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Chrome for Linux doesn't display pdf's

I am using latest chrome package for Debian and it doesn't seem to handle acrobat plugin correctly - when I open a pdf there is just nothing on the screen (kind of dark grey colour). How can I ...
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Printing a PDF results in garbled text (sometimes)

We have a system that renders a report as a PDF, and displays it in the browser for the user. In the browser, the document always appears to display fine, but when printed on one machine, it ...
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Get rid of images, styling etc in PDF and only retain text? (Like removing .css from a webpage)

So I have this massive manual from work that I want to print out but to save ink I want to remove all the unnecessary objects (pictures, background, fancy fonts etc) and have a black and white copy. ...
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Is there any way to embed tables from excel that have pull down menu

I may not be using the correct terminoloby, but, here goes. We have setup an Excel spreadsheet that is formatted into multiple 8.5 x 11 pages on one tab. The spread sheet has tables with a pull down ...
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Cropping a PDF File's Margin During Printing

I'm using the free Acrobat Reader to print out some pdf documents having very large top/bottom/left/right margins. I want to remove the margins (which are wasting too much space and making the fonts ...
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How to remove OCR from a PDF?

I have been searching Google for some time but cannot find an answer to my question. I have unwanted layers of OCR in a document that I recently scanned with Adobe Acrobat. It has not been OCRed ...
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Forcing Acrobat Reader font

I have a netbook with Linpus Linux and I'm trying to open automatically generated documents with Acrobat Reader that use Verdana but without having it embedded inside the PDF file. Linpus doesn't ...
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Acrobat: keyboard shortcuts to toggle page display (single page / two-up)?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle page display in Acrobat (Reader or Professional) from single-page to two-up? (And even from continuous to 'normal') (I know the various shortcuts for changing ...
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Opening .pdf's on Google Drive using Adobe Acrobat

Note: this is a question about Google Drive, not Firefox options. I've been using Google Drive and Docs a lot, so I tend to keep .PDFs on Drive as well just for convenient storage. But I don't like ...
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How to embed Arial in PDF when PDF has Helvetica?

So, I've got a PDF file that's generated by a program that uses the Base 14 fonts, so that it contains "Helvetica" and "Times Roman". When I look at that in my copy of Acrobat 7.0 on Windows (for ...
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How do I scroll multiple lines (thus faster) in Adobe Acrobat Reader?

When I scroll a PDF with the mouse (two-finger gesture on a laptop to be more precise) the scrolling is way too slow. I am not referring to rendering issues nor some kind of lag. Simply put, the ...
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PDF files are opening in Firefox, undesiredly

PDF files have suddenly started to open within the browser windows of Firefox 17. The PDF files are being displayed with the Adobe Acrobat plugin, which is odd, since I have explicitly disabled the ...
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How do I close the Adobe Acrobat X welcome screen?

How do I close the welcome screen in Adobe Acrobat X (also Acrobat Pro X). It's very annoying to see this every time you start the program and have no document open.
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Acrobat Reader- How to open the same document in separate windows?

How to open the same document in separate windows? One solution would be to rename it, but is there other better solution? I have Adobe 9.4.6 and Windows 7
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Linux vulnerable to PDF attacks?

I've heard of attacks using PDF files on Windows with Adobe Acrobat and Foxit Reader. Is Linux vulnerable to these attacks when using the default PDF viewers in KDE or Gnome or even xpdf? What is a ...
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Support for EPS in Office 2013

When emedding graphics in Word or Publisher documents that are destined for printing or distribution as PDFs, I use EPS format because it preserves the sharpness of the images at all magnifications. ...
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How can I create an XFDF file from a PDF?

How can I create an XFDF file from a PDF either 1) using Acrobat 8 Pro; or 2) using open source tools I tried creating the XFDF by hand, but I'm not able to merge it back into the PDF. I presume it's ...
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Windows explorer stops showing PDF's in the preview pane

Some users in our office use the preview pane in the windows explorer to view PDF's. After a while (~an hour) the preview pane no longer shows the preview. On one PC, it says "No preview available" ...
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Is it possible to automate bulk PDF printing with specific settings in Adobe Reader?

Around ance a week, I need to bulk print a couple of documents with my desk jet printer (it doesn't support automated both sides printing). I like the Booklet printing feature in Adobe Reader, and I ...
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How do I set default view preferences in Adobe Acrobat?

In Acrobat Pro, I try to set preferences (open in "page-width" view and use "one-page continuous) but it only makes changes for the document I have open, not as default for every time I open.
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PDF commented in Foxit Reader can not be commented in Adobe Reader anymore

I have a PDF version 1.5 here which I started commenting on with Foxit Reader 4. If I open the commented PDF in Adobe Reader 9 now, I get the following message: This document enabled extended ...
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How to set up a Macro/Hotkey to convert or batch convert PDF to word (with OCR)?

I frequently (like 10+ times a day) need to convert pdf's to word. I use the "Save as" feature in Acrobat Pro. Is there any good way to speed up this process, and boil it down to one click? Ideally, a ...
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Why is text selection in some pdf's so weird? [closed]

Often when I try to select text in a pdf the text selection is behaving weirdly. In the below image my goal was to select all the lines between Microsoft Office LaTeX and Software Programming ...
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How do I extract highlighted text only from PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Pro version 9?

I'm reading a lot of pdf articles in Adobe Acrobat Pro and highlighting specific sections. I would like to know if it is possible to extract just the text I highlighted from these pdf files?
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Password-protected PDF not opening on Linux

I have a PDF document (from the British Library via interlibrary loan) which is password protected via some sort of remote validation of the password. I tried to open it on Ubuntu 14.04, which ...
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How do I change my default to adobe reader?

