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My installation of the keep does not see adobe any longer. I reinstalled the adobe reader and the keep still errors saying that I don't have a pdf reader installed... any suggestions here?
You might try installing an older version of Adobe Reader, in case an update to it caused a problem. I'd try 10 or 11. I'll take a look at it though to see if the latest Adobe Viewer is compatible or not.
The problem is actually the latest Adobe Reader, which changed the way it embeds, not The Keep.
But there's a fix for this. Switch to the beta update channel and download the latest update of The Keep. This latest update has a built-in PDF viewer that does not require the Adobe Reader at all.
To do this, use File->Program Preferences from the menu. Go to the Backup and Updates tab. Switch the Update Channel (bottom of the window) to "beta". Press Ok, and then check for updates using Help -> Check for Updates from the menu.