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

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Text editor to write comments onto comment layer of PDF, edit FDF or PSL File [closed]

I have an ebook reader, on which I can make annotations onto pdf, e.g. mark text. The reader (Hanvon E960) creates a .pdf.psl file and if this is next to the PDF, then when I open it on my desktop I ...
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How to Structure and Organize a Bookmark in a PDF automatically?

I have a PDF document, that has the following as Bookmarks. Original Bookmarks in the PDF I want to group each of these bookmarks in a proper structure automatically such that it looks like this as a ...
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How can I use a letter from a font that is embedded (subset embedding but the letter is present in the document) in a PDF using Adobe Acrobat?

How can I use a letter from a font that is embedded (subset embedding but the letter is present in the document) in a PDF using Adobe Acrobat when editing the text? Example PDF: https://www.aclweb....
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Java Script To Open Attachment Pane In Acrobat Reader

I want to create a link to open the attachment pane. In Adobe Acrobat/Reader, it is View>Show/Hide>Navigation Panes>Attachments. However, in some other programs for e.g. Kofax Power PDF it is View>...
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Why isn't Adobe Acrobat's 'Map Colors' fixup changing a PDF's text colors?

Please see the screenshot beneath. I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Version 2019.010.20064. The PDF in question can be downloaded here. I'm trying to use mrserge's method to convert the book's default ...
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Night mode pdf reader for PDF that contains IMAGES as pages?

I know Adobe Acrobat Reader has a page background changing option in Edit => Preference => Accessibility tab. But it only works for pdf with texts. Pdf that contains images will have no effect if I ...
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Command Line PDF Digital Signature removal

I have a need to combined many single page PDF files together for use, but each file contains a digital signature (these are engineering drawings). I don't need to retain the digital signatures, and ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC is stuck in a loop at 'Save As' prompt

It is updated to Adobe Acrobat DC. So after I fill the PDF in with the Fill & Sign function. I press CTRL+S, nothing happens. So I go to the File Menu and click the Save button, nothing still ...
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Adobe Acrobat Standard and Pro version 10 is crashing on Win10 computers

We have Adobe Acrobat Standard and Pro version installed on a few computers and everyone is facing the same issue with this application all of a sudden. The application closes itself automatically ...
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How can I invert the color of all images present in a PDF at once with Adobe Acrobat?

How can I invert the color of all images present in a PDF at once with Adobe Acrobat? E.g. in the following I'd like to invert the colors of figures 2, 3 and 4 at once (as well as all other images in ...
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Search results in Acrobat DC

In Acrobat Pro 2015, on a Mac, one could browse the advanced search results with the keyboard arrows. Hitting the down arrow to the next result would automatically move the PDF to the page on which ...
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Font switches when filling a form and typing accented characters in Adobe Reader DC

I am filling in a form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free version). The font is a sans serif font, probably Segoe UI, however, if I type certain accented characters (e.g. ň or ő) it switches to a serif ...
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Can I move hundreds of pdf's into separate folders with the same name, at one time?

I have a folder with 500 PDF's all named WP-001, WP-002, WP-003...etc. I also have another folder with 500 separate folders with the exact same names. Without downloading any software (my company ...
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How to encrypt a scanned PDF book to prevent copying the whole page as image

I have created a scanned PDF and I wanted to watermark and encrypt it to prevent copying and printing. So I used Adobe Acrobat to apply the watermark and secured the document with 128Bit - AES with ...
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Why do fonts looked badly rendered in Adobe Acrobat?

Fonts looked badly rendered in Adobe Acrobat, they looked aliased, jagged or whatever. However, they look fine in Nitro Pro (please see the comparison) and any web browser. Acrobat 1 Nitro 1 Acrobat ...
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How do I save a pdf file with editable fields so that when someone else opens it, the fields are not highlighted blue?

