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Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). The family comprises Acrobat Reader (formerly Adobe Reader), Acrobat (formerly Acrobat Exchange) and The commercial proprietary Acrobat, available for Microsoft Windows and OS X only, can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files.

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I have a Word 2017 (Mac) doc that is outputting a PDF that is 362 MB in size. I have about 85 pictures in there which I have not yet compressed. but this only represent about half of the book.

I plan to sell this on download from my website, so the question is, what kinds of expectations are there for file size of the PDF they purchase?

Then, what about needing to support the bandwidth of such a large file? If I sell it, using eBay, for $9.99, I clear about $9.50 per copy. How much money will I spend simply paying AWS:EC2 for the bandwidth of 1/2 Gigabyte download?

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I am having an issue where the zoom settings are not being applied in Acrobat. I want all PDFs to be opened to single page view, Zoom: 100%. I have found 2 setting areas where this can be applied. Preferences: Page Display: Default Layout and Zoom. Also Preferences: Accessibility: Override Page Display. Both areas have been set to single page 100% zoom, but documents are still opening at a Fit Width setting(usually like 190% zoom).

Today i re-created my Roaming/Local area of my profile to wipe out the adobe folder, and the 100% zoom setting worked for a few existing documents, but when creating a new PDF from Excel, all documents opened at Fit Width zoom again.

Any registry keys this may be linked to? Any other settings i may be missing?

I have an 85 page Word Document with 85 images, and when I convert it to PDF the file size becomes 1.33 GB!

That is totally unacceptable.

I am flummoxed that the file could never be so huge. These image are in the size range of 1MB to 10 MB.

Are there different file formats I could use that convert better?

How do I reduce the resolution to those images? I am hoping for a Word feature that lets me reduce resolution inside Word versus me needing to handle each image outside of Word, which will take the whole day.

I really do not want to upload my Word doc to just to convert it to a PDF.

My Word (for Mac) 2011 fails when I try and use the Print > PDF  Save As feature.

When I use Word (for Mac) 2017 it requires some online conversion, so I abort it.

Do I have any options?

Hi all, I've got a very old .asp web application that prints to pdf.  I developed this app 13 years ago, and we've now come to record number 10,000 and I need to expand the record number field in the pdf to accommodate for the extra digit.  I've managed to find the file 'requisition.pdf' and I can edit it, I've moved things, expanded the field, but I don't see my modifications reflected in the application, when the pdf is created inside the application.  I move things around but everything stays the same in the app.  What am I missing here?  It's been 13 years and I'm struggling to remember how I did this.  

Some code (reqnum is the field in question):

Dim UserID
UserID = rsReqs("UserID")
strsql2 = "SELECT * FROM [User] Where UserID = '" & UserID & "'"
            set rsUser = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
            rsUser.Open strsql2, connDB, 1, 2
Dim User
User = rsUser("FN") & " " & rsUser("LN")
Set FdfAcX = Server.CreateObject("FdfApp.FdfApp")
Set outputFDF = FdfAcX.FDFCreate      
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "ReqNum", rsReqs("ReqNum"), False
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "UID", User, False       
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "DateEntered", rsReqs("DateEntered"), False       
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "DueDate", rsReqs("DueDate"), False
If rsReqs("Vendor2") = "" Then
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "Vendor", rsReqs("Vendor1"), False
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "Vendor", rsReqs("Vendor2"), False
End If

(a lot more code in here)....

If rsReqs("qty19") > "0" then
outputFDF.FDFSetValue "qty19", …
When importing PDF files in kofax scan, some of the workstations display the PDF content in the Image Viewer, however, some do not.  How can I troubleshoot this so that the image displays?
how easy is it to update a schedule task documents on a ipad and update the document and stire it on a microsoft network
Hello! My HR manager is having issues with Adobe reader when attempting to preview resumes in Outlook 2010 on Win7. She doesn't actually open the attachments as she prefers to preview them in Outlook to save time. I updated her computer and re-installed reader to no avail. Any ideas? Attached snap of error code. Thanks in advance!
I would like to draw a  rectangle with thin dashes lines in adobe acrobat pro in a form.
how can i do it?
When searching a PDF, why are there some words that are not found when doing a search, and how should I find these word in the PDF?

It's a PDF on 56 pages, and these words that are not found are always between the chapters. Can't I find them also somehow?
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I am writing a lengthy book but want to make it easier for readers by breaking it up into

Sub-Chapters sections

Can this be done in a PDF besides by just changing the headings?

I would love to see a panel on the left side which shows a node list of these, somewhat like Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.

Is this possible? If so, does it place limits on which readers can open the file?

I am writing it in Word and will use Adobe Acrobat to export Word to PDF.


We have a Windows 2012 RDS environment.  

We installed Acrobat Reader DC and also MS Office to the RDS servers.  

If we want the applications on the RDS server to be able to print to PDF, what are the requirements?  

I need to print pages from a 1930 radio magazine. I bought the cd from ebay a year ago. I use Adobe Acrobat Extended. It displays print as greyed out and not available. This is not sensitive stuff, but still cannot print. How can I accomplish this? I did get as far as settings and it shows that the cd is password protected from printing. ODD for sure for old information.

Not sure if this is easily addressable.

However, unlike opening most files from Outlook.
When I open a PDF file from Outlook into either Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  Save As seems to confuse some of my users and would almost prefer it to be handled more like any other file opened  from Outlook into its associated application were it starts out in the "Library/ Documents " folder instead of deep in the Windows internet temp folder.

For me, it's not really an issue just want to offer it as a solution to some of my users that don't like starting a save as deep in the Windows internet temp folder.

