Yes, I completely agree with all these answers. However, for some reason I can't explain, I can't install the Paperport Viewer software.
Here's the real scoop. I bought this Dell Studio 3 years ago and installed the Paperport Viewer that I believe is not available as a viewer only utility now. It used to be a free download and I still have the .exe file. It is apparently a 32-bit .exe. Everything worked and I have converted 100's of doc to pdf format over the years.
Last month, my hard drive failed and I purchased a new; identical one and have been trying to get back to where I was before.
For some reason that I can't figure, I can no longer install the Viewer. It starts to install and then just fades away. I have tried every compatibility trick, realizing that I'm on a 64-bit system now but no go.
That's why I talked to Adobe for a solution. If I had known that this wouldn't work, I would have spent the money to buy Paperport 14 and used Actobat Standard 8 to finish my conversions. I'm just a housewife and not in business but I love the 'possibilities' when using acrobat files that I create.
I no longer can afford to buy Paperport for several months and that's why I'm looking for answers here.
I hope this helps as I do know how to convert docs but I can't find any software that will open .max files.