Is it possible to make my Adobe Reader XI overwrite it's own file when I click SAVE, instead of acting like I've clicked Save As.. and ask me about file name and all that nonsense?

Preferably I should click SAVE after making my edits, and that would be it. No more dialogs.

  • Are you opening the .pdf in your web browser, or in the Adobe desktop app? – nate Aug 26 '13 at 19:42
  • Adobe needs to hire a user experience expert to work on Adobe Reader, their UX design is very frustrating, even infuriating. This is just one example. – dnang Oct 24 '16 at 4:07

Go to Edit->Preferences (Ctrl+K) Navigate to "Security (Enhanced)" and uncheck "Enable Protected Mode at startup". That should do the trick :)

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    Note that you have to exit the program for these changes to take effect. – user124384 Feb 15 '16 at 2:21
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    It works, but isn't disabling safety creating security problems? We are literally disabling protection. – Santropedro Nov 21 '16 at 21:43
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    Same worked for Adobe Reader DC as well! (+1) – U. Muneeb Dec 16 '16 at 15:53

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