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How do I change my default to adobe reader?

I have Adobe Acrobat 6 and Adobe Reader 9.4 installed. I have Reader set as the default for viewing downloaded files, but when on the internet (Explorer), it tries to open in Acrobat and it doesn't ...
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Acrobat reader equivalent of MS powerpoint Slide sorter view

How to view all pages of a PDF document in somekind of outline mode. I tried to get it going by --Clicking on Pages Menu(which is present on left side ) in Acrobat reader. Then enlarge that view by ...
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Password protect adobe acrobat file

I found this video from adobe how to protect your document. I am using latest Adobe Acrobat Reader 9. Note I am trying to put password inside the reader itself. If I go to File > properties > ...
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How to do exact (diacritic-sensitive) search in Adobe Reader X

Using Adobe Reader X (v. 10.1.2), I tried to search for “Å” (A with ring above), but it keeps finding “A”, “Á”, “”, “Ä” etc., too. Even the full search (Ctrl+Shift+F) apparently lacks a possibility ...
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Why does my Adobe Reader render PDFs so poorly?

I'm using Adobe Reader 9.4.3 on Windows 7. Everything is pretty much as is out of the box. I have not done anything special with fonts or smoothing. In Linux and even Windows/Chrome things look like ...
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Change Adobe Reader's default program for e-mail links

When I click an e-mail address in Adobe Reader X, an Outlook e-mail window opens, even though Thunderbird is my standard e-mail client and assigned to the mailto: protocol. How can I make Adobe ...
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Adobe DRM Activator error

When I try to open a particular PDF file within Adobe Reader X, it pushes it to open within Adobe Digital Editions. However the following error is shown. Can someone please help? pdffilename.pdf: ...
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Can no longer print in duplex with Adobe Reader X update

Since updating from Reader 9 (which usually let me print in duplex) to Adobe Reader X, I can no longer print in duplex. I have verified that my settings are correct for the printer, two-sided mode ...
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How to make Adobe Reader 9 open PDF's in new window?

Now when I open two PDF's its opened in the same window and in two tabs. this is very annoying. how to make it open in different Windows? P.S. I would like to do it on Windows XP and on Ubuntu.
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Copy paste an image from pdf file while maintaining transparency [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to maintain image transparency when copying from the browser I have a pdf document and when I try to copy-paste an image from it with the Selection Tool, the ...
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How to open two independent instances of Foxit Reader?

I'm trying to open two PDF files simultaneously, in order to compare their contents, one on the right (Win→) and another on the left (Win←) side of my screen. Unfortunately I'm trying ...
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PDF rendering of images seems to vary from viewer to viewer with blurring?

I'm generating PDF figures in Adobe Illustrator CS5 that include embedded images. I've noticed that the images look dramatically different when I display the same PDF in Preview, Skim or Adobe Reader ...
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Are malicious PDF documents limited to Adobe Reader? [closed]

Would it make a difference we if use a product such as SumatraPDF or FoxIt?
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Auto-Scroll PDF's every minute

Is there a way to automatically scroll PDF files one page every few minutes. I see this feature advertised in Foxit's reader for Linux, where it is called Time-Lapse Scroll. However, this option is ...
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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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Error when copying from a PDF into file name

I look at lots of research papers, usually PDFs. I open them, copy the title from the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader, close the file, click the file name and paste the title in. This calls an error. ...
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How to disable Acrobat Reader's “Click-Scroll-Feature”?

The term "click-scroll-feature" is made up by me. I have no idea how this is called. Some PDF documents have a feature enabled that allows you to scroll through the document by single clicking on the ...
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Display driver crash and restart when viewing PDF in Adobe Reader

I experience occationally (quite often, but not consistent) that the display driver crashes and restarts when I have a PDF open in Adobe Reader (version 9.4.5). My display is NVIDIA. I also have 2 ...
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Batch detect Adobe Reader version on multiple computers

I want to scan for and build a list of versions of Adobe Reader installed on computers at one site in a domain. I'm using a demo of Shavlik Netchk (commercial software) which works well, but I'm ...
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Sharepoint 2010 opening non-office documents needs Widows SharePoint Services compatible app

We have documents stored in a SharePoint 2010 site. When people trying to open non-Office documents, like PDFs and JPGs, they get a message "The document could not be opened for editing. A Windows ...
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Adobe Reader download timeout (FTP & HTTP)

The following downloads are timing out on 3 different machines on our network: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.0/en_US/AdbeRdr1010_en_US.msi ...
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Lost the ability to select/highlight text in Adobe Reader 9

I have lost the ability to select/highlight text in Adobe Reader 9 in Win 7 and it's not because of document security settings because I can do it on my Ubuntu side. How can I enable it?
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Can I install Adobe Reader X and still keep Reader 9 also?

I'd like to install Adobe Reader X but for various reasons I'm not quite ready to get rid of Reader 9 yet. Is it possible to install Reader X but avoid the automatic removal of Reader 9 in the ...
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Is there a way to allow continuous scrolling in Adobe Reader?

I am having to read through a MASSIVE (1000+ page) PDF specification in Adobe Reader X (version 10). It has always bugged me that if you scroll to the edge of a page, the Reader automatically jumps ...
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Does Adobe reader have any “fit to print” options?

