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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Gibberish when printing PDFs

Sometimes when printing PDFs on my Windows XP with an HP photosmart 2410 printer the text becomes gibberish. It's kind of hard to describe, so I've scanned in an affected page below: (not very good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...