Acrobat 8 Update for Leopard Support

I just got word that the Leopard compatibility update (v8.1.2, ~5MB) for Acrobat 8 Professional has been released. In my book, this is the last big patch I’ve been waiting for to achieve a streamlined Leopard system. I upgraded to Leopard last weekend (backup, format, and reinstall, of course) and this was the only hiccup in the process for me. I just downloaded the patch and things are running great here. I haven’t seen comprehensive release notes yet, but the big fix I notice is that the “Adobe PDF 8.0” virtual printer works properly under Leopard (I’m running 10.5.1).

I’m sure the updater will be posted on the web soon, but in the meantime just choose Help>Check for Updates inside Acrobat to get the goods. Please post your experience and feedback here!

6 Responses to Acrobat 8 Update for Leopard Support

  1. Pat says:

    I ran the update feature and got nothing?I have the CS3 Design Premium suite.[Did the update crash or did it run but not give an expected result? -A]

  2. Matthias Haag says:

    I ran the update too but the virtual printer isn’t working on my Power Mac with 10.5.1. Same behavior as before the update[Do you mean the Adobe PDF 8.0 virtual printer doesn’t work or it doesn’t exist? Maybe it could be worth it to delete the PDF printer and recreate it using the Print & Fax system prefs. -Adam]

  3. Matthias Haag says:

    The printer doesn’t work. After the update I deleted the printer and recreated it with system prefs and a second time with the acrobat repair function but no reaction.I found out that the DistillerIntf process always crashes. The CrashReporter Log shows the following information:Process: DistillerIntf [1304]Path: /Applications/Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional/Acrobat Distiller.app/Contents/MacOS/DistillerIntfIdentifier: DistillerIntfVersion: ??? (???)Code Type: PPC (Native)Parent Process: pdf800 [1302]Date/Time: 2008-02-06 22:39:27.331 +0100OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.1 (9B18)Report Version: 6Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000014Crashed Thread: 0[Sorry, but I can’t reproduce that error here with Acrobat Professional 8.1.2 running on Leopard. If you try a fresh install/update and the problem persists, I’d contact Adobe Technical Support directly. This definitely shouldn’t be happening and they’ll be able to help you get to the bottom of it! -A]

  4. Matthias Haag says:

    I finally got the solution after I read the Distiller messaages.log in the application support folder:In the last few weeks I renamed the joboptions file I usually ue for printing with Distiller. Distiller saved that name somewere and now couldn’t find that file in the settings folder and always crashed while printing.

  5. Help! I am running Mac OS 10.5.4 and Adobe CS3. Acrobat Professional 8.1.2 crashes. Since I got my new mac and CS3 Acrobat professional has never worked. Are there any solutions out there? Adobe blames Apple and Apple blames Adobe[I’m running Acrobat Professional 8.1.2 under Mac OS X 10.5.4 and haven’t seen any problems, so I think there are other variables going on here. I suggest contacting Adobe Technical Support directly if your issues with Acrobat persist. -A]

  6. Bruce says:

    HI- I updated my macpro 10.4.11 with adobe 8.1.2 and now my adobe documents do not print. Preview prints them just fine, but adobe 8.1.2 does not. It was doing fine 2 hours ago until the auto-adobe update triggered and I let it do it’s thing. On my other macbookpro adobe prints those documents fine.QUESTION: How do I go back to where i was before? How can I uninstall 8.1.2 ad go back to 8.1.1? Thank you.[I haven’t run across this situation myself, so I’m not sure what to suggest other than contacting Adobe Technical Support directly and getting to the root of the problem. -A]