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A workaround for an Acrobat image editor bug Apps
There's a problem in Adobe Acrobat 5.0.5 for Mac OS X where, after the selection of the 'Edit Object' contextual menu item, Acrobat prompts with an error saying the editing program could not be launched. This is a known issue, which Adobe describes (along with inconvenient workarounds... including running Acrobat and the editing application in Classic mode!) in its Knowledge Base. Though the editing application (for example, Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or Adobe Illustrator 10) opens, the changes you make to the object aren't automatically updated in the PDF file.

To fix the image editor bug, I opened the Photoshop package and found the alias directly inside (at the top level of the package folder) that supposedly points to the executable. If you copy that alias outside the package, you can then select it (rather than the .app package) from within the Acrobat preferences for image editors. This "tricks" Acrobat into working with Photoshop -- no error messages and when you save changes in PS, it actually updates! I also did something fairly similar when getting Acrobat to work with Illustrator.
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doesn't work for me....
Authored by: FARMER on Feb 28, '03 05:08:47PM

maybe i got this wrong, but acrobat does not allow me to select the alias from the preferenced dialog...
has anybody made other experiences? this hint would be so usefull to me!
thanks, farmer.

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doesn't work for me....
Authored by: dietermay on Feb 28, '03 05:28:39PM
You can select "All Files" in the lower left corner of the open dialog. The hint works not for me in Photoshop. I instead made a new alias from "Adobe\ Photoshop\ 7/Adobe\ Photoshop\ 7.0/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ Photoshop\ 7.0" outside the app package. For Illustrator I made an alias from "Adobe\ Illustrator\ 10.0.3/Adobe\ Illustrator\ 10/Contents/MacOSClassic/Adobe\ Illustrator\ 10". Thank you dr_turgeon for that useful tipp.

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This also works...
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 02, '03 02:27:28PM

...but req. an installation of Ph. 6 and Ill. 9 though...
Select Photoshop 6 and Illustrator 9 as your editing applications in Acrobat. Start Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10. Select an image to edit in Acrobat. The image will open in Photoshop 7/Illustrator 10 and you will not have any problems with the auto update in Acrobat.

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A workaround for an Acrobat image editor bug
Authored by: daddydoodaa on Mar 03, '03 10:58:39AM
This has been known since at least Sept of last year - Cannot save images back to PDF - Message 29 posted in the Adobe Forum for Acrobat. There are actually a lot of useful contributions there.

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