Adobe Acrobat is Adobe's family of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) management software.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

11
votes
15answers
32k views

Why does Adobe Acrobat scroll so slowly, and what can I do about it?

I often am forced to view long PDF documents either in browser or out of browser. When I'm forced to use such documents, it's always frustrating, because whenever I scroll the document, the viewer ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Create PDF file (with forms) without Adobe Acrobat?

I have a PDF file that I need to add editable fields to. However, I don't have Adobe Acrobat, which costs money. Is there a free app out there that will let me do the same?
0
votes
1answer
931 views

Can I quickly override preset zooms for bookmarks in adobe pdf document?

I have a bookmarked pdf.. and all the bookmarks are set to make the zoom level 'actual size'. This is very annoying because every time I click a bookmark, I have to reset things to fit the way I like ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
466 views

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 ...
19
votes
1answer
19k views

Two-page view in full screen for Adobe Acrobat

Since i'm using a wide screen, i want to view two page in full screen while reading PDF. I can view two page in Reading Mode or normal view. however, whenever i switch to full screen mode, acrobat ...
2
votes
2answers
186 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

how do i make Acrobat my default?

How can I make Acrobat my default to open attachments that come via email and in opening documents? This was previously the case on my computer, but no longer.
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Edit text in-line in an Adobe Acrobat Document .pdf?

I've been asked to make changes to a .pdf file. This consists of removing a single line of text. I have been given this .pdf file, but the original file that the .pdf file was generated from has ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

Acrobat 8 on Windows 7 64-bit

Here's the situation I'm in. I have Acrobat 8 on Wows 7 (64-bit) and anytime I create PDFs any numbers on the page I'm PDFing come through as garbage. Everything else on the page comes out fine, just ...
6
votes
1answer
8k views

What command-line options are available in Adobe Acrobat (not Reader) for modifying documents (Convert, Merge, etc.)?

See title. I'd like to convert a bunch of XML files to PDF using Adobe Acrobat (9.0). Currently, I'm opening each of these files with IE and then convert them manually using the Acrobat Plugin. I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
661 views

Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 Link tool doesn't resize the link area very precisely

I try to select an area of my pdf to make a link, but the selected box seems to only be allowed to be certain sizes. It's selecting two whole lines of text. I can't resize the link area very ...
1
vote
1answer
196 views

Is there any online/offline freeware to add sticky notes like “Adobe Acrobat”?

Is there any online/offline freeware to add sticky notes like "Adobe Acrobat"? Sticky notes over text document, images etc. Specially I want to comment with baloon on big images.
0
votes
1answer
261 views

Switching Windows XP to 120 DPI slows down Acrobat Reader 9

Is it possible that switching Windows XP to 120 DPI would have negative impact on computer performance? Namely, I see Acrobat Reader starting much slower. Could maybe the font cache run out of memory ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Force Windows XP to open PDF with Adobe Reader 9.4 (Acrobat 4.0 also on machine)?

I have Adobe Reader (9.4) and Adobe Acrobat (4.0) installed on my PC. Windows XP is set-up to open PDF files through Adobe Reader which works fine. Then I have a software (refmanager) that opens PDF ...
1
vote
3answers
8k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Creating fillable, saveable PDF in OpenOffice.org results in garbage

I've been creating beautiful fillable PDFs using OOo Writer under Ubuntu for a few years. However, I've recently been asked to make them saveable rather than just printable. So, I go to my ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Adjust colours in a PDF

I'd like to make colour adjustments to an existing PDF file, the equivalent of Photoshop's adjustments, and save a new version with the altered colours. I'm after more than a colourspace conversion. ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
126 views

Is there a 3rd PDF creation tool that has reasonable feature partity with Acrobat?

I'd like to buy a "full" PDF creator product (not a converter) that perhaps has 80% of the features of Acrobat but are less expensive. Do any products like this exist?
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Selection Issues with a PDF from a Word document

I have a long Word document that has a running footer. When I try to copy and paste across pages in the PDF generated from this document, the behavior of this footer is unpredictable--sometimes it is ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Optio and Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro (previously using Adobe 7 Pro) to cut down PDF files by extracting only certain pages from the document. Due to compression settings that are apparetnly inherent in AA9Pro, ...
4
votes
2answers
520 views

Design PDF to print without images?

