Questions tagged [adobe-acrobat]

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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Where is the option to enable / disable 2 sided printing (duplex) in adobe acrobat?

Ive got an HP HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw printer installed using the HP driver on OSX. I cant seem to find where to disable / enable 2 sided printing (duplex), currently its enabled and all ...
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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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Force Acrobat Pro to confirm before exiting

The fact that Acrobat Pro allows multiple tabs per window and multiple windows makes it a lot like Firefox (FF). In FF, can be made to confirm before exiting a window. In Adobe Pro, however, I may ...
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Acrobat Pro 2017: Open new tab into same document

In Windows 7, I would like to open a new Acrobat Pro tab into the currently-viewed document. I do not have space on my road-trip laptop to see multiple windows at the same time, and having two tabs ...
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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 do I get Acrobat to recognise ALT text when using 'Create PDF from web page'?

I'm trying to create accessible PDFs directly from a web page (output via a custom page template from a the CMS I'm working with) by using Adobe Acrobat's Create PDF from Web Page feature. The results ...
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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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Is it possible to export all Combined files as JPEG with specific file names?

If you open a PDF in Acrobat & Combine multiple files, can it export all the files as JPEG with the specific file names?
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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 as if I were 15 years old.
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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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Overwrite files during batch action wizard operations

When using Acrobat Pro DC's action wizard, is there a way to specify that I'd like to overwrite each file in place? It appears as if I have to specify the output file for each scanned file manually, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Flatten transparency makes text with overlay blending mode solid white

I received a PDF file from a client that I need to print. I want to flatten the PDF using Acrobat Preflight Flattener Previewer but I am not getting the desired results I am expecting. The ...
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Expandable PDF textbox in InDesign?

Is there no way to make a fillable PDF that will dynamically expand as the user inputs text? After hours of searching only 1 solution keeps popping up and that is Adobe Livecycle which now seems to be ...
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Increase Contrast in PDF

I am trying to batch increase the contrast of a pdf of 600+ pages. I expected such a function in Acrobat's preflight but haven't found anything. My online research suggests that the task is impossible ...
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Is it better to use Adobe Acrobat or InDesign for interactive PDF layers?

There is an interactive PDF product my workplace has done for years, built with Adobe Acrobat. The end result includes buttons to navigate between pages, go back to the title page, etc. However the ...
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Displaying 20 in x 600 in GIMP/Photoshop file as PDF in Acrobat Reader

I am preparing the art project which involves using characters to obtain a visual and not literary artwork. Something like concrete poetry. Project is supposed to be 20 inches of width and 15 - 20 ...
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multilanguage font for editable pdf

I want to create a single PDF file with an editable text field/form that supports as many languages as possible. I thought that using the Noto Sans font would be the solution, but I noticed that it ...
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Adobe Acrobat Saving Grayscale not CMYK or RBG [closed]

This is a new problem for me. Acrobat is saving grayscale removing all color info. It appears color in Acrobat but will go gray in Photoshop. Checked settings to make sure not grayscale. Ideas please?...
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Batch Export selection of PDF files with no user interaction?

I'm using Acrobat Pro DC (macOS) and have set up an Action to Export PDF to DOCX format. I have specified the files I wish to include. However, I have to click the following buttons for each file: ...
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Adobe Acrobat Fillable Text Form Bkg Color

I'm trying to change the bkg color of my editable text field I'm creating in Acrobat. I make the text box, right-click into Properties > Appearance > Fill Color pick a color but it doesn't register. ...
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If I edit a design from PDF in Acrobat Pro DC, is it print ready without further steps?

The original PDF (which I want to edit) has previously been sent to a printing company with successful results. The PDF was sent in CMYK color mode so colors post print were as expected. If I edit ...
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How to export InDesign file to PDF with attachments as hidden pages that pop-up in new tabs

I need to export an InDesign file to PDF with hidden pages. I know how to insert attachments into Acrobat and have new windows pop-up; and I'm wondering if there is a way to do this from InDesign ...
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Indesign - Acrobat Reader - Custom design checkboxes

When I create an document in InDesign and put some different kind of checkboxes in it that are provided by InDesign. And afterwards export it as an interactive pdf. Then the checkboxes design is ...
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Acrobat: Select and adjust single elements

Is it possible to select a single element of a PDF and change its color with Acrobat Pro? I've used Pitstop, which provides a great range of possibilities. But where isn't it needed and Acrobat ...
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Insert blank page into a large PDF file

I've got a very big PDF file with over 10,000 pages. I need to insert a blank page after every 3rd page in this file. Is there a way to do this in Acrobat DC? Or PostScript it in a special way?
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Printing from directly from InDesign vs PDF

After exporting a file to PDF from InDesign to be imposed in Acrobat, we sometimes get unexpected color/appearance changes that are almost always easily solved by printing directly from InDesign. We ...
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Adobe Reader not following tab order for interactive PDF set in InDesign

I have set a tab order for an interactive PDF in Indesign. See order below. When I start pressing tab from advance shipment Booth # it starts to work OK but goes from Direct Shipment Booth # to ...