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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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like in photoshop., is there a feature in pro that allows me to clone an area than paste it over another?
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I use Adobe acrobat XI Pro version 11.0.22 extensively

Have vba code that edits (E) acrobat files adding headers and footers and shrinking file sizes

I understand that Adobe will stop supporting this software on October and they recommend an upgrade

Any advice on the upgrade - how will it affect my code applications?

Examples are

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Private Declare PtrSafe Function GetWindowText Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindowTextA" (ByVal hwnd As LongPtr, ByVal lpString As String, ByVal cch As LongPtr) As Long
Private Declare PtrSafe Function GetNextWindow Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindow" (ByVal hwnd As LongPtr, ByVal wFlag As LongPtr) As Long
Private Declare PtrSafe Function GetTopWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As LongPtr) As Long
Private Declare PtrSafe Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Private Declare PtrSafe Function PostMessage Lib "user32" Alias "PostMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As LongPtr, ByVal wMsg As LongPtr, ByVal wParam As LongPtr, ByVal lParam As LongPtr) As Long

Private Const GW_HWNDNEXT = 2
Private Const WM_CLOSE = &H10

Public Function MakeEvenPageCount(ByVal SourcePath As String, ByVal SourceFileName As String, ByVal DestPath As String, ByVal DestFileName As String, ByVal FrstPg As Double, ByVal MaxNoPgs As Double, ByVal FileNo As Double, ByVal DoYouWantToSendToPrinter As Integer, ByVal FontSize As Integer, ByVal 

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So I have a big pdf file and I want to split it by everytime a name changes (its performance reports so I want each person's file to be saved by itself) to maybe add a blank page so I can merge them by hand or if it would do it for me that would be great, heres the code I used to extract the pages, is there anything I can add to it that would make it find the files and save them by the persons name?

// Iterates over all pages and find a given strign and extracts all pages on which that string is found to a new file

var pageArray = [];

var stringToSearchFor = "ID"
var stringToSearchFor = "Name"

for (var p = 0; p < this.numpages; p++) {
//iterate over all words ;

for (var n = 0; n < this.getpagenumwords(p); n++) {
if(this.getpageNthWord(p.n) ==stringToSearchFor) {

if(pagearray.length > 0) {
// extract all pages that contain the string into a new document
var d = app.newdoc();//this will add a blank page-we need to remove this when we are done
for(var n = 0; n <pagearray.lenght; n++) {
d.insertpages ( {
nPage: d.numpages-1,
cPath: this.path,
nStart: pagearray[n],
nEnd: pagearray[n],
} ) ;

// remove the first page

I have always used Adobe Acrobat, but on your suggestion I am testing Nuance's Power PDF.  The thing that is most important to me is the ability to edit forms (either created by me or by others).  I am using a test form created by one of my client companies, and can't find a way for the Power PDF program to edit the font settings in the form.  This is an important feature.

I tried editing the font settings in Adobe Acrobat XI (which I currently use), and for the first time got a message that read "This form cannot be edited in Acrobat.  Please use Adobe's LiveCycle Designer to edit this form".  What is LiveCycle Designer, and is there no longer an Adobe product that will allow me to do what I need to do?  Or do I need to add the pricey LiveCycle to my Acrobat to get the form editing features?


I have a 9000 page pdf document that has a background image on all of the pages.  It makes the file about 20 times bigger than it would be without the image and also slows down searching for text within the image.
Does anyone know how to take this file (it is about 1.5 gigs) and save it to a new pdf file without the background image.
I have adobe reader (not acrobat) and foxit reader

Thanks everyone
I run Windows on all my computers, and have been using Adobe Acrobat for all my PDF needs for decades.  I am currently running Acrobat XI, and when I went to the Adobe site to see if a newer version was available I was dismayed to see that the company has switched to cloud-based, monthly service programs, and don't seem to offer a stand-alone acrobat program at all.  So it occurred to me that I was a dinosaur (admittedly) and should probably check with you guys to see if there is a better program for working with PDF files.  Please advise.


I have Nuance power pdf advanced ver 2.0 If I have a document that has had redactions, even after I've saved it already, is there a way to find which text had been previously redacted? Basically, where are the redaction codes?
My accountant send us our tax returns.  To open them, you need to enter our password. Then it opens on our windows PC with acrobat reader.

I want to be able to save them without the password needed.

If I print to Microsoft PDF printer (that is native w/ win 10), the resulting PDF is 500KB. the PDF he sent us is 50KB and I can open it without the password.

Typing that - I see it's KB, not MB... not that much bigger file I guess on a pure size comparison, Yeah, 10x larger.. but not huge.

But in general is there a way to keep it closer to the original size without the password?

So I've had a couple issues with Adobe,

Firstly I've had a popup error message from Windows when launching Adobe that says "Windows - Application Error  The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application."  I can only select OK on the dialog box, and when I do it closes and opens again a couple of times, and then finally closes.  This happened initially without any perceptible effect on the program or loss of functionality.

