For PDF Validator Version 1.10.1
IMPORTANT: Before installing the CommonLook PDF Validator, please ensure that the workstation meets the following minimal requirements.
- Windows 8 or higher
- Adobe Acrobat: Standard or Professional (Pro is Recommended), Acrobat X (10) or higher
Please be sure to follow the installation instructions carefully.
In addition, we strongly suggest you begin using the CommonLook Validator with the instructions in the User’s Guide!
- Uninstall the previous version (if you have one)
- Run the CommonLookPDFValidator.exe. If you don’t have it Download the CommonLook PDF Validator.
- Allow Changes - Choose "Yes"
- Folder Location - Choose "Next"
An Important Note About Protected Mode in Acrobat:
Due to a somewhat recent update and new setting in Adobe Acrobat, there is now a potential issue with running the CommonLook PDF Validator.
The Protected Mode feature in Acrobat is still in “Preview” mode (i.e., it is not an officially released feature) and still has some issues which we have been working with Adobe to identify and resolve. In response to these issues, Protected Mode is no longer enabled by default in Acrobat. We expect that Adobe will resolve these issues prior to the official release of Protected Mode.
To address this, please turn Protected Mode off by following these steps:
- In Acrobat, navigate to Edit (in the toolbar)
- Choose Preferences
- In the left side of the Preferences dialog box, select Security (Enhanced)
- In the Sandbox Protections, uncheck “Enable Protected Mode at startup”
- In “Protected View,” choose the “Off” radio button. (Please note the screenshot below if needed.)
If you cannot access Adobe without it crashing please uninstall Both CommonLook PDF and the CommonLook Validator and then use the instructions above to disable the protected mode.
If you encounter any issues during the installation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Try to include as many details as possible (screenshots are also very helpful). Our Support Team will contact you promptly to assist you in handling any issues.
Follow this link to the CommonLook PDF Validator User’s Guide.
Once a PDF has been tested using the CommonLook PDF Validator, it may be necessary to fix some issues to bring it into compliance.
We highly recommend using CommonLook PDF to fix PDFs that are not compliant with accessibility standards. Follow this link to learn more about CommonLook PDF.
We offer training in a variety of accessibility topics including using the CommonLook products to meet your accessibility needs. Please visit our Training page for more information.
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