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Adobe Acrobat 4.0/Reader 6.0

by tomag / October 25, 2003 3:38 PM PDT

I recently downloaded the free version of adobe reader 6.0 and I already had adobe acrobat 4.0 . Do I need both in my system, or does the 6.0 replace the 4.0? If so, should I un-install/delete the 4.0? I also have the adobe manager that came with the 6.0. I appreciate the help, because all of you guys are always ready to jump in and answer/help. Thanks, Tom..

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Re:Adobe Acrobat 4.0/Reader 6.0
by FrankQTran / October 26, 2003 2:57 AM PST

No, you don't need both of them in the same machine and the 6.0 won't replace the 4.0. You can uninstall the 4.0 without hurting the 6.0.

Regards,

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Tom, It Depends On Whether Your 'Wording' Is Correct
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2003 3:56 AM PST

You mentioned that you previously had Adobe <b>Acrobat</b> 4.0 and that you recently downloaded Acrobat <b>Reader</b> 6.

The 'full' Adobe Acrobat program allows for the user to create .pdf files and lots of other things and is quite expensive to purchase. The free 'Reader' download only allows for viewing and printing of .pdf files. They are two different things.

<b>IF</b> you have the 'full' Adobe Acrobat program, you DON'T want to uninstall it unless you no longer need the program. <b>If, on the other hand</b>, you are speaking of Acrobat <b>Reader</b> 4.0 and 6.0 in both cases, then yes, I always uninstall the previous version before installing the new one.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks Grif, I misread that... (NT)
by FrankQTran / October 26, 2003 4:04 AM PST

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(NT) Frank, Maybe Not...We'll See .....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2003 6:52 AM PST

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Re:Adobe Acrobat 4.0/Reader 6.0
by tomag / October 26, 2003 7:31 AM PST

Hi, this is Tom the one with the original question. Yes, I only have the free versions, not the full program. So, I am assuming that I can go ahead and delete the 4.0 version and just keep the 6.0. All I use them for is to download .pdf files, etc. As usual, all of you are very helpful and kind enough to assist me. This is the BEST site to solve a problem or ask a question. Thanks again to all who responded. Tom...

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Great!!! (NT)
by FrankQTran / October 26, 2003 11:31 AM PST

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(NT) Tom, Glad We Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2003 12:17 PM PST

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