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Batch-OCR many PDFs

This has been discussed a year ago here: Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)? Is there any way to batch OCR PDFs that haven't been already OCRed? This is, I think, the current state of ...
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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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Is there software to allow me to search a PDF file with Regex?

I would like a PDF viewer that I can search documents with using regular expressions. Is there such a thing? I've tried PowerGrep, but it doesn't have a graphical viewer and its interface is a little ...
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PDF files open with a dark overlay?

Windows XP Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 with the latest updates This is one of my user's machines. They have basic user rights, non-admin. Opening a PDF file renders the document, but with a dark overlay. ...
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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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Acrobat 8, PDF Optimizer has no effect, convert embedded PNGs to JPG?

I use the PDF Optimizer feature in Acrobat Pro (v8) to reduce the file size of DTP-generated PDFs by downsampling the embedded images to a lower resolution. This normally works fine. However today ...
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Inserting 2nd PDF into original PDF changes page ordering [closed]

I have a PDF file (roughly 200 pages) and I would like to insert another PDF that is a single page. No matter if I choose Before or After (when inserting the PDF), the document inserts the page about ...
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how to get Office outlook 2010 working with adobe acrobat 9

How do i get outlook 2010 working with adobe acrobat 9. The feature I am looking for is to convert my mail as pdf and the attachments. the screen-shot i think is taken with adobe acrobat 10. i am ...
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Acrobat Adobe Writer

What is Acrobat Adobe writer? It is part of Adobe Acrobat? If I have Adobe Acrobat, do I have the Writer?
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Is there a better way to correct errors in Adobe Acrobat's OCR results?

I'm using OCR Text Recognition integrated into Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 to produce an (invisible) searchable text overlay for text pages I have scanned. This is very neat for copying some phrases to the ...
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How to find out WHERE a specific font is used in a PDF document

For a given PDF which uses a number of fonts (e.g., in Acrobat Reader, the fonts used can be seen when selecting Files > Properties > Fonts) how can I find out where a certain font is used in the ...
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What happens to a PDF file when you save it as a static PDF file?

Does anyone know what happens to a PDF file when you save it as a static PDF file? I have a 17K PDF file that doesn’t work will with my software. But when I save it as a Static PDF using Adobe Live ...
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Exclude one color when printing an Adobe Acrobat X document

I have an image in an acrobat x document with a lot of yellow on it. I want to print it but not have any yellow print. I can't figure it out, but the user who asked me this showed me a printout he ...
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Acrobat Reader-how to print only the odd pages?

I want to print on one side and the other of the page. So what I do now is write 1,3,5..., the odd pages pages and later, the even ones. What option is so that is done automatically? I have version ...
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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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Adobe Acrobat Reader don't zoom out the page enough in “one page” mode

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 9.4 under Debian Lenny. I'm experiencing a problem: when I push the "Show one page at a time" button, I expect the page to zoom such that pressing PgUp/PgDn ...
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Validate PDF/X compliance without Acrobat Professional

I'm generating PDFs using pdflatex. I have found that the pdfx LaTeX module allows to make the files PDF/X compliant, but I would like to make sure that the generated documents are indeed compliant. ...
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Is there any other way to ensure that pdf file will not be printed under Acrobat?

I am aware that password security for Acrobat X can be easily compromised. Is there any other way to ensure that pdf file will not be printed? Is there any way to limit the view of pdf files with ...
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PDF form (not) saving

I've created a form in a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro. When empy, I want to use it as a template which the user opens, fills in, and saves as a copy to preserve the blank state of the template. Here's ...
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Replacing a common page in a PDF

I have a page that's repeated hundreds of times throughout a several thousand page PDF. I need to make a change to that page, and I want the change reflected throughout the document. I've done some ...
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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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How to overlay text on Adobe Acrobat pdf file?

I have an Adobe Acrobat PDF file on Macintosh OS X Lion that I need to overlay some plain text on top of at a particular position relative to the original PDF. Previously I have created a Microsoft ...
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Create a PDF that defaults to flip on short edge when printed double-sided

We're creating a 2-page PDF brochure with a target audience who will print it on their regular office or home printers. If it is printed on a double-sided printer (common in offices), it'll come out ...
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How to OCR PDF files with Old German Gothic (Fraktur) text?

I have been successfully using Adobe Acrobat X to OCR many scanned documents which I use for my research. However I have begun studying old German documents which use the Fraktur script, also known as ...
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Printing Booklet Page Size in Adobe Reader 4-in-1

So I have a 70 page pdf document that I'm trying to condense to a small booklet. I tried creating a formula to manually to perform it but it got ugly fast. ...
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How can I remove unwanted cropped pages from Acrobat

Executing the crop command in Acrobat from a 3000pt * 2000pt document to 1500pt*1800pt only hides the document outside of the new boundaries but the original document still remains without change; if ...
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How to crop permanently in Acrobat?

After cropping anything by using the crop tool in Adobe Acrobat, how do I ensure that the cropped area is fixed and can't be seen even when I increase the crop margin? For example: how would I crop ...
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Auto generated PDF won't add itself to the printqueue

Pre info: Acrobat reader: 10.1.3 (updated 2 days ago) Vista 32bit. At my company we are using a website controlled by a postalervice to print forms that we fill out which are then created into a PDF ...
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Why can't Adobe Acrobat finish printing to a pdf file?

I have Adobe Acrobat 9, Windows 7. This has been happening a lot lately. When I print a pdf document to a pdf file using Adobe Acrobat, it stops after a few pages, without completing the document. ...
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McAfee blocking PDFs

I'm running Windows XP SP3, with Adobe Reader 10.1.3. I also have McAfee. I have always been able to open PDFs in Adobe Reader with no trouble. Now, all of a sudden, I can't. If I turn off McAfee ...
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Software for image editing a portion of a PDF page without having to cut and paste?

I do layouts of photos, eight to a page, each in a separate photo border box and received in PDF format. I would like to be able to do separate editing to each one (contrast, lighten, darken, etc) ...
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How to scale page size down in Adobe Acrobat X Pro?

I scanned a document on a scanner at a friend's house and the pdf ended up being 35 inches by 45 inches in size. I think this the cause of the trouble had for the person I sent it to, they get the ...
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PDF Download Only

On a Mac how do you download a PDF and not automatically open it in Acrobat?
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Why is my TrueType Font messing up in Acrobat 7.0 Professional

I have a PDF made (500 pages long) of different part numbers for my business, with their descriptions and prices. I'm using a truetype font so that fractions apear as actual fractions and not 1/8 with ...
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Document links pointing to other .docx files are broken in a combined .pdf conversion

Let's say you have 5 .docx files, A-E. Some links in A.docx point to (probably relatively) to B.docx. So you would have a sentence in A.docx that says something like "For more information on this ...
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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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Creating PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat X Pro and inserting vector graphics

I'm trying to create PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I just realized that it can only do forms etc but not basic document editing. So it wants me to import already formatted word file (for ...
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Adobe Acrobat: Advanced drop down / list

A client of mine needs a PDF made which has a list of store locations, there are a lot of store locations however. Each store is split into several parts, Store code: BB01 Store Name: Bob's ...
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Clone/mirror a textbox in a PDF form

I've got a PDF form in Acrobat X Pro where users can enter their name in a textbox on the first page. I would like the contents of that box to be cloned/mirrored in another box on the second page of ...
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How do I change the security level to avoid “The security level is set to High” error when merging MS docs with Adobe Acrobat X Pro?

I have MS Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat x Pro (CS 5.5) Error when I am trying to Combine 2 Word documents - The Security level is set to High. Please run the application which created this document, ...
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different page numbering formats and GOTO in pdf files

I have a question concerning creating professional PDF files. Let's consider the following description of some document: first 3 pages : not numbered pages 4-10 : numbered i,ii,iii,iv,v,vi. pages ...
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DOCX to PDF conversion loses hyperlinks on Mac OS X

I have a DOCX file that I'm trying to export from Word to PDF, but any way I try this, the hyperlinks stop working. Both the native PDF "Save As.." option and Print → "Save as Adobe PDF..." that ...
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Adobe Acrobat X Pro - printing selected pages

In previous versions, you could highlight several different pages and then print "selection". This newer version does not seem to have this as an option when I go to my print screen. Is this ...
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How do I edit the Adobe Template for PDF Packages?

I frequently bundle multiple .pdfs into packages to maintain the digital signatures. As a result I can either put a document without signatures as the cover, or use the Adobe template. Since it is ...
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Deactivate Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 on a Macintosh

I'm trying to deactivate some installed software on a Macintosh OS X v10.5.8. When I launch Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, it comes up fine, but in the Help menu, the "Enter Serial Number..." choice is grayed ...
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How do I make sure the print dialog settings are reset when Adobe Reader is closed?

we operate a printshop. several terminals (winvista+ms-steadystate). set up from 1 image. lots of users and files daily. when a user leaves a terminal and quits adobe reader, strangley on some(!) ...
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Fatal error: Acrobat failed to connect to DDE server

This is my problem: I can always open one PDF document in Acrobat Reader from Explorer, and sometimes more (especially soon after Windows restart). However, after some time it starts to fail: when I ...
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Losing Hyperlinks when converting PPT to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro

When I use Adobe Acrobot Pro 9.0 to create PDF from a PPT file, the hyperlinks in the generated PDF don't work (unless I have http://... in the hyperlink text)! I have checked the setting and "Add ...
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Maximizing Acrobat Window Leaves a Big Margin

I don't know where the problem is, but it seems as if now each time when I try to maximize the Acrobat window there is a big margin on the right and at the bottom. Has anyone also encountered this ...
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How to make the first page of a PDF display by itself and the succeeding pages display two-up?

When creating an e-book using Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 on OS X 10.6.5, is there a way to make Adobe Acrobat (or Adobe Reader) display the pages as follows: p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 rather than: p1 ...