8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2009 2:04 PM by Tech with Training Wheels RSS

    Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard

    Tech with Training Wheels Community Member

      My office Macintosh computer has Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard. (When I click on About Acrobat,  Acrobat 7.0 Standard is in large print, and underneath, in small print is Version 7.1.0 - 4/23/08 4:22 AM. I find that confusing, but I assume I still have 7.0)  I am trying to do a free Acrobat upgrade because I am no longer able to download PDF files from the Internet.

       

      If I bring up Adobe, click on Help, and then "check for updates now..." the lowest update number is 7.0.5.

       

      I went to Downloads on this Adobe website, but couldn't find anything for what I have. I searched the forums, found a question about upgrading Acrobat 7.0, and one of the replies had a link, but it was for Acrobat 7.0 for Windows. 

       

      Does anyone know how I can find the proper downloads to upgrade the Macintosh version of Acrobat 7.0?

       

      Thank you for any help that you can give me.

        • 1. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
          Phillip Jones Community Member

          I am not even sure Adobe even still has the updates for 7.1. At one time I had 7 pro but its been so long since I've used it.

           

          They don't even sell Standard anymore because you do about as much with The Macintosh's built in PDF engine as Standard.

           

          My suggestion is if you can afford to do so is go to a store and buy a full version of Acrobat 9 then update it for free.

           

          If it is still can be updated with the application do the following:

           

          go to help menu and choose check for Updates.

           

          if there is a bunch of updates you must the oldest update first, then shut down Acrobat and when update is through. open Acrobat and o the next. and repeat until you updated. Unlike The Mac's Software Update that download and opens each in turn then runs each update in turn automatically Adobes it only allows one at a time. So if your you'll be at it a while.

           

          As I recall if you can locate the 7.5 update you don't have to update any previous version as this is a completely new Application install not just minor updates. AS I recall your about 8 or 9 revision numbers behind.

          • 2. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
            Tech with Training Wheels Community Member

            I've been spending several work days either away from my computer, or else I was trying to read and figure my way out of the Acrobat 7.0 update problem, hoping I'd be able to come back to the forum and post how I fixed everything. Nothing's fixed.

             

            Your suggestion about updating to Acrobat 9 is a good one, but unfortunately the office is having serious financial difficulties, so nothing except a free fix is a possibility.

             

            I've been trying to install the 7.05 upgrade, which is the first one listed when I click on "check for updates now." The 7.05 update is already shown on the right hand column. I click Add, and then Update. For about 2 or 3 seconds I go from Adobe to Adobe Update Manager, then I'm back into Adobe. No update done. I try again, this time I just click Update, without clicking Add. Same couple of seconds in Adobe Update Manager, then I'm back to Adobe.

             

            I've shut down Adobe, then returned to it. I've done computer restarts. I've gone into Help, clicked on Detect and Repair, and received the message "missing components were repaired." I've looked in Adobe Help, and read the Adobe ReadMe.html, but my non-technical brain hasn't been able to figure out a fix.

            • 3. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
              Phillip Jones Community Member

              Try this liknk:http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh

               

              Among the items in the list you will see:

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              I don't see a listing for 7.1.2 although it may be there. But you need to download 7.1.1 and install then download 7.1.3 and install, make sure you don't get any version other than multiple Languages or your native tongue which assume is english.

              • 4. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
                Tech with Training Wheels Community Member

                Dear kind and patient Phillip Jones,

                 

                Thank you so much for the missing link with all the updates for older versions of Acrobat. Progress is being made, but I still haven't completely finished the first upgrade. I've run into a problem, which I'll try to explain with the help of a series of snapshots of the monitor screen I've printed off.

                 

                Per your last reply I downloaded Adobe Acrobat 7.1.1 Standard Update - Multiple Languages. Once the download was completed I clicked on the download icon, which is titled AcroStdUpd711_all_incr. This opened up a window with a folder icon inside. I clicked on the folder, and it turned into the Acrobat icon with a blue downward arrow - this new icon is titled Acrobat 7.1.1 Std Patch.

                 

                I clicked on the Patch icon and opened up a new window which shows a portion of my Applications. At the top of this window is the message "Select the copy of Acrobat 7.0 Standard to update." There's only one copy of Acrobat 7.0, and it is already highlighted in blue. I click on the Choose button, and I get the message "An invalid application was selected."

