Download of Adobe Acrobat Reader

We're putting some pdf file links in our webpage. Opening the PDF file is ok for those who have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. But when a user, does not have it, they wanted to be prompted to install the reader.

Can anyone please show me an example on how to detect of Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed in a client machine? And if not, direct them to install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Please help.  Thanks!
SherylStAsked:
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thunderchickenCommented:
It's not an easy thing to do, but here's a link how to do it in javascript

http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/view.phtml/aid/7513/fid/125
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SherylStAuthor Commented:
We're using IE... IS ther an example for IE please... Thanks.
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DeCojutepequeCommented:
I ran into this a while back but never got to test it:

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript">
<!--
// detection for Netscape
var useAcrobat = navigator.mimeTypes &&
navigator.mimeTypes["application/pdf"]
//-->
</SCRIPT>
...
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript">
<!--
   on error resume next
   useAcrobat = not IsNull(CreateObject("AcroExch.Document"))
   '                can be CreateObject("PDF.PdfCtrl.1") too!
//-->
</SCRIPT>

<SCRIPT>
<!--
   if (useAcrobat)
      document.write("Acrobat reader ok");
   else
      document.write("Acrobat reader not found");
//-->
</SCRIPT>
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DeCojutepequeCommented:
Well, I just tested it and works both in IE6 and NS 7.1

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SherylStAuthor Commented:
Thanks, DeCojutepeque...

I tried your code, it gave me blank page after running the script...
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SherylStAuthor Commented:
i tried it again... it worked this time.. i mean it returned a 'Acrobat reader not found'.
BUT I already intalled Acrobat reader in my machine.. why is it not detecting it?
please help...
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asiteCommented:
useAcrobat = not IsNull(CreateObject("AcroExch.Document"))
   '                can be CreateObject("PDF.PdfCtrl.1") too!

is working for me just i have to iterate through 1 to 6 beacuse it will create object for particular version of acrobate and to check for version 1 to 6 i am iterating through 1 to 6 and its works.
for acrobate reader 6 its return true for PDF.pdfCtrl.6
for acrobate reader 5 its return true for PDF.pdfCtrl.5
Thanks Decojutepeque
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