Firefox Grr 2

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Well, here we go again.  Version 57 of Firefox will not accept (show, whatever) the Acrobat extension that captures a web page. Same thing happened in V56, but the workaround, suggested by Joe (See "Firefox Grr) was to download and install the 32bit version. That worked. Today, with the release of 57, the Acrobat extension is even omitted from the 32bit version. Any suggestions?
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> with the release of 57, the Acrobat extension is even omitted from the 32bit version

Firefox 57 is the mother lode of add-on grief! As the ZDNet article calls it, add-on armageddon! Note the reference in that article to Mozilla's Add-on Compatibility Reporter. AFAICT, all of these add-ons will remain broken in 57 until the developers make them compatible with 57. There's no telling when Adobe will do that for the "Convert Web Page to Adobe PDF" add-on, but I hope it is soon — it's a crucial add-on for me.

> Any suggestions?

I haven't found any PDF print driver (and I've tried many) that is as good as Adobe's "Convert Web Page to Adobe PDF" add-on. One suggestion is pdfcrowd, which is inexpensive and very good (sometimes even better than the Adobe add-on, but sometimes not). Another suggestion is to use Chrome — Menu>Print>Change>Save as PDF works surprisingly well. Regards, Joe

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Joe: In Chrome I have the Acrobat tool icon in the menu bar.  V15.1.0.6.
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> In Chrome I have the Acrobat tool icon in the menu bar.

Good point! So do I. I use Chrome only occasionally and forgot that it has the "Convert Web Page to Adobe PDF" add-on — thanks for the reminder.

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Addendum: Acobat XI released an update three days ago. It must have included the FF browser add-in. I was trying to find a way to flush the grrr AdChoices from my system when I noticed the Acrobat add-on. You have to enable it.
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Thanks for the heads-up on the new update. I'm going to defer 57 as long as possible, as one of my favorite add-ons won't work with it:
How to save the names and URLs of open Firefox tabs in a plain text file

The author has said that he won't rewrite the extension for 57:
http://aecreations.blogspot.ca/2017/07/compatibility-with-firefox-57.html

I suspect that this will be the case for many authors, since it is apparently a lot of work to do a complete rewrite as a WebExtension, which is required to be compatible with 57 and future releases.

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