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Opening “Advanced Search” in Acrobat Reader from Command Line on a Mac

I need to access some software documentation that (unfortunately) requires opening a particular pdf file in Adobe Acrobat opening a menu by using the mouse to Edit > Advanced Search (or through the ...
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How to hide the Tool tab in Acrobat Reader?

In Acrobat Reader, how to hide the Tool tab? Tool tab keeps reappearing all the time. Of course by pressing Shift + F4 it will hide, but how to do it permanently.
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How can I make Adobe audio reader ignore certain symbol patterns?

Example: ===== Some question ====== Answer... I am using the read out loud option in adobe reader and in the long run these signs here tend to get super annoying when being read out loud. Is there ...
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How do I stop Adobe Reader from showing that sidebar on the right? [duplicate]

I regularly use Adobe Reader to view PDF's, but I have to close the side bar on the right all the time. Does anyone know how I can permanently hide it?
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Extract all highlighted text of a PDF into seperat Excel cells

I create a lot of spreadsheets in Excel. Basically consisting of various columns. The problem is that one of these columns contains a lot of text (Whole paragraphs worth). The text inserted into this ...
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xml-file for setting Adobe Acrobat Reader as default program for pdf-files

I want to set adobe acrobat reader dc as default program for pdf-files. Windows 10 opens pdf files default with edge and there I have printing problems. So i decided to determine the default ...
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Adobe Reader XI Default PDF Handler Process [migrated]

We currently use Adobe Reader XI in a Windows 7 environment and have been rolling out Nuance PowerPDF recently. Adobe Reader XI always remains the default however some websites have had issues- we've ...
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How do I change page scaling while printing a PDF on Windows 10?

I deal with a lot of poster-sized PDF files. In older versions of Acrobat Reader, when printing you could change the scaling (so it would shrink to one page, or split across multiple printer pages). ...
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How to read an ACSM file on Linux?

So, I needed the Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex textbook to complete a homework assignment this week. I needed it in a digital format because I'm going to POPL 2016 tomorrow and I can't have it ...
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Does Adobe Acrobat XI Pro have a tooltip feature?

Does Adobe Acrobat XI Pro have a feature that allows you to hover over text or an entry field (or anything) -- and display hover-over help info. This would not be on a web page. This would be a ...
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Print dialog for in browser Adobe Reader 11 forced to background on Win 7 64 bit

We have a web based application developed and owned by a vendor that as part of the printing process uses information from a web form to generate a PDF and present it to the browser. The PDF then ...
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Microsoft Edge keeps taking over PDF file open/association

Every few days the file association for PDFs on my Windows 10 machine switches to Microsoft Edge. I then right click on a PDF, choose "Open With -> Choose Another App", select Acrobat from the list, ...
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How can I split PDF file into layers

I have a large PDF file containing a map. The PDF file was probably generated with AutoCAD. The image consists of a coloured raster map, and a vector with lines on top of the map. (Street lines etc.) ...
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Acrobat reader DC wont fill fields from xfdf

The XFDF file is saved locally Inside the XFDF file there is an xml element pointing to a PDF hosted on a external web server The PDF file is on a web server that the user has access to (can load ...
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Adobe Reader keeps freezing when multiple windows are open

I need to have multiple PDF's open at once, and after about 10 minutes Adobe Acrobat Reader freezes. I'm running Windows 8.1 64bit and have the latest version of reader. The computer had been running ...
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How remove Adobe acrobat reader DC tool bar unwanted buttons/links?

Adobe acrobat reader DC has added whole bunch of button/links on toolbar. I would like to get rid of Home, tools, Document, Help, Mobile, and Sign In (Please see the screenshot). Is there anyway to ...
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Why does the text in my PDF become invisible when I switch to another text field?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view a PDF file that somebody else created. There are editable text fields in the document that I can write text in, like this: But when I switch to another ...
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Icon Adobe Reader DC on taskbar is wrong

My icon adobe reader is now icon of Windows Photo Viewer on Taskbar. How can i fix it? I tried to uninstall or repair but it didn't work.
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How to make voice reading work in different voices?

I got a problem with Acrobat Reader... it has function to read text (by voice), but it seems to work only on English with default voice option checked. I can uncheck option "use default voice" and ...
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Is it possible to view separate PDFs side by side in Adobe Reader DC?

In the older versions of acrobat reader, each file opened in a separate window and you could manually size them so you could read two at once or with a widescreen, maybe even have a third program open ...
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Display pdf in two columns on wide screen

Currently, I'm using a wide screen, and it does not feel good to view pdf files in one column on such a screen. So, I'm wondering whether it is possible to display the pdf files in two-columns. I'm ...
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Unhide review comments (Adobe Reader 9)

I have a document from the University where the lecturer has written several review comments. In the image below, the comments are displayed. The "minimise" button has been put into a blue rectangle ...
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PDF booklet option no longer prints both sides

I have been using Adobe Reader 11's booklet printing option for many years on Windows XP. What used to happen was that it would print one side of the pages, then a dialog (from the printer) would pop ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC - Remove the phone home

I just installed Adobe Acrobat DC, and it warned me that it will now collect lots of information on how I use the product, and send it to Adobe. It claimed I can shut this off, but I've gone through ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC - Removing or editing the giant menu bar

Adobe DC now shows a giant menu bar at the top, with Home / Tools / Documents / etc. This bar is annoying, because, at least by default, it takes up a huge piece of the screen, and shows Adobe ads ...
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.docx to PDF in word 2007 but losing image quality

I have a Word 2007 file which contains UML diagrams and when I convert it to PDF, I lose a lot of quality. I have changed all the Word 2007 save/compression settings, but it doesn't seem to make a ...
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Flatten THEN Submit Form from Reader

I have a acrobat form that needs to be flattened before submitting for the purposes of comparing documents. As of right now, the form submits as expected, but to review correct answers against the ...
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How to configure Adobe Reader with command line or script?

