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Detecting Reader version number


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Hey All,

Wondering if there is away to dectect the version of Adobe reader the user is using.

As a test I ran the following script (which I found in this forum) in my pdf and all it said was that the host was Acrobat. Unfortunately it didn’t give me an exact version number.

viewerName =;"Host is " + viewerName);

The reason I’m asking this is that I have some features in the pdf which will only work in Reader version 9 or higher.  If the user was using a version like 8 or 7 then I was hoping to pop up a message.

Kind regards,

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Just found out....its ";"