I've made a document using Adobe InDesign with check boxes, radio buttons and editable text fields and saved it as an interactive PDF. Looks great in my version of acrobat - problem is, when my client ...
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Copy text from scanned pdf

I have some scanned documents, which I want to copy the text from. Adobe Acrobat Pro recognizes the text, however it is placed in a bunch of bounding boxes, making it impossible (?) to just mark all ...
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Print a PDF to actual size but moved to centre of the page

I print sewing patterns which need to be printed at Actual Size / 100% which is easy to set when printing from Acrobat. The problem is is put the print right up to the top and left edge. My printer ...
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What does the “Document Assembly” permission for PDFs mean?

One of the built-in PDF permissions that can be set or unset with an Owner Password using a tool like Adobe Acrobat or qpdf is the Document Assembly restriction: All other PDF permissions protected ...
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When I copy text from Adobe Acrobat PDF and paste into powerpoint, some letters are missing like fi and th. How do I fix this?

When I Copy from a PDF that was created from an InDesign file, into PowerPoint, ALL text Pastes fine. When I "Place" an InDesign file inside of another InDesign file, and turn that into a PDF, that's ...
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Adobe Acrobat convert from RTL EXCEL to PDF with hyperlink

I am trying to convert a sheet with hyperlinks from RTL format excel to PDF using acrobat pro. the error is that while converting a regular LTR format excel everything works, but when converting from ...
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Adobe Acrobat, Page display - retain the actual settings

The setting shown below does not work as described. At least newly SCANNED (Alt+F,R,S) documents default to "Single page" (Tick in the red box in th eimage above), which I find annoyingly "jumpy"......
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Reducing size of pdf generated from large docx file?

I have a manuscript for my book that is approximately 600Mb that my publisher requires be in a PDF with a minimum resolution of 300dpi with all fonts embedded and a maximum file size of 1.5Gb. When ...
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remove “invalid file specification object”

I used Adobe Acrobat X to save a web page as a PDF file. When opening the file, I found three input boxes. Upon clicking on any of the boxes, I got a message saying "invalid file specification object."...
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Acrobat Pro: Embedded Index via CMD-line

I know Acrobat Pro has a feature to EMBED an index for advanced searches into an existing PDF: "Advanced > Document Processing > Manage Embedded Index -> Embed Index" Is there any way to do it ...
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Acrobat Reader context menu missing for non-admin users on Server 2019 RDS

I've set up an RDS and installed Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (2019.008.20071). For non-admin users the context menu, including the Print option, is missing. Reinstalling doesn't help and neither does ...
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PDF.tk display field names on a pdf viewer [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to display a PDF with it's available fields as an overlay within a website. I'm currently useing PDF.tk but don't know if there is a feature to display the field names on a PDF. ...
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Acrobat: Sort attachments panel by location

Using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Windows 10 Pro 64 bit In the attachments panel, the attachments are sorted by name by default. I can change the sort by clicking the heading of any of the columns, except ...
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Highlight cells in excel based on whether text exceeds the cell boundary?

I am taking text from excel and pasting it into a fillable PDF using AutoMailMerge. In some cases I have more text than will fit into the PDF field. I've adjusted my excel cell sizes, font, and text ...
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Extension and 3rd party app access permissions for Dropbox

What level of access and permissions does Dropbox provide to following 3rd party extensions if a user chooses to integrate their Dropbox accounts with these: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Mail (gmail),...
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PDF has all the page edges cropped - how can I view the full pages?

I have a PDF which I need to create a JPG image of the first page. Normally I'd just load the PDF to Photoshop, or there are online services (pdf2jpg) I could normally do this through as well. ...
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How do I securely sign PDF documents without buying a certificate from a CA?

