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how to get IE9 to display pdf files in the browser?

Pdf files were displaying in the browser, but then I accidently right clicked it and set it to not display pdf's in the browser. How can I set it so it does display it again? I tried going into adobe ...
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PDF wider than 200 inches is just white (Adobe Acrobat)

I have a PDF file that is quite wide and it looks like Adobe Acrobat can't handle PDFs being wider than 200 inches. The PDF document is just white. In the document prefs Acrobar tells me that 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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Adobe Reader: “Save As Other->text” comes out garbled

I have a PDF that opens fine in Adobe Reader XI. It displays fine, has no password, etc. I am attempting to save these to text for some automation work, but it isn't working. When I go to ...
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How to open a .zip / .tar.* file attached in a .pdf file in Adobe Reader/Acrobat XI?

When I try to open a pdf file on Adobe Reader XI (or even in Adobe Acrobat XI !!!) which has a .zip or a .tar.* file attached to it, I get the message: Acrobat cannot save the file attachment ...
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Mouse-Wheel paging difficulties in Adobe Reader

My new mouse works fine everywhere except in Adobe Reader, where in Two-Up View a single click of the mouse wheel randomly pages by 0, 1 or 2 pages. It may depend on how fast I rotate the mouse wheel, ...
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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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Is there any way to search for phrase in multiple pdfs simultaneously

Is there any way to search for phrase in multiple pdfs simultaneously? For example I have openned 4 pdfs and I look for phrase: "cat" in all of them at the same time?
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focus disappear quickly in a text filed in a web page

When I use .focus() to set focus to a text field in a web page which has an embedded PDF file showing by Adobe Acrobat XI, I can see the focus go to that filed and then disappear quickly. Before using ...
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Open PDF in IE9 with Acrobat Reader XI

I have users who keep getting a "Do you want to open or save" window every time they click on a PDF. The PDF should be embedded in the webpage and open automatically. I've Googled extensively and I've ...
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How to start Adobe Reader with window maximized?

I am using Adobe Reader XI on Windows XP. I use PDFCreator to print documents to .pdf files. I want to have the window maximized whenever I open a .pdf file. I tried the method in: ...
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Adobe Reader cParent parameter TypeError, “invalid argument type” but menu items display

I've written some custom scripts for Adobe Acrobat Pro (I work with a lot of PDFs for scientific research) and they run just fine on Mac and Windows. Linux only has Adobe Reader, but I still managed ...
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Where is the scroll gone in Adobe PDF viewer?

So I am attempting to view a document and on the left hand side is a table of contents but unfortunately I am unable to locate a scroll bar or next-page button for this table of contents. Is there ...
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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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Print screen in Windows XP

When using Windows XP SP3, when I want to print the screen I use a program called Printkey2000. When Printkey2000 executes, I click on the "print" button, but instead of sending it to my printer for a ...
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Adobe Reader XI doesn't allow the editing of fields in a document after it's been edited?

One of the users at our company has a *.pdf file she received from the state of Pennsylvania. The version of Adobe Reader she is using is Adobe Reader XI 11.0.3. She uses this pdf file to send in ...
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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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Underline text in Adobe Reader?

Is there a way to underline text in Adobo Reader?
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Adobe reader 11.0.07 freezes for 8 sec after opening a PDF file

Whenever I open adobe reader by opening a pdf file on my system (windows 7 x64), if the internet connexion is not available (no connexion at all, or even wrong internet settings, like a proxy that is ...
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Acrobat Reader, and indeed all Adobe products are freezing and crashing on print

Everything was working fine, right up till I had to do some driver work to get my scanner to work - now I can't seem to print from any Adobe product. I click print and the program freezes, it stops ...
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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?
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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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MS Word 2007+ - can it encode hyperlinks using the PDF Action Type “Launch” instead of “URI” when publising a “.docx” file to PDF?

Short version: Is there any way I can make MS Word 2007 ( or newer ) encode relative file hyperlinks ( a hyperlink pointing to, e.g., another PDF file ) using the Action Type Launch instead of URI ( ...
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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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Can't reinstall Adobe Reader XI

I encountered an error when trying to use Adobe Reader online, getting an error that stated that Adobe Reader was running and I should close it before trying to use it here. I did that, plus rebooted ...
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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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Using the Adobe Reader Touch app, how do you rotate a page in a pdf document?

