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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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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Acrobat Pro: how to add multiple custom stamps at once

Is there a way to add many custom stamps at once? Adding within the program only allows one stamp to be added at a time (I have 71 to add). I tried adding the image files to the stamps folder within ...
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Why is print different from Corel X5 than from PDF - Same file

I have Corel Draw X5 and I have some files which print differently from Corel and the PDF which was created by the same Corel program. I am not worried about the screen look but they do all look the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Making a PDF form accessible in Acrobat... what a nightmare!

I have a basic 2 page form, converted from a word document. I gather that I must use the TouchUp Reading Order panel to draw boxes around the content and specify its type (Text, Form Field etc) and ...
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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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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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Make A3 sheet PDF of multiple page A4 inDesign doc

I need to output A3 PDF sheets with multiple A4 pages from Indesign CS5 (So an editor can mark up by hand, the order of many small text based labels for an exhibition). Tried making a postscript but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to remove layers from PDF file in Acrobat?

I have large techical drawing in PDF format with a lot of layers. But I only need three of these to be opened in Adobe Illustrator. How do I delete layers from Layers panel in Acrobat Pro XI?
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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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‘Save as optimized PDF’ in Acrobat breaks hyperlinks created in InDesign

I'm creating a portfolio PDF in InDesign; the InDesign file contains some hyperlinks (some web links and a couple of email addresses, plus some text anchors for in-document navigation). The best ...
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Converting a PDF that has multiple pages per page into all single pages

I recently started a project converting a magazine's PDFs into a digital reader app. Up until now, the PDFs that were given to me were all set up so that each page of the magazine was a separate ...
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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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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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How to change the name of a color in Adobe Acrobat DC?

I want to change the name of a color in my PDF file. Is this possible in Adobe Acrobat DC?
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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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Printing Pure Cyan from Epson Inkjet Printer

I am trying to print out a design (made in Illustrator and Photoshop) that requires pure Cyan lines/elements in the final from my Epson WF-7520 printer. However, even though the image element colors ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Removing line breaks in text copied from Acrobat in Illustrator

I routinely copy and paste text from Acrobat to any number of other Adobe CC applications (Illustrator, PS, InDesign). When I do this, it creates line breaks where they were visually represented on ...
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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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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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