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Adobe Reader 11.0.06
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Adobe Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web,you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout
What's New
Version 11.0.06:
  • This update provides system requirement enhancements, mitigation for security issues, improved overall stability, bug fixes, and feature enhancements. For a list of specific bug fixes, new features, and other changes in this release, see the Release Notes.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.4 or later





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cernus reviewed on 14 Apr 2014
Two weeks ago I left my Windows PC when I received my brand new MBP. When I wanted to open a PDF, I naturally went on Adobe website and installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Even with a tiny PDF (10 pages) it is difficult to scroll and navigate through the document (with the magic mouse it is almost impossible). On my Windows PC everything is fine but on my MBP, it is just awful. Fans a running at the maximum speed (it seems o) and the pages are jumping.
Then I installed PDF Reader Pro and everything went back to normal. Strange.
On the Adobe forum, some people are complaining for more than 6 months and I can see that nothing has been done so far.
Is it because of the MBP retina 2013?
Thanks to MacUpdate I am going now to try Skim.
[Version 11.0.06]


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Philosopherdog commented on 15 Jan 2014
Why on earth would any sane person ever install this on a Mac? Preview is such an incredibly beautiful pdf reader, built right in. Nothing Adobe has ever done could come close. Not a chance.
[Version 11.0.06]

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Lpeting replied on 16 Jan 2014
Because Preview can't handle all of Adobe's propriety PDF extras, and some of us have to deal with those kind of documents (for work, in my case).
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JoeT8820 reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
For anyone that cares, (I'm looking at you Enterprise people) the version number remains the same. The actual 11.0.0.4 has a creation date of Sept. 5, 2013 and the just-released 11.0.0.4 is dated Dec. 20, 2013. At least that is the case for the version downloaded from Adobe's enterprise site.
[Version 11.0.06]


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Rutterp83 reviewed on 02 Jan 2014
List of problems:

- Buggy; occasionally crashes on 10.9.1.
- Bloated (306 MB versus Preview at 37 MB).
- Poor performance; long load time and laggy scrolling.
– Non-Apple Installer, non-native interface.
– Force installs Adobe Reader Internet Plug-in for viewing PDFs within Safari, replacing the native viewer. The user can only remove Adobe's plug-in by deleting it from his or her library.

Sadly, still necessary to interact with some PDF files.
[Version 11.0.04]


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Yarpyarp reviewed on 08 Jun 2013
Would like an option to enable/disable web plugin
[Version 11.0.03]


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Robio reviewed on 15 Jan 2013
When installed Adobe Reader takes over all PDF functions, including opening PDFs within browsers, even Safari.

It's slower than Preview, doesn't have the ease of annotations like Preview.

It's a bloatware dinosaur. Run for your life.
[Version 11.0.01]

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Dp-G4-450guy replied on 22 Feb 2013
A preference that's easily set not to happen.
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sjk replied on 14 May 2013
Nowadays it's probably best to suggest that most OS X users not install this unless they have specific reasons to. Maybe it's mostly Windows users who "mistakenly" install it when Preview or some less boated, intrusive third-party alternative might actually better serve their PDF needs on OS X?
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 10 Sep 2013
@ Dp-G4-450guy: Where, exactly, is this preference you speak of? It's not in Adobe Reader. And Adobe's own instructions via the link in Reader preferences under Internet says that you have to move the AdobePDFViewer.plugin and the AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin out of the Internet Plugins folder in your user/Library folder - which is not all that easy to get to in OS X 10.7 - 8 because the user Library is hidden by default. This, in fact, has been the method I've used for years to disable the Adobe Reader plug-in, which is installed by default by the Adobe Reader and Acrobat installers.

In the latest Reader installer, if you take care you will notice a Customize button in the Installation Type section of the installer. Click on this and you can uncheck Browser Plug-in. This is not a preference in the standard sense of the word, but is an installer option that you can easily miss. If you do, fixing it is a nuisance and a half. And even if you don't install the plug-in with this version of Reader it may be there from an earlier installation.

That said, I like Adobe Reader for PDFs. Preview has its advantages, but which app is better is entirely a matter of opinion. However, I don't like Reader in my web browser.
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Scifi commented on 10 Jan 2013
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Caution to the Intel® 32-bit users here that need the PDF™ NPAPI (browser plugin) version of this 11.0.01 update:

Adobe® has apparently eliminated (or “forgot”) the 32-bit chunk of the code — it is only 64-bit in this 11.0.01 package.

But they did provide the 32-bit chunk for the Non-NPAPI plugin here (it should therefore work in both modes).