Secondly, when going to print documents the printer Properties box doesn't open at all, and the Page Setup doesn't open either.  This happened just yesterday, and is the core functionality that needs to be restored.  

Adobe Reader has been fully uninstalled and reinstalled without change, including uninstalling and reinstalling the 2.5 and 3.5 .NET framework as well.  Additionally I've downloaded the latest printer drivers for the printer I'm attempting to print to, though I have the same issues when attempting to print to any printer.  Additionally the Windows error logs don't include anymore information than the popup window.
Trying to bates number an adobe doc and receive the following error
"an error was encountered while retrieving page content"
Its over 6000 pages and hundreds of files combined

Any help would be great  Thanks
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I would like to remove or delete the current list of files opened in Acrobat Reader
I have a book that is in PDF form which I could host on my website. What I hope to do is have links which point at specific pages on the PDF.

Is that possible?

I do not want the reader of my summary to need to search for a certain page, and would like it to be automatic.

It's like a page label I can add with HTML. Is this supported in PDF?
This is  ASP.NET C# . The task is to covert HTML output to pdf and give user the choise  - to read or save
I use for it SelectPDF library.
The code below is working exactly  the way I want with Acrobat Reader DC .
But Adobe Acrobat 9.5  does not open  PDF file properly.

using System;
using System.IO;
sing SelectPdf;

    protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)
            string pdfName = IDDocument.ToString()
            string finalPDFName = @"~/PDF/" + pdfName+".pdf";
            string filename = Server.MapPath(finalPDFName);
            WebClient User = new WebClient();
            Byte[] FileBuffer;
            if (!File.Exists(filename))
                TextWriter myWriter = new StringWriter();
                HtmlTextWriter htmlWriter = new HtmlTextWriter(myWriter);
                 HtmlToPdf converter = new HtmlToPdf();
                 PdfDocument doc = converter.ConvertHtmlString(
                    myWriter.ToString(), Request.Url.AbsoluteUri);                
            FileBuffer = User.DownloadData(filename);            
            if (FileBuffer != null)
                Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
                string  …

  Can you recommend the oldest version of Adobe Acrobat  that will run on Windows 10?
 No, I am NOT looking for any other PDF software. I had an older machine that I upgraded to windows 10 and Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 worked great until the last windows upgrade and then it was suddently no longer compatible with windows 10. I must have an adobe product that will allow me to password protect and merge pdf documents. Can ANYONE help?  The Adobe Acrobat DC Pro will certainly do the trick but it is really expensive.
I am looking for an older version that is more affordable and runs on Windows 10.

Thanks for your help.
Hello Experts.

At my work we recently began receiving emailed e-pay slips as password protected PDF files.  I print them out to a paper hardcopy at work then email them to my personal email account and later save out the PDF attachments to my own PC at home.  Each time I open them I have to type in the 6 character password I was supplied by my employer.

The first page is the same for all of them and is simply company details, etc.  I would like to remove the first page from all of them as I copy them to my PC and optionally at the end of a financial year merge them into one PDF.  My preferred PDF Printer is the open source  PDFCreator:
which installs a module named "PDF Architect", but it cannot remove or add pages and it does not prompt me for the password that might overcome its inability to do so.  It goes through the motions, but results in blank pages.

If I open one of the PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Reader and "print" it to PDF using the PDFCreator virtual printer, all I get is a blank document containing:
ERROR: undefined

I don't ever want to install Google Chrome on any of my PCs again and my work does not allow Chrome either, otherwise I have a feeling that I could open the PDFs in Chrome and save out as new PDFs minus the restrictions.  I do not have access to the full Adobe Acrobat either.  I recently uninstalled an old …
Hi, I have an application that generates a .PDF report online and provides a preview in a custom pop up window.
For some users, randomly the preview DOES NOT show the buttons on the document black header. They are unable to print or dowload the report from the preview.

I am a 100% sure that this is not application code related issue. It has to do something with the browser setting probably or something else.

Please advise on how to resolve this error to enable print/download functionalities always from the .PDF previewer.
When users logon, they see a desktop tray icon & or dialog regarding the subject. I have seen those before. But, I don't remember exactly the text or what it looks like.

But, the message doesn't let the user apply the update because they need to be admin.

As admin on their computer, I run Acrobat > Help > Check for updates. It then says Update Is Available. So, I choose Download and Install.

Instead, is there an offline download I can use to apply the update remotely? Or, is it not that simple?

I may be able to use...

