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Is there a way to change all images to black rectangles in Adobe Acrobat?

Yes, you can do it using a third part plugin in Acrobat called Auto Redact First of all you have to set the reduction color in the preferences dialogue box as show: All you have to do after that is ...
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‘Save as optimized PDF’ in Acrobat breaks hyperlinks created in InDesign

Okay, I've finally pinned it down. In the 'Discard User Data' panel of the PDF Optimizer dialogue, turning off 'Discard all comments, forms and multimedia' got the document’s internal navigation jumps ...
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How do I combine PNGs into a PDF without losing quality?

The page size (16.81 x 20.14 in.) is exactly the number of pixels at 72 ppi. There's nothing abnormal there. The question is: What page size do you expect? Your PNG are low resolution and Adobe ...
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How to check for 4-Color Black?

I Generally just use the Output Preview (Separations Preview) In Acrobat Pro Untick the Black plate and if you still see something that's supposed to be straight black it's wrong and needs correcting....
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Convert a pdf file in black and white

For Windows with Adobe Reader File -> Print Change printer to Adobe PDF (I don't think this option is for Mac) There should be a convert to B&W checkbox and click print. You will now be asked ...
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Combining multiple Illustrator files into one PDF

If you have access to InDesign I think that your best option is to place all of your files in one InDesign file and then export your InDesign file as one PDF file. This really simplifies your process ...
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Printing from directly from InDesign vs PDF

Acrobat (PDF) is a software RIP (raster Image Processor). So when you export as a PDF, you essentially create a file as if you were printing it to a non-disclosed printer. This means color settings ...
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Insert blank page into a large PDF file

You can create an Action in DC with the Action wizard. The Action can use JavaScript to add a blank page after every 3 pages. In the Tools pane, select Action Wizard. Under Action wizard, click ...
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Restrict image selection but allow copying text in pdf

The thing is you cant actually stop someone for stealing works from a PDF file. All safeguards save full file encryption is possible to overcome easily at current time. Simply, this is why copyright ...
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How to tell Adobe Illustrator to use a font of a slightly different name?

Type > Find Font Click the original in the top pane, then choose the substitution in the bottom pane. Then click Change All.
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How to create a PDF which has a background that does not print

You can use layers for this as well, e.g. from adobe-indesgin (note to export the layers you must use PDF ≥ 1.5, unfortunately export doesn't seem to carry over the non-printing property!). Open the ...
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PNG file conversion to PDF

The image looks pixelated because the vector artwork is being rasterized. Edges that don't fall on whole pixels are anti-aliased. Unless there is a specific reason to save as PNG, and I can't imagine ...
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creating custom price catalog

Note: I never tried data merge within a PDF with an Excel file but found some info about it. Acrobat Pro Apparently it might be possible to do this with Adobe Acrobat Pro. You can create forms with ...
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PDF Buttons missing when I save in Illustrator CS6

Illustrator CS6 has no interactivity functions. When you open the PDF with Illustrator it does not understand any of the interactivity. So, it ignores/dumps that code. It's non-native code to the ...
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Fuzzy vector logos from InDesign to Acrobat PDF

Are you sure they're native graphics in the inDesign document? If not it likely means the link has broken. Look in your links panel to make sure everything is hunky-dory. Yellow triangle – source not ...
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How to edit a multi-page PDF in Photoshop?

Lucky for you (and all future people who find this question on google like I did) there is a built in system in photoshop to do exactly what you need without any other PDF specific software. This ...
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Restrict image selection but allow copying text in pdf

Don't think this is possible. (Apart from the method you mentioned that is locking both text and images). But in this case you can draw these diagrams as vectors, which should solve this issue. If ...
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Postscript VS PCL/PCLXL in printing photos and complex designs

The software are you printing from matters to a degree. Adobe apps, especially InDesign and Illustrator, really need Postscript Level 3 for quality output. PSlvl3 is a raster image processor (RIP) in ...
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Acrobat / Illustrator: Grayscale images lose contrast on import

It's because they're different colour spaces converted into CMYK. The greyscale image only has info in the K channel (black). But the RGB image has info in all of the Red, Blue, and Green channels. ...
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One cover...several body pdfs

One could do this using a script w/in InDesign or Acrobat --- I'd write up an AppleScript, but no access to my Mac at the moment. Simpler to use a tool such as pdftk or pdftex. The former is intended ...
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Free tool to view millimeter coordinate under mouse of a PDF

Since version 3.0 you can do that with Sumatra PDF. Just tested it. Works great. Changelog said: added a document measurement UI. Press 'm' to start. Keep pressing 'm' to change measurement ...
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Convert to outlines not working in Acrobat

Here's a little workaround that works in the newest version of Acrobat. You basically "trick" the program into outlining fonts you don't have installed on your computer by adding a transparent ...
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Bleed and registration marks on an interactive PDF?

For anyone looking for a solution for this and finding that their page elements get resized like mine, here is what I did: Add a rectangle that is the size of your page Mine was 8.5" x 11" ...
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Bleed and registration marks on an interactive PDF?

I know I'm years late to this, but I had this issue today and it was actually a quick fix. Export your normal non crops/bleeds interactive pdf from InDesign Open in Acrobat and get everything set ...
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Insert blank page into a large PDF file

I do not have Acrobat DC... merely because I much prefer Acrobat X. And Adobe won't allow DC and X to exist on the same drive. So.. this answer is written based upon Acrobat X... it should translate ...
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Indesign - Acrobat Reader - Custom design checkboxes

This is due to the (annoying) "Highlight existing fields" feature. You can turn it off in Acrobat, but be aware this is an application setting, not a document one. So, even if the PDF is displayed ...
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