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Adobe Acrobat 3.0

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Download acro-3-mac-full.sit (75.23 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Acrobat 3.0 (full), the final Acrobat to run on 68k. It includes Acrobat Exchange, Distiller, PDF Writer, Catalog, etc; this version installs on both the 68k and PPC platforms.

Not the full CD, but from the original CD (a recent eBay purchase for $3.00). I've removed about 300 MB of Adobe demo apps to lighten my upload costs.

Uploaded as Disk Copy 6.3 ".img", archived in Stuffit 3.6 ".sit" format for backwards compatibility.
MD5 checksum & filename: 949b8955f8858874ddb60c9b50120107 *acro-3-mac-full.sit

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

It's the final Acrobat to run on 68k architecture. Installs onto 68k and PPC Macintosh. Requires a 68020 CPU or higher. Apple System Software version 7.0 or higher.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, April 17 - 7:43pm

Now that the file size limits have lifted, I've replaced the 3 x part files that were on this page with a single archive. Same file, reconstituted.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, August 18 - 3:12am

@glendt: More info required please. For example did you DL the 3 part files linked above, or did you DL the CD image that "MacinTricks" has linked in a post below? Did you do a Standard or a Custom install? A Standard install should install all required parts.

I've just installed Acrobat 3 onto SheepShaver running Mac OS 8.1 (Standard Install), using the 3 part files linked above following the instructions to do this.

I don't get any errors and Acrobat 3.0 installs and runs fine on SheepShaver & OS 8.1

If you installed from the MacinTricks CD, I can't vouch for that as I haven't used this CD image, only have used the 3 part files above, to install.

by glendt - 2011, August 17 - 10:02pm

I was able to join and mount the disk image fine in os 8 but...Does anyone know why the Adobe Acrobat 3.0 installer asks to "Please insert the disk: Exchange"?
Is the installer not recognizing the CD image? I'm using SheepShaver

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, June 10 - 2:24pm

@MacinTricks:

If I can find a copy of Capture (which apparently was also sold separately for nearly $600!)...

I think that this would be Adobe Acrobat Capture 3, a separate product from 2001 not to be confused with the Adobe Acrobat "Capture" plug-in for Exchange 3.0 from 1996 - tho' the names are the same and the plug-in is an Adobe product, likely not the product costing $600 (being a free update for registered users).

If anything, whats required here would be an updater file containing only the plug-ins "Capture, Import & Scan". The Capture plug-in for Acrobat 3.0 will only run on PPC, don't know about the remaining two.

I've since installed Acrobat 3 to PPC, onto my G4 running 9.2.2 and it refuses to run on this, claiming the 9.2.2 OS is too new... I then installed it on SheepShaver running Mac OS 7.6.1 (Old World ROM) - that was OK. I'll next install it to Mac OS 9.0.4 to see if it will run on that, before writing off it's "9" compatibility rating.

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by MacinTricks - 2011, June 9 - 10:44pm

Yup. Tried it in SheepShaver and my real iMac G3. I guess Adobe just wanted to brag without showing the goods! If I can find a copy of Capture (which apparently was also sold separately for nearly $600!), I'll post it here.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, June 9 - 11:22am

@MacinTricks:

I'm still lost on whether or not the Capture plug-in is part of this. Everything seems to install just fine, but the Capture and Scan plug-ins are absent.

It does indeed appear that this is missing from the CD. I have not installed v3.0 on PPC tho' - only to 68k Mac, where the Capture plug-in willl not be available, period. Did you try installing on PPC?

I'm assuming from reading the Exchange readme text, that you could only get these plug-ins via on-line from Adobe after the CD was released. - I've searched and so far not located this "upgrade". Perhaps someone reading this will have it archived and can upload it.

Thanks for putting up the whole CD content, too.

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by MacinTricks - 2011, June 9 - 1:32am

http://www.filefactory.com/file/ccb1e54/n/acrobat30.sit

The above link will (I hope) link you to the full Disk Copy NDIF image of the Adobe Acrobat 3.0 CD-ROM. This includes the tryouts. However, it seems to still lack the Capture plug-in promised. Registration code included.

Archived with StuffIt Lite 3.6.

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by MacinTricks - 2011, June 9 - 12:21am

I'm still lost on whether or not the Capture plug-in is part of this. Everything seems to install just fine, but the Capture and Scan plug-ins are absent. Then I read the "ReadMe-Exchange" document which noted that the Capture plug-in would be available later as an update to current customers:

Acrobat Capture, Import Image, and Scan Plug-ins

The Acrobat Capture, Scan, and Import plug-ins were not available for the initial release of Adobe Acrobat 3.0 for Macintosh. All registered users will automatically receive a free update of Acrobat 3.0 for Macintosh that includes the Capture and Scan plug-in when they are available. Please remember to register your Adobe Acrobat 3.0 product.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 7 - 11:36am

@PowerBook asks:

The maximum file size allowed here is 400MB, not 40. Would you mind upping a single image to simplify things?

Yes I know that it is possible to upload files for archiving at the Garden that are greater in file size than 40 MB. - However; At this point in time, the Garden uses the services of amazonaws to host the files for downloading and the cut off of a downloadable file size from there is 40 MB or there abouts.

If you upload a file to be archived at the Garden and it happens to be larger than the current eligible amazonaws download file size, your upload will get an "Archived (**.** MB) Temporarily unavailable due to high bandwidth costs" message in the place of where you would normally expect to see a "Download" button. See this page for an example of this in action.

So, I have uploaded this in 3 part files; Because (a) I want this to be archived here AND (b) also downloadable from here. Splitting the file is my means of achieving both.

If the situation changes in the future where downloadable files from here were CD iso size then I would re-work this, but its not happening anytime soon AFAIK.

[Edit] The Up/DL situation with the Mac garden has since been eliminated; MTT

It really is not too difficult to put these 3 parts back together and install from following the instructions that have been given. However, if you (or anyone else) wish, feel free to reassemble the 3 parts to the archived ".sit" file it becomes and re-upload it yourself to Mediafire or similar, then provide an external link to it here. As uploading this whole ".sit" archive here will result in the above "Archived... etc" message.

by PowerBook - 2011, May 6 - 2:35pm

The maximum file size allowed here is 400MB, not 40. Would you mind upping a single image to simplify things?

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 5 - 9:31pm

The top Download link is broken... maybe I need to re-upload part 1?

[Edit] Have re-uploaded part 1. It now has the correct file name. Just waiting for amazonaws link to begin working.

The 2nd and 3rd Download links above are working OK, now. Thanks.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, April 30 - 2:43pm

Not at the moment, I am really restricted bandwidth-wise, that is, a CD's worth of upload is expensive from where I am Sad
I'm having problems with this upload even. I don't think its going to be available as it is. Am working on it tho'.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2011, April 30 - 2:21pm

Can you upload the full CD version to mediafire?