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Running Adobe Reader from CD

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Running Adobe Reader from CD

Has anyone managed to create a working solution to creating a cd containing pdf's and running reader from the cd to open them?
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Just reading your query regarding running adobe from cd, I had not given it a thought before.

I had some blank cd's in front of me, so, using Ahead Nero I simply copied the opened adobe folder that I had installed on to CD.

Then clicking on to the cd then adobe on the cd and it seemed to run perfectly

Harry.g
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Running Adobe Reader from CD

Yes, thanks for that Harry - I found the same thing myself (plus a couple of web sites dedicated to this question) but the problem I have is then opening a pdf on the CD. I can run 'Reader' but adding in the file name in the command line generates a 'file not found' - I imagine that I am getting my syntax wrong somewhere.

The easy way out for me is to include an install distribution of 'Reader' but I was trying to be a little more 'elegant'.
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Running Adobe Reader from CD

The problem there is your system has allready got the installed registry keys needed to run the program correctly.

You will likely find that porting the CD over to a system without it installed may complain.

You would need a seperate "virgin" system on which to test your CD prior to use/distribution.

Are there any advanced features contained within your PDF docs?

There are a few readers about, and possibly one ro two that can be used on a disk portably.

The only thing is, many are not allowed to use some of the advaced features like forms and URL's within the docs.
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Thanks Philip, I've already run uninstall before I tried it to test for this but I realise that this isn't at all a reliable way of doing it - why should Adobe be different to most other software houses and actually do a full uninstall Smiley

I can test for an installed 'Reader' from my application (Autoplay Media Studio - brilliant bit of software) so I think I'll end up just going with getting the end user to install it if it's not there.
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Running Adobe Reader from CD

Beleive it or not, Real are the only company (other that Microsoft providing the "format" command) that provide a true uninstall feature.

Allthough you can't activate it by default, it is installed wiht most of there products and is a simple case of running it from the command line.

Allthough I havn't look too deeply, have a quick look at this.
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