Hi Fred and Alison,


Thanks for the info. Ouch, Fred. That doesn't sound like fun.


OK, I will rethink my options.






From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docu...@hotmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:56 AM
To: Tammy Van Boening; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: OT: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client


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

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


From: tamm...@spectrumwritingllc.com
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: OT: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:39:00 -0700


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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