For a while now, I have been forced to sign into my Adobe account when I try to open a pdf stored on my laptop. This is unneccesary and getting to be very annoying.
Is there any way I can turn this feature off?
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No, but if you don't sign off it should stay signed in, unless something is wrong.
Hi Do you know if this has this been fixed yet? I used a colleagues ID to sort an issue out on a job, now Ive signed out I can no longer use the free version as it is asking me to sign in. If i close the sign in dialogue box, adobe reader closes too...so how do i read files?
Just sign in. Why is that a problem?
If I sign in, I have to start the free 7 day trial....then you have to pay. That is the problem.
Ok, I think I see what's happened, Paul. I assume you mistyped when you said you used a colleague's ID, since that is strictly forbidden. So I assume you meant that your colleague used their ID so they could work on your computer (which is fine). Now, that colleague probably had an All Apps subscription including Acrobat. And I imagine they wanted to read a PDF. So - as with any subscriber - Acrobat Reader (free) was turned into Acrobat Pro (paid for). There is no way to undo this (a real pity). Try a complete and proper uninstall of Acrobat Reader (DON'T just delete files!) and then reinstall Reader from http://get.adobe.com/reader.
I can see it is 'forbidden' but in this day in age with people still working from home, this should be allowed.
Ive removed Adobe now and wont be reinstalling. I have found a great alternative which is quicker and with a better layout but I appreciate your reply.