I want to create a PDF cookbook. I'd love to include large, beautiful, full-color images of the food, but I want to give people the option to print the whole thing without wasting toner/ink on the ...
5
votes
0answers
828 views

Chrome now prompting PDF security warning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Chrome Annoying Download warning It seems like there has been a recent change to chrome. Now when I download a pdf I get a security warning. Is there a way to ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How to embed fonts into PDF

I have a pdf file, and I want to know if I can embed/subset all its fonts into PDF file itself? Is there any tool supporting this operation?
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Is it possible to create a perma link to a page in an online PDF file?

I have a link to a PDF file online. I want to expand the link so it navigates to the desired page in the document. Is this possible?
2
votes
6answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How can I change text in a large number PDFs?

I have about 100 PDF files that each contain a string of text that needs to be replaced. This is to fix a typographical error that was repeated all over the place. Is there any tool or techniques I ...
2
votes
1answer
770 views

0 bytes PDF created

I am trying to save from rows from the Powerbuilder datawindow to PDF and it creates 0 bytes files and gives message 'Save Rows As Failed'. Anyone knows why windows 7 and Adobe 9 does this? It work ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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?
1
vote
4answers
221 views

What is the best approach to make a pdf document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating PDF Documents Hi there. I'm trying to make a PDF document, and so far I can note two things, if I make a document using Word and I try to export it to PDF, it ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to suppress the unsolicited footer when converting HTML -> PDF with Acrobat?

I often convert & combine (via contextmenu) HTML pages to PDF using Acrobat (not Acrobat Reader). I use Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 Extended, version 9.1.2. The converted PDFs always have the full path of ...
4
votes
6answers
8k views

How to print Acrobat PDF file without the images

I have a image-heavy PDF file and want to print part of it. Is there a way to print it without the images, but preserving the file layout (Save as Text is not an option, because it breaks the layout). ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0 on Windows 7 print to network share gives error

I've recently upgraded a client's workstations to brand new computers, with Windows 7 Professional. The server is still Windows Server 2003. The server has 2-3 file shares that get mapped to users' ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Certain applications (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) don't display properly on Windows?

I have had a problem recently and wanted to see if anyone else had a similar problem or solution. I am using Windows XP (with all the latest updates). Every time I restart the computer, it runs ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

Acrobat 9: Page numbers added to footer in Acrobat do not print

I am creating a manual by combining multiple PDF files in Acrobat 9 Standard (9.3.2). Because I'm combining multiple source files, I must add the page numbers in Acrobat after merging. I add the ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Alternatives to Adobe's PDF Optimizer? [closed]

Acrobat Professional features a PDF Optimizer tool, as reviewed here. This tool analyzes the space usage within a PDF file in terms of image size, fonts, ... Are there more lightweight and/or ...
1
vote
0answers
235 views

How to reduce the file size/rendering performance of PDFs embedding large EPS?

If one has a PDF with EPS-like graphics embedded. The EPS-like is something like finite-element method plot or browian motion which takes quite a long time for the machine to render. That makes the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
12answers
3k views

How to make a good PDF résumé without purchasing Adobe Acrobat?

How to make a good PDF résumé without purchasing Adobe Acrobat?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Adobe Acrobat 9.0 professional crashes without error on Windows Server 2008 RS under terminal services

When I start Adobe Acrobat 9.0 professional on Windows Server 2008 R2 it works for a few seconds and then either freezes (goes translucent white) or simple disappears altogether instantly. ...
15
votes
2answers
36k views

Why do fonts look messed up in Adobe Acrobat?

When I open a PDF in a non-Acrobat PDF viewer, they look fine, but when I open one in Acrobat, the fonts look absolutely terrible. They look very low resolution and I'm not sure how to increase them. ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ?)
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Weird canvas/page size printing problem in Adobe Acrobat

I am trying to print a document in Adobe Acrobat. For some reason, Acrobat wants to print my document smaller than it actually is, despite having chosen that I DO NOT want the image to be scaled: ...
0
votes
4answers
598 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
629 views

How do I populate multiple records of data into a PDF form like a mail-merge?

I have Acrobat Pro, and I have a PDF with a form on it. Assuming the fields in the form correspond to a data source (like rows in an RDBMS table or xml file), I want to then print multiple copies of ...
20
votes
13answers
164k views

How to save a rotated Adobe PDF file

I received an Adobe PDF scan of a document that displays upside-down. I rotated it inside Adobe Acrobat and chose Save As to make a new document, however, the rotation is not saved and when I open ...