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Mac OS X Case Sensitive File System

Mar 14, 2009 2:36 PM

Is Adobe EVER going to fix Acrobat Reader so it can print PDF files when running on Mac OS X with a case sensitive file system?

We have been running all our Macs for years with a case sensitive file system which is one of the options on the Mac OS X installer. All our applications work fine except Adobe Reader. I have asked and complained to Adobe for a year or two. Whenever we try to print it just says that "Adobe Reader cannot print this document". We would use Preview but we use forms and digital signatures that Preview can't handle. We end up having to copy all our PDF files to a Windows system to print. This is pathetic, especially from Adobe.
 
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    Mar 14, 2009 8:43 PM   in reply to Onazuka
    Adobe doesn't support the Case Sensitive File system. Even Apple doesn't
    recommend it for anything but their server product and they do not
    recommend its use on the boot driver of OS X server.

    Mike
     
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    Mar 15, 2009 8:03 PM   in reply to Onazuka
    Jeff,

    I know that Apple has made the case sensitive file system available in
    Leopard, but that did not change Apple's recommendations. Adobe has made
    it pretty clear that they do not support the case sensitive file system.
    I wish they would. It is a safer system to be running, but my or your
    wishing doesn't make it so.

    If you want it supported get you, your friends, and all acquaintances to
    place a request at:



    Then maybe, just maybe it might get supported in Reader 11.

    Mike
     
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    May 3, 2009 10:41 AM   in reply to MichaelKazlow

    Mike & Jeff,

     

    System Requirements for installation of Nikon Capture NX2 on Macintosh OS X (version 10.4.11 or 10.5.2) include a note that Capture NX2 is not compatible with the Case Sensitive, or Case Sensitive, Journaled disk formats.

     

    Nikon is in the Adobe camp on this issue.

     

    Tom

     
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    Jun 4, 2009 1:42 PM   in reply to Onazuka

    freaking dreamweaver is the same!

     
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    Jun 29, 2009 10:08 AM   in reply to Onazuka

    Adobe is just wrong on this.  It's a huge failure on their part to require a case-insensitive drive. I feel cheated and ripped off.   It's lazy poor programmers who program without strict adherence to case in filenames and variables.  Shameful, and not that hard to fix.

     

    I have hours invested in getting the software setup on my various Mac OSX Servers.  Case sensitive filesystems are the default for the system disks, and something I choose routinely for all other drives.  This is the proper filesystem.  It's the RIGHT way do do things.  All of my other software works EXCEPT Adobe products.  I do not have the time or inclination to rebuild my system disk from scratch.  It's cheaper for me to buy a new machine.

     

    Wake up Adobe.  WAKE UP!  This is not a new issue.  Support your users.

     
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:04 AM   in reply to Onazuka

    At 24 September 2012, the problem is still awaiting solution. Reader X on OSX with case-sensitive filesystem is affected by the problem.

     
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