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Snow Lepoard and Adobe Reader incompatibility

by suecheat33 / November 2, 2009 2:05 AM PST

I just bought a new Mac, and find that Adobe Reader 9 does not open PDF files. I get a message saying that Adobe Reader 9 will not work on my Mac.
Is there a fix to this problem?
Is there any other software that can use to open PDF files on OS 10.6.1?

Mac 10.6.1 Intel Core 2 Duo

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by Kevin M. Dean / November 2, 2009 4:17 AM PST
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by suecheat33 / November 5, 2009 1:15 AM PST
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thank you.
I have downloaded the latest version of Adobe Reader. On the website, it was 9.2. On my computer it says 9_ What's up with that? Anyway it didn't change my ability to open pdf's in firefox.

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Exact information always more helpful
by macnerd10 / November 5, 2009 5:06 AM PST
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As you see, your latest post differs quite a bit from the original. Initially, you asked about Snow Leopard and Reader, now it is the issue with Firefox (probably nothing to do with SL itself). This is a known glitch in many browsers. The cure exists but it is a bit lengthy.
1. Open Reader, go to preferences>Network and uncheck the box "display pdf in browser using".
2. Download PDF browser plugin ( and install.
3. Log out - log in.
It should work now within most browsers.

Pros: stable, reliable, can save, magnify, print.
Cons: does not support scroll with a mouse wheel

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Snow Leopard and Acrobat Pro
by jonwatt / November 11, 2009 11:52 PM PST

Not sure if you have updated to 10.6.2, but that had with CS4.

A great relief.

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by suecheat33 / November 17, 2009 5:01 AM PST

Thanks, problem solved. I appreciate your time!

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