Installing Acrobat Pro plus Acrobat Reader is a necessity
PDF forms developpers needs to test their forms (created with Acrobat Pro) with Acrobat Reader, so we need to have Acrobat Pro AND Acrobat Reader on the same computer.
Preventing us from doing so is a nonsense that forces us to use competing software (Foxit or PDF Studio).
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Leanne Clark commented
We use Adobe InDesign to create fillable forms. We open with Acrobat Pro to save as Reader enabled but we need to be able to test that the form can be filled in with Reader by our customers. We now cannot do this!!
Not good enough Adobe!!
arnold hartog commented
Bretts answer was indeed what we needed to solve the issue , thnx
Elsebet Morville commented
We use Acrobat Pro for print production, but we also need the free Reader for testing and in order to know what can be done there and what can't, se we can help our customers who do not have the Pro version. We also need it in Danish, which is another problem.
I just spent three hours trying all sorts of solutions, and nothing worked.
Brett's answer may be quite simple, but being an ordinary user ... :-)
I reached out to Enterprise support and the answer is quite simple. The new 64-bit unified App installer, allows for a couple of registry entries which defaults to reader with the Pro features enabled via login with adobe account.
Scroll to bottom of document for reg keys or how to use customization wizard.
Erik Wever commented
As a large organization (40000 users) we need for all users acrobat reader to read pdf documents and fill in forms, and a selected group of users and developers need Acrobat DC pro next to the reader. as some web applications are giving problems and errors when opening pdf with pro instead of the reader, reader is a necessity next to pro.
David Peters commented
Don't switch to the sluggish Foxit ****. Use the best PDF software in the world: PDF-Xchange Editor.
Marc Colombara commented
I may have found a solution: stop subscribing to Adobe for my 30 users and buy Foxit licenses, cheaper?
How soon will we have a solution?
Marc Colombara commented
It is important to have both versions simultaneously for VMWare VDI gold image where there are users who have a PRO licence and other users who need to use only Reader
Brian Hickey commented
This functionality is mission critical for my clients.
Scott Conrad commented
Acrobat Reader and Pro are both necessary on shared workstations on which one user has a license and the other(s) user does not.
Either that, or Adobe needs to allow Acrobat Pro to "act" like reader if the user does not log into their Adobe account.
DBOC 205 commented
The reader used to be a separate install / app. Having it linked all to Pro now is infuriating. I regularly have to use multiple machines for work and keep having to switch license logins for basic adobe reader functions.
John Warnock would be rolling over in his grave if he knew how Adobe was being run these days. He was a man of great integrity unlike these new folks who are only interested in holding a proverbial gun to the heads of their customers.
arnold hartog commented
We run a Azure wvd environment where some but not all users have Acrobat Pro. Running them next to each other has become at the least unreliable, and at the most impossible. The applications very much do have to be separate and unique applications (or at least only enable the Pro version when someone logs in but not force that login on people who just need the Reader)
Please fix this! ,or we have to use other vendors.
Adobe again does not know his customers, and like to loose them to alternatives
We run a Citrix environment where some but not all users have Acrobat Pro. Running them next to each other has become at the least unreliable, and at the most impossible. The applications very much do have to be separate and unique applications (or at least only enable the Pro version when someone logs in but not force that login on people who just need the Reader)
Please fix this!
Olokode Oluseyi commented
I vote for this because online signature of my organization does not work with pro..I kept on installing and uninstalling each time i needed to sign.
I'm pretty sure not being able to install Reader and Acrobat on the same computer is only a condition with the 64 bit version. You guys should try the 32 bit version instead or lobby your organization's I-T to do it. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Victoria Berger commented
It's absolutely maddening that *paying customers* cannot install both Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Reader on the same machine. Sooo frustrating!
Markus Stoll commented
I also need to Test pdf files with the Adobe Reader on a daily base but also need the Acrobat DC Pro in parallel for editing PDF files. If not RUNNING in parallel on the same time, why it is not possible to choose via a Start parameter (or by an option with a required restart) which Version to run. This would be a tremendous help as the only other possibility is to create a VM testing environment which is more time consuming and costly or a different Windows user which shares the same disadvantages as before. Even on a non-business PC this would require more maintenance effort and is more time consuming to switch. Please consider ta least th eoption via a start parameter...
pietro mappa commented
in the VDI environment we need to hide the PRO version for users who are not licensed but share the same MasterImage!
Paul Champion commented
I have multiple computers running Adobe acrobat via Creative Cloud. Only two can be active at one time. Rather than constantly switching back and forth between them, I often need to switch to the Reader for routine reading of documents. Both should be available on my systems.