I am using a Surface 2 with the Adobe Reader Touch app to view a PDF document. I can rotate the whole PDF document but not just one page at a time. Can you help please?
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“Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)” does not appear as an option for “Portable Document Format (PDF)”

I need to be able to use FDF's in PDF's and to do so I need to use Adobe Acrobat as Firefox's built-in PDF viewer doesn't FDF's. Problem is... that option is no longer appearing. "Use Adobe Acrobat ...
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word 2010 generate pdf sometime has errors?

I has some word 2010 "save as" pdf files, has problems in Adobe Reader XI. For you to reproduce the problem, I has one pdf file on internet site for you to download. pdf sample Note: It has no ...
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How do I rotate an image in Adobe Reader for Windows 8?

How do I rotate an image in Adobe Reader in Windows 8? I don't seem to have a "..." or "more" button when I right click. Am I missing something here? Is there a reason it doesn't show up? The only ...
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Adobe Reader XI will not launch

I've got the very annoying problem that Adobe Reader XI simply will not open. I can view PDF files in the browser just fine, but PDF files on my computer will not open. The program simply will not ...
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Can't validate signature on PDF

I can't validate a signature on a PDF. Some important information about the PDF certificate: Validity Start : 2011/12/21 Validity End : 2012/12/20 Signature Date : 2012/12/23 The error is The ...
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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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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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Scrolling horizontally in Adobe Reader using AutoHotkey

I want to use AutoHotkey to scroll a document horizontally in Adobe Reader X. Sending wheel messages (0x20e) does not work, nor does sending scroll messages (0x114). The only method I could find is to ...
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How do I automatically hide the Protected View infobar in Adobe Reader?

I've configured Adobe Reader XI to use Protected Mode for all files in Preferences -> Security (Enhanced), but this pops up a yellow "Protected View" infobar every time I open a PDF, even if I'm ...
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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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Why the difference in pdf quality?

I was getting very low quality renderings in pdf format using Adobe Reader XI on my desktop (Windows 8 HP). To try and figure out why, I sent one to my laptop which has the Adobe Reader IX version ...
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Adobe Reader not respecting viewing settings - Why?

When I click on a document or open a PDF from a web page, the PDF does not respect the page-override settings. I am running Adobe 10.1.9.22 and I have set the preferences as such: ...
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Save PDF automatically on exit in Adobe Reader

As in the title. Adobe Reader prompts me to save on exit. This is an operation I do several times a day every day, so if I Adobe Reader could just save my changes without asking me (that is, ...
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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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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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Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X will not open

Just a few days ago, Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X stopped opening. When I try to open a pdf or either one of these programs the cursor would show a busy icon for a few seconds and stop. Each time I ...
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Restoring text outside of view of the PDF document

Is there any way to change the margins on a PDF document or somehow change the way it displays so that the contents aren't cropped to fit the A4-like page? I have a PDF in which two words of every ...
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Can't choose anything but “Save file” for PDF files in Firefox

At some point my Firefox stopped showing PDF files in the browser. Instead, when I click a link to a pdf, it instantly jumps to the Save As prompt. I am reading about how to change that: What it is ...
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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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Hiding 'tools', 'comment' and 'sign' buttons in Adobe Reader XI

How can I hide 'tools', 'comment' and 'sign' buttons from toolbar of Adobe Reader XI? I found this, but did not work for me: ...
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Adobe replaces my fonts with generic Adobe fonts

I put together a document in Microsoft Publisher and used the font Tittilium. I clicked Save As and selected Save As PDF from the list. The problem is that the rendered PDF has the wrong fonts in ...
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Search through PDF with word distance?

Is it possible to search in a PDF ( via acrobat reader / foxit) - text with word distance ? For example : I'm looking for the word "static" and I know that another word which is "field" - should ...
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Searching long PDFs with adobe reader

I am trying to search a very lengthy PDF (8000 pages +) for names. The last time I had the PDF open I could search a name and it would find it instantly. Now everytime I search a name it looks through ...