I have a form in ms access with a web browser control on it.  When I navigate to a pdf on the hard disk, I want the pdf to display in the form inside the web browser object.  What happens now is that the web browser objects opens Acrobat and opens the pdf in that program.  After opening the pdf in acrobat the web browser objects says Navigation to the webpage was canceled.
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I can Search (Find) text in a folder full of Word files.  with PDF files, however I  can do this with individual files (by pressing Ctrl and F key - this brings up a search box).  My question:  Is  it possible  in one search operation to find text in   a group of PDF files ?
I need to:

- add an image
- make changes to that image, like adding markers, lines, notes and labels

But I need to be able to move them and update them in subsequent sessions.

Obviously, the JPG (or other format) would be the format for output, but a Gimp file format must retain these object details in the file itself so they can be saved, then updated.

How do I do this with Gimp for Mac?
I have vb6 application thru which i am able send report  as PDF document as mail attachment. I want to include password for pdf file. Following is coding. How can i set password for PDF documents.

repSaleRegister  is report generated by crystal report designer in vb6 application.

    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.DestinationType = crEDTEMailMAPI
    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.FormatType = crEFTPortableDocFormat
    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.MailToList = adoTR_EMPAYDATRs.Fields!PMEMAIL
    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.MailSubject = "Test Report"
    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.PDFExportAllPages = True
    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.FormatType = crEFTPortableDocFormat
    repSaleRegister.ExportOptions.MailMessage = "Dear  Please find attached report"
    repSaleRegister.Export False

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I have a Mac and need a basic image editing tool, bot not as basic as PaintBrush.

I need to ad line and text and various elements, and have the ability to change them later. I find I cannot edit a "flat image file" because I am limited to undo, and can not save the file and edit it later.

Why options do I have? I want a quick learning curve and hope I do not need some expensive tool.

I know for $29/month I can get an online license to Adobe, which totals $360/year! But I may consider that service for a few months IF it has tools I can use.

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I created two dynamic stamps with word "Docket" and a text field By "First name Last Name" and as soon as I give it to the user the letters "Docket" are replaced with dots. Seems like it is a font issue but the user has the same standard fonts as me and I tried Times New Roman and Calibri, same result. I have attached a screenshot
I want to be able to create a fillable PDF file.  What version of Adobe Acrobat do I need and what does it cost.  I currently have Acrobat Reader DC.  Will that work?

I get emailed a daily report which has tables (rows and columns).

When I select the table, and copy, if I paste it into a .txt doc or even excel, the pasted data by row  is pasted as column.

Does anyone know how to get the table to paste correctly as it originally appear in Acrobat?

The same results happen if I save as .txt, excel, or WORD format.

For instance, the .pdf report shows as:

Title Column 1          Title Column 2          Title Colmun 3          Title Column 4
row1 Column1          row1 column 2          row 1 column 3          row 1 column4
row2 Column1          row2 column 2          row 2 column 3          row 2 column4

Selecting the above and pasting results in:
Title Column 1          
Title Column 2          
Title Colmun 3          
Title Column 4
row1 Column1          
row1 column 2          
row 1 column 3          
row 1 column4
row2 Column1          
row2 column 2          
row 2 column 3          
row 2 column4

It does not matter if I copy paste, copy with formatting, or save as different file format ; The results are the same; tables and not reproduced correctly in other formats.

Does anyone know how to fix?

Thanks in advance!
How to password-protect a PDF with free software
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This video explains how to do it with excellent, free software called PDF-XChange Editor from Tracker Software Products.

1. Download PDF-XChange Editor

Visit the PDF-XChange Editor section of the Tracker Software Products website:

Click the white-on-green Download button for either product. It doesn't matter if you download PDF-XChange Editor or PDF-XChange Editor Plus, since you'll be selecting the Free Version when you install.


2. Run downloaded installer

Run the downloaded installer and select Free Version (unless, of course, you want more features and decide to purchase the Pro or Plus Version).


3. Open a non-secured PDF file in PDF-XChange Editor

Run PDF-XChange Editor and open a PDF file that does not currently have password protection on it.


4. Open Security section of Document Properties

Click File menu.

Click Document Properties.

Click Security category.


5. Open Password Security Settings dialog

Click Security Method drop-down.

Click Password Security.


6. Fill in Password Security Settings dialog

In Options section, select Compatibility from the drop-down and what you want encrypted via the radio buttons.

In Document Passwords section, enter password to open PDF and password to change permission settings.

In Permissions section, set Printing Allowed and Changing Allowed choices via the drop-downs; enable/disable content copying and
We use Nuance and or Adobe to combine multiple files.  The question at hand is, can this be done in Outlook versus saving each attachment and then combining them into a separate pdf.  We would like to combine them within the original email and keep all of the metadata within the original email.  Has anyone done this before?  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

      One of my customers have reported a problem with Adobe Acrobat Pro Dc closes after 1 second. I have tried to resolve this by uninstalling it, running the cleanup tool and going into program files, program data and appdata to remove every last file that could possibly be to do with Adobe Acrobat Pro Dc. I have also installed the latest version.

I noticed online people mentioning running a "eula.exe" in the program files, but this does not seem to exist and as far as I can tell it only applies to Reader not the full blown paid for version.

I have hit a brick wall with it, any help would be greatly appreciated. The machine it is running on is win 10 pro.

Thank you In advance

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Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). The family comprises Acrobat Reader (formerly Adobe Reader), Acrobat (formerly Acrobat Exchange) and The commercial proprietary Acrobat, available for Microsoft Windows and OS X only, can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files.