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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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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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