This update requires that Adobe Reader 7.0.2 is installed on your system. The Adobe® Reader® 7.0.3 update addresses a buffer overflow issue in Adobe Reader 7.0-7.0.2 software and provides improved security.
This multilingual update can be applied to any language version of Adobe Reader 7.0.2. Adobe recommends that all users of Adobe Reader 7.0, 7.0.1, or 7.0.2 apply this update as a proactive measure.
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader update 7.0.3 (Acro-Reader_703_Update.exe 1.2 MB)
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Review
Adobe Reader 6.0.3 update information
Issues with Adobe Acrobat 7.0 and Adobe Reader 7.0 - Adobe Reader 7.0.2 and Adobe Acrobat 7.02
Adobe Reader Speed Launch - Adobe Reader Speed-Up significantly decreases the amount of time required for Adobe Reader to start by disabling most of the least used plugins. Acrobat 7.0 has its own SpeederUpper (launch reader_sl.exe)
Adobe has enhanced Acrobat security via its policy server. Adobe Designer - previously a separate forms design product - is now bundled with Acrobat Professional. Adobe's "Intelligent Document Platform," credible strategy to do for documents what Web sites have done: move from static to interactive information integrated with business data and processes inside and outside the firewall. Like benevolent Trojan horses, Adobe has given away Adobe Reader and included the forms designer with Adobe Professional.
I think of documents as content ranging from free-form (unstructured) office documents to structured forms and robustly structured XML. Microsoft owns the left portion of the spectrum and provides basic XML support in Office 2003 and XML forms with InfoPath. Adobe's comfort zone has always been with more technical users and rich presentation. Its genius in combining rich presentation with XML- its own forms specification called XML Forms Architecture - gives it clout with IT and assurance to business people interested in the middle of the spectrum.Originally Acrobat's value proposition was simple: create a visually faithful, electronic rendition of what you would see if you printed an original. Since large groups of computer users ran on different machines, using different applications, Acrobat provided a great way to exchange electronic "printouts," which were essentially static, client-side files. I’m Adobe, and I’ll Be Your Server