I'd echo Syed's point here - 
We Tech Pubs folk have a habit of repeating something Dov Isaac's said over a 
decade ago like it's some kind of holy writ, 
but 10 computer years is about a century in real years ;) Things may well (and 
certainly ought to) have changed since then.

I'd like to see a list of the actual DLLs and registry entries and blah blah 
that are involved before accepting that Adobe still haven't fixed this.
(lol but then again, there are so many corners of FrameMaker that Adobe haven't 
fixed since they ported it off the NeXT, so who am I trying to kid... ;) )

The standard solution for this kind of issue is to have a virtual machine on 
which to test your customer experience.

If you have Windows 8, it comes with "Microsoft HyperV" built in, you can 
create a virtual machine with a few clicks, install Reader in it, and play away 
to your hearts content.  (Shock news: Windows 8 actually does have some useful 
new features in it, see?  :) )
Another handy free virtual machine is Oracle's www.virtualbox.org 
Give one of these a try and never mess up your precious working environment 
ever again!


Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:45:58 -0800
From: "Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)"
To: "Mike Wickham" <i...@mikewickham.com>,
        "framers@lists.frameusers.com" <framers@lists.frameusers.com>
Subject: RE: OT: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

I guess my reaction is that the information from Dov at that link you found is 
from 2004 - almost ten years ago... on Windows 98 and Windows XP systems 
apparently, etc.

The results may be quite different today perhaps? Or maybe it is my approach of 
always installing Acrobat after Reader ...

<shrug> Works for me (and I ain't boasting ... merely reporting. :) :))

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