Solved

Users cannot combine files to make PDF in windows explorer

Posted on 2013-01-23
4
780 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-23
Currently when users select multiple files and right-click and choose combine files in PDF they receive a pop-up message that states "Missing PDFMaker files. Do you want to run the installer in repair mode?" I've came across this message before with another company, but want to reach out to the experts. Thanks, Alpha
0
Comment
Question by:alphaphaedrus
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:alphaphaedrus
ID: 38810898
the users here are on Acrobat v8.1.
0
 
LVL 94

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 38810916
Acrobat 8 is old and barely worked in Vista let alone Windows 7.  I have done file combines (and use the feature very frequently) and it works fine in Acrobat 9, 10, and 11. The problem is PDF Maker and keeping it compatible with newer versions of Office and Windows.

I suggest you upgrade Acrobat because (a) Version 8 is inherently insecure and will never be fixed (out of suppot) and (b) new versions of Adobe Acrobat combines files just fine.

You can try repairing Adobe and ensuring it is completely patched, but that may not fix the problem.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:alphaphaedrus
ID: 38811090
thanks thinkpad, you reconfirmed what i wanted to read. Much appreciated.
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 38811163
@alphaphaedrus - Thanks very much. I was happy to help you with this. Adobe V11 is a very nice upgrade, combines files nicely, and PDF Maker works fine. I am sure you and your users will like it.

.... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Adobe Acrobat DC "Out of Memory" 7 611
Adobe Photoshop Professional Advice 1 101
Searching good PDF to OCR 7 98
Sources to create infographic resume 2 37
Update 21-May-2015: I temporarily removed the source code to make major changes to the program. Regards, Joe INTRODUCTION This article presents a solution to a question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Installation/Q_28396542.html)…
*Adobe Acrobat 9 was used for this article. Particular steps may vary depending on software versions. 1. Create a framework of your form in Word, leaving space where you’d ultimately like the Adobe fields to appear.  (Note: I use the blank lines …
In this first video of the three-part Xpdf series, we introduce and describe Xpdf, a library containing nine command line utilities that perform various functions on PDF files. We show where the library is located and how to download it, discuss its…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question