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Can No Longer Edit PDF from SharePoint

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 27, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
We are running SharePoint 2007 MOSS, and we had followed this KB to make SP a little more friendly to PDFs:

We were also able to easily click on a PDF and select "Edit in Adobe Acrobat" and have it open right up, just like you can for office Docs. Now all the sudden when we click Edit on PDFs we get this message:
"the document could not be opened for editing. a windows sharepoint services compatible application could not be found to edit the document"

Kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one. Thanks in advance.

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