Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro: CD / Download



  • Previous IT person didn't keep the CDs in a good spot.. don't know where the install is.

    I have been able to extract the key for Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro,.. but I need the software..

    Or am I going to have to buy it again...



  • You might be able to download it from Adobe's site. I have found old ones there previously.



  • @g.jacobse The activation servers for anything 8 and older have been turned off so they won't do you any good anyway.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @g.jacobse The activation servers for anything 8 and older have been turned off so they won't do you any good anyway.

    Really? I realize 7 is a really old version now.. but hmmm... I hear some pissed off people about right now.



  • @Dashrender https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs2-product-downloads.html#

    Only legal for those who purchased it and use it legitimately. but there is no activation.



  • So you'd need to use this installer http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/APRO/22020134.exe

    with this serial number: 1118-1414-8477-7606-6339-4141 but you still need to keep the number you bought on file somehow.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @g.jacobse The activation servers for anything 8 and older have been turned off so they won't do you any good anyway.

    Not surprising. Version 7 is ancient.



  • Awesome completely solved - of course he's going to have to keep any proof incase he gets audited... but at least they provided a solution.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Awesome completely solved - of course he's going to have to keep any proof incase he gets audited... but at least they provided a solution.

    Might just be time to update the software. Chances of him getting audited too are possible but for software that old, I doubt they'd care too heavily.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Awesome completely solved - of course he's going to have to keep any proof incase he gets audited... but at least they provided a solution.

    Might just be time to update the software. Chances of him getting audited too are possible but for software that old, I doubt they'd care too heavily.

    The MS folks audit everything when they audit wether the other vendors care or not.

    But it's way past time to upgrade. the software is likely to have some issues on windows 7/8. Actually at this point you'd have to buy a full version they won't offer upgrades on that. But it's creative cloud now so it's $20 a month.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Awesome completely solved - of course he's going to have to keep any proof incase he gets audited... but at least they provided a solution.

    Yea,..If you could just pull that our of your hat that would be greeaatt..

    Sorry coudn't resist.. Likely hood of having proof that we have a license are slim.. I keep trying though. Might just have to bite the bullet and order it.
    Time to poke Tech Soup and see if it's available there.



  • I should have mentioned, this was for PDFs only,.. not design



  • @g.jacobse said:

    I should have mentioned, this was for PDFs only,.. not design

    Well that is what the software is for.. If it was for design you'd be using the wrong application.. That's what Photoshop and inDesign are for.



  • Been cleared to order it,... so mute point. Rather go to XI than to risk possible security issues trying to resurrect v7.



  • @g.jacobse said:

    Been cleared to order it,... so mute point. Rather go to XI than to risk possible security issues trying to resurrect v7.

    Smart man. XI is actually pretty nice. I have X and it was really sweet!



  • @g.jacobse said:

    Been cleared to order it,... so mute point.

    Or moot, as the case may be.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @g.jacobse said:

    Been cleared to order it,... so mute point.

    Or moot, as the case may be.

    Yea,.. that



  • Seems Tech Soup is out, for some reason we are over the line even as a NPO.

    They have been the main source (other than OpenSource) of software purchasing for the last nine years - Does anyone have any other suggestions? that would give us NPO pricing?



  • If TechSoup doesn't, I don't think that anyone will for Microsoft products. In what way are you "over the line" for a non-profit?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    If TechSoup doesn't, I don't think that anyone will for Microsoft products. In what way are you "over the line" for a non-profit?

    Two factors - I needed 14 copies, limited to only 4 per year. Also budget requirement.

    • Only organizations with annual budgets of US $10,000,000 or less are eligible to receive this Adobe donation.

    I didn't think our NPO was that larger!



  • $10m really is not all that large. Sounds large but that's when you are thinking in terms of a paycheck, not a corporation operational budget.



  • Sounds like you are just past the point of being able to get cheap Adobe software. Might be time to consider alternatives or face ponying up the dough.



  • A couple of good alternatives would be CutePDF and Foxit Reader. Foxit Reader actually has a pretty nice suite, but I have no clue what their pricing is like. CutePDF is also a great option.



  • Thanks @ajstringham - However the big item of interest is in post PDF creation and not just viewing.

    Need to be able to create / edit / move / Add too existing PDFs. Since we are a NPO, we could have a grant document that is upwards of 600 pages long, but need to have some pages moved within the document.

    NTM all the security aspects and what not.

    I do use cutePDF and FOXIT,.. but they need more.



  • @g.jacobse said:

    Thanks @ajstringham - However the big item of interest is in post PDF creation and not just viewing.

    Need to be able to create / edit / move / Add too existing PDFs. Since we are a NPO, we could have a grant document that is upwards of 600 pages long, but need to have some pages moved within the document.

    NTM all the security aspects and what not.

    I do use cutePDF and FOXIT,.. but they need more.

    You know there are professional versions that include the features you want, no?



  • Do you really need to edit PDFs? What causes that? People send you PDFs that you need to edit? That's odd. Why don't they use a document editing format instead?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Do you really need to edit PDFs? What causes that? People send you PDFs that you need to edit? That's odd. Why don't they use a document editing format instead?

    It's often more editing internal documents that are in PDF format but not available in DOC, DOCX, etc.



  • @ajstringham said:

    It's often more editing internal documents that are in PDF format but not available in DOC, DOCX, etc.

    Why would internal documents not have the originals? Sounds like spending money to fix a basic workflow problem.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    It's often more editing internal documents that are in PDF format but not available in DOC, DOCX, etc.

    Why would internal documents not have the originals? Sounds like spending money to fix a basic workflow problem.

    It happens. I see it all the time. Also, Acrobat lets you fill in PDFs and create fillable forms with Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer. That's the biggest thing most people mean by "editing" PDFs.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    It's often more editing internal documents that are in PDF format but not available in DOC, DOCX, etc.

    Why would internal documents not have the originals? Sounds like spending money to fix a basic workflow problem.

    It happens. I see it all the time. Also, Acrobat lets you fill in PDFs and create fillable forms with Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer. That's the biggest thing most people mean by "editing" PDFs.

    Is there another choice for this? I too see this a lot.