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Trying To Download Free Adobe Reader

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#1 incrediblyconfused


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:43 AM

Hi Everyone

First time posting here. Please excuse any e-etiquette faux pas.

Trying to download Adober Reader from the site. Each time, I get an error message that essentially states cannot read XML with an XLS style sheet and then something about expecting a colon or semi colon on a particular line.

I should clarify that a friend encouraged me to remove prior versions of Adobe, which I did, except for the highest number version. I did not delete anything when given a dialog choice of deleting something that was shared.

Finally, I was hoping to download version 8, but it seems to default via the Adobe site to offering only 6.1. I'm assuming that's because my most recent version is 6.0 and perhaps only wants to see the most recent version before automatically downloading.

Obviously, however, there is a more basic problem going on.

Thanks so much.

Edited by incrediblyconfused, 08 December 2007 - 07:44 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:53 AM

While not a solution to your problem, I highly recommend the free FoxIt PDF Reader available here: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

I much prefer it to the Adobe Reader program.
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#3 frankp316


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:12 AM

Removing the earlier version probably was the wrong thing to do. My experience is that it's not necessary with common programs like Adobe Reader. They will update to the new version automatically. Maybe you should do a system restore to when you still had the earlier version.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:46 PM

The few times I've helped people with any success was to uninstall Adobe in Add/Remove programs the run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. This will not damage any >pdf files you want to save. Then install Adobe. I have to agree with Usasma, Foxit is a better. less obtrusive application
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:57 PM

I can't resist pitching in.
Ditch Adobe. Forever. You don't need it. Nobody does. Next to genuine advantage, it's the biggest nuisance ever invented.

Get Foxit. It doesn't call home. It opens documents in an instant. It has a tiny footprint.
They even have an inexpensive paid version for fancy editing (I haven't used it, but it looks good)

Edited by tos226, 08 December 2007 - 09:58 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:28 PM

Maybe here for Adobe?

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:


Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.

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