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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 ...
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Unable to print with adobe products (“Please install a printer”) Works fine in word and notepad

We are having some issues on a design pc. After updating windows we are unable to print from the adobe pdf reader and other adobe products (photoshop, in design, etc.) We got the message: Please ...
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How can you set Adobe Reader's save settings to the last directory a file was saved in?

Is there a way to change the save settings of Adobe Reader so that it opens the directory that the last file was saved in? For example, I go to open a file from email in Adobe Reader and "Save As" in ...
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Search pdf for 'eight' but not 'weight'

My neighbor is trying to search a pdf file for the word 'eight' but doesn't want 'weight', 'eighty' or other instances where 'eight' is within a larger string. She searched for ' eight ' (with spaces ...
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Opening a PDF brings up the Print dialog

I have some PDF's which, when I double-click to open, automatically bring up the Print dialog box in Adobe Reader X. I'm on Windows XP. I think this is because of some code within the PDF itself. Is ...
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How do I install Adobe Acrobat reader without the download manager?

How do I install Adobe Acrobat reader without the download manager?
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How can I set my own bookmarks in a PDF?

I would like to save several bookmarks in a PDF document I'm reading, so that each time I open the PDF, I could re-browse to certain locations. How can I do this? Ideally, I would be able to assign ...
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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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How do I set Preview as the PDF viewer in Safari, instead of Adobe Reader X?

I unfortunately have to use Adobe Reader X on my Mac. In the past, I could set Preview as the default PDF viewer in Safari, but with Adobe Reader X, that option is disabled! I already know that I ...
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Manual duplex (two-sided) printing of a PDF doc?

I am using Adobe Reader 9. I have a printer that does NOT support duplex printing. I need to print a 350 pages book, and I don't have another printer. How do I manually print it double sided? 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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Internet Explorer 8 Viewing PDF files vs saving them

I have a user asking about viewing PDF files in Internet Explorer. When she clicks the file link on a website, IE prompts her to save the file, which she then has to open to read. What she's not ...
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Adobe Reader - Content Preparation progress

I was wondering recently if is it just me or anyone else noticed it: why Adobe Reader after opening every single document displays "Content preparation" window with progress bar and it lasts for ...
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Adobe Reader unusably slow on Mac OS X 10.6.6

We've got two Macs that are both running 10.6.6. On my MBP, Adobe (Acrobat) Reader started behaving weird a few weeks ago. It became very sluggish, started missing mouse clicks or mouse button ...
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Two-sided pdf printing - start on the back of the first sheet

Is there a setting or technique I can use to print a multi-page document by starting on the back of the first sheet of paper? Ie, the first sheet would be blank on one side and the other side would ...
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PDFs not opening correctly in FireFox

Windows 7 Firefox 3.6 Adobe Reader 9 Whenever I try to open PDFs in FireFox, I sometimes get a message box with no title and no text, just an "OK" button. I have to refresh the page multiple times ...
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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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Adobe Reader seems to use wrong lpr command when printing to CUPS

On my debian lenny box, printing via CUPS works fine, e.g. using OpenOffice. When printing from Adobe Reader, however, stuff doesn't work. It appears the problem happens during the first step of the ...
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How to turn off auto-update action of Adobe Reader?

I'm feeling quite annoyed today since Adobe by someway automatically download an installer & ask me to run it - this explains me the slow internet connection in the last few days! So, please if ...
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Set hand tool as default option in Adobe Reader

I am using the adobe reader 9.3. I want to set my select option as hand tool by default. But everytime i open a new document the select tool comes by default. I also tried selecting the hand tool by ...
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Create Digital Signature in Adobe Reader

I'm trying to create a digital signature in a PDF document using Adobe Reader 9 for Mac OSX 10.5.8. When I click Document -> Sign, all the options are grayed out. How can I create a digital ...
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HP DV5T laptop problems using Adobe in multiple monitors

I have a dualview arrangement of two monitors that works just fine for 90% of my applications. However, any time I open Adobe Acrobat Reader to the larger monitor, it fails to permit enlarging of the ...
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Does Adobe Reader 9 automatically update to Adobe Reader X?

I have Adobe Reader 9.4.1. Does it automatically update to X? If not, is it worth installing Adobe Reader X?
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Can I turn off zoom-and-scroll behaviour of Adobe Reader's hand with down arrow pointer?

This happens only on some PDF opened in Adobe Reader: when the mouse hand cursor is on a page, a down arrow appears in the middle of the hand, and when I click, it zooms in and scrolls one screen ...
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Can't open PDF through browser - Invalid Colorspace error

I have a PDF file which I'm trying to access through a web browser. Adobe Reader (version 9.4.0.195) starts loading it but then shows only a blank page and gives an error: There was an error ...
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Is there a way to search a PDF for non-alphanumeric characters (e.g., the integral sign or greek letters)?

I read a lot of technical papers and textbooks in PDF that use standard mathematical notation, and sometimes I'd like to be able to find where a symbol is in the text. The only reason I think this ...
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Full screen and zoom to page width in Preview or Skim on Mac

One of the features that seem to be lacking on Preview is an automatic zoom to page width during full screen view. This is very helpful when reading user manuals and other long texts. I would ...
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How to get acrobat reader 8 to open hyperlinks in firefox?

Currently, clicking on a hyperlink within a pdf document opens internet explorer, even though firefox is the default browser. I don't see a setting anywhere in Reader to change this.
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How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader? [closed]

i think Acrobat Reader is the best pdf reader because its rendering feature (high res) , but it is too slow when jumb from page to page and when display large pdf file . so how i can speed it up ? ...
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When exporting a document as a pdf file in Word 2010, what's the difference between standard and minimum size publishing?

I've tried both with one of my documents and they look exactly the same in Adobe Reader, but one is 300 KB larger. Is there any advantage to standard publishing?
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Problem opening pdfs on Google Chrome

I have recently started to use Google Chrome again and noticed that it was having difficulties with opening pdfs. (I'm reading scientific journals) When I click on the link to open the pdf, it would ...
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Underline text in Adobe Reader?

Is there a way to underline text in Adobo Reader?
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How do I install Adobe Reader 9 on Ubuntu 10?

I'm trying to install Adobe Reader 9 on Ubuntu 10. I'd be happiest to apt-get install something, but I'm not picky. I downloaded a file from the web site, but neither I nor Ubuntu knew what to do ...
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I can't uninstall Adobe Reader 8.1.2 so that it will let me install a newer version!

When attempting to install a newer version of Adobe Reader or to uninstall the existing version, I get the error "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid". The ...
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Looking for a good annotation tool for PDF documents on Windows [closed]

I noticed that on my Mac, the program Preview allows you annotate PDF documents. If I open up the same PDF file in Adobe Reader on the PC, I can see the annotations in the Comments pane, but I cannot ...
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How to reinstate toolbars on an embedded PDF with Firefox and Adobe Reader plugin?

Using Firefox I was viewing a PDF file embedded within a web page, with the toolbar available. After right-clicking to deselect the toolbar (I was testing something) I cannot find a way to reinstate ...
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Acrobat Reader & saving last page I read?

I like to read eBooks, but I tend to have a hard time keeping track on which page I am in which file. Is there a bookmark function or something similar that I'm not aware of?
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Windows XP Home Adobe.Com folder trying to install twice

Twice I had to reinstall because Adobe 9 installed for a second time without me requesting or being asked to. There is a Adobe folder and an Adobe(2) folder. Installed were Adobe.com; AIS; Reader 9 ...
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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 ...