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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Why does Adobe Acrobat Reader require a restart on update?

Why does Adobe Acrobat Reader require a restart when you update it? It's a piece of software that reads PDFs. Just what else is it installing/updating that requires a total OS reboot to "complete" ...
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How to view two not continuous PDF pages at once,like the split view of Word

Adobe reader can show two pages up, but they must be continuous pages, is there any option to show two pages, for example, page 1 and page 5 side by side?
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Why does transparency disable subpixel rendering in Adobe Reader?

I normally prefer Adobe Reader (still v9 on Linux) to all other PDF viewers because I think it has the best rendering quality, even though others have caught up lately. This rendering quality appears ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Disabling Pop-Up Tool-Tips in Adobe Reader

Is there any way to disable these annoying tool-tips in adobe reader? They come up every time I open a document. I am using Adobe Reader X.
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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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Purpose of Adobe PDF Link Helper

I have an idea of what this browser add-on does. Adobe PDF Browser Control (AcroPDF.dll) Apparently, if I disable this one, PDFs embedded in a page with the embed or object tag fail to function ...
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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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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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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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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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Can Adobe be set to default to open all PDFs at 100% zoom?

I open and close many PDFs at work every day. Is it possible to have Adobe's defaults settings saved so that all PDFs open at 100% zoom (rather than fitting to screen--most open at over 100%). Thank ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Adobe reader slow opening pdf files

first of all i know, i'm sorry, this sound like the classic silly question "my computer is slow this morning" but if you keep reading you may find out it's not. On 2 (identical) computer of my ...
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Integrate Adobe Reader X to Google Chrome

I am using Google Chrome as the default program to execute PDF file because it can be opened in tab and I can bookmark it for easy access later. But I do not use the default PDF viewer of Google ...
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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 to disable middle button showing a page thumbnail in Adobe Reader?

Middle click and drag in Adobe Reader scrolls the page, as it does in most Windows applications. However, middle click and release (without dragging) shows a page thumbnail. Is there any way to ...
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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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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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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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How to disable Acrobat Reader's “Click-Scroll-Feature”?

The term "click-scroll-feature" is made up by me. I have no idea how this is called. Some PDF documents have a feature enabled that allows you to scroll through the document by single clicking on the ...
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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 ...