There's no other machine anywhere in your company where you can test the file?

One of the issues that can arise if you do what you propose is that when you 
uninstall Reader it might remove a DLL or other resource that is also used by 
Acrobat Pro. If Reader's install and uninstall scripts are really foolproof, 
they will keep track of any components that pre-existed when they were 
installed so that they know not to delete those on uninstall. 

Where things get really iffy is when there is a pre-existing Reader 
installation when Acrobat Pro is installed. Our company's standard desktop 
configuration includes Reader, and the last time my hard disk was replaced I 
forgot to have the IT tech remove Reader before installing Acrobat Pro. When I 
later removed Reader, it hosed the Acrobat installation and I had to do an 

-Fred Ridder

Subject: OT: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:39:00 -0700

OT: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client


I have heard on many  occasions that you should not have Adobe Acrobat Pro and 
Adobe Reader installed on the same client, but I need to test something in 
Reader before I  pass a PDF off and all three of my available systems already 
have Adobe Acrobat Pro loaded. Is it possible to load Reader at all just for 
some brief testing and then uninstall it after the testing is complete, or will 
I encounter any issues by doing this?

Thank you,



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