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Adobe Acrobat: How to batch to combine multiple pdf files?

I have 3 folders: Folder 1 Folder 2 Folder 3 In each folder I have 5 pdf files: Folder 1 file1.pdf file2.pdf Folder 2 file1.pdf file2.pdf Folder 3 ...
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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. ...
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Adjust PDF Contrast with Adobe Reader/Acrobat?

We get PDF's from our professor to read for homework but they're often scanned documents, is there a way to adjust the contrast of the text to make it easier to read? Edit: I've got Photoshop but is ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Equivalent of Microsoft Paint's eraser in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Is there any equivalent of Microsoft Paint's eraser in Adobe Acrobat Pro? I am aware that I can use the redaction feature or delete object, but I wonder if there is any more direct way to delete part ...
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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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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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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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Find Key of Installed and Activated instance Adobe Acrobat Professional without using 3rd party tools

Have several copies of Acrobat Professional that were purchased previously, installed and activated. However there is no documentation of the serial numbers, the Adobe online account ID or any details ...
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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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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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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?
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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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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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Converting Word forms to PDF (fill in) forms?

I've got Acrobat Pro 8 and Word 2003. I've got a form in Word creating using form fields. What I want to do is convert this document to a "fill in" PDF form automatically. In other words, replacing ...
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Resizing pages in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I am using Acrobat Professional 8 to assemble a document from two imported page images (JPGs). Acrobat seems to interpret the images at screen resolution, and creates a document that's about 35" by ...
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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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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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How do I remove a usage restriction from a PDF file?

I have made usage restrictions to a PDF file and protected it with a password. Now I would like to remove the protection to allow my self to do more with the document. Doing a Google search for ...
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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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How to convert PDF/A to normal PDF?

I can't do many things with PDF/A format files that I could do with regular PDF files such as 'cropping' the document etc. How can I convert PDF/A to normal PDF document? I installed PitStop pro but ...
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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 ...
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Word document to PDF: open hyperlinks in new window

I have a Microsoft Word document with hyperlinks in it. When I save it as a PDF document, those hyperlinks no longer open that link in a new window. I have tried all the settings under the "Target ...
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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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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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Auto hot-linking in-text citations to a bibliographic entry

I'm trying to find the best way to automatically create hyperlinks within a document from an in text citation, "(Author, 2014)", to its respective bibliographic entry in such a way that is seen in ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Computer slowing down after several Print to PDF requests

I recently asked about Memory not unloading and was helped by the answers I've got, but recently understood the problem is something different, so I'm posting a new question. The problem is that when ...
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Memory not Unloading [closed]

One of our PC's is not unloading it's memory during certain tasks. The main one is when they choose to print a file to PDF. Select File Open in Adobe Acrobat Print to PDF Save and Close This is ...
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How to reduce margins when printing a PDF?

I tried http://superuser.com/a/316966/269574 but to no avail. When I print as a PDF https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/372/335/case.html, the text is aligned left but covers only 60% of the ...
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Splitting a PDF into PDFs of various sizes

I recently upgraded from Adobe Acrobat 6 to 9 and I can't seem to figure outhow to split a large PDF into individual PDFs of various sizes (say, pages 1-3, 4-11, 12, etc.). I'm aware that A-PDF ...