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

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Checking whether a PDF contains embedded text

Of course, almost all PDFs 'contain text' in the sense of having text that you can read, but I'm talking here about the difference between those in which that's just a bitmap that only gets ...
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Can you turn off the annoying tool panel that pops up when selecting an object in "edit PDF" mode in Adobe Acrobat Pro?

In my job as a patent attorney, I sometimes use Adobe Acrobat Pro to make my own quick edits to patent drawings prepared by an illustrator using their own software (likely Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape ...
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Troubleshooting printing in landscape mode

I have trouble figuring out how to set the print settings to be able to print in landscape mode. I have ~A3 paper which is fed, in landscape orientation, to a A3 dot matrix printer (the printer has ...
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Is it possible to add bookmarks to a PDF document with Acrobat Reader?

I've been trying to bookmark several pages of a PDF file using Acrobat Reader, and while the Bookmarks tab is available, it is disabled: Is it possible to bookmark pages using Acrobat Reader?
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Unable to Save Edited Comments in Adobe Acrobat - "Dictionary Keys Must Be Direct Name Objects" Error (LaTeX PDF)

I'm facing an issue with saving edits to comments in Adobe Acrobat. Here's the situation: I created a document using LaTeX (compiler unknown, possibly Overleaf or MikTeX locally). I potentially used ...
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Installing Adobe Pro and Adobe Reader on the same machine

We have multiple users working on a terminal servers A few have license for Adobe Pro The rest of the users need access to the 'regular' Adobe Reader that does not require a license. Tried installing ...
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Is it possible to convert Word to PDF without screenshot quality loss?

In Word I have a code screenshot. I tried to convert it using many different ways (save as PDF, export to PDF, Print to PDF (Microsoft, Adobe, CutePDF), Adobe Acrobat (paid) Create PDF / Convert PDF (...
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Remove "Convert to Adobe PDF" from context menu

When I right click a .docx file in Windows' File Explorer, there's an entry 'Convert to Adobe PDF' in the context menu. I'd like to remove the entry, but keep Adobe Acrobat installed. What I've tried: ...
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Block Adobe Add-Ins in Office365

Every time I remove the Adobe add-ins from my Office365 applications, they eventually reappear. Since Adobe updates automatically, it's apparent that the updates are the likely culprit. I can't find ...
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How to reduce the number of clicks in Adobe acrobat/windows to save updated pdf file overwriting the existing one?

I am using the Adobe Acrobat readers to add comments to PDF files but every time I want to exit the file leaving the newer version overwriting the earlier one, I have to jump through several windows ...
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Activating Acrobat from powershell

I wanted to activate Acrobat Reader from Powershell. How would I go about doing that? I have a key and Admin Permissions.
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is it possible to force Acrobat to save as PDF/A by default?

Has anyone had experience forcing Adobe Acrobat to save created/edited/merged PDF's as PDF/A by default? My workplace forces all PDF's to be saved as PDF/A, training the users to manually save each ...
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Finding where the last save location is recorded in Acrobat?

I have a couple, Adobe Acrobat DC (2020) (Win10) scanning stations that are used by a lot of workers who must scan to a particular network path. Thus, I need every user to have the default save ...
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How to fix the page order when printing a PDF on both sides

I have opened a PDF with Adobe Reader and printed it on both sides of the paper. The printer is an HP Officejet Pro 251dw. The document is printed cleanly, but the pages come out of the printer in the ...
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How to fix font issue to make PDF file show properly?