I have a PDF file that contains a number of long columns. No chance these will fit on an 8.5x11" page, even in landscape, without some wrapping issues. Excel has a fit to print option whereby the ...
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Internet Explorer 8 error: “The file could not be written to the cache”

I try to download a PDF file using Internet Explorer 8. When I right click and save the file, it comes up with the error: The file could not be written to the cache. I have already gone to ...
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How to disable some plugins of adobe-reader X?

There are a lot of plug-ins (I mean not a browser plugin to view pdfs, but plugins of reader itself, e.g. for internet access, commenting a pdf, javascript in pdf, 3d in pdf and so on) pre installed ...
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Delete “Comment” and “Share” buttons from Adobe Reader X toolbar

Is it possible to delete "Comment" and "Share" buttons from "Adobe Reader X"'s toolbar? My screen is very-small (netbook) and I want to have some useful buttons on it, not the buttons I'll never use. ...
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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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Check which font types are used in a particular PDF page

I have to check a .pdf document that consists of a large number of pages. I would like to be able to find which font type is used in which place in order to check the consistency across the document.
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What is the meaning of the resolution option of Adobe Reader

In Adobe Reader preferences dialog under Page Display, there is an option "Resolution" with a default value 110 dpi. I tried to change it, from 56 to 400, and found nothing changed except zoom value. ...
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How to open 2 Adobe Reader instances?

I would like to see simultaneously pages in the beginning of the document and at the end. I can do that by opening the same document on different windows. But when I try to do so, the first instance ...
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Adobe Reader renders Times fonts fuzzy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do fonts look messed up in Adobe Acrobat? The first row are times fonts, rendered by PDF XChange Viewer( or Sumatra, Evince, their rendering are almost the same) and ...
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How to display m by n pages in Adobe Reader 10?

I want to view a PDF document that contains images only. Displaying them in m by n is very convenient to compare one with the others. Shortly speaking, how to display m by n pages in Adobe Reader 10?
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How do I fix a blank print dialog box?

The Print Dialogue Box opens totally blank or partially blank. It has happened several times with 9 and X after automatic updates. Sometimes the next update has corrected it, sometimes I have ...
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Zooming size of pdf files and bookmarks

When reading pdf files using either adobe reader or evince, the zooming size always change back to default whenever the bookmarks are clicked. I was wondering if it is possible that the zooming size ...
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Hide Menu by Default in Adobe Reader

Is there a way to make Adobe Reader 10 not display the menu bar (File, etc.) initially, when opening files? Even when you disable it in View>Show/Hide>Menu Bar or with F9, the next time you open ...
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Why does Adobe Acrobat Reader require a restart on update?

Why does Adobe Acrobat Reader require a restart when you update it? It's a piece of software that reads PDFs. Just what else is it installing/updating that requires a total OS reboot to "complete" ...
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Disable 'Save changes' dialog in Adobe Reader

Every time I read a .pdf and try to exit, Reader asks me to save the changes (which of course, I had not the possibility to even make). How do I disable this dialog? Edit - I use X, updated to the ...
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Can Adobe be set to default to open all PDFs at 100% zoom?

I open and close many PDFs at work every day. Is it possible to have Adobe's defaults settings saved so that all PDFs open at 100% zoom (rather than fitting to screen--most open at over 100%). Thank ...
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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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Purpose of Adobe PDF Link Helper

I have an idea of what this browser add-on does. Adobe PDF Browser Control (AcroPDF.dll) Apparently, if I disable this one, PDFs embedded in a page with the embed or object tag fail to function ...
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Zoom in fullscreen with Adobe Reader

Fullscreen mode in Adobe Reader 9 seems to have only one zoom level for the page. Is it possible to zoom in, zoom out, or fit the page width to monitor width?
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Adobe Reader IE8 plugin fails with blank dialog

In Windows 7, when Abode Reader plugin attempts to open web documents in IE8, sometimes a blank dialog box appears and the document fails to open. This issue has been discussed on other forums, e.g., ...
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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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Prevent Adobe Reader from switching to “Fit Page” zoom when bookmark is clicked

If I open a PDF document in Adobe Reader, it usually opens with Fit Width page zoom by default. But if I click on a bookmark, the zoom changes to Fit Page. How do I stop this from happening and ...
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Adobe PDF plugin for firefox takes over all inputs?

I'm having issues whenever I use the Adobe PDF Reader plugin for Firefox where the plugin will take over inputs outside it's "scope". For example, if I have a pdf file open in a tab, then I can't ...
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How to change the application to open pdf file in Firefox

In Firefox, when I clicked a pdf file in website, I would be asked to download the pdf file or open the pdf file in evince running outside Firefox. Since I install Adobe Reader, whenever I clicked a ...
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Adobe Reader plugin for Firefox steals touchpad scrolling input

When a PDF file is open in Firefox 4 in the Adobe Reader plugin, I am unable to scroll using the touchpad multi-touch gestures in other pages in the browser. Instead, the scrolling input is stolen by ...
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How can I get Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) to save my toolbar preferences?

I just upgraded to Adobe PDF Reader X (10.0.1), and when viewing PDFs in a web browser it shows them in a new 'Read Mode' by default. This 'Read Mode' doesn't show a toolbar (Save, Print, etc in a ...