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).
Miguel Cisneros commented
Rookie move from the developers, I can't believe they didn't see this scenario play out.
Dan Clark commented
When installing the new version of Adobe Reader during our imaging process, it's actually AcroPro.msi transformed to function as Reader. This is causing issues when installing Creative Cloud Desktop to activate Acrobat Pro licenses. CCD can't distinguish between "new" Reader and Pro, so it tells the user that Pro is already installed. When the user goes to try and use Pro functionality, it doesn't work. Terrible user experience, and a hassle for our support staff who now have to remove Reader before reinstalling Pro.
Arjun C commented
Critical. Sometimes I just need to digital certificate sign. Other times, i need to be able to edit.It matters when I switch between personal life, CIV employer, GOV employer.
This is ridiculous.
Staryn Wagner commented
I have DC Pro on my home computer for work but can't use it for personal stuff so I also need Reader.
Toluwalope OYEWOLE-OSAIGBOVO commented
It is so annoying that Adobe Acrobat is sticking to this nonsense of not allowing both Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Pro on same machine.
This needs to change FAST!!!
Greg K commented
I'm an educator with 3 devices, and I need to at least read pdfs on all 3 without managing which 2 of the 3 is using my Creative Suite license all the time. AT LEAST make it possible to use Acrobat as a free Reader version if I don't feel like going through all the work of deactivating a device in order to view pdfs on my third machine! Right now it won't let me use Acrobat at all unless I activate Pro--after installing the Suite on my 3rd machine. I don't need Pro on that machine very often, but I'd like to at least reserve the possibility of it without having to install it there each time. Instead, I've installed a 3rd party reader--and none are as useful as Acrobat Reader.
Michael Hoppe commented
Not every user need a (a much to expensive) pro lizence.
Bring back Reader!
Jason S commented
I can't update Reader to the latest version on workstations in my environment because the deployment fails as "application not installed". This is because the workstation reports having Adobe Acrobat DC installed, when it only has Reader. You need to be able to differentiate between Reader and Acrobat and not make them the same application.
Lukas Meyer commented
We really need this in Citrix Environments, because not all users are licensed to Pro Version.
David Peters commented
This is CRITICAL
Di Wu commented
this is important, we need both Acrobat Reader and Acrobat DC installed on same PC to test.
and Acrobat DC subscript are not support different language(see attachment), but we did need to test different language and fronts
Yes please allow Acrobat DC and Reader on same laptop. I create fillable pdfs and need to test before handing over to clients.
I vote for this feature. My use of Acrobat is as follows:
- 02 laptops share the same Acrobat DC PRO Continuous license, which is possible based on "one at a time".
- When a laptop uses Acrobat DC PRO, the other laptop uses Acrobat Reader.
This configuration is possible with version 32-bit, but now, only one application among Acrobat PRO 64-bit and Reader 64-bit will be installed, I can't use the above use case.
Lumumba Shakur commented
Like others I have two accounts on my laptop: one for work and one for personal use. I have a subscription to Adobe Acrobat DC for my work but I do not and WILL NOT subscribe to Adobe Acrobat DC on my personal account. On my older laptop I have both installed no problem. I feel like I am being forced to subscribe to Adobe Acrobat DC on my personal account as well which is not going to happen. I guess I will be using a third-party app until this is resolved and I do not want to but my hand is being forced.
I work on a PC that has multiple users. I don't need Acrobat, but it won't open unless I log in. So, I need to install Reader to be able to see PDFs, yet Adobe does not advise this. What do you recommend??
F Stroh commented
In a Shared Device situation like academic institutions or cowork cubicle farms, you have lots of devices that you must provision for use by ANY of thousands of users belonging to your organization. Those users can belong to different roles; some roles need licensing of content-production software like Adobe CC, some roles only need to view or READ content with software like Acrobat READer.
When Adobe makes shared device use a deployment hassle, they are essentially forcing us to pay full Creative Cloud license fees for thousands of users who'll never need it. This simply creates incentive for large organizations to seek 3rd-party solutions.
If Adobe's business intent is to kill Acrobat Reader, this is the way to do it. If Adobe thinks that means we will start paying for thousands of licenses that will never get used, no we won't. We all know eventually virtual machines and per-user streamed desktops will resolve this issue. But for now, millions of people at large companies, government agencies, and educational institutions, are still using desktop PCs. Is Adobe *sure* they want to give millions of Enterprise users an incentive to seek alternative software?
Sanjin Zeco commented
I'm a home user on Windows 11 and have Adobe Acrobat PRO. My wife and I both share the same desktop computer and use Acrobat to digitally sign documents. In order for this to work, we have our own Adobe IDs and in the past I used to sign in to my PRO and she signed in on the Reader. But now since I can't install both, I've been forced to install the older Reader 11 to use for my wife to sign documents, but the signature can only be stored locally because Reader 11 doesn't support Adobe ID sign in. She can't digitally sign documents with my PRO version because, of course, her ID doesn't have the PRO license and it forces the application to close. I'm furious about this and considering switching to an alternate PDF program.
Ben Bernard commented
Adobe Reader needs to be an independent stand alone application from Acrobat Pro.
Until then, I'm switching 400 users over to alternative PDF software.
David Tetrault commented
I would be fine with just being able to install Acrobat Pro DC if it just functioned as a reader until you unlocked the full suite by logging in.
Denny Mathias commented
I need to confirm that my PDF forms work properly with Adobe Reader, which is what most of the members of my organization have. I have installed the 64-bit version Please update one or both programs so that they can coexist on my PC, currently running Windows 10.