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Adobe Reader is a free PDF viewer created by Adobe.

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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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How does Adobe Reader in Win11 automatically open PDF files downloaded by Google Chrome?

I have a Google Chrome in Win11 with no Adobe Extensions (as far as I know) But when I download a PDF from a gmail (attachment) it suddenly opens in Adobe Acrobat without any further action from my ...
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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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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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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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Old version Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes after 10-15 seconds

I have an old version of Adobe Acrobat Reader and do not want to update. However, when I open a pdf with the program, after 10 or so seconds, the program crashes (independent of which pdf is opened). ...
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Open PDF fails with "The requested file operation failed because the storage policy blocks that type of file."

I try to open a PDF document by double-click on the file, but it fails with this error: There was an error opening this document. The requested file operation failed because the storage policy ...
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Remove new 'Selector' left toolbar in Adobe Reader?

At some point this year a new toolbar turned up in Adobe Reader - This gets in the way of my opened documents often, is this possible to remove? I have looked but can't find it! 🤔 I am using v2023....
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Stuck in a quit or buy Adobe Reader loop [closed]

It's very literally a new e-mail account and even a new user on the computer, but am stuck in a loop with Adobe Reader: with the options being to quit, buy or start a trial. I've not used Adobe ...
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PDF generated by Shopware 6 is not working in Acrobat Reader

We generate Invoices in a Shopware 6 shop which display fine in Chrome & Firefox & Ubuntu's PDF viewer but not in Acrobat Reader. file test.pdf PDF document, version 1.7, 0 pages The PDF ...
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Adobe Reader: What does "Post" mean when adding a comment?

I'm using Reader 2023.001.20143 64-bit on Win10 Pro. When I add a comment to a PDF, I see a "Post" option. I didn't try it because I don't know what it does, and I'm wary of what it might do....
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Magnet doesn't drag and snap Adobe Reader

I have this handy app Magnet (2.11.0) on my Mac (13.3.1 (22E261)). However, it doesn't quite work for the windows of Adobe Reader (2023.001.20143). I can still drag those windows around, but they don'...
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Does Adobe PDF reader have a browser-like "go back" button after clicking a hyperlink?

Firstly, I know that I can use "Alt+Left Arrow" to go back after clicking a hyperlink. Adobe PDF refers to this functionality as "previous view". However, what I am looking for is ...
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Adobe PDF Reader quick save on Windows 11 how do I do this?

The default behavior where it asks you the folder location then having to replace the file with the same name take too long. Is there some way to make it faster? Preference is for something like ctrl-...
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Acrobat Reader Auto-Update Not Updating Consistently Across Domain

I discovered that 90% of an approx. 1000 computer network are not automatically updating Acrobat Reader (free). AFAIK, Adobe Reader automatically downloads and installs updates in a truly seamless ...
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PDF duplex printing not possible but Libre Writer offers duplex

I am using Windows 11 Brother DCP-L2510D - that supports duplex I am able to print duplex any document from Libre Writer Firefox but not from Acrobat Reader nor Foxit Chrome . I am not able to ...
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How can I make Adobe Acrobat Reader open PDF files in read-only mode?

I sounds weird, but I'm failing to find an option to make Adobe Acrobat Reader open PDF files read-only. By read-only I understand no write lock on file system. There are similar questions where ...
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How to convert colorfull PDF to cyan scale PDF

I have a printer which has a black ink connected to the cyan nozzles (black nozzles are blocked). I therefore need to convert a colour PDF file to black and white scale and then convert it to cyan and ...
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Migrate a digital ID from Windows XP

Our company has been issued circa 2012-2014 some confidential PDF documents that are locked with a "digital ID" (also called certificates, perhaps improperly). AFAIK only Adobe software ...
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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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Word opening Hyperlinks with wrong PDF Viewer

I have a user who is trying to create a procedure document and is hyperlinking a couple PDFs in the Word doc. Clicking on the hyperlinks opens to documents in Adobe Reader DC, even if the user has ...
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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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Can't copy text from a protected pdf file using Adobe reader

