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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 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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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 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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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Increase contrast in PDF

You may use Enfocus PitStop Pro (at least 13 version) plugin for Adobe Acrobat. This plugin may apply color curves to the objects on pages. So take a look at the screenshot below and it is intuitively ...
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Importing Acrobat file into Indesign and retaining comment highlights and text

I can think of 2 options 1) Open the PDF in Acrobat. Choose Preflight and search "flatten". Choose "Flatten annotations and form fields" and click "Analyze and fix". You will be asked to save a new ...
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Where's 'Convert All Spots to CMYK' in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?

You can create your own Fixup if you don't have it. Go to Create new Fixup and search for Map spot and process colors, create your own fixup based on that.
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Acrobat - placeholder text for form field?

// On Focus script: event.target.value = ""; event.target.textColor = color.black; // On Blur script: if (event.target.value=="") { event.target.value = "Company&...
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100% in Acrobat is bigger than actual print when held side by side

It confuses me a little that you are talking about having difficulties choosing font size, but when you view the file in Acrobat you have already chosen a font size in your layout program. Anyway, ...
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Which one of 'Convert colors' and 'Map colors' Fixups are unnecessary?

These are two completely different functions. They are not redundant to each other. Convert Colors is used to manipulate things like document color space, applying color profiles, and altering the ...
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Batch find and replace text in multiple PDFs

I am no Acrobat expert but a quick perusal of the features of Acrobat DC shows it should be possible to combine the PDFs into one document, then do a search and replace, then extract each page as a ...
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How to edit a multi-page PDF in Photoshop?

If you have Acrobat, there are markup features and tools within Acrobat itself. There's no reason to use Photoshop for general editing markup. Just open the PDF in Acrobat, use the features there and ...
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What's the more conservative way of saving images from PDF files?

You can simply open a PDF with Photoshop and it will allow you to select what pages to open, then open the pages as individual images (rasterized). Once you have them open in Photoshop, you can use ...
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