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Every time I read a .pdf and try to exit, Reader asks me to save the changes (which of course, I had not the possibility to even make). How do I disable this dialog?

Edit - I use X, updated to the latest build.

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Does this happen for each and every PDF? Or does it happen only with some specific PDFs? Do you have Javascript support enabled or disabled in your Reader? – Kurt Pfeifle Jun 19 '11 at 17:39
    
This only happens for certain files sent over email. If I save the file (it only allows to save it as a new instance, as if it was read-only), this issue is gone. – Geo Jan 3 '13 at 18:53
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You don't say what version, but for version X I would try this:

  • Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Documents -> Save Settings and uncheck both options.

I am not sure if that is it, but that was all I could find that seemed reasonable.

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Not working for me. It seems that Adobe Reader "does not like" some PDF 1.2 and at exit would like to save it to 1.6 format. – Pisu Aug 2 '12 at 8:41

Unfortunately the previous answer doesn't work. I struggled with this for quite a while. It really is infuriating that a program that won't let you save keeps asking if you want to save. In the end the only thing I found that worked was getting rid of Adobe Reader and installing Foxit Reader. Finally, no more stupid dialog box every time I try to close a PDF.

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This is really a comment and not an answer to the original question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – DavidPostill Sep 30 '15 at 17:22
    
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – Ramhound Sep 30 '15 at 18:34

What worked for me, using Adobe Reader XI (Version 11.0.0), was to respond to the dialog asking whether or not to save changes by choosing "Yes", then saving the PDF file on top of itself. Thereafter, I no longer saw the 'save changes' dialog when closing the file. (The file I was having a problem with was downloaded from http://www.ti.com/lit/sg/slab034w/slab034w.pdf. Also, probably not relevant, but I'm running 64-bit Win7.)

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Yes, but just to make this really clear: this will only work for that specific file. If another file of similar properties is opened later, the save dialog will still be presented on closing that other file. Thanks for the answer though. – firebush Oct 10 '15 at 20:34

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