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Unable to install Adobe Reader

When I start the installation of Adobe Reader, I get an error message: This installer package could not be opened. Verify that the package exist and that you can access it, or contact the ...
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PDF has garbled text when copy pasting

I'm trying to copy and paste text from a PDF file. However, whenever I paste the original text it is a huge mess of garbled characters. The text looks like the following (this is just one small ...
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How to view form field names in a pdf document

I have a pdf document with many form fields on it. I need to see the names of the form fields. Can I do this with Adobe Reader? Perhaps a third party tool..?
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Create a Google doc and direct a url to it? [closed]

How can I copy a pdf to a Google doc and then direct a url to that doc?
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Adobe PDF icon disappeared?

Starting last week I've noticed that all my PDF files now have a generic white document as an icon instead of the original Adobe PDF icon. I've reinstalled Adobe Reader, repaired it, and have had no ...
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Why does a PDF printed in iWork Pages 09 look crappy in Adobe Reader?

I use Snow Leopard at home and work and recently realized that the documents I create in iWork Pages 09 don't look good in Adobe Reader. I go about creating a regular document and 'Print' -> Save as ...
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What's the rationale behind Fillable PDF's not being able to be saved?

Most of the time, if you open a fillable pdf on Windows w/ Adobe Reader, it warns you that you cannot save the data you entered. However, when opening the same file with Preview on Mac OS you are able ...
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How to I set what browser Adobe Reader uses to open links?

I have a Windows XP computer with Chrome set as the default browser. However whenever I click a link embedded in a pdf document I'm viewing with Adobe Reader 8.2.1 I get a popup security warning ...
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How to enable forward search in Adobe Reader from TeXnicCenter?

I am creating a LaTeX document in TeXnicCenter with LaTeX => PDF profile. There is a feature which allows to open and scroll auto-generated PDF to the paragraph that is under the cursor in ...
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Where does Adobe Reader store the “Page Display” setting?

I like the "Page Display" option in Adobe Reader to be set to "Single Page Continuous", so it doesn't suddenly jumps to the next page. But for some unknown reason the Adobe Reader at my work ...
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Can Preview (mac) alter the background and text colors of pdfs?

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to alter the background and text colors of pdf - either to preset 'high contrast' colors or your own choices - and this makes reading onscreen much easier. Is it ...
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Forward search in Acrobat Reader from windows command line

In order to use my latex editor more efficiently, I'd like to know the command line syntax for forward search in Adobe Acrobat reader for windows. Haven't found any documentation on this so far.
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Printing via Adobe Reader under Linux and CUPS

I have a Gestetner printer, installed via CUPS and working under other pdf readers like Evince. However, with Adobe Reader, I get an error: lpq : Gestetner : unknown printer lpstat -a lists the ...
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Any PDF reader which remembers at which page the document was opened last time?

Do you know any PDF reader which remembers the last page for each document? The usage scenario should be something like this: A new PDF file is loaded into the reader The PDF file is opened on ...
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Printing multiple pages of smaller format on one page

I know it is easily possible to let the printer drivers shrink your page so that multiple of them fit on one page. I want to do the same thing, but in a slightly different version. I have a Word ...
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How do I make Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 to be my default Internet Explorer PDF plugin?

I have 2 PDF apps installed: Adobe Reader 9 and Foxit PDF Reader. For whatever reason, Foxit PDF Reader is the default PDF plugin for Internet Explorer. How do I make Adobe Reader 9 to be the ...
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Why won't Adobe Reader display embedded PDFs correctly?

I have a user who cannot view embedded PDFs within Internet Explorer. He's currently running version 9.3. When he downloads a PDF to his machine and opens it with Adobe Reader, he can view it just ...
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How can I disable smooth scrolling in Adobe Reader 9?

Smooth scrolling makes me dizzy and reduce battery life :) I'm using Adobe Reader 9.1.1 under Windows Vista SP1 and I cannot find the option...
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Why does Adobe Reader 9 report that a document could not be printed because there were no pages?

When I try to print a PDF I get a message box that says "the document could not be printed". I then get another message box that says "there were no pages selected to print". The sender could print ...
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PDF Where does Acrobat reader save information about last view settings?