                 

                Yikes, what am I doing wrong? Thank you in advance for your wise counsel.

                • 5. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
                  Phillip Jones Community Member

                  Tech w/ Training-Wheels wrote:

                   

                  Dear kind and patient Phillip Jones,

                   

                  Thank you so much for the missing link with all the updates for older versions of Acrobat. Progress is being made, but I still haven't completely finished the first upgrade. I've run into a problem, which I'll try to explain with the help of a series of snapshots of the monitor screen I've printed off.

                   

                  Per your last reply I downloaded Adobe Acrobat 7.1.1 Standard Update - Multiple Languages. Once the download was completed I clicked on the download icon, which is titled AcroStdUpd711_all_incr. This opened up a window with a folder icon inside. I clicked on the folder, and it turned into the Acrobat icon with a blue downward arrow - this new icon is titled Acrobat 7.1.1 Std Patch.

                   

                  I clicked on the Patch icon and opened up a new window which shows a portion of my Applications. At the top of this window is the message "Select the copy of Acrobat 7.0 Standard to update." There's only one copy of Acrobat 7.0, and it is already highlighted in blue. I click on the Choose button, and I get the message "An invalid application was selected."

                   

                  Yikes, what am I doing wrong? Thank you in advance for your wise counsel.

                  if you truely have 7.0 Then you need to download the 7.1 update and install first. Then 7.1. then 7.2. (if there is one) , then 7.1.3.

                  Its tedious, But its adobe's way. the updater's can only read and work on the one exactly previous to update name. in other words 7.1 will only update version 7.0.0. and update 7.1.1 only updates 7.1.0 and so on . why Adobe doesn't do like every other software on the planet i'll never know. For example if you get say an OSX.4.11 Combo Updater it updates everything from OSX.4.0 on. up until the time of the update. In other words say there is a 7.6 update for Acrobat, it should cover from 7.0 on up to 7.6.

                   

                  What you might do is Look for 7.5 which was free update ,but was actually a complete rewrite. Then look for updates for it. I believe updates went as far as 7.5.6 or 7. You'll have to look and see. Its so long since I have 7.x series. I am up to 9.1.3

                  • 6. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
                    Tech with Training Wheels Community Member

                    I began with the 7.1.1 upgrade because that is what your September 21st reply said to download first. Today I downloaded the 7.1.0 upgrade (which I'm assuming is the same as the 7.1 upgrade you recommend) and I get the same problem - when I try to install, I get the message "An invalid application was selected." I tried the 7.0.1 upgrade, and I got the same invalid application message. All downloads are Standard update - multiple languages.

                     

                    I am willing to download and install dozens of upgrades to improve Adobe Acrobat, but I can't get anything to install because of the "An invalid application was selected." roadblock. I will post a new question about the message and see if anyone knows what I'm doing or not doing to cause the message to come up.

                    • 7. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
                      Phillip Jones Community Member

                      I added additional information under the other thread you started.

                      Try repairing Permissions (Disk Utility). Frankly I am stumpted as to why you can't update.

                       

                      One other Idea: download and install AppleJack for the appropriate OSX (X.4., X.5) (X.6 version is not availaable yet).

                      The restart and hold down Command (cloverleaf/apple) Key and S.

                       

                      When screen finishes loading, type: applejack follow directions. you have to run item 3 and 4 both for system and for each user account.

                       

                      then restart. and Try upgrading. If that doesn't work what else I suggested. I'll have to give up.

                       

                      BTW you didn't say what system you are using. If OSX.6 all bets are off Your lucky if you can get Acrobat 9.1.3 to work right on it.

                      • 8. Re: Need to Upgrade Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
                        Tech with Training Wheels Community Member

                        As I wrote in my newer discussion titled "An invalid application was selected message when trying to upgrade" I uninstalled, and then reinstalled Acrobat Adobe, and now I am able to begin downloading upgrades which I found under that wonderful link in your September 21st reply. I came back to this discussion in order to give you a second dose of Answered Question points.

                         

                        Just for the record, this computer has OS 10.4.11.

                         

                        Thank you so much for all of your help.