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Questions about Adobe Acrobat, a proprietary program developed by Adobe Systems used for the creation, modification, and viewing of PDF files.

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Acrobat Preflight - Checking Object/Line Width

It's been years since I've used Pre-flight in Acrobat, but I've had a situation come up where I need to check certain objects before PDFs go to print. Our packaging files are created in Illustrator ...
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Why isn't content displaying on a previously-downloaded PDF? [duplicate]

Lately, my Adobe Acrobat DC on my Windows 10 PC has taken to not displaying significant chunks of text and/or (theme)images from various PDFs. I've only confirmed this to occur on PPT pdfs thus far. ...
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Why PDF file from InDesign shows different dimensions after export?

The size shown in inches in PDF is significantly different from the InDesign settings in mm. I am worried there are some scaling settings that I missed. I didn't set anything specific though. Exported ...
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What's the more conservative way of saving images from PDF files?

I'm going to use a PDF example for my question. I'll also use a large image, so I can express my doubts better (so, I'm already sorry for the image size). Above you can see the image as it should be. ...
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Adobe Acrobat Pro 11: I have some sort of grid design I cannot alter

I used a PDF export feature in LogiReports to create a PDF. This shouldn't much matter, because I have Adobe Acrobat Pro and should be able to edit what it exported. It's created a report with a ...
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Acrobat Signatures?

Not sure if this is the proper place for this question but I'm sure some of us have had to deal with creating these types of forms. I know how to add a "digital signature" field to my ...
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Adobe Products and (actual) uses/overlaps: [closed]

Adobe Products and (actual) uses/overlaps: Context: So as a "Beginner" when it comes to Adobe Products, I'm just starting out my testing and trying of the various Adobe Products. To be ...
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PDF export automatisation with different data for each document (indesign or acrobat dc)

For creating several identical invoice pdfs, I made a template in Indesign. How can I export multiple pdfs with different address fields and dates of purchase based on something like .xml .csv or .vcf?...
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Syncing page numbering in PDF and in the page indicator

I'm looking at a PDF file I have. (A textbook from my prof. in PDF version). When I'm on page "vii" in the textbook, then every PDF Viewer software will tell me that I'm on page 7. Is it ...
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Determining flat screen percentage in PDFs

In the attached image, the designer has created the screening with effects > transparency, as opposed to just using a percentage of the color used. Is there a way to determining the percentage of ...
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How to edit a multi-page PDF in Photoshop?

I have an exam paper scanned and saved as a PDF and I'm supposed to check it (correcting and giving marks). However, I lost the original hardcopy of this exam paper and I only have the scanned version ...
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Outline text duplicate characters

I have a large document in which I am converting texts to outlines using Adobe Acrobat Pro. But when I do so, the file size increases significantly. It is because it turns every character into a ...
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Make certain objects non editable in adobe acrobat (pdf)

Is there any way to lock certain objects so they cannot be edited in Adobe Acrobat? Example: I made post card in illustrator and i want person who opens it in adobe acrobat only to be able to edit ...
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I'm trying to open a Canva print-ready pdf in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. Illustrator doesn't even see the pdf, much less let me open it

I needed to do a simple, quick illustration for a customer so I used Canva (if you're a purist, I apologize, but in this case it was the way to go). I then downloaded the finished file as a print ...
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Print in Acrobat with Color Profile and Relative or Perceptual intent

I'm used to print regularly with Photoshop and custom icc color profiles, relative or perceptual intent and/or black point compensation so I'm pretty aware of that kind of settings. I tried to follow ...
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How can I efficiently detect all pages with different dimensions in a PDF?

It's doubtless too unproductive to open "the Page Thumbnails pane on the left", and eyeball each page's dimensions. In the screenshot below, all pages have the same dimensions from page 575 onwards, ...
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Illustrator - Open a PDF and keep layers?

