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How to enable the Typewriter feature on a PDF document  (Using Acrobat 8 pro and Windows Vista)

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I’m trying to enable the Typewriter feature on a PDF document for use in Acrobat Reader. These are the steps I’m following. Tools -> Typewriter -> Enable Tool in Adobe Reader. It then asks me to save the file. If I save the file over itself it says “You don’t have permission to write to this file”. If I save it as something new I still get this error. What’s up with that?
I don’t know if this is a Vista problem or I’m doing something wrong. All I know is that it did work on my old Windows XP Pro computer.
Any ideas what may be causing this?

I'm running:
Acrobat 8.0 Professional
Windows Vista Home Premium
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by:Merete
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Hello bugsbey
Quote from Adobe
Wed, Feb 28, 2007
Q: Is there a version of Acrobat that is compatible with Windows Vista platform?
A:Not at this time.

A:The Typewriter tool is only available for use in Adobe Reader if the author of the PDF enabled it, and the only way to enable it is with the full Acrobat Professional product. So, if the creator of the PDF did not enable the Typewriter function you will not see the Typewriter tools in Adobe Reader.
typing on a form
A: If using Acrobat you can add text to a document by pressing the Ctrl/Option key with the TouchUp Text tool selected to insert a line of text.
With Acrobat and Adobe Reader you can use the Typewriter tool to add text to a PDF form.
If the form has form fields, you can click in a field and type text. If using Adobe Reader you cannot save ANY edits on a document that were made in Reader unless the form was enabled with Reader usage rights when the form was created by the Acrobat Professional user.

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by:bugsbey
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I am using the Professional version of Acrobat (Acrobat 8.0 Professional).  The Typewriter feature to enable those that open the PDF in Reader used to work on my XP Pro computer. After I upgraded to Vista it no longer works. So you're saying that Acrobat 8.0 Professional is not fully compatible with Vista?
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apparantly so. I know it is frustrating blame acrobat.
The wise vista users have Vista as a multi boot and kept their windowsxp, until Vista meets our needs.
Is there a version of Acrobat that is compatible with Windows Vista platform
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