I downloaded one PDF file and opened it, then met following error: The pdf file cannot show properly, many characters in the file only left as blank. It seemed to me it's a font issue, but how to fix ...
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Either workflow or automation solution to pull shipment data from a PDF with multiple shipments

What I Have / Background on Workflow Every day we receive a scanned PDF consolidating all shipments out of a warehouse for the prior day. The PDF pages are ordered by shipment. Number of pages for ...
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How to uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader 32-bits without user confirmation or window confirmation

My goal is to switch from Acrobat Reader 32-bit to 64-bit via Intune. Since the 32-bit version of Acrobat Reader currently installed on computers wasn’t installed through Intune, I can’t remove it ...
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Cannot autoscroll using middle mouse button when using Adobe Reader for PDFs

On every web page I visit, and also when I am reading one of my outlook emails and also whenever I am reading a Word document, simply by clicking and releasing the middle button on my mouse I can then ...
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when I try to output the final version of my document as pdf, my cool new Google (or other) TrueType font changes weight

I love how many fonts are available for free from Google and other places, as well as from subscriptions like your Adobe plan. When I finished a document recently with a popular TrueType font from ...
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PDF signature added in Linux seen as invalid in Windows, yet certificate chain is all there

I signed a PDF document in linux using JsignPDF and my Globalsign certificate; all looks to be in order, see: # pdfsig test_signed.pdf Digital Signature Info of: test_signed.pdf Signature #1: - ...
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Copying text in the yellow box appearing near a figure in Adobe Acrobat by moving the mouse

I'm using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro; in some slides, when I move the mouse over a figure, a yellow box with text appears. I'd like to know if there is a way to copy the text inside that box.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader - is that possible log out from OneDrive storage without removing it?

I am using Acrobat Reader to edit pdf stored at Microsoft OneDrive cloud. This is easy doable by adding "Other file storage" entry. I would like to force two factor authentication each time ...
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Figure created in PowerPoint looks differently in a PDF file

I often use PowerPoint to make a figure, save it as an image file, load it in a latex compiler (e.g. Overleaf), and create a PDF file. The problem is, the figure sometimes becomes ugly when it is ...
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Why and how Adobe Acrobat DC changes files?

I open a .pdf file with "Adobe Acrobat DC" by double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer. It is a blood analysis document, not meant to be edited. It is not a form. I close the viewer with &...
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Convert an Acrobat form PDF into a regular PDF that can be opened (and printed) by Apple Preview?

I downloaded an Acrobat PDF, but unfortunately my printer flips out when I try to print it (seems to be able to print everyting else NP)... Literally all the lights start blinking and the file just ...
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"Open PDFs from last session on Acrobat launch" is disabled

In the acrobat reader, the option of "PDFs from last session on Acrobat launch" is disabled, such that it cannot be checked anymore. See the screenshot below. How to resolve this issue?
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remove watermark from PDF file use tools for inspecting and manipulating the structure of pdf

I have a scanned book that was scanned as image. It contains watermark that I want to remove. Here is an example of page, that contains minimal text. I tried to remove that watermark on Windows with ...
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Scaling a PDF using Adobe Acrobat's preflight fixup doesn't scale document links with it

Overview I've got a LaTeX document (example below) which has been typeset at 1.7x A4-paper size (its final size is 357mm x 504.9mm). However, I still want my final document to be A4-paper sized. To ...
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Is there a way to tag page headers and footers when saving a Word doc as a PDF?

My question: Is there an automated way to add the header and footer tags without requiring document editors to do this manually in Adobe Acrobat? This needs to be scalable across hundreds if not ...
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How to check, if acrobat.exe is really from the Adobe install package?

I am looking for a (scriptable) approach to identify, if the file acrobat.exe is really the original file from the latest Adobe Acrobat DC installer or if it is one from an older Acrobat install or ...
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Which option to choose when signing digitally in Adobe Acrobat?

When I tried to sign digitally on adobe acrobat, I have 2 choices: PKCS#12 and Windows Certificate Store. Which one should I choose? What's the difference?
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Why does the keyword metadata not display in Acrobat Reader, but does in other readers?

A PDF generated by Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 has metadata, anonymized below: /Keywords(Xxxxx;YYY yyyyyyyyyyyyy) Google Chrome and FireFox PDF.js, evince readers and even exiftool will display the ...
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How to get series of e-mails from Outlook to pdf with attachments and in ascending date order?

I recently changed computers from one running: Windows 10 Pro 64 with MS Office Pro 2019 and Adobe Acrobat XI Pro to Windows 11 Pro 64 with MS Office Pro Plus 2021 and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2020 ...
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Acrobat 7 multiple windows -move pages between them?

