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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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In InDesign, Print to pdf with Adobe PDF printer, generates low dpi pdf

In so many attempts to print my booklet to pdf with Adobe PDF printer, with almost all presets, I get same low DPI result - I attach a sample project in saved in my InDesign and its printed-to-pdf ...
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Shadows have a grey tint when saving as PDF from Illustrator

I created transparent shadows in Photoshop. Saved (CMYK) as a .psd document. Opened it up in Illustrator and applied it under the main image. In Illustrator, it looks good (a slight darker shade of ...
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Mac system font Avenir Next Condensed lower case 'u' not reproducing correctly

I am using the Mac system font Avenir Next Condensed.ttc in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat for a client. The font is not reproducing well--the lower case "u" has a larger X height than other ...
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How to gobally change the color of hyperlinks in a pdf document?

I have a document (specifically a scientific paper) with colored hyperlinks. Now from this question, I understand that it's actually not the hyperlinks that are colored, but in fact the text ...
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Redact with a label in acrobat

Is there a good way to redact a document but then label the box so have it be a box over a name and then label it as something like "person x" or "representative of company y"? I ...
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Can I extract a selection from a page into a new file in a single step?

I'd like to easily create clippings that aren't simply bitmap screenshots (i.e., I don't want to use the snapshot tool.) The only way I know how to do this is to open the "pages" view, ...
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Allow access to file URLs

Adobe Acrobat is asking me to turn on "Allow access to file URLs" in "My extensions", but I don't know what that function is. Could someone explain to me what it is for in this ...
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Scanned a Pdf with Washed Out Colors

I scanned a book into a pdf, but the room light I used to illuminate the pages caused the scans to have a washed out effect The black text at the top of the page is light in the scans. The lack of ...
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How can i import multiple PDF as Layer in Adobe Acrobat Pro?

I have about 50 PDFs of one sheet each that I want to import as layers in another PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro. As far as I can see, you can only import one at a time. Is there a way to make it more ...
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Resizing PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I received a 322 page PDF at work and was asked to have it resized with everything scaled proportionally to updated size. Is there any way to do this in Adobe Acrobat? I found a way to resize the page ...
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Spinning Ring on Adobe Acrobat at Startup

I need some help trying to get Adobe Acrobat to work. A blue spinning ring appears 10-15 seconds after opening the app and it becomes stuck and unusable. Can't close the app without going into Task ...
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Replacing URLs in mutliple PDFs

I just wanted to know if it was at all possible, via Acrobat's built-in Action Wizard or otherwise, to replace the underlying URL of some textual links in multiple PDFs?
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Colour conversion discrepancies between — and within — Adobe apps

I work a lot with brand colours specified as Pantones, but often printed as CMYK. Naturally, I want those conversions to be as accurate and as consistent as possible, and I keep my Adobe applications’ ...
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In Adobe Acrobat 2020, how do I make the print dialog box automatically appear when a PDF file is opened?

I do not see any such option under the Initial View tab in the Properties of the File.
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How do I write on an Adobe Acrobat Reader document?

Suppose I'm viewing some PDF, which contains math problems, in fullscreen mode. I'd like to create a textbox, or something similar, to write down my solutions. How would I go about doing so?
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Postscript VS PCL/PCLXL in printing photos and complex designs

I have the possibility to buy a PCL 6, PCL 5e , PCL XL, XPS laser printer but I discovered that it hasn't PostScript language support. For office uses that would not be a problem, I would use only PCL....
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Drop a file to a folder on Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

Most of the applications I use have a little trick to drop the opened files into a folder: Drag the mini icon at the header and move it to the destination window. However, the new version of Adobe ...
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How to split-view a single pdf in Acrobat so that two non-consecutive pages are side-by-side?

Question: How can I split a document so I can view one full page of the document on the left and a different page on the right? Background: I have a document with portrait-oriented pages, and want to ...
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Batch printing PDFs different amount of times

Is there a way to do a batch print where you can specify how often the respective pdfs have to be printed. like print the first pdf 100 times, the second 80 and the third only 5 times. Maybe with an ...
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How do I create a new copy of a signed PDF without signatures to make a template?

I cannot find anything on this that is helpful. Mostly it is about removing your own signatures to edit a PDF. We have a PDF file that was signed, and the people who signed it have left the company. ...
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Batch applying adjustments using photoshop while cleaning scanned documents

I have pdf files (books/documents) scanned with background. Today I was able to clean them properly that they look like a proper pdf document. I did so with Adobe Photoshop Elements but it required me ...
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Need to merge multiple MSG files into PDF

I have about 900 .msg (email) files. I need to convert them all to 1 single PDF file. How can one do this using Adobe Acrobat, or some other software? Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, ...
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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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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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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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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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