Well, not yet anyway, as this announcement from Grants.gov indicates:
Adobe Reader 9.0 has been released. We are currently testing this latest version of Adobe Reader and will notify you when testing is complete. We have previously communicated the next release of Adobe Reader to be version 8.1.3. We are working with Adobe to understand why Adobe Reader version 9.0 was released versus Adobe Reader 8.1.3.
7 responses to “Don’t use Adobe 9.0 if you want to apply for a federal grant!”
Are you having any issues when submitting your applications with Reader 9.0?
Hi Lee. I haven’t attempted to submit a grant application given Grants.gov’s advice, and won’t until they announce otherwise. Have you?
Hi Dave, yes, I’ve actually run through a good number of scenarios and that’s why I was interested in hearing about any specific issues. The title of this blog sounded like you hit some kind of terrible road block.
Ah, thanks, Lee. The advice from Grants.gov has always been not to use any version of Reader that they haven’t fully tested with their system. Hence the blog post title. Thanks for checking into it, though!
Well, if you ever run into any Reader related issues or have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me directly.
As per the Grants.gov website:
“Adobe Reader 9.0 is compatible with Grants.gov
July 10, 2008
Testing for Adobe Reader version 9.0 is complete. Adobe Reader 9.0 is now compatible with Grants.gov. Applicants are required to have a compatible version of Adobe Reader installed to apply for grant applications.”
Thanks, Lee! I’ve made a separate post about this great news.