I have a techincal pdf document from a third party source that I needed to copy a small amount of complilcated text from. I selected the text and found the copy option was greyed out. I looked at the ...
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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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No Adobe Reader PDF Preview in Outlook after Update in November

I used to have the possibility to quickly open a preview of a .pdf file in Outlook. Adobe Reader is my standard .pdf viewer in the background. After an update by Adobe in November there was no preview ...
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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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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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How do I get the zoom percentage toolbar in Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Using Adobe Acrobat Reader, I wonder where is the zoom tool on the horizontal toolbar, where it was possible to set percentage of the zoom? It was there yesterday, and now suddenly it disappeared! I ...
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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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Saving PDF with Save As in Adobe Reader causes Windows Installer to open and hang, also impacts other programs. Windows 10

Dell XPS15 with standard Dell-installed Windows 10. Software is completely up to date, all drivers up to date. When using the "Save As" open in Adobe Reader to either save a PDF to a new ...
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Remove extra paragraph breaks in word

I checked other questions but that were different and many were not answered. I have a book in pdf which is very large and export to word using Abobe Reader Pro DC, each line in the pdf is copied as a ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader doesn't want to open some links in PDF file

I have a PDF file that contains several links, among others to two Wikipedia articles. All links work except for the two Wikipedia links. After clicking on any link to an article on Wikipedia, Acrobat ...
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removing a path or image or watermark from all pages of a pdf with adobe acrobat

i have a pdf and in all pages of this pdf there is a gray color path and i can not remove them. is there a way to quickly remove all of these paths from all pages with adobe acrobat or foxit ...
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Deleting PDF file while it is open in a PDF reader

I have checked Adobe, Foxit, and Nitro reader. None of them let you delete the pdf file while the PDF is open. Chrome web browser lets you delete pdf files while they are open. Even I couldn't find a ...
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Close specific file in Acrobat Reader via the command line

I am working on something questionably useful (because better executions exist) which is a Sublime Text 3 PDFLaTeX build system with preview. I want to open files in Acrobat Reader, and so far all is ...
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How to add "Advanced Search with adobe acrobat" command to right click of context menu?

Please How to add "Advanced Search with adobe acrobat" command to right click of context menu? for current folder because selecting the target folder inside the adobe acrobat from (Edit ----&...
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Safari on Catalina not loading PDF

Using Safari 14.0.1 on Catalina 10.15.7, I'm unable to view a certain PDF. Safari loads a black screen with a "Blocked Plug-in" message in the middle. Other PDFs, such as this one, will load ...
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Disable JavaScript in Acrobat Reader for good

For security reasons, I want to disable JavaScript in Acrobat Reader DC in my office. I found a registry key (HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\JSPrefs\bEnableJS) that I can deploy via Group ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: strange search results

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC keeps producing strange search results. A few examples: Is it a bug? Host OS: Windows 10. Software version: 2020.009.20067.
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Adobe keeps scrolling on its own... or else

I am having serious issues with the adobe acrobat reader for Windows 10. I have uninstalled and installed it many times, tried different settings, but nothing works. I start by downloading the latest ...
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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 could Acrobat Reader's installer detect that I am Pole / in Poland

I am a Pole, living in Poland, but I am using virtually everything in English, starting with version of Windows 10, going through all my apps and ending up with Chrome settings and default lanugage of ...
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Edge keeps hijacking PDF extensions

Microsoft Edge is constantly changing the PDF file association from Adobe to Edge. I change it manually back to Adobe Reader, and a few days later, it is again associated with Microsoft Edge. ...
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Unable to open adobe reader

I am having trouble opening adobe reader. I thought it was the files at first, but then I tried to open the app itself to run updates and fix the installation. The app won't even open. I tried fixing ...
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Adobe Reader renders text spacing incorrectly at different zoom levels

Adobe Reader is shifting certain characters in my PDF left or right, depending on zoom level, when I display it on screen. When I zoom in, the M, m, V, v, W, w, Y, y, 1, and ^ characters move left. ...
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Grey large text behind typed text on Windows 10 [closed]

This is a picture of my issue. The larger, more faded text behind the smaller text is what I'm trying to get rid of.
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