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 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 several hundred fillable PDFs that I am trying to complete programatically in an Access database.

I have cobbled together something that will enter the required data (this is vastly cut down to highlight the issue)

Public Sub FillForm (strPhone, strAddress, strUserName, strEmail as String)
Dim acroApp As acroApp
Dim PDDoc As AcroPDDoc
Set acroApp = New acroApp
Set PDDoc = New AcroPDDoc
Set avdoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")
filenm = "L:\Sandbox.pdf"
If avdoc.Open(filenm, "") Then
    Set PDDoc = avdoc.GetPDDoc()
    Set pdfform = CreateObject("AFormAut.App")
    pdfform.Fields("Daytime telephone").Value = strPhone
    pdfform.Fields("Email address").Value =strEmail
    pdfform.Fields("Correspondence").Value = strAddress
    pdfform.Fields("undefined_148").Value = strUserName
    PDDoc.Save 1, filenm
End If
End Sub

This worked fine on the pdf I was using to test but it seems that although all the forms look the same the number of undefined fields differs so what would be "undefined_148" in one is "undefined_207" in another or "undefined_122" in another etc.
It is always the next field after "Correspondence" though so what I need is some way of moving one field on from the "correspondence"  or finding the tab index of "Correspondence" and then referring to whatever the next field is called by its tab index.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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  I am using acrobat pro 11 to convert a word doc to pdf using vba in word 2013. I need to know how to change the security setting within vba to restrict editing of the pdf doc.

 Here's my code :

Sub Créer_PDF()
' Créer_PDF Macro

Dim CurrentFolder As String
Dim FileName As String
Dim myPath As String
Dim UniqueName As Boolean

UniqueName = False

'Store Information About Word File

  myPath = ActiveDocument.FullName
  CurrentFolder = ActiveDocument.Path & "\"
  FileName = Mid(myPath, InStrRev(myPath, "\") + 1, InStrRev(myPath, ".") - InStrRev(myPath, "\") - 1)

  ActiveDocument.ExportAsFixedFormat _
        OutputFileName:=CurrentFolder & FileName & ".pdf", _
        ExportFormat:=wdExportFormatPDF, _
        OpenAfterExport:=False, _
        OptimizeFor:=wdExportOptimizeForPrint, _
        Range:=wdExportAllDocument, _
        From:=1, _
        To:=1, _
        Item:=wdExportDocumentContent, _
        IncludeDocProps:=False, _
        KeepIRM:=False, _
        CreateBookmarks:=wdExportCreateHeadingBookmarks, _
        DocStructureTags:=True, _
        BitmapMissingFonts:=True, _
End Sub

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How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat product). The member requested step-by-step instructions. This 5-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial provides detailed steps showing how to do it.

1. Open the PDF file and view the Tools

Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Click either:

the View>Tools>Fill & Sign>Open menu


the sideways triangle on the right side to open the Tools panel.


2. Run the Fill & Sign tool

If you used the first method in Step 1, the Fill & Sign tool will be open.

If you used the second method in Step 1, click the Fill & Sign tool in the Tools panel to open it.

Either way, you'll have this:


3. Click the sign tool, which is the pen tip

Click the tip of the pen, which brings up the Add Signature and Add Initials choices.

Click Add Signature.


4. Select Type or Draw or Image

Click the Type or Draw or Image icon (default is Type).

Enter your signature, depending on the choice you made above.


5. Place your signature

Position the mouse on the page and left-click to place the signature.

Use the sizing handle in the lower right corner, if desired, to size the signature.


6. To edit/change signature, delete it and create new one

There is no way to edit/change the signature, so delete it and create a new one, if needed.

Click the minus sign to delete it, then start over at Step 3.


7. Save the file with the signature

After placing the signature, do a File>Save or Save As to save the file with your signature.

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I am able to print a pdf (from a website, using the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC plugin).
I am able to set the header and footer for that pdf, then "Save Settings" (I named as "WebPDFprofile").

I find this saved on my pc as "AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\2015\Preferences\HeaderFooter\WebPDFprofile.xml"

But so far the interface of Acrobat Pro DC - and alot of googling - has resulted in <null>
in my effort howto set this as the default setting for header/foot.

Seems simple - when I want to pdf a webpage I want to get that header/footer.  
Not feeling much love for Acrobat DC...
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2015 v2015.006
(from properties|metadata|advanced])
 Acrobat Web Capture 15.0
I am not sure what I am doing that when i fill out PDF and try to email it or save it to desk top things get erased.
How to create a signature and edit it if needed in Adobe acrobat reader DC? Please step by step instructions

We are looking for the best application to measure and make annotations on PDFs for workers we have in the field with tablets/laptops in the field.
We have in the past used Adobe Acrobat, AutoDesk DWG TruView and AutoDesk Design Review but we wanted to see if there is something better?

Any help would be appreciated.
We operate an MS Access 2010 database. We are being sent a form that we need to complete and return. It is 13 pages long and we can complete it from the database except... the Government department that is sending it does not always send a fillable form.
We have Adobe Acrobat Pro DC installed.

