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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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Faster way to edit link action to a page in Adobe Acrobat

I create a manual multiple times a week where I have to add external pages to the end of the PDF I create. I then update the ToC so they link to the pages that were added to the PDF in Adobe Acrobat. ...
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Change bookmark level in Acrobat Pro DC

How do I change the level of a bookmark in Acrobat Pro DC? I have a PDF file that was generated by FrameMaker and all of the bookmarks are under a top-level bookmark for the name of the book. I don't ...
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Rasterizing PDF vector objects - Acrobat

I need to rasterize vector objects in PDF files, possibly with Acrobat. I need to rasterize only vector objects, not text. I've tried separating PDF layers in multiple files, printing vector objects ...
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Is it really not possible to select all content of all pages at the same time?

In Acrobat DC it seems that the standard 'Select All' command doesn't have the capacity to select all content of all pages. It only does it for the current page in view. With this limitation in mind, ...
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Linked PDFs in CMYK being flagged as RGB by InDesign preflight

I have a large InDesign document with many images that are linked into it as PDF documents. I run a preflight check in InDesign to make sure everything is in the CMYK color space. These images keep ...
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Interactive Forms (Indd > PDF) Placeholder text in interactive form text field

I do not believe that placeholder text (populated in a form's text field before PDF export) is currently an option. Anyone know any workarounds (bar manual inputting via Acrobat). Surprisingly, it ...
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Adobe Acrobat DC 2020 - Insert Code 128 Barcode graphic

On my old script i made nearly 20 years ago i could generate Code 128 barcode from the file name automatically. So right now using Windows Adobe Acrobat DC 2020, I want to Insert Code 128 Barcode, ...
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How to number pages in Acrobat Pro DC?

In previous versions of Acrobat Pro, I can number pages in roman numbers like i, ii, iii, ix, x,... (So that I can type these numbers to jump to the given pages.) But I don't find such an option in ...
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Adobe PDF JavaScript 'app.execMenuItem("ZoomViewOut")' not working as document level script

I put the line app.execMenuItem("ZoomViewOut"); into my PDF document's JavaScript section like this: It turns up in the general JavaScript section like this: //-----------------------------...
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Rudimentary explanation - ArtBox, BleedBox, CropBox, MediaBox, TrimBox

I tried 4 different sets of definitions below, but they're still too abstruse! English ISN'T my first language. You don't have to read any thing below this line...I'm just showing all my work like ...
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Show/hide standard Adobe Reader toolbar using JavaScript

Is there a line of JavaScript that can be used to show/hide (ideally alternately as a toggle) the default toolbar in Adobe Reader -- i.e. the same that happens when you press F8? I have tried  app....
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PDF files of logos are rendering different on my system

Problem: the "I" in Advisors, Analysis and the 1st Bracket separating the two words are more prominent than the other characters in the Logo on my system than what is produced by a ...
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PDF: Insert some optically hidden text "behind" another object?

Is there an easy way to insert some text which shall be invisible, but still exist in the OCR'd / plaintext version of an PDF, using Adobe Acrobat Pro? I'd imagine the text to be inserted behind some ...
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Is there a way to keep text elements from combining in Adobe PDF creater/editer?

I'm trying to create a fillable PDF form using Adobe Acrobat DC. I'm creating separate text elements to use as field labels (name, phone number, etc.) but they keep automatically combining with other ...
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Making an accessible PDF from InDesign file for an admissions lookbook. Color key symbols are used in Majors section

The challenge is how to correlate these small color-coded symbols the file in a way that they are accessible without having to do separate alt-text for each and everyone. Here's an image of the key ...
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Restrict image selection but allow copying text in pdf

I'm working on writing a technical ebook on Adobe Indesign. There are many engineering drawings and smart-arts (in .png format) which I want to include in it. When I export the book as pdf, the images ...
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How to import PDF to indesign while preserving interactive elements?

My company wants me to add these survey pdfs that our clients filled out in acrobat. They include checkboxes that I can't get to show up in indesign. Here is the file when I open it in acrobat: And ...
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Objects/elements disappear when online publishing an Adobe InDesign interactive PDF

When I 'publish online' my Adobe InDesign interactive PDF, some of the elements and objects don't show. For example, little things such as some of the shadow effects dissapear when exported this way. ...
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Font not displaying properly despite being embedded

I have created a document in Scribus which I exported to PDF, embedding all the fonts. However, in some applications, one of the fonts (Montserrat) does not display properly – it looks like some sort ...
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Pitstop adding Page Info

Hopefully someone out there with PitStop experience can help. I have to merge Millions of variable QR codes into layouts, I'm doing this through XMPie, and outputting PDFs for my layouts. I have this ...
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Typical page size for jpeg converted to pdf in Acrobat

I'm trying to use Adobe Acrobat to convert several images taken with my phone to a pdf document for ease of sharing. I have selected the "Smaller File Size" option from Acrobat's Combine ...
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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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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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