I have recently been able to package the Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.1 using the instructions provided in the packaging section of this website and I am having problem with viewing PDF documents within IE. I have to run Actobat Reader before launching the site that contains the PDF in IE for it to open, if I navigate to a page with a PDF file and try to access is without Acrobat Reader being open or running in the background I will get the error message "Could Not find Adobe Actobat"

Can anyone help me please?

Note that I packaged the Acrobat Professinoal 6.0.1 and did not get such a problem.
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You might be better off using a transform instead of packaging. The install is already in msi format. Adobe has the Installshield I-Tuner for Acrobat for creating transforms, works pretty well. I did "tweak" mine abit though with Wise to add a few reg keys to get rid of some nag screens, etc. The Package database here at AppDeploy has all the info you'll need.


Answered 05/20/2004 by: Nuke
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I ran into simillar problems, i solved it by using adobe acrobat reader 6.0.0 not 6.0.1. Also, make sure you are creating a transform file with the adobe acrobat tuner available from Adobe.


Beware, Adobe Reader 6.0.0 is extremely difficult to find. You will also require the Tuner for Adobe Reader 6.0.0 not 6.0.1 as they are different, I found the newer tuner worked for both but they are different, so if stil does not work try the other. Also, if need be I can send you the MST file, but mine is customized for my environment.
Answered 05/20/2004 by: cdupuis
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The reason you are having this problem is because you havent registered the pdf plugin in IE.

The easy way is to run the reader install on a clean buld.
Run a capture
Open IE and go to a website with a pdf on it.
Open the site and load the pdf.

The capture results will contain the files and reg keys for the plugin.

Add them to your package and you should be fine.
Answered 05/23/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Solved this, mail me for the mst file. goran.fetter@se.aga.com
Answered 05/31/2004 by: fetgor
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