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Adobe Acrobat Reader XI - Disable Adobe Online Services and Edit PDF (Easy edit text and images in PDF documents).

02/12/2015 7593 views

Creating a custom Adobe Acrobat Reader msi using Adobe Customization Wizard XI.

I am able to suppress the installation and remove all Adobe Online Services but once the application is launched I cannot find where the setting is to remove the "Edit PDF Files"  (which directs end users to Adobe website to purchase Acrobat Professional or Standard) in the application home page.



We do offer Acrobat Professional & Standard but want to avoid end users from being redirected and possibly purchasing their own license.

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Thanks Badger,

Corey Thomas was able to assist as well.  Now when launched Adobe Acrobat Reader the Welcome Screen is gone and the application seems to be locked down.

Using Adobe Customization Wizard XI, I added the following Registry items:

Here are the Steps.

Below is the script:

// [Help - Check for Updates]
// [Help - Purchase Adobe Acrobat]
// [Help - Digital Editions]
app.hideMenuItem("eBook:Digital Edition Services");
// [Help - Online Support]
// [Help - Online Support - Knowledge Base]
// [Help - Online Support - Adobe Support Programs]
// [Help - Online Support - Adobe User Community]
// [Help - Online Support - Accessibility Resource Center]
// [Help - Online Support - Generate System Report]
// [Help - Product Improvement Options]
// [File - Share Files Using SendNow Online]
app.hideMenuItem("SPAObject 51");
// [File - CreatePDF Online]
app.hideMenuItem("SPAObject 47");


Answered 02/16/2015 by: felixcruz3
White Belt

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Pretty sure that's part of the program and not something you can enable/disable.
Answered 02/13/2015 by: vjaneczko
9th Degree Black Belt


I have just had a play with this. It seems that bit you have highlighted changes everytime you launch the app. I have set all the adobe online and cloud stuff to off, but still get  a sign pdf option. I am not looking into that.

as a side note, its probably not really that important as most people would probably double click a file so the app would launch and display the doc content not the initial splash you have there.

Answered 02/15/2015 by: Badger
Red Belt


Adobe... so looking into it a bit more, its a setting you can change in the app (Ctrl K) general option...

resultant reg keys are this..

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\IPM]


The 'bShowMsgAtLaunc' will hide the bit at the bottom of the pane on launching the app. You might have to add the HKCU in the MST. or deploy it how you like, I have not looked at finding an equivalent machine key.

Good luck

Answered 02/15/2015 by: Badger
Red Belt

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