro. I can't buy a new Mac until I'm sure I can install/run Adobe AP.
Adobe does not officially support any of its CC aps on M1 yet, but I can download pretty much all of them via the Universal native CC app-launcher (its in beta). Been trying the complicated ones like LR Classic and InDesign where they seem to run fine. However for some reasons Acrobat DC / pro / Distiller is not only unsupported but it is listed as incompatible. I couldn't install or find it via the CC app, then I started a text chat with their online support, the guy seems to be uninformed on the situation and redirected me to download Acrobat DC directly. The installer ran successfully, but the app itself kind of refuse to launch sometimes, or it ran but then force quits itself after just minor activity.

I did the above on day 1, not sure if they have improved / moved Acrobat out of the incompatible zone yet. Meanwhile I just stick with Intel machines for actual work.
 
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ww1971

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The installation takes forever and I had to force quit the installation process. I have the Air base version. Does anyone have the same issue? What is the best pdf reader on M1? Thanks for any help!

i found a way to install it. I bought a additional m1 MacBook Air through Black Friday sales. I got Adobe reader for iPad to work on mac m1. It works fine. I was able to open PDF files without any problems.
 

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chikorita157

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I use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC regularly and it works, but you need to use the enterprise installer and not install using the Adobe CC app. I did run into issues with the Create PDF add-in in Office since I am running the universal binary 2 beta and the addin only works with Rosetta 2 I believe. I had to remove the add-in files or I will receive Visual Basic errors. Most importantly, Create Adobe PDF from the print dialog works.
 

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