Hi - first post but have been a long time follower..

Have a question about packaging Acrobat 8 Pro & Standard.

Have source files and serial numbers for both installs BUT the serial nums for each are not the serial numbers that we will end up using.
Is there a way of creating msts (using the Adobe customisation tool) with the serial numbers we currently have but at time of install changing the mst to contain the corret serials?

This would allow me to go ahead and create msts now rather than have to wait unitl the new serials are in our possession which could be some time.

I imagine it might be a bit difficult as this is Adobe we're talking about after all - who knows what some of those custom actions do with the serial number at install time etc.

Any help would be appreciated..

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You can do just that with Adobe Customization 8 Wizard. It's a free tool from Adobe.
Answered 10/29/2007 by: zhangjxh
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Thanks zhangjxh..

Your answer is short and to the point just the way I like them ..usually.. [;)]
But just so I'm clear..your saying that the customisation tool from Adobe can be used to generate an mst that can be set up to contain my old serial number. This will then allow me to to install and test etc and then later I just edit the mst (using Orca for example) and put in my new serials.. no other complex modifications needed? Or will the customisation tool need to be re-run to generate a new mst?

Appreciate the help.
Answered 10/29/2007 by: sh79
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Just open the MST file using Adobe Customization Wizard and save and that's it.
Answered 10/30/2007 by: linstead
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Thanks folks.
That save me lots of testing.

Have just finished customising Reader8 using the Adobe tool. Works flawlessly for this package.
Strange that you have to use jscript to disable some menu items in Reader and use the registry for other buttons.
If you launch the app and go straight to the Help menu nothing it's as if nothing is disabled. A nice touch from Adobe i thought [8|] ..apparently the jscript is still running while Adobe has launched - you have to pause before accessing the Help menu to allow the script to finish hiding the buttons.. what will they think of next ..

Anyway - that's off topic.
Once again, thanks
Answered 10/30/2007 by: sh79
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