I use Acrobat DC and there's an option for digital signature. From what I've read, I need to purchase a certificate from a CA as self-signed certificates are not secure. What about OpenPGP? Are there ...
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How to Export Options from an Existing Drop-down List

I have an Acrobat drop-down list that has been populated over the years with over 150 items. I would like to export all of them to a text or spreadsheet so that they can be edited in bulk. I know how ...
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Adobe Data Merge

I've been tasked with creating a 1 page document that will be sent to a print shop. Each printing of the page should have a different person's name on it. I talked with the print shop and they told me ...
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Hotkeys set to open apps in windows 10

I set a hotkey in windows 10 to open Adobe Acrobat 15 which was recently removed and replaced with newer version Acrobat 17. I then set the same hotkey CTRL-ALT A to Acrobat 17, but I get an error ...
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Change all the booksmarks settings of a pdf to “Fit Page” in batch

how can I change all the booksmarks settings of a pdf document to "Fit Page" in batch, instead of one by one? I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Windows 7.
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Is it possible to change the account information in Adobe Acrobat DC?

I installed Adobe Acrobat DC and mistakenly connected with some account that doesn't have an Adobe Acrobat DC subscription: I have another account that does have an Adobe Acrobat DC subscription. Is ...
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Changing the default font size and font color in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Is there any way to change the default font size and font color when adding text in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro? By default font size and font color, and I mean the font size and font color that are set ...
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Removing the previous word when editing text in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

What is the keyboard shortcut to remove the previous word when editing text in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro on Microsoft Windows? The typical keyboard hortcut on Microsoft Windows is CTRL + BACKSPACE but ...
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Preserving columns when converting PDF to Excel Sheet

I have a PDF of data which I receive on a monthly basis. The PDF is about 100 pages. The problem is when I convert the PDF to Excel, I lose the formatting of the columns and the data becomes too messy ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Icon Inconsistency

I've read the similar questions and answers regarding the Adobe Reader icon showing up incorrectly. I did find that the icon was coming from the Windows 10 Default App Settings for Photo viewer. I ...
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Default App Association set by user resets after next logon

I am running into a situation whereby the default application for opening pdfs was changed to PDF-Xchange instead of Adobe and Mail to Outlook 2010, 2016 instead of the built-in default Microsoft Mail ...
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Pixeled image in a pdf file if converting from .docx to .pdf

I have a picture in a Microsoft Office document, which has a good quality. If I convert this document to PDF using Adobe Acrobat DC this image loose quality and gets pixeled. I tried changing the ...
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Disable selection page objects when selecting form fields

Version of Acrobat: 2019.021.20048 Operating system: Mac OS 10.14.6 Created pdf from Indesign with text forms as Interactive pdf. When I try to select forms in Acrobat by grabbing the desired area ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC highlight text

I need to highlight texts in several colors but it is only allowing 1 color. How do I change this? I have clicked on it and it doesn't change or offer different colors. It only shows red.enter image ...
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Font Embedding Causes Scrambled Characters When Making PDF from Word or Excel

I have a peculiar issue where if I File + Print and Choose PDF as the Printer, I get scrambled up text, the PDF doesn't embed nor do I get errors it couldn't embed fonts. If I choose File + Make PDF, ...
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Adobe Acrobat extension for Google Chrome will not open PDF from website

Version of Chrome: 77.0.3865.90 (64-bit) Version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: 2019.012.20040 Adobe extension for Chrome (version 15.1.1.3) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adobe-acrobat/...
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In Acrobat Pro 2017, how do I apply highlighting to selected text, using keyboard only?

In Acrobat Pro 2017, I cannot locate any keyboard shortcut for applying highlighting to text using keyboard only. Can it be done?
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In Adobe Acrobat, how can I pick my Custom Color with merely 1 click?

Please see the GIF below. My Custom Green Color (R, G, B) = (76, 230, 0) isn't appearing when I click the Color icon; only the Default Colors appear. It's too unproductive to click (1) on the Color ...
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How to create a text in pdf that is not hyperlinked

I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Currently, I am entering text into a document such as this: https://wwww.google.com In the user interface at the "Edit PDF" navigation menu. I click on 'Link' then ...

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