I usually check "Restore last view settings" in preferencs of Acrobat Reader. But I'm actually wondering where Acrobat Reader saves this information? In Windows Registry? In PDF file itself? On my ...
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Setting the default zoom level for Acrobat Reader browser plugin

I have a large monitor and when a PDF file is opened in my browser with the PDF plugin the letters are tiny with 100% zoom level. Every time I have to set it to 200% manually to be able to read the ...
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Open multiple document in one windows acrobat reader 9

I saw that AR9 under Linux offers tabbing (opening several files under the same window with each having a tab of its own). Does such an option exist for the Windows version? (I'm using WinXP with AR ...
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Side-By-Side Configuration Fails To Load

Windows Vista - Microsoft Office - Adobe Acrobat Hi Guys, I've got a user who is getting the following error when trying to start Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat: The application failed to ...
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Adobe Reader program icon and pdf icons don't appear in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adobe PDF icon disappeared? I'm having a small problem. Icons for the Adobe Reader (in the Start menu) program and *.pdf icons don't appear. Only thing is a generic ...
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Difference between Adobe Reader 8.1.3 and 9.2

What is the difference between Adobe Reader 8.1.3 and 9.2? When I go to the Adobe Reader download page I may choose one or the other. It says 9.2 includes Acrobat.com on Adobe AIR, but I don't know ...
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Printing from PDF changes orientation

From Acrobat Reader, each page looks like they are in portrait mode, but when I actually print the document, some documents are printed upsidedown and some are in landscape mode. Is there a way to ...
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How do I set Safari on Mac OS X to show PDFs using Preview instead of Adobe Reader?

I shouldn't have installed Adobe Reader on my Mac. But now that I have, how do I set Safari to (go back to) show PDFs using Preview (as the inline PDF display plug-in) instead of Reader? Do I need to ...
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Opening PDF in IE Fails

A user of mine is trying to open a PDF in a browser, when she does this it says adobe reader 8 or 9 is required, and fails. I have checked and she is running reader 9. I reinstalled this application ...
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Open the same PDF multiple times

Is it possible to open the same PDF multiple times with Adobe Reader?
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How to fix corrupted (non-Explorer/system) icons in Windows XP

It seems like Windows XP doesn't recognize default icons of many applications in my old Dell machine e.g. Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2003. Though I can open all ...
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Do PDFs have the ability to phone home?

That is, can they send any personally identifiable information to an external host (for example, the PDF author's server)? If so, is there a way to disable this in common PDF viewers (Adobe Reader, ...
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What is AcroRd32 doing in explorer.exe?

At random Explorer will launch a thread which eats 50% of CPU. I've captured this stacktrace: Why is Acrobat PDF Reader reading my documents in the background? It seems like Explorer is scanning ...
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What does “(SECURED)” mean in the title of Adobe Reader?

I opened a PDF that I haven't looked at in a while and noticed that in Adobe Reader, the title becomes "filename.txt (SECURED) - Adobe Reader" Can someone tell me what the "(SECURED)" denotes? ...
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vim like navigation on Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader is currently one of the good pdf readers available on Linux platform. xpdf and evince to their job well, but acrobat's display seems to be better. I am used to vim editor and I ...
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Adober Reader 9 pdf review, comments stored in FBA sharepoint problems

EDIT: This issue below exists, however I think the REAL issue might actually be something to do with the fact that we are using a forms based authentication based sharepoint. I've discovered that ...
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Viewing Partially Downloaded PDF File?

Today I was downloading a PDF File (size: 200+ MB) from a HTTP link, which got ended at 150MB. When I tried to open this partially downloaded PDF file in Acrobat Reader, it gives error. How to ...
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Can I make acrobat reader reload a changed pdf?

With lots of document readers (okular, xpdf, skim, ghostview) the viewer will reload a document if it is changed. Can acrobat reader do this? Ubuntu linux 9.04, acroread 8.1.3
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Deleting “undeletable” files in Vista

I recently upgraded my workstation from XP SP3 to Vista Business, and during the upgrade Windows moved my old C:\Windows directory to C:\Windows.old. I got all of the stuff I needed out of that ...
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Acrobat Reader 9 crashes as soon as it's opened. How can I debug this?

I have a Windows XP Professional machine, on which Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes every time it is opened, as soon as it starts. I've tried reinstalling Acrobat Reader 9, and it doesn't help at all. ...
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How do I uninstall Adobe Reader 9 for Mac?

Adobe Reader spews files everywhere plus it hijacks Safari. I can't believe there is no uninstaller for this app? Google shows no good info.
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Open FDF document on Mac

I'm having the issue documented here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/445594 When I try to open a FDF, I just get a pop up over and over again which asks me if I want to open the form. One possible ...
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Is it possible to add your own bookmarks/tabs to a PDF file?

I've purchases a few e-books and love it. Some come with a massive list of bookmarks (kewl!) and some not. Regardless, is there a way i can create my OWN bookmarks so i can jump to specific pages? I ...
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Adobe Reader: remember password for a PDF file

I've bought some ebooks - password protected PDF files. Since the passwords are very long, I wish Adobe Reader could save them for future usage. Does anybody know a solution or workaround for this ...
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How do I “sandbox” Adobe Reader on my Mac?

I hate Adobe Reader, but every once in a while I have PDF which requires it. Launching Adobe Reader 'infects' my Mac, by changing the file associations and causing Safari to render PDFs with Adobe ...
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How do I use the Hand Tool as default in Adobe Reader?

I would like to use the Hand Tool as default for all documents in Adobe Reader on Windows. Currently it opens with the Select Tool. Does anyone know how to change this?