[FYI Firefox needs the NPAPI version; Firefox is still built for both Intel® bit-modes, even the Nightly official builds… The previous Adobe® PDF NPAPI plugin (for 11.0.0) did have both chunks, so this 11.0.01 build would seem a regression… I have tried every–which–way to login with my id at adobe.com so I could report this, but they use URLs that won’t pass my thick DNS filters (ergo no browser can successfully log me in here, and no I am not going to change the filters ‘just’ for them)… Maybe if someone really cared about this apparent regression, s/he might go file a bugreport with them about this… ]

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Molamola reviewed on 05 Nov 2012
Always defaults to the first Printer in the alphabet (which on my mac is the one which is usually not available) even if another default printer is set. THIS SUCKS BIG TIME. Please, adobe, use the system print dialogue like you did until Reader 9 instead messing everything up with your own one. Your print settings on Mac are simply a mess!
[Version 11.0.0]


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Caslon commented on 16 Oct 2012
In the default installation, Adobe's PDF browser plugin is installed. Choose "Customize" in the "Installation Type" screen to turn this off.
[Version 11.0.0]


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Cerniuk commented on 22 Sep 2012
Adobe, would it really be so bad to name the disk image something non geek-speak? The disk image and the volume name is "AdbeRdr1014_en_US" which is not exactly something you can find the next day in Spotlight using, oh, I dont' know "Adobe" or "Acrobat".

If your servers are so limited that they cannot handle a file name like "Adobe Acrobat 10.4.1.dmg" then maybe it is time to consider upgrading to Mac OS X Server.
[Version 10.1.4]

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Aargl replied on 15 Oct 2012
Well said! ;-D
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bbw7 replied on 15 May 2013
It must really be SO BAD to name the disk as you suggest, because they are still naming it the same way... :-(
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Whiterock had trouble on 20 Nov 2010
Reader 10 doesn't handle fonts well at all. Opening a well-made pdf file (e.g. "Property List Programming Guide" from Apple) has the text looking like a ransom note made from cutout letters. The pdf shows perfectly in Reader 9. The Reader X view of the pdf is difficult to read. I'm junking Reader X and waiting for Adobe to do what they should have done before releasing this version.
[Version 10.0.0]


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Kaz219 had trouble on 01 Jul 2010
Doesn't work for me. Download the updater (AdbeRdrUpd933_all_i386.dmg), open it, it asks me to “choose the copy of AdobeReader to update” but, after navigating to it, I can't select my Adobe Reader, it's dimmed.
[Version 9.3.3]

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Kuulani commented on 10 Jul 2010
You'll have to go to Adobe.com. The full version is not here, only this updater you found. I'm in the same boat.
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Scifi had trouble on 18 Feb 2010
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For those with the Reader installed on Case-SENsitive partitions and receiving the error popups when the Updater is run:

This is an OLD BUG, the people at Adobe seem to have not heeded previous bug-reports.

Please try the Renaming Steps found in this post, made by Techtronic:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/2160596#2160596
(I called-up Terminal and placed symlinks with ‘ln' in related ways. This needs to be done whenever a Major Update is installed.)

Also please file a proper bug-report here:
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&product=49

PLEASE submit a bug-report as the sheer number of them ought to raise concerns how wide-spread this problem is.

Thanks.

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[Version 9.3.1]


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agg had trouble on 31 Jul 2009
I tried to download Adobe Reader 9.1.3 using MacUpdate.

The size of the file to be downloaded from MacUpdate is shown as 2.6MB. Clicking that link instead takes one to the Adobe Reader site. The file that was downloaded there is AdbeRdr910_en_US_i386.pkg.zip, a 44.1MB file. When I checked the zip contents, version 910 is listed, not 913 or 9.1.3, and every file in that zip has dates on or before Feb.27, 2009.

Has an earlier version mysteriously crept back into the Adobe website? Has the MacUpdate guru flipped his link? Or, do I adjust my meds and continue to use Skim?
[Version 9.1.3]

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Demolition replied on 31 Jul 2009
That happened to me the last time that I tried to update Reader. This time, I updated it through the built-in updater (Help > Check For Updates...). The download is 24.1 MB.

On restarting the app, the "About Reader" box shows "Version 9.1.3".
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Demolition commented on 31 Jul 2009
I forgot to mention...

