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Everytime I try and download a pdf type file I keep getting the following message but not sure what I need to correct this:

Acrobat External Windows Handler

It is so I can learn how to use GNS3 - A cisco type configuration tool

Can anyone assist?
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mikey250

8/22/2022 - Mon
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mikey250

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I dont know why but I have Acrobat 5.0 installed on my laptop which is ok and it was in the add/remove programs on my Win 7 OS.  I right clicked to have a look and two options showed:

- Uninstall
- Change - I selected change just out of curiosity and it stated that Acrobat was not detected on my system.

I then opened a file on my pc in the same format which opened up so I have not got a clue what has happened there.

I also tried to select Acrobat as the default program but it wasn't even in the list to choose or even browse!!!
mikey250

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Ive been looking to download a version 6 or 7 but cannot find the right free copy to download!!
mikey250

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Ive only got Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed and nothing else but thought this was for flash type formats...
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Unfortunately, only the Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe.  The Acrobat Reader allows you read, but not change or create pdf documents.  For that you need to purchase the Adobe Writer/Distiller, or download one of the free 3rd party pdf creators.  However, I don't believe any of the free 3rd party pdf creators can utilize the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX.  You need to provide more details about what you are trying to accomplish.
mikey250

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I dont wish to change or create pdf docoments as per main thread as it is because when I try to download a copy of a pdf document so that I can read how to use GNS3 cisco configuration tool virtual, it states I have an issue or need to install:

Acrobat External Windows Handler
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Yes issue resolved now had couple more issues then it worked!!! perfect after install of version 10.1 which is where the url lead me:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ 
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