April 2007: Adobe Reader 8 Preference Settings
Adobe Reader Update (2/17/06):
Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) has gone through numerous revisions since How To Read a Film was completed. It is now a much more complicated program. In addition, since you probably use Adobe Reader for other things, some of your Preference settings may have been changed to conflict with the How To Read a Film disc.
Here are some notes
that will help you use the disc effectively with newer versions of Reader.
Similarly, you may see a broken-movie icon with some of the QuickTimes. Just double-click; the movie isn't broken.
Adobe Reader 7 has an elaborate security system which can get in the way when you try to play multimedia. To avoid the security questions go to Preferences/Trust Manager and "Change permission for selected multimedia player to ALWAYS." Do this for both Trusted and Nontrusted documents. Double-check to make sure the changes have been recorded (by matthew at tforge). Allow all the choices here. Also, make sure that QuickTime is the "selected multimedia player"! Also make sure that "Allow documents to open other files" is checked.
In Preferences/Page Display set Default Page Layout to SINGLE PAGE or CONTINUOUS. Set resolution to Custome Resolution: 72 pixels/inch. This way the diagrams will display properly. Use CoolType and Smooth Text should also be active.
In Preferences/General deactivate "Open cross-document links in same window." This is very important (and noted in the original installation guide).
"Acrobat Hints" in the booklet notes that F7 will toggle the Adobe Reader menu bar on and off. Adobe has since changed this switch to avoid a conflict with OS X. It is now CMD-SHIFT-M.James Monaco 2/17/06