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Adobe Reader is a free PDF viewer created by Adobe.

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How to create a clickable pdf book index

Some pdf books I have contain a non-clickable index, which means at the beginning of the book there is a 1 Chapter 1 1.1 Section 1.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.2 Section 1.2 . . . . . . . . ...
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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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How to change the default Adobe Reader setting for saving files?

I keep getting Adobe Reader users who want to save a filled in form that get a blank window. The solution is to go to Edit -> Preferences -> General and uncheck the Show online storage when ...
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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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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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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: how to disable incremental search (search as you type)?

The problem: the incremental search (search as you type) is slow. It causes freezes. It may lead to unexpected results (1, 2). I want to disable the incremental search. How do I do that? Version: OS: ...
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Is there a GUI-based way to annotate pdfs with equations?

I want to be able to annotate a pdf with a textbox that has equations properly rendered in it. Neither Adobe Reader nor Okular seem to be able to do this. Apparently one can do it with Latex solution, ...
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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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notepad++ NppExec to close certain Adobe Reader instance

I'm using notepad++ (NppExec) and LaTeX to create PDF files. One common workflow is something like this: having some PDFs already opened (they are usually manuals, articles, presentations); I'm ...
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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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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 to add menu command to toolbar in Adobe Reader DC

Is there a way to get the command "Show Cover Page in Two Page View" into the toolbar? It is not included in the buttons that are added to the toolbar with "Show all page display tools". I would ...
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PDF thumbnails not showing for all files

Some PDFs don't show thumbnail icons. I have checked the setting in Acrobat Reader (DC) and it is set to display thumbnails cleared the thumbnail cache using a .bat file changed the default reader ...
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What does the check mark `Lock document after signing` do in Acrobat Reader?

I need to sign PDF documents with the Acrobat Reader DC (V19, Win10). What consequences does the check mark Lock document after signing specifically have? This is what I checked/got so far (partly ...
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Artefacts on table borders in Adobe PDF Reader

I'm getting artefacts on my table borders when converting from word documents to pdf. You can see these at the circled points in the image below: there are small vertical 'stubs' where there should be ...
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Is PDF versioning available in Adobe Acrobat DC?

Is versioning available for adobe acrobat DC? I'm new to editing PDFs and to Adobe Acrobat DC, but I've been reading contradictory things on line. Is versioning possible? If so, how do I enable it? ...
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Opening PDF's in new tabs instead of windows is not working in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous Release), Version 2019.021.20056 I've the open in tabs instead of windows feature selected, yet whenever I double click and open a PDF, it opens in a ...
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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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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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Setting Group Policy for Default App by File Type for two different programs

I'd like to set a group policy object to define the default application for PDF files. Simple enough, except our users use two different versions of Adobe (Reader and Acrobat,) as some need to edit ...
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How to keep Adobe Reader DC from deleting it's installer exe?

When you run Adobe Reader DC's installer, upon completion, it will delete the .exe file that was run. If you make copies, this works, but you have to remember to copy it every time, and this is ...
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Auto Scrolling in Adobe Reader with middle click lock

In firefox (or may be in other browsers also), I middle click (and release the button) and there appears a cross hair/4 or 2 direction pointer. And now I just have to move my pointer in any direction, ...
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Creating hyperlinks to PDF files in Microsoft Excel

I am trying to create an Excel 'contents sheet', which in theory should have multiple links (done by python script), to multiple PDF's on my work network. When I enter the following formula into cell ...
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How do I disable the quick actions floating toolbar in Adobe Acrobat?

Adobe Acrobat's May 2019 update added a "quick actions" floating toolbar to highlight, underline, strikethrough, and copy text whenever you make a selection: I find this extremely irritating and ...
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Chrome keeps asking to save PDF and never opens it

I have a program that generates PDF files in a temp folder and opens it automatically. From my laptop, the pdf loads just fine by Chrome. See pictures below. The PDFs are forms dynamically filled by ...
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Acrobat Reader Issue with saving files to redirected drives in terminal server

I have 2 Terminal servers with different reader versions, 1 has Adobe reader XI and the other has Acrobat Reader DC version 2019.010.20098 When I login to the server with XI and I want to save a file ...
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