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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 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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Adobe Reader - What is the shortcut to rotate clockwise?

Win 7 64 bit Adobe Reader XI with shortcuts enabled (see Options Menu - General) German keyboard! (and of course a localized OS and so forth) Official shortcut list by Adobe: ...
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Print half page or a quarter page

I have a PDF which contains 4 powerpoint diapositives per sheet in landscape mode: Is there a way to tell adobe reader to print half page for each paper sheet? I would like that Diapositive 1 and 2 ...
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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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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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Adobe Reader 100% display zoom doesn't match “Actual Size” printout

I find that document zoomed at 100% in Adobe Reader doesn't match printout size when "Actual Size" is selected when printing. When I put printed page next to the screen printed text and all other ...
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Why does my pdf print as shrunk to 1 inch?

I am trying to print a PDF booklet on our Konica Minolta. The machine will print dual-sided, and you set this option in the 64-bit printer settings on each computer. I have been printing PDFs as ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X will not open

Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat X have stopped opening. When I try to open a PDF, or either one of these programs, the cursor shows a busy icon for a few seconds and stops. Each time I open it a process ...
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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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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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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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Problems with Win7 & Adobe Reader

My operating system is Win 7 Pro I have installed Adobe Reader 10.1 when that didn't work, I installed Adobe Reader from the website, latest version. That doesn't work either. I use Microsoft ...
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Splitting a PDF document in two without purchasing a PDF editing tool

Acrobat Reader allow us to easily save a copy of the PDF document. How can I save only from page 5 to 10 without purchasing a PDF editing tool?
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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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How can I view a PDF without buffering or lag when scrolling? [duplicate]

I am using PDFs that take about a second per page to load. I want the entire PDF document to load into the cache all at once so that I can scroll between pages with no buffering or delay. Currently ...
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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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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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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 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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How do I change Adobe Acrobat background?

How do I change the default adobe Acrobat's background ? I want to put it from disgusting dark-gray to beautiful and masterful pure white, is it ? I don't talk about the page's background but I'm ...
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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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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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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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How can you make a color PDF file when saving a file?

I have a site, and the background color is yellow. When I save this as a PDF file, the background color becomes white. Is it possible, to also save the background color?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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.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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Separate highlight and comments in Adobe Reader

I am working with another person, so I have to read tons of PDFs and: highlight what I think it is important for later reading make comments in the PDF, about what I don't understand, and send it to ...
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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 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 ...
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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 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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I can’t see the Greek characters using Adobe Reader

Your help will be appreciated for the following problem: I have a tool which converts IBM I (AS400) spool file to PDF. The file has been copied to Windows environment. On generated PDF I can’t see ...