Friday, 6 May 2011

Extracting “Adobe Reader X” .MSI file from .exe file

Extracting and tailoring the “Adobe Reader X” installation.

Down load the enterprise version of Adobe Reader X (you will need to sign up on the Adobe website)

Then in the folder containing the Adobe X .exe file run on the command line

AdbeRdr1001_en_US.exe -nos_oc:\AdobeReaderMSI -nos_ne

The created folder “AdobeReaderMSI” at the drive root should have the.msi file and other setup files. In my case c:\ AdobeReaderMSI.

You can now tailor the Adobe X installation using the “Adobe Customization Wizard”, the Adobe wizard allows a range of settings to be edited. I wanted to get the option of creating PDF’s on line removed from the main window. The last thing I wanted was people converting company documents on line?

There are still some online options connected with sharing and converting pdf’s but not as obvious.

I have found Cutepdf very good for creating a pdf file, if you can print it you can convert it.