Frustration and Amnesia (Reminder: Adobe Acrobat Font Error)

March 3, 2007 11:02 – 11:02

Trying to use Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro after finally solving the activation problem. Note: if you’re using a dual core processor, it will think you’re trying to activate on two computers at the same time. The end solution is to download and run the 2.70 patch. It’s available here:

ftp://custserv:9p0hakuloa!@ftp.macromedia.com/pa_support/270_patch.zip

 

The instructions given are:

 

Do not double-click on the file to open it, but save the file to your hard drive before running the installer. If you are on a network, make sure that your browser is configured to access FTP sites, or contact your System Administrator for your proxy server settings.

 

After downloading the 2.70 patch, please do the following steps.

 

1) Extract the 2.70 patch zip file.

2) Run almupd.exe, included in the zip file.

3) Restart the computer.

4) Start Acrobat and activate if prompted.

5) Restart the computer and Acrobat 7.0 again to make sure you are not prompted to reactivate.

 

My other adventure was with trying to touch-up edit .pdf files. I was getting the following popup error:

“All or part of the selection has no available system font. You cannot add or delete text using the currently selected font.”

I had thought that the solution was to enable Advanced ð Use Local Fonts. No dice.

I had also thought that I had the same fonts on my new machine as on my old, since Vista was a recent installation on the old, and I was positive I hadn’t installed any additional fonts. Now, however, I’m positive that I was wrong. Apparently, I had installed new fonts on the old Vista machine, but didn’t remember. In any event, I added the fonts from my old computer to the new one, and all is well.

Now, I’m wrestling with SharePoint Designer. It doesn’t seem to be willing to sign on using FrontPage Extensions. It works fine from my other computer. Now, I have to figure out why it’s balking.

Symptoms. I open my local site, then I try to set the Remote Web Site Properties. I type the user name and password—verifying on my other computer that they are correct, ticking the Remember my password option. Then, quick as you please, it spits it back out at me with the following:

Okay. I typed the user name and password, fools. Why does this work fine on two other computers, but not on this one? Same internet connection. Same router. Same everything.

If I use FTP, it works fine. Of course, if I use FTP, then I don’t get the advantages (one step publishing) of HTML/FrontPage. What a pain.

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