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Adobe Acrobat 4 on Windows 7

By pcurd

Continuing on from previous posts about Windows 7 compatability with legacy software, a colleague has experimented with Adobe Acrobat 4.

The install was relatively painless, although complaining about the product not being compatible there was only one real problem – Windows 7 does not seem to like the print driver (Adobe PDF) in Adobe Acrobat 4. We tried some simple persuasion but I would guess this is just not compatible.

I have not tried Distiller which is also included in the install.

Once installed, Windows 7 warned that Adobe Acrobat 4 had known issues but it did open. Simple PDFs opened fine and edifying features appeared to work. We use the APIs in Adobe Acrobat 4 but testing them is outside the scope of the first test.