I have Adobe Acrobat 6 and Adobe Reader 9.4 installed. I have Reader set as the default for viewing downloaded files, but when on the internet (Explorer), it tries to open in Acrobat and it doesn't ...
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How to increase contrast in a PDF file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjust PDF Contrast with Adobe Reader/Acrobat? I have a black and white pdf file of text. But the text is too faint and is difficult to read. Is there a way to increase ...
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Converting LaTeX Generated PDF to Word Using Acrobat XI

I've found myself, again, needing to live in both the land of LaTeX and Microsoft Word. I have Acrobat XI available, so I thought that I would just use it as a middle man in the conversion from LaTeX ...
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Are there any cons or missing features in Nitro PDF Professional versus Adobe Acrobat?

I've been looking into alternative PDF creation software such as NitroPDF. It seems like a bargain at $99 a license compared to $300 for Acrobat. The feature comparison page gives a list of things ...
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Why do some PDFs lag in Adobe Acrobat?

I have a handful of PDFs open. One of them in particular is extremely laggy, almost to the point of being unreadable. When I scroll through its pages, it's almost like an extreme version of v-sync ...
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Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat [duplicate]

I have a large Acrobat file (currently 92 pages, 25MB) which is constructed from lots of different sources (1 InDesign and 80 Illustrator files). Since I first brought these sources together, each ...
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Swapping two pages in Adobe Acrobat

What is the easiest way to swap two pages in Adobe Acrobat ? (for example, page 15 is on page 16 and vice versa ... how to put them proper ?)
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PDF Where does Acrobat reader save information about last view settings?

I usually check "Restore last view settings" in preferencs of Acrobat Reader. But I'm actually wondering where Acrobat Reader saves this information? In Windows Registry? In PDF file itself? On my ...
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Format Fonts for Text Field Default Values

I am kind of new to Adobe Acrobat. I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro X. I am creating a fillable form, from scratch, basically. What I would like to do is be able to format a read only texbox so that it ...
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How can one convert a Word form to a PDF form while preserving fields?

I have a Word source document which I'm using to create a PDF form. The first go-round, everything is fine because I can let Acrobat Pro auto-create all the fields. That feature is actually pretty ...
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Where do these links in my generated PDF come from?

After converting a Word document to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.9.3, I open the created PDF and want to highlight the hyperlinks in the document so that the user could see that there's something ...
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rotate pdf by a certain degree in adobe acrobat

I imported a .jpg image into adobe acrobat to convert it into PDF form with textboxes and stuff. the scanned .jpg is tilted and has to be rotated 5 deg. anti-clockwise. I know how to do this on image ...
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Acrobat: How to set default font for text box tool?

How do I set the default font for the text box tool in Adobe Acrobat? (If the solution depends on the version, assume Version 8.)
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Is there a way to just highlight with no comments in Acrobat Pro XI?

I have Acrobat Pro XI and I want to simply highlight text in a PDF to share with someone else. When I use the highlighter tool, it automatically creates a comment, which is simply the highlight text. ...
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Making URL clickable in a textbox in a PDF file with Acrobat XI Pro

I sometime add text in PDF with Acrobat XI Pro: In the added text, I sometime write URLs. Is there an easy way to make them clickable? I am aware that I can make a zone clickable by using Tools > ...
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Adobe Reader for linux

Currently Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux is at version 9.5.5. Does anybody know when Adobe is going to release a version 10 or 11 and have the ability to use a Reader Extension enabled PDF file?
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How to analyze the space usage within pdf document?

I have this 7mb pdf that I made from 65 scanned B/W images. After OCR, the document becomes 32mb. I have never seen text taking up so much space. (in theory 25mb should give me 25 million letters ...
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Edit text in image

I have a JPG image with some text in it. I would like to edit this text. I am currently using Adobe Acrobat for this purpose, however I found that the Text Recognition Tool will not recognize all ...
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How can I append a single PDF to all PDFs in a folder?

I have one standard file (call it ending.pdf) that I want added to the end of all of the PDFs in a folder. Can I automate this task? I have Acrobat Pro X. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Oh, I ...
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Why are Acrobat PDF tags not shown in Windows?

I have added tags such as Author, Subject and Title to some new PDF files I created. But they are not shown in Windows when I view file properties. Why? In order to see this information I have to ...
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How to add missing fonts to Adobe Illustrator?

When opening an Adobe Acrobat PDF document on Mac OS X Lion to edit in Adobe Illustrator CS6, I got the message: The font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold is missing. Affected text will be displayed using a ...
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Activate comments in PDF

I am generating PDF files with pdflatex and I would like my PDF to allow comments/annotations (without having to use Acrobat Professional to write the comments). pdflatex cannot enable comments in PDF ...
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How can I mass rename all the form fields in a PDF?

I made a PDF with many (like 100) fillable form fields. But I did it with copy and paste. Now all the form fields have the same name (Text1) and filling in one will fill in all the others with the ...
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How to install multiple versions of Acrobat Reader on one machine

Is it possible? I tried to install 8 when I have 9 installed but the installer bombed out when it saw version 9. Any ideas how to work around this?
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install Adobe® Acrobat 9 Pro error

My OS is Windows 7. I try to download Adobe® Acrobat 9 Pro for English and Windows (326.6MB) by its Akamai Download Manager and then click on "Install Now". But I meet some error: "Action ...