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Excel 2007 2010 with Adobe Reader X - Cannot start the source application for this object

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Came across issue with EXCEL 2007 and EXCEL 2010 that have Adoe Reader X installed.  (Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro 8.2.5 also installed)

In EXCEL (2007 and 2010) when you:
1.) - -  INSERT -> OBJECT -> Create New; Display as icon; Adobe Acrobat Document -> OK
- - - you receive  insert object create new* * notice in the Process Explorer window - AcroRd32.exe is being called up...

Receive slightly different messages this way
2.) INSERT -> OBJECT -> Create from file; 'path to existing PDF file'; Display as icon -> OK
 you receive  insert object create from file
Now banging my head on the wall... verified the Procserver registry path mentioned in older postings around the web,; yes the org chart thing is not an issue either.....

So we went to Reader X because we could not view PDF information on ADP Portal site... that being said...

I removed X, installed Reader 9 and updated it to latest update available from Adobe things it is 9.2.4 or something...

And tried again... and the Object insertion WORKS!!!!!

Of course I cannot view my paycheck anymore...

So the question is How does one Fix Exel 2007 / 2010 and Reader X so that object insertion works....?????

Anyone???
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Found my own answer!!!  In Reader X...

Goto EDIT -> PREFERENCES...

On the GENERAL Category...

UNCHECK the 'Enable Protected Mode at startup'
* you will get warning telling you that you will have to manually restart Reader before it takes effect.
 
Then go into EXCEL (2007 & 2010)... Insert Object now works...



 Prefs Reader x
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Now this is probably a "work around" as I'm sure Adobe would say that protected mode is the way to go... but until it is "corrected" this works for us.
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