Acrobat for Windows: http://supportdownloads.adobe.com/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows
Adobe Reader for Windows: http://supportdownloads.adobe.com/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows

But, which do I choose? MUI, MUI X, (Continuous Track), (Acrobat 2017 Track)???
I work with a state organization that deals with several PDF files a day(40-60). I am trying to find out if there is a way to add one to two scripts to the batch process we currently use  that would create a report containing how many files, total number of pages for those files, and possibly how many pages per file. The number of pages in these files range from 10 to 70 and occasionally as large as 200+. The process will be run with XI but would hopefully be able to also run on IX since it is the back up. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
We are wanting to start using Adobe Forms on our intranet with the ability to fill in the form and submit to a file store.

I have had a play and cannot get this to work.

Tested the below as the URL and none seem to work


Any ideas?
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I have an email to you out and would like my press release, a PDF, to be more than just an attachment. I'd like it to be the body of the email.

How do I do this?

And can I add a few sentences, as a personal note, above the body of the email?
HI, Good Day,

I have a very strange problem with one of my clients. we have a server 2012 R2 Domain with 2 TS Hosts. printers are installed on a server 2012 R2 printserver and via GPO pushed to the TS Hosts when users login. GPO is set to item level targetting to make sure only the correct users get that printer. all worked reasonably well, but since a few days i have users complaining the default printer is changing while they are logged in and working. GPO's are not set enforced. All printers are still available also the one which used to be default. also this printer can be set as default manually and it will print.  Users can also logoff and logon again and the correct default printer will be set.

I already updated the server with the latest windows updates and did several reboots. Removed all printers for the users which have the problem, but nothing helps.

(just some background info)
Earlier we had a lot of problems when setting up the kyocera multi functionals as GPO pushed machines since adobe acrobat stopped responding at different users when trying to print pdf files. manually remove the users pushed printers and clean the registry solved the problem for that user for a while, but next few days an other user would come with the same problem. We tried all versions of kyocera drivers in discussion with kyocera to solve this problem. at the end we found a working solution with the kyocera universal pcl driver (a4 models) and foxit reader instead of adobe


I am trying to help a small company that is using an .mdb database in Access 2007.  Their previous programmer left little documentation, unfortunately.  The problem occurs when they call some routines that are intended to create a PDF file from an Access report.  The routines were written by Stephen Lebans, and are supposed to be safe and stable.  The Lebans routines are called by VBA code.

Here is some more info.  The company has a small network with two workstations.  On one workstation everything works fine; it is able to call the Lebans routines and create a PDF file.  On the second workstation the code appears to execute but no PDF is created.  Adobe Acrobat DC was installed recently on both PCs.  The problem creating PDF files on PC#2 began after they installed Acrobat DC.

I will probably call Adobe tech support to get their help.  But before that I hope someone can help with several questions I have.

Question 1 - In the VBA editor, in Tools -> References, I see that "AcrobatPDFMakerForOffice"
is checked.  Please let me know if I should have checked some other reference instead.

Question 2 - The "AcrobatPDFMakerForOffice" in Tools - > References  seems to refer to the following file: "c:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 2015\PDFMaker\Office\AcrobatPDFMakerForOffice.tlb",
which is a type library file.  Does that seem OK?  Or should it point to a "dll" or "exe"?

Question 3 - On PC#1, which is creating PDFs correctly, if I click the Office …
A user will open a pdf file.  Almost immediately after the pdf opens, adobe reader becomes into a not responding state.  When this happens the adobe reader window goes gray.  The user will force close the adobe reader.  While this is happening it does not matter the location of the pdf file.  It can be an attachment in outlook 2010, located on the network or on the persons desktop.  
We had 1 person after a while adobe became response, other user where the block never cleared.

Best GUESS - It seems like adobe is attempting to access the internet, and becomes non-responsive when its internet connection fails.  The user has to authenticate to the proxy to be able access the internet.  We have had the user authenticate to the internet, but still adobe stays non responsive.

What tools could be use to identify why adobe becomes non-responsive in citrix?
I have a client that has no electronic backup files for hard copies of booklets that require periodic changes. In fact, the problem is we don't know what format the original was created in. Some of these books have been around for years. We have a an old xerox scanner utilizing 'Document and Scan MakeReady' version software. We don't have the CD. It doesn't appear to be available - I assume it's really old. It is running on a Windows 2000 Pro PC. The value of this existing software, is it's ability to allow edits from a received  scan document without changing the original format. At this point - after edits, it can be printed prior to having to save it to a file format , like PDF or DOC. In other words, it allows you to cut/paste changes without altering the original format.

Does anybody have a low cost solution providing the above functionality? Is there an OCR out there that will allow you to make changes prior to committing to a file format.
When we go to print to PDF a word document nearly everything prints fine.
There is a area of the right side of the page that has some border coloring that isn't following the pdf. I believe its shading.

We highlight a couple of values with green but they don't come through as shaded when we convert the word document to a PDF.
I have gone through and tried to adjust acrobat and word settings. But the document conversion still doesn't appear to be working.

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.