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bpt1
16-10-2003, 12:10 AM
I have installed Acrobat 5.0 and the SP1 Acrobat 5.0.5 but I cannot get it to integrate into MS Office programs. When I had Acrobat 4.0 installed I had the PDF icon on the toolbar of MS Word. I am running Win 98SE and Office XP. Any ideas?

Barnabas
16-10-2003, 08:46 AM
You might need to lower your security settings in word so that you can run macros which is what Acrobat uses to intergrate with word. Look under Tools/Options/Security Settings/Macro Security/ and set to medium.
Also did you uninstall 4 before installing 5? Have had problems with this in the past as well.
Hope this helps.

B.

bpt1
17-10-2003, 01:22 AM
I lowered the Macros security setting from medium to low and then reinstalled Acrobat but to no effect. The pdf icons appear (as before - I later noticed) in all other Office applications but not in Word. Even when I open Word using PDFmaker.dot or PDFmakerA.dot in the PDFmaker folder the pdf toolbar does not appear.
Any other ideas?

bpt1
17-10-2003, 01:23 AM
Yes I did uninstall Acrobat 4 beforehand.

ilikelinux
17-10-2003, 07:20 AM
are you able to print an acrobat file?
I had acrobat once and that was the most reliable.

tbacon_nz
17-10-2003, 08:16 AM
This may seem a bit obvious, but have you checked your View|Toolbars menu? See if there is a PDFmaker 5.0 entry, and make sure it is checked. Of course if the entry is not there, we are no further forward. :-(

Barnabas
17-10-2003, 08:48 AM
Hmmm, same thing happened to one of my users at work today. Very strange. Anyway I found this which should help. Check it out.

http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/2b326.htm

B.

bpt1
17-10-2003, 11:18 PM
Thanks, I found that too and it solved the problem. I added pdfmaker in the "templates and add-ins" under Tools.

Susan B
18-10-2003, 03:13 PM
> I cannot get it to integrate into MS Office programs. When I had Acrobat 4.0 installed I had the PDF icon on the toolbar of MS Word.

This one is new to me. What does Acrobat do when it is integrated into Office/Word? What are the advantages of it being integrated?

Barnabas
21-10-2003, 10:13 AM
Having acrobat intergrated simply means that you can make a word document into a pdf file. Great for sending files to clients when they dont have word or you want to ensure that the layout of the document remains exactly the same. i.e no version problems between 97 and XP e.t.c

parry
21-10-2003, 10:21 AM
Susan, just in case your not aware this is Adobe Acobat the full application as opposed to the free reader.