Re: Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro - Activation

Subject: Re: Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro - Activation
From: Gary Schnabl <gSchnabl -at- LivernoisYards -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:50:21 -0400

Michael L. Wyland wrote:
> To all:
> I had to uninstall and reinstall my copy of Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro a
> while back. It's a legal copy and I have the original packaging
> w/serial number, etc. It's installed on a single computer.
> At the time of reinstall, I don't remember whether I was asked to
> activate it.
> It has worked well until this week. Now, when I print from
> WordPerfect to "Adobe PDF" as my printer, I get an error message
> telling me I need to activate Acrobat. When I open Acrobat, the
> activation options are greyed out.
> I can always re-re-install <g> Acrobat, but I was wondering if anyone
> here had any other ideas...?
> Thanks!
> Michael L. Wyland
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After a while, my Pro 8 would not update past 8.1.3 without reinstalling
it. To reinstall the latest version, see if the Pro 8 evaluation
installer is still available at Otherwise, use your own
media. Then just activate it afterwards. Then every so often, run a
repair via the control panel to keep it running smoothly every month or so.


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