Is there possibility to configure Adobe Reader using command line (direct cmd or something like that) or .bat/.cmd script? OS: Windows 7 Task: Create script to configure Adobe Reader after ...
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How to rotate “landscape” pages to view in “portrait” mode?

Is it possible to configure Adobe Reader to display the pages, which were set to landscape mode, in portrait mode (while rotating their content, of course)? It is annoying that while scrolling ...
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How to show page numbers in the Bookmarks pane?

Reading a large document with dozens of sections and sub-sections, I have a nicely structured Bookmarks view. Is it possible to see the page numbers of the bookmarks in that pane?
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How to enable import form data in Adobe Reader

I currently have a pdf form open in Adobe Reader for which I would like to fill out using an XML file. However, under the extended features tab, the option to import data is greyed out (exporting data ...
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Adobe Reader DC filled in data disappears

A week ago we started using Adobe Reader DC for filling out PDF documents. The new "Fill & sign" tool seemed like a really good option for that. The documents get edited by 2-3 Users on a ...
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Adobe reader X, PDF Loud pop-up malfuction?

After instaling Acrobat Reader 10, every time I open a PDF I get a message saying something like "PDF Loud is no longer supported after Reader version 8". Although I click the "Do not show this ...
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Adobe Reader/IE11 File has been moved or deleted

Having issue that I see reference to on various forums where a user clicks on a document from the web that is PDF Format and the file begins downloading and then throws a message that the file has ...
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Text is not showing up in Chrome or FF but Showing up in IE, Reader. Please

Text is correct using IE Browser or Adobe Reader Text is not showing up in Chrome of FF Made using tool called Adobe live cycle designer and Java(XPAA.jar) Do you ever having similar problem? or ...
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Adobe Reader breaks ALT+TAB when opening new file

When there is already one instance of Adobe Reader open with, say, a.pdf, and you launch another file (b.pdf) from, say, your browser, for a brief moment a.pdf is displayed while b.pdf is being ...
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Same preferences for all users in Acrobat Reader?

On a W2k8R2 server we have an installation of Acrobat Reader 11. It's necessary to set specific preferences (in Reader prefs) for trusted paths and signing documents. Different users do connect to ...
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How to install multiple versions of Acrobat Reader on linux [duplicate]

My OS is Fedora 21 - 4.0.4-202.fc21.x86_64 GNU/Linux I often need to read pdf academic papers that are protected by the FileOpen plugin (DRM). FileOpen website offers updated plugins for the latest ...
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Personal digital certificate for Adobe Acrobat Reader

Often, I receive PDF documents that make use of Adobe Acrobat's functionality for digital signatures. I can sign those PDFs with a self-signed certificate, but then Adobe Acrobat Reader shows a ...
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Find symbol or image on PDF file

I would like to search for specific items on a PDF document such as CO2 with a circle around it. For this one, I was able to just search for CO2, and did not get many false positives. Now, I wish to ...
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What is the use of validating certificate in Adobe Reader

I've received a PDF which is digitally signed and they provided a guideline to validate the signature. I have done those steps, the signature shows as valid. I saved it as a copy and sent it back to ...
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Better alternative for forms than PDF documents

Over the last few years, it has become fashionable to create PDF documents containing all sorts of dynamic content. One of these contraptions are forms that can be filled out digitally, and then ...
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How to stop automatic popup asking to save/open PDF files in IE 11?

Every page of an ebook which is delivered as a pdf file, has the pop up asking if you want to open or save on each page - extremely annoying. Any help on how to turn this off would be appreciated.
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How can I enable smooth scrolling in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

I just updated to the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and since then, the scrolling in the pdf documents is very poor, it is like lines are jumping on the screen. This problem wasn't in the previous ...
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Adobe reader shows just one document (pdf) at a time [closed]

Adobe shows just one document (pdf) at a time and close all opened when i close one, how can i see two windows simultaneously, and close just one document?
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Exporting file to pdf from internet, the document its in blank or incomplete [closed]

When i export a file to PDF from internet, the document is in blank or incomplete. Its the same if i download in a PC or opening online. The trouble is only in this PC (Windows 7), and i try with ...
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Remove or prevent sidebar from opening by default on Adobe Reader

In Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, version 2015.007.20033 does anyone know how to prevent the sidebar from opening by default? It's not too bad when a PDF is in portrait mode but opening one in landscape ...
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Why can't I search a certain PDF in Mac OS X, but I can in Windows using Adobe Reader?

I have the PDF "GNU Image Manipulation Program: User Manual" downloaded to both my Windows PC, and my iMac OS X v.10.9.5. The search function works perfectly in my PC, using Adobe Reader, but it ...
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How to permanently disable the right pane and enable the left panel in Adobe Acrobat Reader 15?

How do i hide the useless “comment” pane and instead permanently show the left-hand buttons (thumbnails, etc) in Adobe Reader 15, like i could in version 11?
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How to define alternate page numbers (i.e. roman numerals) for PDF documents?

In nicely published PDF documents of books there are often alternate page numbers / labels (usually names or roman numerals) that make it convenient to access desired pages directly. Obviously not ...