At 09:37 -0800 3/11/06, Dov Isaacs wrote:
>This is a good time, though, to repeat my warning that you should not attempt
>to have either multiple versions of Acrobat, multiple versions of Reader,
>and/or mixtures of Acrobat and Reader installed on a given system.
Why, Dov? Reader, surely, is a stand-alone program that can co-exist happily in
> Although it is possible to coerce the installers to do that, it is neither
> endorsed nor supported by Adobe. Many, many problems that we hear about with
> regards to anything PDF ultimately get traced to attempts to have anything
> more than one version of Acrobat or of Reader installed on one system.
I hear you. One version of Acrobat Pro only makes sense, and certainly the
version of Pro should match the version of Distiller... but Reader? Ok, 7 Pro
can probably create PDF versions or features that Reader 6 doesn't understand,
but we can allow for that. Freelances, in particular, often need many tools in
their tool-chest, and are extremely loath to delete old versions of software
that might one day be needed.
FWIW, I've had 5 Pro and 6 Pro on a Mac for several years, as well as Reader 7,
without any apparent ill effects. In fact, I can remember several instances a
few years back when Distiller 6 would not distill something, but Distiller 5
would, getting me out of Postscript-error hell.
I can understand why Adobe might not want to support this sort of mix, though.