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

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Trying to download PDF files opens them instead of asking me where to save them

Recently, every time I try to download a PDF file - such as an attachment in gmail - it is automatically downloaded to my downloads folder and opens in my PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat), instead of ...
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Link to the previous text box when using backspace in PDF Fillable forms

I need to link the previous text box when erasing the written text so that I don't have to click it again to erase everything. Does anyone know the keystroke script for this one?
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: close the app, not the tabs

After I click the usual "close app" icon (X) there is a (unexpected) pop-up window: Why this window? How to close Adobe Acrobat Reader DC w/o any pop-up windows? Actually I don't want to ...
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Cannot install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC due to "Old/New Acrobat version already installed"

Trying to solve this problem, I decided to (again) re-install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. As usual I removed it via "Add or remove programs". All went fine. But then I cannot install the new ...
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Hairlines when creating a PDF, Acrobat(?)

I have been googling this for a few days, tinkering with Acrobat settings, trying to locate "Save as PDF" settings and whatnot; no result so far... Seems I can't find a related setting... ...
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Get rid of white space/margin in bookmarks

I just started using Adobe Acrobat version 2022.001.20085 (64-bit). Now in bookmarks, there's this additional weird white space/margin to the left of each bookmark (didn't exist in previous versions ...
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Keeping annotations between overlays in a pdf presentation

I have a presentation in pdf format, where some of the slides include overlays (items appearing one-by-one in a slide etc.). During the presentation, I would like to create annotations (drawings with ...
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Is there a way to get usable data out of a filled PDF with blanks?

I'm hoping to extract some data from fillable PDFs. The end goal is to put certain things from the form into an excel file. Exporting the data to xls via acrobat does not produce useful data. Since ...
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Is there a practical way to reset/unfill radio buttons in Acrobat?

Is there a way to unfill/deslect radio buttons when using a a fillable PDF? I have some optional questions I’d like to use radio buttons for. If someone selects an option for a question they shouldn't ...
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I need to integrate two documents into one combined documents on adobe pdf

I have two PDFS that are scans of a double sided documents. the first pdf is all the front sides of the pages and the second is all the backsides. How do I combine the two files easily so the second ...
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Adobe Acrobat and USCIS Form I-485 errors: Enter only letters and spaces

On USCIS Form I-485, I'm trying to fill out 26.c which pertains to the information on my I-94 Status on Form I-94 (for example, class of admission or paroled, if paroled) The answer for my "...
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Creating a template that can fill multiple .docx and .pdf files using Office

I repeatedly have to fill out multiple documents with the same information (name, first day of work, etc.) Some of these documents are Word documents and some are PDFs. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: searching the whole word may not work

Searching the whole word does not work neither in "Find": nor in "Full Acrobat Search": To compare: in ST4 it works as expected: Is it a bug? Host OS: Windows 10, 64-bit. ...
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How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat?

I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? What have you tried? I looked around in the Acrobat ...
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How to save pdf with current look, for example correct rotation of pages

You can print it to a PDF, but change the orientation from Auto to Portrait.
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Unseen discoloration on screen while seen when printed

Once more I return with a wierd case of what is going on. Here is what's going on. So a user called me about a discoloration of printed stickers and labels. Didn't seem very odd and I thought it was ...
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Outlook+Excel: Download attachments from multiple emails and audit them against an Excel sheet

Every time a client completes an online form, I receive an automatic confirmation email with a PDF attachment of said form containing an ID number unique to them. I have about 600 of these emails. I ...
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Stop Adobe programs from repeatedly stealing focus/popping up

Example: In Adobe Acrobat, I have an action (Action Wizard) that simply renumbers the pages of each PDF then saves the PDF. I bulk/batch apply this action to 1000 PDFs. I expect to be able to in the ...
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Can I attach (embed) a file to a pdf using LibreOffice/OpenOffice such that it appears in the "Attachments" tab in Acrobat Reader?

With Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, which is paid software, one can attach files to a pdf, and they nicely display in the Attachments tab of the Reader when the pdf is opened: link to image. Is it possible to ...
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How do I put in a dynamic text box into Adobe Acrobat PDF Form?

I made a form with drop downs (Y / N / N/a) on Adobe Acrobat Pro. I would like a text box below the form, not a pop up window, to show different messages depending on the selection of the dropdown. Is ...
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Print a PDF to a new PDF from Acrobat preserving the ocr text

I would like to print a protected PDF file in another PDF file using Acrobat, so that I can also consult it in the future, and I would like to keep the text searchable: is there a way to do this with ...
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Remove restrictions from certificate-encrypted pdf [closed]

Recently I was given a pdf written by students (free to use) and its relative certificate. Installed the certificate (using the psw given to me by them) I managed to open the pdf with adobe acrobat, ...
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Batch compress pdf files and maintain folder structures

I'm looking for a way to batch compress PDFs but also keep the folder structures. Currently, we're using Acrobat, but it doesn't keep the folder structure when outputting. Is there a way to configure ...
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How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS to Windows?

iTunes on Microsoft Windows doesn't see that the iPad is connected to my computer via USB:
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Changing the default font size and font color when adding text in Adobe Acrobat DC

Is there any way to change the default font size and font color when adding text in Adobe Acrobat DC? By default font size and font color, and I mean the font size and font color that are set right ...
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Windows 10 - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2021.007.20099 issue black screen

I try to open a new window from my AIR application where inside there's a generated PDF. My operating system is Windows 10 My Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version is 2021.007.20099 When I try to open the ...
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How do I stop Acrobat from treating copied radio button groups as instances of the original instead of separate copies?

