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Adobe Reader 7.0.8 update release information (Windows and Mac OS)

What's covered

Installation options

Languages

Platforms

New features

Important bug fixes

This document contains information about new features and fixes in Adobe Reader 7.0.8 as well as the various options for installation.

Installation options

On Windows

There are two separate installers for Windows:

-- Full installers for all 15 languages are available on the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html .

-- A patch installer (one for all 15 languages) that takes a user from Adobe Reader 7.0.7 to Adobe Reader 7.0.8 is available on the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows .

On Mac OS

There are two separate installers for Mac OS:

-- Full installers for all 15 languages are available on the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html .

-- A patch installer (one for all 15 languages) that takes a user from Adobe Reader 7.0.7 to Adobe Reader 7.0.8 is available on the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=MacIntosh .

Languages

Adobe Reader 7.0.8 is available in the following languages for both Windows and Mac OS: English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, and Korean.

Platforms

Adobe Reader 7.0.8 is supported on the following Operating Systems:

On Windows

-- Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (Service Pack 1 or 2)

-- Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

-- Windows 2003 Server or Windows NT (Service Pack 6 or 6a)

-- Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2)

Note: The support on Windows NT is very limited. See the Adobe Reader ReadMe for more details.

On Mac OS

-- Mac OS X v10.4

-- Mac OS X v10.3

-- Mac OS X v10.2.8

New Features

Yahoo Contextual Searching (part of Y!Q)

If you select text, either a single word or phrase within a PDF, and right click with the mouse, then you are presented with menu item that allows you to use the Yahoo Contextual (Y!Q) Search Engine. For longer phrases especially, this returns better results than with a regular search. For more information on how Y!Q works, please vis it the Yahoo website at http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/yq .

Important bug fixes

See the table below for a list of the most important bugs fixed in the 7.0.8 update.

Bug number
Description
1289558
Forms: Opening and closing certain forms can lead to a memory leak
various
Fixes to address various Reader crashes.
various
Security: several security bug fixes have been made, with one considered critical for the Macintosh OS and several considered to have a low rating for Windows. For more information about the Adobe Severity Rating System, see the Adobe website at
www.adobe.com/support/security/severity_ratings.html.


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