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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 Acrobat.com. 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 am trying to convert pdf file to ms word,but after pasting there are only images and no text.This pdf file has no security.But it has embedded fonts.How to solve this problem plz...help
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I routinely get PDF files for review and analysis. What is the easiest way to search and filter for txt that starts with "Path:" and MD5: in my giant PDF report in order to export or extract ALL instances of these txt types i need to export from PDF and put into excel for analysis thru a table in excel?
Acrobat calculationSecond screenshotTeam,

I am stumped and hope I can get some clues on how to resolve this.

I have PDF Acrobat form that does calculations across rows horizontally and vertically.

Please see attached screenshots.

On the first screenshot, there are two columns of concern, the ADJUSTED COST column and the INDICATED VALUE column.

Notice the values circled in red.

The first value entered does not show TOTAL at the bottom of the page. However, when you enter another value, then the first value entered is displayed but latest value does not show.

In other words, prior value entered is displayed but the current value is ignored.

Does anyone know why this is happening?

Unfortunately, I am not versed at all in Adobe Acrobat built in calculations.

Below that is the form field name.

Then the second screenshot shows the fields that are calculated and the form field TOTAL.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Sorry if my explanation is not very articulate. I will be glad to provide further clarity.

Thanks a  lot in advance.
Hi Experts,

Could you please help me on How to convert pdf to pdf/a format with the help of Window Shell script?

Thanks in advance,
I want to have my date field to have the format mmddyy-hhMM. We are using the time stamp as a reference number/invoice number.

When downloading a PDF from any sites, Firefox (57.0.4 32 bit) does not recognize it as a pdf, but as a file with no extension.
This means that I have to open the download folder, and open the file, answer the question about the association and then finally view the PDF.
In the past, the file would auto open, or, at worse, click on the downloaded file.

Anyone have any suggestions, work around?
Hi.. fresh install of Windows 10 machine, Office 365.

currently DOES show office files/pic files  in preview Pane.  Does NOT show pdf's in preview pane..

installed is Acrobat Pro 9.0.  Acrobat No reader installed.. I've encountered various issues in past with both and decided to just work with Pro 9.0.  

i'd rather not upgrade the Pro and wondering if there is a fix.  


Dell Inspiron 660
Intel Core i5-3330  - 8 G Ram
1 Tb HDD
Windows 10 Home with latest updates. 10.0.16299 Build
Office 365 installed.
We have SCCM current branch running. We would like to take advantage of "application" deployment instead of the old school "package" deployment for some of our applications that licensing considerations that need to be honored.

Take Adobe Acrobat for example.

It's easy enough to create an application to install our customized 11.0.0 version. But what I can't figure out how to do is to layer on one more MSP's to get it to the current patched version. Let's start small and say I want to layer on the 11.0.13 MSP. Is that a second deployment type within the same application?

Or can I layer on the MSP's in the same command line that does the original install?  I've not had much luck with that when I tried it in the past.

What I'd like to do is find out the right way to do it so we can do this sort of thing the same way for any MSI where we have MSP's to add on later. We're not looking for a one-off. We're just using Acrobat as the example.
Created a form in adobe lifecycle Designer with a email submit button.  when testing the button it prompts to setup the client email.  Outlook 2010 is set up as the default email client.
Hi, I have 3 questions on Adobe Acrobat Pro X

1. One of my users is getting "currently there are no form fields in this PDF" error where other users can edit same PDF.
I've looked on line and I saw a posting that indicates,
I would need to choose the "Edit Text & Images" option under the Context editing from tool bar but can't find that????

2. How can I tell if the users Adobe Acrobat X pro has a valid license and is registered and what that license number is

3. I understand Adobe Acrobat X pro support has ended Nov 2017. Just want to confirm that that doesn't mean it isn't usable???

Thank you very much
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I'm working on a client's shopping cart and in the database, they have a pdf listed with this in the "extra" column. Here's a screenshot:

screenshot of database
The text I'm referring to is, "DSEGMENT=seg_dload.txt*ESEGMENT=seg_dload.txt."

I've not seen that before and I'm trying to figure out what it is.

Any ideas?
I need my website to extract the data from a PDF and generate a CSV file. And I hope to do this on the front end, inside the client browser. But, if required, I could to this extraction on the back-end.

The PDF would be a month merchant credit card statement. The data I would extract to a CSV would be the numerous transactions.

What web technology can do this? And without human intervention.

I hope to allow merchants to upload a merchant statement for a particular type of analysis. But I do not want to be the recipient of confidential data, when possible.

Is there an easy way for people to blank out certain fields on a PDF? Things like Business Name, Address, Account Number, etc.

I can do this easily Adobe Acrobat Pro, but would rather not force users to purchase a license just to remove their private info. Is there a simple way, with Adobe Reader, for example, to edit out certain key data?

If not, are there other tools they could use to open the PDF and delete certain fields?

Is it unwise for my site to suggest they use a trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro and provide them the URL to this free trial?

Could any one can explain me how to get image DPI from PDF using dot net using adobe dll reference.
Hi all.

We have a third party bit of software which generates reports in PDF format and automatically opens the generated report in Adobe Acrobat via SQL. For some reason around 2 weeks ago, instead of opening reports in Adobe Acrobat, it now generates an Adobe Acrobat fatal error, "Acrobat failed to send a DDE command".

