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10.4: Fix for Adobe Reader for Palm not launching PDAs etc.
I recently downloaded the Adobe Reader for Palm OS (for Mac) to my MacBook running 10.4.8.

As soon as I launched the app, it closed again, and the console.log (/Applications » Utilities » Console.app) gave this error (line breaks added):
2007-02-02 21:10:18.327 Finder[375] CFLog (0):
CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): plist parse failed; the data is not proper UTF-8.
The file name for this data could be:
Contents/Info.plist -- file://localhost/Applications/Adobe%20Reader%20for%20Palm%20OS.app/
The parser will retry as in 10.2, but the problem should be corrected in the plist.
I opened the Applications folder in Finder, then selected the Adobe Reader for Palm OS app, control-clicked and chose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. From there, I went to the Contents folder and opened the Info.plist file in Property List Editor (the default app for .plist files, if you have the Developer Tools installed).

All I did was save the file to its original name, closed the various windows until I was back at the Applications folder in Finder, and opened the app. Presto-Whammo, it launched (albeit in Rosetta). I have marked this a 10.4 hint, because I believe there was a change with the way plists are handled, but I could be wrong -- the app hasn't been updated since 29 August 2003, so a lot has changed!
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10.4: Fix for Adobe Reader for Palm not launching
Authored by: bdjones on Feb 05, '07 01:15:00PM

I had it crash on me a while ago, tossed it and on reading your hint, reinstalled. Worked first go with no change. So toss and reinstall may work too (if I'm not missing something)



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10.4: Fix for Adobe Reader for Palm not launching
Authored by: themacuser on Feb 05, '07 03:52:28PM
Don't bother with Adobe Reader for Palm OS in the first place. If you have a Palm OS 5 handheld, use PalmPDF: http://www.metaviewsoft.de/en/Software/PalmOS/Freeware/PalmPDF/index.html.

Much better - it displays the PDF as is on the Palm, instead of mangling it beforehand.

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