I've created a layered PDF with java and when I tried to open it in Illustrator I figured out that Illustrator does not use these layers. They are there in Acrobat and Indesign, but Illustrator ...
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How can I create a larger page-size copy of a PDF document?

I have a PDF/X4 printer ready file for an A3 poster, and have had already printed 2500 copies at a commercial digital print shop in Europe. Went very well. Now I want to have some A0 plastic tarps (...
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Acrobat Pro: PDF dimensions not exact

I'm wondering for a while now: When I export a document in InDesign and view the dimensions of the pdf in Acrobat Pro, the dimensions are a little off (like ~0.002 cm). Should be 29.7 x 21 cm. When ...
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Batch find and replace text in multiple PDFs

Ive got a folder with 100's of 1 page PDFs. The PDFs all have a footer in them, in which there is a typo. I want to essentially run a batch find and replace across all the PDFs to fix the typo. ...
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Which one of 'Convert colors' and 'Map colors' Fixups are unnecessary?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat to change colors in a PDF. Using merely 1 Fixup is obviously easier than 2. So is one Fixup a subset of the other? To wit, which is more all-encompassing? Which Fixup can I ...
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Adobe Acrobat: How to disable navigation pop-up bar

Is it possible to disable the navigation bar that pops up when you hover with your mouse over the bottom middle part of a .pdf file on Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on OSX (latest version installed as of today)...
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Exporting Indesign to PDF to Powerpoint

Anyone know the best practice to export a Indesign file into Powerpoint? I have tried multiple plug in converters and am still finding the best way is to export to PDF, then PDF to Powerpoint. ...
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Why did 'Convert colors' and 'Map spot and process colors' fail to remove background color?

Please download the original PDF. As you can see beneath, 'Convert colors' didn't remove the background of (C, M, Y, K) = (100, 25, 0, 50). Not only did 'Map spot and process colors' fail to remove ...
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Background disappears in PDF when distilling the Illustrator EPS

Requesting suggestion to find solution for the below issue: Input (Illustrator EPS): Strokes are visible with Illustrator EPS. Output (EPS -> PDF generated through Distiller): After using Distiller, ...
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Black lines on either side of video in PDF

When I embed a video (mp4) into a pdf in Acrobat Pro to make an interactive PDF, I am getting black lines down the left and right sides of the video when I play the video. When I scale the video, I ...
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Fuzzy vector logos from InDesign to Acrobat PDF

Working in InDesign my placed vector logos from Illustrator are fuzzy after converted to PDF. Why?
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PDF Buttons missing when I save in Illustrator CS6

I created a map in Illustrator CS6 which I exported to pdf. Using Acrobat 11.0.23 I created buttons which show information when the mouse hovers over the button area. If I reopen the PDF in ...
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How to edit a text box under another text box in Adobe Acrobat PDF?

For the life of me I cannot edit the smaller text box area that is totally contained by a larger one. I just need to edit the text on this smaller box but unsure how I can access to it. I can select ...
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Remove coloured background scanned PDF (original document printed on coloured paper)

Someone has sent me a scanned document, which they have printed out on pink paper prior to scanning. Ive taken the scanned document into Acrobat DC (pro, latest version as of time of writing) and ...
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How do I keep high resolution pics when posting screenshots to a piece of paper to keep it from getting blurry when printed?

I am making a cheat sheet with a bunch of equations and notes on them. I essentially take screenshots of the notes on my computer, and then paste them to a word document, and then resize them to make ...
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How can I select all elements until reaching the end of the pdf on editing mode?

I want to select all elements until reaching the end of the PDF on editing mode. For example, let say I have a 290 pages book and I am on page 83. How can I select all elements until reaching the end ...
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How can I stop overlapping textboxes when I add new line to the current textbox on Adobe Acrobat?

