Does Adobe Acrobat 5 work with Mac OS 9.x? If so, where can I buy it?
February 5, 2004 11:19 AM   Subscribe

I need a version of Adobe Acrobat to encode pdf files that will work on Mac OS 9.x. From what I've googled so far, that seems to be Adobe Acrobat 5, but when I go to the websites listed, I can't seem to find tech specs/product reviews that confirm that it actually works in Mac OS 9.x machines. Does anyone have any familiarity with this product and can you confirm that it does actually work in Mac OS 9.x systems? Even better, do you have a source from which I can buy a new, full edition? Price is not necessarily an object....
posted by Lynsey to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Hey Lynsey... I use Mac OS 9x, but I still use Acrobat 4.0... there is a free download of a plug-in that allows you to create PDFs from the print menu of the originating application.

Also, Adobe offers a web-based conversion service.
posted by silusGROK at 11:31 AM on February 5, 2004

*Kisses silusGROK's cheek*...Thank you, thank you, thank you! That is a great resource!
posted by Lynsey at 11:36 AM on February 5, 2004

and, just for reference, Acrobat 5 includes a OS9 Distiller. Notably it doesn't include an OSX version of Distiller.
posted by n9 at 12:02 PM on February 5, 2004


I hope it works for you. Good luck!
posted by silusGROK at 12:20 PM on February 5, 2004

I may be totally missing the point (in fact, I would say it's likely), but would non-Adobe products be acceptable? OpenOffice does nice pdf work and the price is tough to beat.
posted by yerfatma at 2:08 PM on February 5, 2004

*Blushes, kisses yerfatma's cheek*... I didn't know about Open Office until you posted that. Thanks, yerfatma!
posted by Lynsey at 2:21 PM on February 5, 2004

I'm pretty sure there is no version of OpenOffice for OS 9.
posted by teg at 11:50 PM on February 5, 2004

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