For those who want a tangible item to store in their software archives, then you can download the actual updater app at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh

You'll find a list of updaters for everything from 6.0.2 up to today's 9.1.3 update, with PPC and Intel versions noted.
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chrischram replied on 31 Jul 2009
Thanks Demolition! Every day I hate Adobe a little bit more.
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chrischram replied on 31 Jul 2009
Of course if you accidentally installed version 9.1 linked from this page, you can't just apply the 9.1.3 updater. You have to go to 9.1.1, then 9.1.2, then 9.1.3. Adobe, just go die!
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theJoshMeister commented on 04 Aug 2009
The problem is that Adobe, unlike virtually every other software developer, chose to release patches for 9.1.1, 9.1.2, and 9.1.3 rather than re-releasing the full download of 9.1. So instead of giving new users the latest, most secure version (currently 9.1.3 as of when I'm writing this), they only give you the outdated and insecure 9.1 when you try to download the full version. This goes for both the Mac and Windows versions. It's absolutely insane, and whichever Adobe employees came up with this idea (probably to save on bandwidth costs at the expense of every new user's security) should be fired.
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lylehm had trouble on 24 Jun 2009
Recent versions of Safari have removed "Page Setup" from the "File" menu. Options like "Paper Size" are now incorporated into the main page of the "Print" dialog box.
When a PDF opens in Safari using the Adobe plug-in, the Safari print dialog is superseded by the Adobe Reader dialog. This eliminates the ability to change paper size!

If you want to be able to use other paper sizes, and still want to have your PDFs open in Adobe Reader vs. Preview (and it's Safari plug-in), just take the following steps:

1. Remove the file /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewer.plugin
(this can also be done in Adobe Reader: File:Preferences:Internet:Display PDF in browser OFF)
2. In Terminal.app (as the correct user): defaults write -app Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool Yes
3. In the Finder, select any PDF file and "Get Info" from the "File" menu.
4. Under "Open with" select Adobe Reader.app and click "Change All.."

PDFs will now download to your default download folder and automatically open (depending on security settings) in Adobe Reader.
[Version 9.1.2]


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JetPilot had trouble on 11 Mar 2009
Just installed 9.1 PPC version. Still fails to run - Internal Error.
[Version 9.1]


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John Hunt had trouble on 10 Mar 2009
On startup Reader 9.1 fails with internal error on my G5 dual 2.5
Its Useless
[Version 9.1]

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Harv replied on 10 Mar 2009
You're sure you DL'd the correct version, e.g., PPC vs. Intel?
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John Hunt replied on 11 Mar 2009
Yes, unless Adobe is screwed, I specifically selected the PPC version
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dacleary had trouble on 19 Jun 2007
I have a Powerbook G4 Titanium (yeah, it still runs great) and I print to a Brother HL-1850 using the CUPS 1.1 driver. Nonetheless, when I try to print any pdf form I have filled out with Adobe Acrobat 8.1.0 the physical print out looks horrible. Everything is pixelated, i.e., there are no solid lines but lines composed of, say, half the pixels that should be there. I only have this problem with Acrobat Reader. I had the same problem with ver. 7.0. But if memory serves me correctly, there was no such problem with 6.0. Of course I deleted that when I added 7.0. Is this just an isolated incident? I think they have crippled the printing function to get you to buy the full program. Anyone have a solution? Thanks in advance.

Doug.
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sjj_public had trouble on 07 Dec 2006
It does have some bugs. Sometimes windows open zoomed beyond the edges of the screen, for example, but on the other hand this is *so* much faster than the old version in starting up. It's now usable. Also, I really dislike the search feature in Preview - that standard drawer thing is just absolutely awful. I think Adobe Reader is much better for use with large documents, especially if you want to do any searching. I've set it as my default reader now. Curiously, I can't seem to get Firefox to open PDFs in Adobe Reader even after having set Adobe Reader as the default app, and Firefox set to open .pdf in the default app. That may be a Firefox issue, though.
[Version 8.0]

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Graham Perrin replied on 09 Dec 2006
Safari is the only browser listed at http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/acrobat/acrrsystemreqs.html#80mac

No mention of support for Firefox, Camino, OmniWeb, Opera etc..
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klagreca had trouble on 07 Dec 2006
So I downloaded Reader so that I can markup and highlight portions of documents, EXCEPT, it seems that every PDF I have is protected against commenting. Even the PDF's that I created through OS X's print to PDF feature are protected against commenting.

Can anyone verify this? Or reccommend a way to remove security from unecrypted and non-password protected PDFs? Thanks!
[Version 8.0]

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Graham Perrin replied on 09 Dec 2006
At http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8.0/WSA13C481B-B0A1-41d5-ADDF-3C669541CA35.html

> If the form initiator has granted additional usage rights

:-(
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Graham Perrin commented on 09 Dec 2006
http://www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpen/

PDFpen is not free but it's reasonably priced and pleasantly easy to use.

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[Version 11.0.02]


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Adobe Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web,you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.


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