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Windows 7: uninstalling acrobat kills word 2003 > 2007 document conversion

26 Apr 2017   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

still @ this. as it's already the uninstall of acr9 that damages word 2003, i'll next try to force acr10 install on top of acr9, and see what happens.

does anyone know what exact files/registry keys make acrobat think that it's already installed?

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28 Apr 2017   #12

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does not Acrobat 10.1.2 Pro need a proper activation key to work properly and be legal?

No its just a straight install no activation key needed. You have the option to uninstall any previous Adobe Reader which should be ticked as you only want one version installed to open a PDF file.
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28 Apr 2017   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I've gone a completely different route for .PDF creation, which is free, (for basic usage, charges apply if you need lockable secure output), and legal and meets all Adobe PDF standards

pdfcreator installs as a Print driver and thus does not need to insert any links into the host applications used to create the contents of the PDF, and therefore works with any Word version, Or more than one concurrently, as well as other applications - they just need to be able to print.

All editing is performed in Word and then Printed to PDF when needed. The Printer Driver is also capable of "printing" to various graphics formats if you ever need this function ( good for inserting excerpts of documents into other documents.

This may be an option for you that is more reliable than using your preferred older word versions, and producing Thumbnail capable PDFs
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30 Apr 2017   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i'm sure pdfcreator works for you great, barman58. i can't face the risk of unforeseen compatibility issues and need to stick with what most folks use.

acrobat is also a printer driver, but in its great wisdom adobe has (uselessly) made the installation to tamper with many other host-program features, thus making our life more difficult than it would have to be.
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