2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2010 4:16 PM by pwillener

    Updating Acrobat Reader ver 7

    species8350 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I have Acrobat ver 7 on my pc (Vista 32 bit). I keep getting messages regarding updating.

      I see a number of Acrobat versions, eg X, 9.4, and 8.2, but they all seem so big.

      I just want a good reader that does the job.

      Can anyone offer any advice?

       

      Thanks

       

      A

       

      Ps. I use IE ver 8

      PPs. what does 'X' mean regarding the reader?

        • 1. Re: Updating Acrobat Reader ver 7
          Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

          I have read of several applications, many of them free, that can read PDF files, but I have also read that at least some of the most popular ones install additional software that's nearly impossible to remove (and I understand that so does Reader as well if you are nor careful when installing). As I use Acrobat and therefore do not need a separate application for reading PDFs, I have no direct experience on this.

           

          The newer versions of Reader are by no means gigantic applications unless you have severe hard disk space limitations, in which case I would stronlgy advise you to get a larger HD or clear as much as you can your existing one.

           

          As far as I know, the "X" stands for 10.

           

          Hope this helps.

          • 2. Re: Updating Acrobat Reader ver 7
            pwillener Level 8

            Reader 7 is old and no longer supported, and therefore vulnerable.

             

            I use Reader 8.2 on my old Windows 2000 machine; it is supported for the time being, and not that awfully large.