Tuesday, November 11, 2008

version 8.1.3 Update for Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and Adobe Reader is Available

Adobe shipped a critical update to its Adobe version 8 products on November 4, 2008 that addresses a number of customer workflow issues and security vulnerabilities.

Action Required: Ag IT recommends that College of Ag Science faculty and staff apply the 8.1.3 update to their EN machines.

Note: To determine the version of either of the above applications, open the Adobe program. Then from the Help menu choose About Adobe, (name of program). You should see the version listed in a new box. Then, you can click anywhere on this box to close it.

If you have the "full" version of Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, you can update this program via its updater feature. Open Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. From the Help menu, choose Check for Updates. If updates are found, close Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. Then, click Download and Install Updates. When they complete, restart the computer.

If you have Adobe Reader version 8.1.2, on your computer, you can use the steps from How To Install and Configure Adobe Reader v8 for Windows, http://it.cas.psu.edu/222.htm, to apply the version 8.1.3 update.

Note: you can also try to use the updater feature for Adobe Reader as well. We have seen a number of 8.1.2 installations that lack the Check for Updates choice from the Help menu however. This is why we recommend the above How To.

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