Adobe Acrobat Reader

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AaronMcarthur, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. I was reading on a site a couple of hours ago and it was talking about how Adobe Acrobat Reader was a third party software. Someone told me how 3rd party programs are like programs that can run in the background and do other things windows cannot do, like disable display properties and such things like that. The question im asking is, why do they call Adobe Acrobat Reader a 3rd party software and what does it do? I never use it?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You'll find you'll need it sooner or later. It reads .pdf files & a lot of things now come in .pdf format. Manuals & that type of thing that you will need to read.
     
  3. Ohhh so kinda like getting a cell phone manual, car manual, and vcr manuals, things like that I would get from the internet?
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Yep, and because windows doesn't have 'resident' capablity to read the .pdf format, you need third party support (Acrobat Reader).
     
  5. Great now I know about Acrobat Reader, thanks.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Possibly. I was thinking more sound card, graphics, computer things but yes those things as well. It's a bit like a word document. (doc files)
     
  7. Ahhh another question came to my mind. Could I type something in Acrobat Reader?? and how i dont see New under file and when i typed it, would it be in .pdf format?
     
  8. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    You can't create .pdf files with the free program 'Adobe Acrobat Reader.' You need 'Adobe Acrobat' to do that.
     
  9. caribchief

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    Is there a specific version of 'Adobe Acrobat' for xp.
    I had problems with the distiller/writer. Installation goes through with no errors. However the "acrobat printer" is not added.

    any suggestions?