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    Adobe problem

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    Adobe problem
    I have done all I know to do to find acrobat pro 8 for mac and can not. I even called adobe customer support and "Andy" there told me I could order it over the phone and they would ship it to me so he tried to get me with sales...after way to long of BAD music I hung up.
    I know there is a free trial for 30 days and want to try it but it is no where to be found. The site I was pointed to by a friend and by adobe was the download for windows.
    Can I download it and use it on a mac? is there a differance?
    where is a link to one that works with os X?
    sorry guys, I am just new with a mac but my learning curve is normally good.

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    Well here is Adobe's site. It appears that it auto detects what platform you have. When you add it to your cart there is a dropdown to choose what platform you have, so double check that it says Mac. There is definitely a difference between Mac and Windows. The Windows version will not work.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/

    Unfortunately it looks like the trial version is only for Windows

    Someone else might know of a cheaper place to purchase it. I usually buy my software through school and I don't want to inadvertently send you to a scam site.

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    So you're not necessarily looking for a download, it's just that Adobe's sales rep took way too long to pick up the phone, if I read your opening post correctly.

    You could order it online from Amazon.

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    Just a quick tip--Acrobat 8.0 is not Leopard compatible. Once installed, you'll need to update to 8.1.2 before it will start working consistently. I assume it will prompt you for updates, but I just don't remember.

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    Thanks to all replying.
    I do want a "trial download" to see how well it will work for me and if it will work with me with a mac. I have it on windows and it is pretty good. I also have word on my mac and it is not as much like word on my pc, so I wanted to give it a shot and see if it will be more compatable to me and my middle brain way of thinking. there was also the compatability issues I worried about.
    So in short: Yes I want a download trial version (if available)
    I may in the end have to do like AlyciaAnimation and get it through my university.

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    Do most people really take advantage of Acrobat? I've had it for a while now because I usually get it alongside Photoshop and their product bundles. I can't say that I've ever really used it.

    Especially now with Preview you can add comments and highlight text and do a bunch of things with pdfs. Are there important things in Acrobat that you can't do anywhere else?

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    The full version of Acrobat allows the user to make minor edits to the text the pdfs contain. I believe preview only allows you to view and markup the document. Acrobat allows you to change the documents.

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    It also lets you rotate view. I use it on my pc a lot for school. Instructors load stuff and always get it in sideways and you can never read it. Maybe I should tell them to load it upside-down, that I can do

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