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Adobe software...what to keep... / Had XP, now have Windows 7

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#1 Inset irises

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:28 PM

I currently have Adobe Acrobat XI Standard 11.0.22

Adobe Air v.

Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI v.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC v.17.012.20098


I also have Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (no longer supported).


Questions:  Is there anything that Acrobat 5.0 does that the above 4 programs do not do?

The recommendation is to uninstall 5.0 and install Acrobat DC


Please advise.






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#2 Inset irises

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:30 PM

Also, can someone tell me what Adobe Acrobat Distiller XI does?

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:09 AM

Acrobat Distiller is the expensive product that allows you to create your own .pdf files; the Reader only allows you to read .pdf files, not edit or create them. I use the Foxit reader which does both and is free. Many of the Acrobat Reader upgrades are basically security patches since .pdf files can be compromised.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat XI -- End-of-Life

Read more: http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/adobe-reader-xi-and-acrobat-xi-end-of.html#ixzz4wdD5ZTwA

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