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  1. #1
    Neil McC
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    Default Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    Bit confusing this.Is it just a name change for Acrobat Reader,from 5 .1 to 6?
    ?:|

  2. #2
    stu140103
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    > Bit confusing this.Is it just a name change for
    > Acrobat Reader,from 5 .1 to 6?

    Yes

    Hope this helps


  3. #3
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    Yes :-)

    Although, it is now Adobe Reader, not Acrobat...?!

  4. #4
    Scouse
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    Hi folks
    A lengthy but interesting extract from one of today's emails...

    Once you've downloaded Acrobat 6, double-click on the file and the installation should go smoothly. However the installation isn't quite as smooth if you have an earlier version of Acrobat Reader already installed (and most of you will). You should uninstall any older versions of Acrobat before installing Reader v6.

    The v6 installation does NOT remove earlier versions of the reader software nor are you given any option to uninstall then during the v6 setup. This is a strange choice for Adobe to make. It was probably done so developers could have multiple Reader versions present for compatibility testing. However most users don't need that since the latest Reader will read all PDF files, regardless of version.

    The result is that you'll have both Reader v6 and an earlier version (probably v5 or v4) on the same computer. That's not a serious problem until you later decide to do some tidying up. You go to Control Panel | Add / Remove Programs and look down the list of installed programs. You'll see that there's both Acrobat Reader v6 and an earlier version. In the spirit of computer cleanliness you uninstall the older version. Good choice but then you can't read any PDF files!

    Reason? when you uninstalled the previous Reader, it removed the file association that tells Windows to use the Reader with any .PDF files.



  5. #5
    Neil McC
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    Thanks guys.Looks like an uninstall for both and reinstall 6.

  6. #6
    mikebartnz
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    If it is just because of file associations just Shift/Right click and choose Open With to return the associations.

  7. #7
    godfather
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    Its more than just associations.
    Mine returned an error after uninstalling AR5, and kept wanting to tell Microsoft all about it.

    A re-install of Adobe Reader 6 was all that was needed, following uninstalling AR5.

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    Terry Porritt
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    Sometimes Acrobat Reader has been a bit of a pain. Have had version 5 installed thinking it was backward compatible, then when trying to read something on elderly driver CDs etc found that I had to re-install an older version of AR in order to do so.

    I hope this version 6 is truly backward compatible.

  9. #9
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    > Its more than just associations.
    > Mine returned an error after uninstalling AR5, and
    > kept wanting to tell Microsoft all about it.
    >
    > A re-install of Adobe Reader 6 was all that was
    > needed, following uninstalling AR5.

    Yes, same here, but for me it was of little inconvenience having downloaded the whole thing the day before, but for people who havent saved the Installer.. Well, Adobe should really warn that it wont upgrade AR 5 :-(

  10. #10
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: Is Adobe Reader 6 the follow on from Acrobat Reader 5?

    I find that I usually uninstall the software before installing the new version in a lot of cases as it is. But yes it would be nice to get more of a warning. I'm sure most people didn't realise that it is actually a different product that they're installing.

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