Solved Adobe Acrobat 5.0 compatible with Windows 7?

April 10, 2019 at 14:10:21
Specs: Windows 7
I realize it is 2019, but the fact is, is that Acrobat 5 runs just fine on Windows7 Pro. When you click the Acrobat icon, you will get a small window that tells you that 5 is not compatible. Well just disregard that and click on the "run program" button. Acrobat 5 will load and run just as if it were native to the OS. In my case I had 5 on an XP system and did a migration with the Windows7 Pro "migwiz" app on the 7 CD. No problem at all. I am also running PageMaker 6 on the same Win7 system. It runs just like is was native as weill. Do you suppose the migwiz utility automatically makes a virtual XP in the Windows7 OS?? If it does or doesn't, it just doesn't matter. It all runs just fine, thank you very much! I would really like to know why my case seems to work so well when so many others have such a horrific time and have to spend so much time and money to fix something that appears to simply

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#1
April 10, 2019 at 18:49:17
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What's the point of running 18 year old software that requires "work-arounds" when there are several free alternatives available that simply install & work?

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#2
April 11, 2019 at 19:04:11
Great!!! What are they and where does one find them and download them????

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#3
April 12, 2019 at 02:40:27
"What are they and where does one find them,,,,"

Here's a couple:

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-r...

https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/fr...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#4
April 13, 2019 at 10:15:25
Thanks anyway. Sumatra does not function in any way like Acrobat and Foxit's PDF Editor is not freeware. So neither of these offerings will replace Adobe Acrobat 5.

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#5
April 14, 2019 at 00:57:52
have you tried any of these?
https://pdf.wondershare.com/pdf-sof...

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#6
April 25, 2019 at 14:25:20
Thanks anyway, Acrobat 5 is working just fine, so spending more bucks is not going to happen. I had thought that there was some sort of freeware that could do what Acrobat of any vintage could do, but I apparently am wrong. Adobe has a monopoly on the pdf format, everyone else is just trying to be like them at perhaps a lower price. Well, I do not need that. Again, thanks for the input

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