I'm working on a multi-page form of multiple-choice questions, each with three possible answers. Each group is named "Ch1Q1" and so on - one chapter per page, so essentially page and ...
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Reading mode as default view in adobe acrobat dc

How can i make reading mode as default viewing mode in adobe acrobat dc? I know about the shortcut ctrl+h but i want to open pdf files into reading mode by default. because it is way faster! I tried ...
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How to enable printing option in print disabled pdf

So I have this pdf which is encrypted/password protected, in which it does not allow printing. Is there a way to change it's settings to allow printing? I tried to use Save as... and it was saved ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC how to prevent update from 32bit to 64bit

We have a problem with our customers with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The point is that many programs instaled on customers PC use Acrobat Reader ActiveX object to display PDF documents, and as they are ...
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Calculating and showing correct answers based on multiple-choice questions in PDF form

I've made a fillable multiple-choice test to send out for assessments on ships without reliable net connections. The questions each have three options, generally with radio buttons and a single ...
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Adobe Reader and Adobe Pro on AVD

Need to be able to run both on the same AVDs. Currently the second you install Pro, Reader is either blocked from installing or removed. This is for 64Bit but we had the same issue with 32Bit.
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Changing button colour in Acrobat form makes text invisible

I'm trying to add buttons to save and print a PDF form (ideally just one specific page of it, but that's very much the ambitious option at the moment), but while the text on them is visible in the ...
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Convert coloured book scan pdf to 1 bit black and white

I have a high dpi book scan which is very slow to read, probably owing to the fact that it has all gradation and colourful goodness of the pages and text. I want to get rid of everything extra and ...
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HP Designjet 800PS suddenly not able to print pdf files, but will print text documents

I was working with this plotter and it will not receive any pdf jobs starting this week from Acrobat, Edge, Chrome. The machines are using Win10. I've tried a few pdf viewers. The pdf jobs will not ...
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Printing a range of PDF pages with hyphen in their numeration name

I've a file.pdf in which some pages have the name C-2, C-3 etc. How can I print for example the pages from C-2 to C-5? If I write the range C-2 - C-5, Adobe is not able to recognize the difference ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: select Selection tool for text and images by default

A simple question: how to select "Selection tool for text and images" by default? Now the default is "Click to pan around the document": Need to change that. Here are some current ...
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when can the metadata of a pdf be deleted automatically

I have a student who is turning in all his work from the entire semester today, saying that the program we use for school messed up and he actually submitted the assignments, I am waiting for IT to ...
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Match a text object by its position in Acrobat Pro's preflight

When I go through the Preflight: Edit Check window, I cannot find the criteria that could match property "Position". Is it possible to do it? What I'm trying to do is to remove some text in ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: why search produces irrelevant results?

Problem: Version: Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form does not respond after selecting "Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows and Mac" (20210915): Relevant question: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: ...
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How to print to PDF without half toning? (Windows 2000)

I want to convert some documents from Micrografx Designer 4.1a for Windows 3.1 to PDF. So I set up Windows 2000 in a virtual machine and installed Adobe Acrobat Pro 7. This lets me print to PDF. ...
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Unable to edit PDF document from either adobe pro or Preview

I would like to delete certain pages from a pdf document but my old method, open it in Preview and then click the thumbnail and click the delete button, doesn't seem to work, even though it works in ...
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Adobe stopped Adobe Programs (Acrobat, Photoshop, Creatve Cloud Apps,...) running on windows 7

As I have installed the full Creative Cloud Suite on a Windows 7 machine, some day ago all programs, including Acrobat DC, stopped working. At start, a pop-up windows tells, "Your subscription ...
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Unusual large size PDF for no obvious reason, why?

This pdf document (with no media files except from a small logo) of four pages is just below 4 mb in size: https://danskebank.dk/PDF/PRISER-VILKAAR-FAKTAARK/Investering/DB0300_ISD_I_DK.pdf Since it ...
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How to distinguish between hyphens and dashes in Adobe Acrobat?

When searching a document, Adobe Acrobat does not distinguish between hyphens and dashes. For example, when I try to search for em dashes, the results include hyphens, en dashes and em dashes. This ...
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Offline update Adobe Acrobat

I want to update Adobe Acrobat installed on my MacBook Pro running Big Sur. I prefer to update it through offline update. Am currently on 20.006.20042 and want to update to 21.005.20048. What's ...
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Behavior of the external HD and USB drive during hibernation

In Windows 10, I work with pdf files that I keep stored in a USB flash-drive and in an external hard drive. When I put the computer in hibernation I disconnect them both, leaving the pdf files open; I ...
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How can one increase the font size when displaying links in Acrobat?

I want to change the font size of "https://www.google.com/". The linked text is "short" and the link is "https://www.google.com": I can increase the fontsize for "...
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How can I “replace all” in Acrobat Pro DC?

How can I "replace all" in Acrobat Pro DC? I can only find "replace":
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Can Acrobat's JS interface automate hyperlinking an existing, formatted listing of page numbers?

I am unfamiliar with Acrobat's Javascript interface and would like to know if the following is even possible: am having no luck searching for existing examples. It's hard to believe no one else has ...
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