I am trying to edit a PDF book on Adobe Acrobat. When I add the new line to the textbox, my current textbox is overlapping with next textbox instead of making the next textbox shifting down. Here is ...
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100% in Acrobat is bigger than actual print when held side by side [duplicate]

Is there a way to adjust Acrobat's scaling such that 1 inch/1 cm will correlate with "real-world" 1 inch/1 cm? I have a document on screen 11 inches wide. When I hold an 11 inch wide paper next to ...
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Acrobat - Optimised PDF - Unembed fonts not working

I'm using Acrobat DC (version 2019.010.20098 - auto updated by Creative Cloud). I need to unembed the fonts from a PDF file that I exported from InDesign. I do this via File > Save As Other > ...
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Acrobat - placeholder text for form field?

I have created a form in Acrobat and would like to have placeholder text within each field instead of actual labels for each field. The first approach was a script I inserted into "custom" under the ...
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Why did the fixup to 'Convert All Spots to CMYK' fail?

Why's step 3 failing for another PDF (click to download)? I didn't change anything about this fixup, since I last used it successfully in the aforementioned post (for the PDF for Criminal Law). ...
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How do these Acrobat fixups differ: 'Convert' vs 'Map' vs 'Map spot and process' colors?

Please see this screenshot from Acrobat DC, and explain like I'm 5.
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How to have video in PDF that displays a different poster image if the PDF reader does not support video?

I'm certain that I successfully achieved this a couple of years ago, but I'll be darned if I can replicate it now, and I wonder if something in the underlying PDF engine of Preview.app has changed in ...
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How do I sync word to audio? [closed]

How do I sync word to audio in Adobe Acrobat DC? This is a pen. This is a pen. This is a pen. This is a pen. For the example, the text will became bold or change to red colour if the audio is ...
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Editable PDFs via Illustrator or InDesign? [duplicate]

What is the best way to create PDFs so that customers can download the file and edit the text that is specific to them (date, names etc), while maintaining fonts and sizes as well as the format and ...
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Trying to highlight specific fields in an already existing document in Adobe Acrobat Pro, getting ghost image when trying to print

So, I have a document that I am trying to highlight fields on. I have lined up the highlights, but when trying to print the "image" of the highlight onto a blank document, the original document (...
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Why isn't 'Convert All Spots to CMYK' converting my PDF to CMYK, in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?

I'm trying to fulfill the steps beneath, but I see no CMYK values in the screenshot beneath? Search for Convert All Spots to CMYK and run Fix. Now all colors in your document are CMYK. Scroll to the ...
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Where's 'Convert All Spots to CMYK' in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?

I'm trying to complete Step 3 beneath, Open Tools → Print Production → Preflight and switch to Fixups. Search for Convert All Spots to CMYK and run Fix. Now all colors in your document are ...
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Adobe Acrobat PDF textbox too small

I've been using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.16 to add a text box in a PDF file, by using Tools -> Content -> Add or Edit Text Box. However, the largest size is 24, which is still too small. Is there anyway to ...
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Uneven white lines around PDF in Adobe Acrobat

I have created an image in photoshop, then flattened the image and saved as a PDF. OPened the PDF in Acrobat in order to add hyperlinks. My client wants to send this image out digitally with ...
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Importing Acrobat file into Indesign and retaining comment highlights and text

I am aiming to import a multi page pdf into Adobe InDesign. The client has added highlighted comments which need to be retained when imported. However when the pages are brought in, the highlights ...
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Adobe Sign for Websites

I have an editable PDF I want to put on a WordPress site. When people just try to open the PDF in their browser normally, the signature field is just a text box. When I make an Adobe Sign request ...
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How could I use a slug in InDesign as a digital client sign off?

I'm hoping to find a solution for a digital client sign off on artwork by using the digital signature feature in Acrobat but I'm hoping to be able to have this automatically set up in InDesign so I ...
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Acrobat is creating files starting with “magick-” What are these?

I just noticed today that in every folder where I have PDFs, there are also a random number of files that begin with the word "magick-" which is followed by a string of around 17 numbers, letters and ...