4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2009 11:30 AM by (psoa) RSS

    Difference between Adobe Reader and Acrobat Reader

      This morning I tried to open a PDF file (through Firefox) and a message came up asking to update the Reader because the pdf file might not display properly. I went to the Adobe/Acrobat website and downloaded & installed Adobe Reader 9.

      Now I have both "Acrobat Reader 5.0" and "Adobe Reader 9" icons on my desktop. I also checked under "Start/All Programs" and under Control Panel's "Add/Remove Programs" and I have both programs. I'm afraid to delete what I think is the older version of the program (Acrobat Reader 5.0) because I don't know if the two programs differ in scope or whatever.

      Is Adobe Reader 9 the new version of Acrobat Reader 5.0? If so, how come the new version didn't delete the older version?

      Thank you for any help you can provide.

      Luis