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

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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to make Acrobat 10 change size of the Note icon?

For Highlighting and the Note's icon, I can click on it, and choose to view the Property bar and change its color, icon image, etc, and then say, "Use as Default Property", so now all the highlighting ...
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Why using Acrobat 10 resaving a PDF file that was 4MB will become 3MB?

I had some PDF files and just try to open it and do some highlighting using Acrobat 10 (also called Adode Reader X)... After highlighting, I save the file (using a different filename), and now the ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a no-cost way to add sticky notes like “Adobe Acrobat”?

Is there a way to add sticky notes like "Adobe Acrobat"? Sticky notes over text document, images etc. Specially I want to comment with balloon on big images. Any solution must be no-cost.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...