Version 157 of Hook software integration is now available with support for Adobe Acrobat

Version 157 of Hook software integration is now available, with support for Adobe Acrobat — a PDF app.

With Hook you can link PDFs to anything. Hook’s PDF linking is not tied to any particular app. You can switch between PDF readers. By using PDFpenPro or Skim, you get robust, shareable deep PDF linking. Hook doesn’t yet do deep linking of Acrobat PDFs, but we are looking into it.

How to get the updated integration

Please make sure you are using Hook version 2.2.2, which was released earlier today; this is because Hook 2.2.1 has a glitch that prevents automatic software integration updates from happening.

Hook’s automatic software update (if enabled) automatically updates Hook’s integration scripts without you needing to relaunch Hook. Using Hook’s Check for App Updates and Update Scripts command also updates the scripts, without you needing to relaunch Hook.

This update is not bundled in Hook 2.2.2 which, as noted above, was released earlier today. It will be bundled in the next release of Hook.


Discussed on Twitter.


Can you explain what “support for Adobe Acrobat” means specifically, as well as how this might be different from Adobe reader support?

Reader and Acrobat are two separate products; cf Support Adobe Acrobat too – Adobe Reader already supported - Hook Feature Requests - Hook Productivity Forum. Reader was already supported. Now Hook should work the same for one as for the other.

I get that - but what does Hook now support in Adobe Acrobat that it didn’t before? Are there options for using Hook in Acrobat that don’t exist in Adobe Reader?

was unsupported before this.