We have tried completely removing Adobe Acrobat as per their usual guidance on this error using their removal / cleanup tool but we're still getting the same problem.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Richie Knight.
Right now I am having this problem with hundreds of Windows 10 machines across many customers. Not all machines are having this issue at those customers.

On the computers having this problem, I am unable to load pdf files on dynamically generated websites. Below is an example url to a pdf.
https://example.website.com/default.aspx?tabid=5&tabindex=1&tabname=Order Detail&OrderID=495724
In Edge and Internet Explorer, a URL like this will trigger a download notice. If I save or save as, it will want to save as a txt file. If I rename the extension after saving to PDF it will not open in Acrobot.

If I go to a url like this https://example.website.com/test.pdf  Edge will attempt to load it multiple times then fail with the following error message

This page is having a problem loading.

However, in Internet Explorer the pdf opens just fine as long as it's a definitive path to a .pdf file.

I have tried the following
Deleting temporary internet files and caches.
Restore/Reset Internet advanced options
Added URL/Reset Trusted sites
Uninstalled/Repair latest version of Adobe Acrobat
Disabled Windows Firewall and Antivirus (temporarily to test)

Firefox and Chrome work fine but cannot be used in these environments due to Browser standardization around Edge/IE in locally developed or government applications.

Anyone else run into this recently or have any ideas on what to do to resolve this issue?

Update: This is now occurring with any file such as exe, …
Have a computer running windows 10.  Everytime i unzip a file that has a PDF file, windows 10 will change the default viewing app to Microsft edge.  I can change it so that the default app is adobe reader, and I can continue to open pdf files with adobe reader until I unzip a pdf file and then it reverts back to microsoft edge.  

Has anyone had this issue and how did you resolve it?

Hi, I use Adobe Creative Cloud 2018, so I have access to both After Effects and Premiere Pro. My question is that I would like to cut a small 20 second clip out of a much longer video. Much like cropping a photo, but I don't want to keep the drop-offs.

So, say I have a 3 minute long video and I want to make a shorter video that is 20 second long, located right in the middle of the longer video. - Is there a way in AE or PPro to shorten that video to my 20 second clip requirements.

Lets say my starting point is a 1:13:00 and it extends to 1:33:00 -- (20 seconds).  

I know I can shorten the working area, but the clip itself isn't really shortened. It remains the same size as the original. - I want to resize it into a new video - 20 second long.

I had this question after viewing copy paste text of pdf.

Thank you. Document is "secured" so I see "look up" words that I select but I can not copy and paste.

Because I can see a repeat of the words I highlight (in the menu above); I think it is not ocr.
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Using adobe reader for windows I dont know how to copy paste text of a pdf
(Development is being done in a Window 10 environment)

I need to add a RPT1 port and then redirect and configure it to a hard drive location which contains a GhostScript exe along with an argument list of settings, including the name that I want the .pdf file saved as.  I need to be able to set this to a constant value so that it can be incorporated into a new 64 bit software application that will run primarily on Windows 10 machines yet work with an existing 32 bit application.

I have a working setup on a Window 7 box utilizing Redmon, Ghostscript and the RPT1 redirected port, but hear that the 32 vs 64 bit architecture might present an issue particularly since I keep getting the error message "there is nothing to configure for this port" when during the printer driver installation and configuration attempt in Win10.  

I have attempted to locate and install an 64 bit version of both Redmon Monitor and Ghostscript but they don't seem to exist so I have to come up with a replacement solution ASAP.

Any assistance provided will be greatly appreciated.

dear team

I want to convert emails one by one into PDF via AdobePDFMakerForOffice addin. I need to run it programatically from VBA.

I downloaded code below and tried it, but I got immediatelly error at this line "Set pmkr = a.Object" saying data type mismatch.

It look that a is type CommAddIn and a.object return IPDFMaker.

Can you help me please?



Sub ConvertToPDFWithLinks()
Dim pdfname, i, a
'Dim pmkr As object 'AdobePDFMakerForOffice.PDFMaker
Dim stng As AdobePDFMakerForOffice.ISettings

'If Not ActiveDocument.Saved Then
'MsgBox "You must save the document before converting it to PDF", vbOKOnly, ""
'Exit Sub
'End If

Set pmkr = Nothing ' locate PDFMaker object
For Each a In Application.COMAddIns
Debug.Print a.Description
If InStr(UCase(a.Description), "PDFMAKER") > 0 Then
Set pmkr = a.Object
Exit For
End If
If pmkr Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "Cannot Find PDFMaker add-in", vbOKOnly, ""
Exit Sub
End If

I just wanted to create a batch script which should act as a watch folder, whenever a pdf file is landed in a specific folder it should open automatically and if possible it should get delete on its own after 2 days exactly...

So whenever the new file is created it should open on its own to the viewer..

thanks in advance

Logesh S
In order to post my book on Amazon, I need the PDF to be less than 650 MB. I found many PNG files and cut their sizes dramatically by converting to JPG. I also reduced many JPG files' size equally drastically. But the PDF output does not get smaller.

I use Word for Mac 2017

What could the problem be?
I have a PDF that was created base upon a table in Word 2010.  After I turn on forms control and forms typer in Nuance Power PDF Advanced ver 1.2 I begin to enter in names. In the first column for names, when I add someone's name, as I move to the next cell in that column, if I begin to type someone else's name that has the same first letter as a previous entry in that column, a pick list will pop up to allow me to choose the name I typed in earlier. Is there a way to turn this pick list off?


Adobe Acrobat





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 Acrobat.com. 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.