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Adobe Acrobat Install Kills Access Tooltips

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Tooltips in Access have not worked on my machine for a long time
despite several reinstalls of the operating system and applications at
fairly regular intervals. I have finally pinned down the culprit. I
have just performed a reformat and reinstallation of all apps and
utilites one at a time and checked that tooltips in Access was working
after each new application was installed. Acrobat 5 was the culprit.
With it installed tooltips would not work. If I uninstalled it,
tooltips worked. I installed and uninstalled it a couple of times to
be sure.

I'd stuck with Acrobat 5 because it starts up far more quickly than
version 6. I discovered tonight that there is a version 7. I dowloaded
it and installed it in the hope that Access tooltips would work with
it installed. Same thing - tooltips won't work. The difference now is
that they still won't work even if I uninstall Acrobat 7.

It would seem that there is a conflict somewhere. Has anyone else
experienced this?

I guess I'll just have to kiss tooltips goodbye.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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cq*******@volcanomail.com (Wayne Aprato) wrote in message news:<4d**************************@posting.google. com>...
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I'd stuck with Acrobat 5 because it starts up far more quickly than
version 6. I discovered tonight that there is a version 7. I dowloaded
it and installed it in the hope that Access tooltips would work with
it installed. Same thing - tooltips won't work. The difference now is
that they still won't work even if I uninstall Acrobat 7.

It would seem that there is a conflict somewhere. Has anyone else
experienced this?

I guess I'll just have to kiss tooltips goodbye.


Wayne, you can make Acrobat 6 start up a lot faster.
From README.TXT in Acrobat\Reader\Optional:
Put unused plug-ins in the optional directory.
(And remove them from plug_ins).

Plugins like ebooks, soap, ... whatever.
Don't know if Acrobat 6 clashes with tooltips though.
Nov 13 '05 #2

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