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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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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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How to see an embedded image's dpi (ppi) in a pdf in Acrobat Pro?

Here's a full step-by-step (based on Adobe Acrobat Pro X): To quickly do it now Edit > Preflight (or shift & cmd/ctrl & x) Under 'PDF Analysis', select List page objects, grouped by type of ...
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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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‘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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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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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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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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How to remove layers from PDF file in Acrobat?

Show your Layers control (on a mac: View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Layers). Turn off the layers you don't want, then hit the Options drop down list above the Layers list, and choose ...
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Can Acrobat Pro edit locked text layers in PDF?

Locking any layer in Illustrator (or Photoshop, or InDesign) has no effect in PDFs. Layer locking is a function of the originating application and has no bearing on output. You're free to try this ...
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Make A3 sheet PDF of multiple page A4 inDesign doc

are the original A4 pages in your InDesign document next to each other in the Pages palette? If so, you should be able to export as 'Spreads' in the 'Export Adobe PDF' dialogue box. This option is ...
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Print a PDF of spreads as single pages

Export your file from InDesign as single pages. Then in Acrobat under File > Properties > Initial Display, set that to display as two-up with cover. Save if you want this to be the default PDF ...
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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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How to see an embedded image's dpi (ppi) in a pdf in Acrobat Pro?

Using Acrobat Pro's Output Preview dialog: First, make sure the measurement units in your Preferences are set to inches. This dialog will show the resolution in "pixels per unit", and traditionally ...
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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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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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Which version of Adobe Acrobat do I need to do calculations?

Acrobat Pro has had forms with calculations a long time. It's not freeware, but quite a premium piece of software. Search for "PDF form calculations" or "PDF forms with calculations", You get plenty ...
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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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How do I create and check if a PDF is in X/1-a format?

In Acrobat: open the pdf you want to check open Print Production tools (View > Tools > Print Production) click Preflight click the PDF/X Compliance tab click 'verify compliance with PDF X/1-a see the ...
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Converting CMYK PDF to RGB

If you are exporting the pdf from InDesign, you can do it when you export. First, open your .indd file in InDesign. Go to the file menu and select export. Once you have selected where you want your ...
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PDF file placed in Illustrator

I have dealt with this in the past, and it's quite an easy solution: You simply add a white box behind your document in the PDF editor. Source: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1087337
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How to export an animated .PDF from InDesign?

PDF is traditionally not a standard format for animations. The best you can do is save it as an "interactive" PDF (or whatever Adobe is calling it) and embed flash movies inside the PDF. And the way ...
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