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).
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.
Lance Tugwell commented
I use pro regularly but I am required to submit 5 forms monthly, to be paid, that will only work if I upload them from reader and now I can't have both programs on my computer....not sure how I will get paid now
quehl gloria commented
I completely agree. I bought Adobe Acrobat Pro for some features that are not included in Acrobat reader and viceversa
Some of my staff use the same computer on different days. Some of them need Acrobat Pro and some just need to view PDFs in Acrobat. It seems stupid to have to use a browser to open a PDF. I believe this used to be possible a few years ago, why the change?
Even if you are NOT a form tester, the real world needs to be able to install both of these applications on computers because computers can have more than 1 user.
Consider a hot desk that any one of 30 employees might sit at and use. 10 of them are licensed for Acrobat Pro. 20 are not.
And I'm the admin responsible for setting up the hot desk. It needs to work for all 30 people.
So yes - I absolutely do need to install both Pro and the Reader on the same computers.
OR EVEN BETTER STILL, allow unlicensed users to login to Pro but only get access to the tools that are in the Reader application.
It's very cool.
Paul Heininger commented
I want the two products to coexist. When using Acrobat Reader, I know the file will not get modified. When using Acrobat Pro, there is the possibility that I will make a change to the file unintentionally. The work around is to set the file to have Read_Only status.
Angela Atkinson commented
I prefer to use my Pro 9 version instead of the new reader. The format and stuff on Reader is not User friendly to me and had no problems with 9, until I was receiving messages that I couldn't open certain files and had to upgrade (Which there is no upgrade). At least allow some of use that hate having to change programs every couple of years to stay with what we are familiar with and paid a lot of money for.
The only working solution, for now and only allows for the 32-bit version of the reader to be installed side-by-side (see bottom of this thread):
I'm adding myself to this list of professionals that has been greatly impacted by this change made by Adobe. I generally never comment on these things but this has created a major impact on how we do work and test.
If Adobe wants to have Reader and Pro run on the same application that fine. At least give us the ability that when we sign out of Pro/Cloud or switch users that the Pro functionality is grayed out or suppressed. Essentially default back to Reader. Don't force close the application or require us to sign up for a free 7-day trial.
If Adobe Executives think forcing users into this corner will drive more PRO/Cloud sales I think they are headed down a bad path... Let's hope they do what's right.
Its really annoying how Adobe treats their longterm customers. i am a form developer as well. Using Reader extensions etc. on LC-Forms. Can only test them if i deploy them on an independent system. Shame on on for switching that function off.
PDF Reader and Editor on the same computer is a must. I use 5-6 computers every day, and open several PDFs every day too. At the same time I also edit, convert or export a PDF a few times a week. In periods I use PS, PR, LR and ID on either my home computer, laptop, workshop computer or one of the office computers. It's really a hassle having to log in and out only to open a random PDF, and even more so if you have to annotate or sign one. It doesn't make any sense for Adobe not to promote using both plain reader and pro versions on the same box. Appears very backwards. There might be a technical hitch in the way, but it must be possible for Adobe developers to get around it. Please Adobe Santa, can I have it for xmas?
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Matt not like this from Adobe. Shame on you! Your mother would not be proud of you right now, and I hope that really sinks in. A lot of important time that could be spent conducting business is being wasted. I'm thinking a class action suit could be in order. Anyone know any good lawyers that can handle this case. The lawyer I used to work with on cases like this was recently indicted for her part in the January 6th riots.