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Questions tagged [adobe-acrobat]

Adobe Acrobat is Adobe's family of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) management software.

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Export Excel File with in-file hyperlinks into a PDF [duplicate]

I have an Excel file that includes a table of contents with in-file links. For example, if you click a specific item within the Table of Contents, it will take you to the corresponding tab & cell ...
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Transfer OCR data from one PDF to another?

I have software that lowers the image quality of a PDF when it performs OCR on it, but it has good-quality OCR that I actually want to use. Is there any way I can "lift" the OCR'd text layer from it ...
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Text box used for email will not clear after saving document

On a information form I am creating I put in a custom script - see below to make the text box email only and an alert come up for the user to enter only a valid email address. var alert1 = ("Please ...
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Adobe Reader DC convert to PDF missing from context menu in explorer

Three of my users have a licence for Adobe Reader DC, one is running Windows 7, the other two are using Windows 10. If the Windows 7 user right-clicks a Word document, she gets a context menu with a ...
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Changed one character in PDF, it reformatted entire text box [closed]

I made a PDF from a Word doc, added page headers (all different throughout a 200 page doc), but then discovered an error and had to remove only one 'dash' from one line on one page. When I did that, ...
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PDF file error: “The font ehekem+symbolIMT contains a bad /bbox”

When I try to edit or even save this one pdf file I get the error The font ehekem+symbolIMT contains a bad /bbox Somethimes I also get The font TimesNewTomanPTH contains a bad /bbox. The font name ...
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Differences in raw text between downloaded PDF and the same PDF embedded in XML [closed]

I am looking at publicly-available company filings on the SEC's EDGAR database. For each filing, there is a .txt file containing detailed information about the filing in what looks like XML format (I'...
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I see small circles with lines through them in Adobe Reader - missing fonts or what?

What is the reason for these circles - missing fonts?
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Excel to PDF - number turns to symbol

When I save as PDF or print my excel to PDF the 1 in my date changes to a symbol. How do I stop this from happening. Pictures below to show what i'm talking about. I'm using excel 2016 and adobe ...
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Why does Adobe Acrobat DC Pro display some blue color in a PDF as black?

The PDF in the screenshot beneath can be downloaded. p. 2 is on Google Books, which substantiates that the chapter heading and passage subheadings are blue, as correctly displayed on Foxit PhantomPDF ...
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In acrobat pro 17 fillable forms, fill relevant fields with data based on selection from a dropdown menu

I have a fillable competition entry form in which competitors may enter up to 12 events. Each event is given an identifying number from 1 to 30. When completing the form, competitors currently need ...
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Where's 'Create New Preflight Fixup', in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?

Please see the screenshots beneath. 1. Is the left screenshot wrong, from this Mar 31 2017 article? Are Adobe's different instructions beneath correct? They unhelpfully didn't include screenshots.
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Purpose of security-mechanisms of Acrobat PDFs?

I'm wondering what's the use of the, I call them "pseudo", security-mechanisms, offered by Acrobat PDF fileformat? The only real purpose I see is to use a user-password, i.e. to prevent unauthorized ...
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How do I batch merge PDF's to create seperate files?

Here is my current situation: I have a standing data PDF file that I need to merge with 50 unique PDF files in order to create 50 individual merged PDF's. Constraints: The standing data file has ...
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Remove the same image watermark from every page of a pdf file

I am in possession of a long PDF file. On each and every page of this file there is an annoying watermark/logo that I wish to remove. The printing shop unlawfully added their own logo on somebody else'...
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Rich text in an auto populated field in Adobe Acrobat

I have a text field that has RTF to centre the multi-lines. This is retained with a space. As soon as i set it to populate from a hidden data field the Rich Text Formatting disappears. Any ideas how I ...
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How Can I saved a pdf file that cannot be saved? [closed]

I want to highlight the important sentences in a pdf file, but when I want to save the changes, an error pops up entitled "The document could not be saved. There was a problem reading this document (...
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Can we stop Adobe Acrobat Pro from prompting for password when search fails?

I have a secured pdf document, password protected. I can ctrl+f search for key terms. If I search a key term and it fails immediately, it prompts to enter password for premision. I'm not trying to ...
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Viewing PDF documents saved with Word sometimes shows no table borders

Whenever I save a document created with Word 2010 that has tables in it and borders on the table and cells and then open it in Adobe Reader, for some reason some of the cells do not show the borders, ...
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How can I get Acrobat to make a pdf that includes posts from a private Google+ community I host?

I ask this question because Google+ communities are being discontinued and I want to create an archive of a private Google+ community I host. I have used Takeout to get a list of all the URLs in the ...
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How to get the real font name via it's id number extracted from PDF?

I tried to get the name of the font used in current PDF via strings target.pdf| grep FontName, and the output is as follows, which is the same as checking from Acrobat (Properties -> Fonts): <&...
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How to configure Adobe Acrobat Reader to allow and reload on external file changes [duplicate]

By default, Adobe Acrobat Reader does not allow external file changes as well as does not reload on external file changes. How do I configure Adobe Acrobat Reader so that it will allow external ...
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Documents prints with '¿' instead of 'fi'

I have a super annoying issue with a Brother MFC-L2740DW where any time I print a document that contains the characters fi, the page comes out with ¿ instead. i found this guy with the same problem ...
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Is ISO 32000-2:2017 (pdf-2.0) non-free and non-open format? [closed]

about open According to wikipedia PDF is an open format. But the link to the PDF-2.0 spec requires 198CHF to download it. Now according to free_file_format (first ref in the wikipedia/open_format ...
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How to reduce pdf file size using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro?

