This Integration allows users to Open, Save, Save As a new version, and Save As a new document directly from Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. This Integration is supported in Acrobat 10 and 11 as well as Reader 10 and 11. This integration has not been fully tested in all combinations of OS, browser, and Adobe versions. Because of this, we support it as is. If you encounter a bug, please submit a support request at support.netdocuments.com.
There is one known issue to be aware of: when using Acrobat 9.2 and 9.5 either Standard or Pro editions, when extracting pages from a pdf and saving to NetDocuments, the item will save but the process crashes Adobe. This will only occur when using the Save button, not the Save feature from the toolbar menu. It will NOT occur if you use the Save as New Document or Save as New Version. This happened in both Windows 7 and 8.
NOTE: As of January 23, 2014, support for Adobe 8 and 9 has ended – both Reader and Acrobat.
Downloading and Installing the Plug-in
Use the link below to download the plug-in installer. Choose to "Run" the installer. Follow the steps outlined below.
1. You may choose any version of the integration for Acrobat that you would like to install. If you are only installing it for Reader, click "Next".
2. The installer will pre-select the installations based on the version of Acrobat or Reader the user has installed. Versions that are not found will be unselected by default, but the users will still be able to select them.
3. The installer will determine where it thinks it should do the installation based on where the current version of Acrobat or Reader are installed.
4. The user can override the installation location for any version that they have chosen to install it for.
5. The user can run the app in unattended (silent) mode, and can select to install any of the versions and override any of the version paths.
6. It is required that users turn off Protected Mode in Reader. Users will be prompted to turn it off automatically during the install.
If you choose not to disable Protected Mode during the install you can disable this later in Reader by going to "Edit>Preferences>Security (Enhanced)" and uncheck the "Enable Protected Mode at startup" checkbox.
Using the NetDocuments Adobe Plug-in
Similar to our Application Integrations with Microsoft Office, you will have options to Open, Save to NetDocuments, Save as a new document, and Save as a new version, as shown below.
As with our Office Integrations, these buttons will take you to a new browser window where you can name the documents and file it in a NetDocuments folder or workspace.
In Acrobat, users will also have the same options under the Tools > NetDocuments menu in the top right-hand side, as shown:
Users will have the same options as they do in Acrobat:
In Reader, users will also have the same options under the Extended menu in the top right-hand side, as shown:
The command line switch to disable the protected mode is "-DisableProtectedMode"
For the unattended mode, the user must include the /silent option on the command line.
Also, the user can specify to install a product and also specify the directory to install it to. If they specify the directory to install a product to, it is assumed that they don't need to specify the product.
For example, if they want the Acrobat9 add-in installed to the default path, they would use the -InstallAcrobat9
.\NetDocumentsAdobePluginSetup.exe -InstallAcrobat9 /silent
If they wanted Acrobat9 installed to a specified location, they could use
.\NetDocumentsAdobePluginSetup.exe -InstallAcrobat9Path "c:\apps\acro 9\plug_ins" /silent
The command line options are: