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Increasing margins of all pages in a pdf file

I need to increase the top and bottom margins of all the pages in a pdf file, or alternatively increase the size of each page so as to add a little white space at the top and the bottom. How can I do ...
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Preserve embedded objects when converting a Word File to PDF using Acrobat Pro 9

I thought this was a basic feature but I can't seem to find a solution: If I want to convert a Word file which has other files embedded as an object to PDF, the embedded Word symbol is not clickable ...
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Resizing a selection in Adobe Acrobat X Pro

When working with block selections, you can resize the area by dragging the handles on each of the four corners. However, I can't seem to find a way to resize the area by dragging a single side of the ...
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acrobat pro 9 - how to automatically open video full screen when clicking poster image

I'm using acrobat pro 9 to embed video into a pdf. However, the video, when clicked, plays inside the pdf, and you have to right click and choose open in full screen to get it to play full screen. We ...
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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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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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OCR directly to text files Acrobat X

In Acrobat 9, it was possible to export directly to text files when performing OCR on PDF documents, using the "Export to Alternate Format - Text" option. This feature appears to be missing in Acrobat ...
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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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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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Links and Back within PDF

I have a PDF document that has links in various places to figures/tables that are towards the end of the document. Let's say I have a link on page 2 that you click to go to Figure 7. I have the same ...
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Adobe Livecycle Designer equivalent for mac?

Is there any software out there like Adobe Livecycle Designer for mac? ... where we can easily design pdf forms and still be compatible with Acrobat Pro. Does anyone know if they will make it for ...
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What is the Radio button symbol for Microsoft Word that Acrobat understands when converting to PDF form

Someone has sent me a survey they had created in Microsoft Word, with a bunch of questions that need to be converted into a PDF form. I have no problem creating textboxes or checkboxes by using ...
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Change shortcuts in Acrobat 8

How do I change and manage shortcuts inside of Acrobat 8? (This is the full version not reader) I know with other Adobe Programs you can do this yet I cannot find a way in Acrobat. Ideas?
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Poor quality PNG image when printing to PDF in Word 2010

I have a transparent PNG: The PNG file above was created from an EPS file to a high-resolution PNG, then resized using Photoshop. I am placing this image into a Word file on a cover page. The ...
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What source document format can be exported to PDF and generate digital signature fields?

My team wants to send out to 3rd parties a contract in PDF format, with digital signature fields that could be signed using Adobe Reader. Every time we add a new 3rd party to the contract, we are ...
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How do I edit a PDF in Acrobat if it rather than LiveCycle

I want to edit the the fields of a PDF in Acrobat using Forms->Add or Edit Fields which I know how to use. Unfortunately, a new form I want to edit seems to have been made in LiveCycle designer ...
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Fonts in PDF files: How do I ensure that a font will render properly across platforms/readers?

I created a document in MS Word (2007) and then published to PDF with the intention of creating a document that looks the same regardless of platform or pdf reader choice. It looks fine on a couple ...
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How can I change the program that Adobe Acrobat uses for editing images?

When I try to edit an image within Adobe Acrobat 8.1, it will try to open the image using a Nero program and will fail. I want it to open it with Photoshop, but I can't get it to do that. How do 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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Is it possible to add a reload button to Adobe Reader's toolbar?

Current Adobe Reader 9.4.2 allows you to press Ctrl+R to reload an opened PDF. However, there seems to be no way to add that functionality to the toolbar. Do you know of any custom scripts that would ...
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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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How do you move an object without resizing it in Acrobat Pro?

Many times when I try to move a callout box or text box using the Select Object tool (R) or the Hand tool (H), I accidentally resize it. In photoshop, there is a Move tool (V) that lets you move an ...
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How to crop in Adobe Acrobat X(10)?

I'm unable to get the crop functionality to work at all in Adobe Acrobat 10, and their help is only online and is completely non-helpful. Can someone explain exactly how to crop an image in Adobe ...
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Removing Objects & Images from 600 page Adobe Acrobat X file - How?

How do you remove Images & Objects from a 600 page Adobe Acrobat X file ? Any suggestion are welcome.
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Any PDF reader that shows grids?

I know Acrobat Pro shows grids for PDF files. Is there any other PDF reader that shows grids?
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Increase font size in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I have a PDF that I got by converting a web page to PDF. Adobe won't let me select all text (which would let me increase the font size). The annoying part is that I am able to open each object ...
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What does “Optimizing performance…” in Acrobat mean?

When the Acrobat installer says "Optimizing performance...", what is it actually doing?
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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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How do you remove/suppress the “Enter Your Adobe ID” popup that comes with CS5.5?

When launching a CS5.5 application or Acrobat X this window sometimes pops up. I can't seem to find a preference file that relates to it. My google-fu doesn't turn up anything.
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Would it be possible to show line numbers as part of the pdf document

Would it be possible to show line numbers as part of the pdf document. What option should I use?
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document within both Pro and Acrobat Reader

I have Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 for Windows XP. How do I go about making our PDFs read only and Enable Commenting so that once saved users are unable to modify the PDF content but are still able to add ...
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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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Why do some pdf/acrobat files not support “previous view”?

I have several pdfs that have the "Previous View" (alt-back arrow) option disabled/grayed out. I'm not the only one with this unresolved problem. Does anyone know why and if it's possible to fix ...
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Add Margins to PDF generated via “Printing” in Safari

I've built a web page that I'm turning into a PDF using the "Save as PDF" function built into the print functionality in Safari on OS X. Trouble is, when I generate a PDF in this manner, it doesn't ...
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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 digitally sign a PDF document quickly and cheaply?

I need to digital sign a PDF document. However, Acrobat reader does not let me sign documents. I just need to sign the document, not edit it. Do I need to buy the full Acrobat software? Or is there ...
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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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Adobe Acrobat - How To Print Shaded Areas

I have a PDF document which has shaded areas (code fragments, to be precise) and I am looking to print the document out with shading in tact. The shading is light grey (as used on ...
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Remove Linux Adobe Acrobat Reader installed from binary

On a Debian system, I installed Adobe Acrobat Reader using the Linux binary (AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin) downloaded from Adobe's website. What's the right way to uninstall Reader when it was ...
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Firefox and Acrobat - what happened to the Acrobat toolbar?

I just installed the latest version of Firefox and Acrobat Reader on a new Windows 7 box. Bringing up a PDF in the browser was a big surprise - the toolbar is gone! Where's the Save As button? Where's ...
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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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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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OS X printing PDF super slow

Using OSX and printing to both a Konica and HP printer, large PDF's (10-20 pages) print very slow using Adobe Acrobat reader or acrobat pro, on the order of 5-10 seconds per page. If I use the built ...
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Searching a PDF in Adobe Acrobat and Reader returns incorrect results

Using Control-f or the binoculars icon to search for a word takes you to random points in the file.
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Stop Microsoft Word 2010 from smoothing screenshots?

When I insert JPEG screenshots into Microsoft Word, it smoothes them instead of preserving the original pixels from the bitmap. When I then print to PDF (using Acrobat Distiller), depending on my ...
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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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How can I use Acrobat Pro to determine whether an image is rasterized?

How can I check on whether an image (PDF image file) is rasterized, using Adobe Acrobat Pro?
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ubuntu right click menu problem

When I right click a .PDF file, the first choice is to use Acrobat Reader 9. The second choice is the "open with" menu and it has Acrobat Reader 9 (again), Open Office, and others. The trouble is ...
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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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Acrobat TrimBoxes and ArtBoxes errors?

Someone in our family is getting into the publishing business, and the printers have very exact specifications for the PDF files they accept. I'm hoping for some help figuring out what is wrong with ...