When you try to open Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, it returns the error "Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional cannot be launched at this time. You must launch at least one other suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop) before launching Acrobat 8 Professional."
Open any other Creative Suite 3 application and follow the on-screen instructions to enter a serial number and activate your software. Then open Acrobat 8 Professional.
If you receive the error message after updating to Adobe Acrobat 8.2.4 (CS3) for Mac OS, see Acrobat 8.2.4 CS3 for Mac OS doesn't launch after applying security update (cpsid_86169). You can use the utility to patch the corrupt files in Acrobat 8.2.4 files that are causing the failure.
Adobe software activation frequently asked questions (FAQ) at www.adobe.com/products/activation