Like the title said: How to reduce pdf file size using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro?
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Automatically merge pdf presentations pages

I would like to print a pdf presentation, however each paragraph of the presentation is shown on a next page of the pdf presentation, so for a 3 paragraphs per slide, 1st page contains paragraph 1, ...
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Text highlighted in Word, saved to PDF; how to search for HIGHLIGHTED items?

I have a large docx file with highlighted text. When the file is converted to PDF, is there a way to search for originally-Word-highlighted text? Am using Adobe Acrobat X Pro and want to be able to ...
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Way to quickly open and re-save all PDF files in a folder?

I have 40 PDF forms that were filled. When I compile the form responses (using the "Export Data From Multiple Forms" option) I often see in the consolidated file that some entered responses are either ...
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Why can't I run Acrobat's ClearScan OCR on a PDF after removing the text layer?

Even after I remove the hidden text (via "Remove Hidden"), I'm still not able to run an OCR with "ClearScan" (i.e. "Editable Text and Images"). It's strange because the text layer appears to be gone, ...
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Can batch respond to a dialog box and populate a required filename?

I tried echo 'filename.txt' | <command> but to no avail. The filename was not inputted to the dialog box successfully to fill in the file name field as I need it to. The dialogue box The ...
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Copy and paste PDF word results in garbage

I have PDF file for Korean language study. The file is copyable but when I paste it results in garbage as below. I've read old threads and tried methods but didn't succeed. I've uploaded the file here....
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How can I export the list of Adobe Plug-Ins with their version numbers in Adobe Acrobat?

How can I export the list of Adobe Plug-Ins with their version numbers in Adobe Acrobat? If I go to About Adobe Plug-Ins, there seems to be no way to export the list: For example, in Eclipse, I can ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Reader on ChromeBook/ChromeOs

I am unable to find even the most basic capabilities - starting with PageUp / PageDown. The normal keys for those Alt-UpArrow and Alt-DownArrow only scroll one line - which is exactly what just the ...
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Add URL base to PDF file from command line

I have Word files with many links that are relative, such as "index.html". I need to convert them to PDF with absolute links, such as "http://www.example.com/index.html". In Word, I can set URL base, ...
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Is it possible to print PDF slides off-centre?

not sure sure where to ask this: I have a slideshow in PDF format from class (it is only available as PDF, no other formats). I wanted to print the slides off-centre on the paper. For example, have ...
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PDF to Word conversion - issues with editing Word file

I frequently convert PDFs into MS Word using Acrobat Pro XI. The conversions usually preserve the content and formatting quite well. But, editing the file within Word 2010 or 2013 has some issues. ...
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Adobe Acrobat:Batch combine files

I have two folders each with 200 unique PDFs like so: Titles - Title 1.pdf - Title 2.pdf - Title 3.pdf - etc Documents - Doc 1.pdf - Doc 2.pdf - Doc 3.pdf - etc. How do I batch combine ...
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How convert Docx file to fillable PDF file?

How do you convert a Docx file to a PDF containing fillable form fields? Note, I'm not asking how to convert a Docx to PDF. That's trivial using Libreoffice or the print dialog. However, that ...
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Hyperlinking with Word 2013 and Acrobat DC

I have two files A Word doc with unlinked references to 200 tables. An Excel file of 200 tables converted to a PDF with bookmarks for each table. I will eventually need a PDF with all those ...
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How to view/hide trim/art/bleed/crop boxes in Acrobat?

I've looked throughout all settings and menus and did not find such setting. On one of the PCs at work one instance of Adobe Acrobat doesn't show any of the trim/art/bleed/crop boxes - it will show ...
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PDF - printing wrong colour on overlapping objects

I have a fiarly simple file PDF file which contains: a) Black vector rectangle stretched over all the document, for background, filled with 100 K (CMYK colorspace) b) a JPEG image, also in CMYK, with ...
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PDF Accessibility Issue With Color Contrast

When I run the Full Check within Adobe Pro, and get a list of things to fix within Accessibility Checker, one of the issues I've been having is "Color Contrast - Needs manual check" Problem is that ...
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Use Adobe Reader online / view comments without installing Reader

Is there a way to run Adobe Reader without installing it locally on my machine (e.g. in the cloud or on a jump drive)? On Macs, it is sometimes possible to run programs directly from a disk image ...
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Distinguish between breaking space and nonbreaking space

Is there anyway to distinguish between breaking spaces and non-breaking spaces in a pdf? I have tried using the find all and search functions in adobe acrobat pro dc and google chrome to search for ...
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How can I avoid the “save changes” window when running an action on several documents in Adobe Acrobat Pro?

How can I avoid the "save changes" window when running an action on several documents in Adobe Acrobat Pro? For example, if I use this action to convert documents into PDF: Save Settings: Then ...
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How can I prevent Adobe Acrobat from automatically updating?

How can I prevent Adobe Acrobat from automatically updating? I don't see any option in the Adobe Creative Cloud: The preferences only mention Adobe Creative Cloud, and not the Adobe programs:
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Automate advanced search for PDF?

I’m working with a 2,000+ page PDF. I have Adobe Pro X. Upgrading is not an option. The staff who access the document have Reader, hooking them up with Adobe Pro is also not an option. I have the ...
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Document smears as I scroll in Acrobat Reader DC

Whenever I open a file in Acrobat Reader DC (Windows 8.1), everything starts fine with no errors, except that the document doesn't actually display--it's just a blank white space in the area where the ...
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Windows “Print” context menu

I want to print PDF silently on Windows 10. I found that in PDF there is a context-menu with "Print" option working as I wish. How can I find and reproduce in a command line this command? Maybe I can ...
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Synchronized scrolling in Adobe Acrobat

I found the following code on another question here: SetTitleMatchMode 2 ; Match anything with Adobe Acrobat anywhere in the title WinGet, id, list,Adobe Acrobat,, Program Manager this_id := id1 ...