In this thread, opening Acrobat 7 in multiple windows was discussed and the solution was to call it with acrobat /n (from whether it is installed): Open multiple instances of Adobe Acrobat ...
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If devices are registered in Intune, does configuration profile control the device's file associations or does the local device control it?

I have a user which need to edit PDFs all the time. The user uses Adobe Acrobat. Somehow every day when the user tries to open a PDF, it randomly open in Chrome for some reason. This happens very ...
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Prevent Adobe Acrobat from setting as default PDF reader automatically

I have the problem that, as soon as I open one document with Adobe Acrobat, it sets itself as default PDF reader. If I use right click-> open with -> Adobe Acrobat, I do not click the check box ...
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PDF Text is Being Treated as Objects. Cannot Copy-Paste or Edit as "Normal" Text

I used to be able to print or save various sources (Word, Gmail, web pages) to PDFs with "normal" text. This is no longer possible. Instead, all text is being treated as objects. It may or ...
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How can I run multiple instances of Adobe Acrobat on different Virtual Desktops on Windows 10, on One Monitor?

https://superuser.com/a/1443271/1770221 - This answer accurately represents my situation; running Adobe Acrobat on Win 10 on an x64 computer. Just for context, this is what happens in my scenario: VD1 ...
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Option to select download location when "always open with system viewer" in chrome

When downloading pdfs and viewing them with system viewer (e.g. acrobat), in chrome, you either: Opt out "always open with system viewer", then for each download you get to choose the ...
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Adobe form import

I am trying to import data from a tsv into my Adobe form. I am having trouble importing my "Representative" field. Any ideas? Below is a link to the examples of the files I am working with. ...
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Acrobat Reader always crashes

When I click on pdf on my Desktop, Acrobat Reader pops up a dialogue as here and then exits. What's wrong ? I have windows 8.1
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Why reading PDFs of Browser not as laggy than reading on a PDF reader?

I have tested some free PDF reader software, from Foxit, to Adobe. But for some reason, scrolling through the pages, editing text, and adding notes. It all causes the software to freeze for a bit, and ...
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Fix blurry text in a PDF

I have a PDF containing both text and images. Images are ok, but the text is blurry, with a "pixelated" pattern, very difficult to read. If I copy-paste the text from Adobe Acrobat to ...
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How to get rid of "recovered documents" and "Reopen closed PDFs" pop-up messages?

When I open Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, it often shows me either or both of these two pop-up messages: Adobe Acrobat has recovered one or more documents that were not saved properly before Acrobat was shut ...
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Adobe PDF Printer Settings: Windows sytem font list incomplet / not updated after font installation

Question: How can I get the Adope PDF printer to refresh / update this list? Do I have to reinstall Adobe Acrobat? I manually installed a few fonts to C:\Windows\Fonts, but they do not show up in the '...
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How to permanently disable/disappear this floating toolbar in Adobe Acrobat?

When I press F8 to hide the main toolbar, this floating toolbar then appears: (I can click the two arrows button on the right of course, but this just brings back the main toolbar, which I wanted to ...
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Adobe Acrobat 2022 : Only the first page is printed from a pdf document

I have Windows 11 22H2 , and Adobe Acrobat Pro 2022. I have a strange problem. I open a pdf document with several pages and try to print from acrobat. Only the first page is printed . But it seems ...
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PDF with long file name won't delete [duplicate]

I have a pdf file on my desktop with a long file name that won't delete. I have researched and tried many solutions, but it will not delete. There is no .pfd at the end of the file name. The ...
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Can whiteouts in a PDF be undone?

A while back, I made a video that shows how to whiteout content in a PDF file using Foxit Reader. After whiting out content, I advised that you could prevent "a recipient of that PDF" from ...
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Not able to copy Korean characters from PDF file using Acrobat Reader

I decided to study Korean and I found a book that I want to copy some vocabulary from, the problem is when I paste the copied text, it turns into gibberish characters. Any idea how to solve this? I ...
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