11 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2017 5:50 AM by Adorobat

    Adobe has the worst support of any software!

    billt13375411 Level 1

      After months of fighting over being billed for Acrobat professional and never getting any emails answered I filed a case with my credit card. The software never installed properly had numerous errors  and pop ups but didn't work. So months later I have found out there was a forum I was supposed to post my problem on. Shame on me for thinking because I paid for a program it should be supported by the company I paid to use it not a bunch of end users. Worst part was I ended up paying an early termination fee so I paid for a year of something I never used. Thought only the government ripped people off like that and got away with it.

        • 1. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
          Adorobat Adobe Employee

          Hi billt13375411,

           

          I apologise for the inconvenience caused to you.

           

          Could you please let me know the version of Acrobat Pro you are having issues with?

          For ex, if you have Acrobat Pro DC installed on the computer, launch Acrobat Pro DC>Help>About Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

           

          Which Operating System you have on the machine-Windows/Mac?

          Also, what issue you are facing in the working of the product?

           

          Thank You,

          Shivam

          • 2. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
            billt13375411 Level 1

            No longer installed as it would not work, computer is Windows 10 using 64 bit. Was charged for the year and it never worked after the trial, not sure why the trial worked but paid version had an error pop up every time the program was opened. Was used to edit pdf documents only.

            • 3. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
              Adorobat Adobe Employee

              Hi billt13375411,

               

              You might try below mention steps:

              1- Download and run Cleaner tool from here: Download Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool - Adobe Labs

              2- Restart the computer.

              3- Download and install Acrobat Pro DC from this link: Download and install Acrobat DC subscription

              4- Restart the computer.

              5- Launch Acrobat and see if its working fine.

               

              Thank You,

              Shivam

              • 4. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                franciscob35482464 Level 1

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                • 5. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                  billt13375411 Level 1

                  So that seemed to work for the trial but how do I get the financial aspect of this problem resolved? I was billed for a year of something that did not work and it's not fair that I should have to start a subscription all over when I have already paid to use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

                  • 6. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                    billt13375411 Level 1

                    So this only further proves how much the support from Adobe sucks. Several months later no one has contacted me to apologize for the lack of support or customer service. I still have a need for the product and once again the trial worked fine. In order to use the paid version for $15 per month I have to commit to a one year contract. The last time I did after 2 months of trying to get help I cancelled it and contacted my credit card for a dispute. I lost the dispute and was billed the final 10 months even though it never worked. THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ADOBE SUCKS NO ONE GIVES A S#@!

                     

                    So what am I supposed to do? Buy a pirate copy on ebay or use a hacked license? If you don't care what the users are doing maybe that would apply again, not sure about anything except I have a need for the software and cant use it. Perhaps a class action suit like I had against another software company might be in order, time to find that attorneys number.

                    • 7. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                      billt13375411 Level 1

                      You completely missed the part about being billed for it after I cancelled because no one would help. Not paying for another year only to hope it works!

                      • 8. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                        Adorobat Adobe Employee

                        Hi billt13375411,

                         

                        Please contact our Support here: Contact Customer Care , click Still need help? Contact us.  Login into your Adobe account before contacting Support.

                         

                        Thank You,

                        Shivam

                        • 9. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                          peterd60613465

                          I can confirm your bad experience with Adobe. I lost my email address and couldn't access my Adobe account anymore. I have tried numerous times to get help from Adobe but without an email address they wouldn't help. Yes, they took the money, that they did, but they never gave me any software in return. In the end I had to block Adobe from taking more money out of my credit card account.

                           

                          On top of that; I live in the Netherlands, we speak Dutch here, I speak Dutch, and Adobe sells a Dutch version of Creative Cloud. However I could not speak to a Dutch speaking employee. I was allowed to choose between a phone call with an 'English' speaker from India, or an online English chat (robot). Both were less than helpful. No email address means no software.

                           

                          Now I do admit that Adobe has to be careful with users who cannot use the email address that is associated with their account. But it is not impossible to loose an email address. There is still the payment, and there are other means to check an identity. They could, for instance, ask me to make a small payment with the same credit card to verify that I am who I say I am. Or any other means to confirm who I am, but they simply refuse to help. Grabbing money, yes, giving service, no.

                           

                          It still makes me mad if I think about it. It's, after all, not a small amount of money.

                          • 10. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                            try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                            Adobe used to have a pretty good Dutch customer and technical support team, based in Amsterdam. I guess they cancelled it... Jammer.

                             

                            At any rate, there should be a way of helping you get support, even if you don't have access to your old email address, provided you can identify yourself using some other details. I will inform the Adobe Staff here of this issue and hopefully you will be contacted soon to resolve the problem.

                            • 11. Re: Adobe has the worst support of any software!
                              Adorobat Adobe Employee

                              Hi Peterd,

                               

                              We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Could you please let us know if you have any case number for the chat interaction you had with our Support?

                              You can send the case number to us via private message. To send a private message, hover your mouse over my user name and click Message.

                               

                              Thank You for your patience.

                              Shivam