Adobe Acrobat 6.00 w/ Panther

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by nicomendoza, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. nicomendoza

    nicomendoza Guest

    Hi All!

    I just switched to Macs a few months ago (and secretly wonder why I didn't earlier), and now I have Adobe Acrobat Pro 6.0. I tried to copy the application directly from the CD to the application folder, and it initialises properly, asking me for my password, and registration details, but I noticed that the PDFWriter printer is not correctly installed. Everything else (including Microsoft Office plug-ins) are there, except for this printer.

    I tried to re-install the printer by logging on with my root account and issuing this command at the terminal:

    rm /usr/libexec/cups/backend/pdf

    After doing that, I rebooted my computer and launched Acrobat again, and it goes through the same initialisation routine (sans the request for user information), and then the PDFWriter printer is still not available.

    I also tried to use the "Save as PDF" function in Panther, and just proceeded to Acrobat to include my digital signature and comments, then I realise that the file size became smaller as Acrobat stipped a few things off the file (can't remember the name), but when I sent the file to another computer (or viewed it using Preview) it was unreadable. Could all these problems be interrelated?

    In any case, my installation is a wreck and the program rendered unusable. Tips? Anyone? Thanks!
  2. Kenneth

    Kenneth Moderator

    Apr 8, 2004
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    When you transfered the PDF file to the other computer, what Acrobat reader version was it? Maybe you saved the PDF as ver 6 and the readers on the other computer is only ver. 5 or less.
  3. nicomendoza

    nicomendoza Guest

    I transferred it using Version 6 and the target computer was running Acrobat Reader 6.0. I also did this to transfer to Version 4 with the target computer running preview, but both PDF's became unusable.

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