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how to repair pdf writing

Jul 2, 2012 7:18 AM

How can I repair Adobe Acrobat 'pdf5' [I think] to create pdf's?  I have had

this service for years.  I have used Adobe Acrobat 'PDF5" [I think] to create

and send 'pdf's"In the last two weeks I can no longer create 'pdf's' but I can

read them---I believe the computer says the file is cracked.  I am on

AOL 9.6 and Windows 2000

  • David Kastendick
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    Jul 2, 2012 8:35 AM   in reply to activnshvll

    Acrobat 5 did not have a 'repair' option.


    Acrobat 5 had two ways of creating PDF files, the Adobe PDF Printer and PDFWriter (PDFWriter was a custom installation option).


    Your best bet may be to simply uninstall Acrobat 5.0 from Add/Remove Programs and reinstall from your CD.



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    Jul 2, 2012 10:34 AM   in reply to activnshvll

    The CD is the one on which the product came when you purchased it. If you do not have the CD, there is not a lot you can do. Here are some options to consider:


    1. From the control panel>Add Remove Programs, look for Acrobat and select it. See if there is a repair option when you run it. You may need the CD to do the repair, in that case you need to find the CD (and the corresponding software key). There is no place to simply download Acrobat 5.


    2. Depending on the version you have (hopefully newer than AA5.0), you can go to Windows and download the updates. The updates might resolve your problem.

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    Apr 16, 2013 7:43 AM   in reply to activnshvll

    Exactly same thing happens with me too when I was creating my assignment writing pdf files, I was also using outdated version of acrobat reader but when I reinstalled my Acrobat and Updated it then  my problem was automatically resolved I suggest you also the same thing to do ( Reinstall and Update ).

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    Apr 16, 2013 2:12 PM   in reply to daaparker007

    I believe the original poster is talking about Acrobat and not acrobat reader which is what it was called way back at version 5. Now it is simply Reader and does not create PDF's (it didn't when it was acrobat reader either).

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