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Subsequent to posting my "discovery" about using a windows text editor with Acrobat on a Mac on which Parallels is installed, although this does seem to work for a time, it doesn't take long before it gets fouled up and crashes. Consequently, "copy-paste-copy-paste-copy-paste… between Acrobat and TextWrangler" remains the best alternative. One would think that Adobe would get around to fixing this annoying deficiency.
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I'm using Acrobat Pro DC on the Mac (Sierra) and use an external editor all the time.
The trick to make it a pleasant experience is to save and *quit* the editor EVERY time. If you leave the editor running, the next time you send a script over from Acrobat, it will not always load a fresh version and things quickly get messy.
I've used Textmate and SublimeText without issue. I'm using Sublime right now because it reopens quicker than anything else I've found which is useful when I have to quit each time I'm done and return to Acrobat.