When I installed Reader on the CD as I described previously, I called Adobe and asked if it was ok to do it that way. I was assured that it was fine. All they wanted was to make sure that we did not change any of their files. But again, that was several years ago. It's probably a good idea to call Adobe and ask.
Diane -----Original Message----- >From: Peter Gold <peter at knowhowpro.com> >Sent: Apr 12, 2006 9:32 PM >To: Diane Gaskill <dgcaller at earthlink.net>, alan at alphabyte.co.nz, >framers at lists.frameusers.com >Subject: RE: Including Acrobat Reader on Manual CD-ROM > >If there's no information on running Reader from a CD-ROM on the >Adobe site, and it's not mentioned in the license, and no mention >especially in the distribution requirements, it's a good bet that >Adobe doesn't want their product to be distributed this way, even if >it runs. Although Reader is free, it's not without licence >requirements. > >HTH > >________________ >Regards, > >Peter Gold >KnowHow ProServices > > >Dave asked: > >> >> I spent some time searching Adobe's Web site, but >> >> didn't find any information on a version of Acrobat Reader that runs >> >> directly from the CD-ROM. If anyone is aware of where I can find this >> >> information on Adobe's site, would you please send me the URL. >> >> >> >> Thanks in advance, >> >> >> >> Dave Bills > >Diane replied: > >At 9:07 PM -0700 4/12/06, Diane Gaskill wrote: >>Dave, >> >>I've done what your RFP asks for, but it was with an older version >>of Acrobat Reader. >>I installed Reader on the hard disk and then just copied the entire >>tree to a CD. It >>worked fine. However, Adobe has added security features to most of >>its products >>and I cannot say whether this method will work with the current >>version of Acrobat. >>But it's worth a try. BTW, the product I had documented ran only on >>a Windows system >>so there was no question regarding platforms. >