I have the following code I have cobbled together that works to identify if it is a fillable form and then complete it where possible

Dim acroApp As acroApp
Dim PDDoc As AcroPDDoc
Set acroApp = New acroApp
Set PDDoc = New AcroPDDoc
filenm = "M:\1234\DVR Tester.pdf"

If Not PDDoc.Open(filenm) Then
    MsgBox "DVR does not exist", , "Complete DVR"
    Exit Sub
End If
Set jso = PDDoc.GetJSObject
numfields = jso.numfields
If numfields > 0 Then
       ' it is a fillable form
      ' it is a flat/ non-fillable pdf
End if

Is there any code that can be used to convert the flat PDF to a fillable one?

We can manually convert by using the "Prepare Form" option in Acrobat but we have several hundred to do and more are arriving every day.

Thank you
I have a fully updated Windows 10 computer running Office 365.

My problem occurs when I send a 25-page document that was written in MS Word on my computer and converted to PDF with Adobe Acrobat, which is installed on my computer..

A recipient whose computer lacks Adobe Acrobat is unable to download and save the document. The problem does not arise when the recipient's computer has Adobe Acrobat that is fully functional.

Experts please, is there any workaround for this problem?

I have a series of pages I need to print each week. They have always defaulted to 8.5 x 14, which is how they need to be printed. Suddenly, today, I had to go and either manually check that box, or do it in the page set-up. This affects my efficiency and I'd like to know how I can set the PDF's to automatically print the correct size as they used to.
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I have files that were completed by the same person and it seems that where they entered text it always displays double.  If I open the actual file in Adobe Acrobat Reader I see only one set of text.  If I open the file with Opera or Chrome then I see the double text.  However, no matter what program I print from the double text shows.  I am attaching a scan so you can see what I am talking about.  Does anyone know if I can fix this or does the person simply need to re-submit it?  doublevision.pdf
I trying to get this to work in vba

 Open a PDF File with active navigation panel, 50% zoom, and word-batch search:
       AcroRd32.exe / A "zoom = 50 & navpanes = 1 = OpenActions & search = batch" PdfFile
i am looking fro vba code to batch file to print all pdf files in a folder without opening.

I am using Word to create a PDF and wonder if it's possible to create an image with "hot spots" which are links to other parts of the PDF or other web locations?

TheImage would probably start as a PNG. I wonder if I can select regions in the image and give it the HTML equivalent of an anchor tag?

Or, is there a way using PhotoShop to create some other form of document type that s clickable?

I had this question after viewing Unable to open PDFs in IE11.  Error 0:104..

We have 2 users on Win 7, 64 bit computers who are having intermittent issues opening PDF's in IE 11. Only Acrobat is installed (no adobe reader) and we are in an IE environment. A reboot seems to fix the issue but not a permanent fix.
I've tried the following:
- Downgrading to Adobe Standard X, I also remove Adobe Standard and installed Reader DC and it seems to fix it for short time then the issue comes back.
- I unchecked the Enhanced Security to no avail.
- I performed a reset on IE
Out of 8 people this is only happening to 2 people. Weird.
Thanks in advance - EE
I've downloaded so many exe, msi & msp files and generated numerous AIP and I just cannot get it to work.
Quarterly patches, out of cycle patches, security patches, all causing confusion as to how to apply them and what order.

Why not simply give us an msi each time that upgrades any previous version?
But oh no, not Adobe - lets make it complex. I've got patching errors 80% of the time.
Then if I do get an msi it doesn't install - generally missing certain files that don't even exist in the original file.

Please don't point me at adobe help - the 2 words are contradictory.
I've read numerous  ITNinja, spiceworks articles plus several others, but I'm just not getting it :(

Can someone please provide an idiots guide to deploying Reader XI and the latest patch as an msi via Group policy.
I also wish to use the customisation tool to generate a transform - is it safe to apply a transform in GP to a slipstreamed msi?

Also I don't want to deploy DC due tot he silly cloud functionality it flashes all over the place.
I believe it can be disabled but I've read than when that's done,

Many thanks
I do not want to restart my license for Adobe Acrobat Pro to make one small change. I added the PDFFiller plug-in to Chrome, but have trouble editing some text.

Should PDFFiller work for me?

If not, what other tool can I use?

I do have a license for PhotoShop CC, however. Can that do it?

Client asked if there was a way to protect pdf documents from getting copied and pasted into another document and then edited.  I did not know of a way to protect it.  Advice?
I create my PDF's using Word and that is my "source" version of the document.

I need to enable the PDF user to click a link on the PDF and jump to the next spot on that same PDF. How do I do this?

Does this mean I should add a Bookmarks to each destination in thePDF?

And, is there a "Back" button, to enable the PDF user to easily drop back to the prior spot? If so, how do I make that work?

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I thought I was set when I learned Adobe supported a feature to open a PDF at a certain point:

But, I wonder how supported this is?

Please confirm if this feature really works and whether the current version of Chrome, at least, supports it.

And, how do I add such a tag using Word? I use Word as a source document, and could not bear to add 100 tags using Adobe, each time I updated my Word source doc.

I am running FMLE on windows 7.
For some reason, FMLE is not starting anymore.  I have restarted the computer numerous times, and have tried to start the script, but it keeps on failing.

Any suggestions?

C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>cscript startitunes.vbs //t:60
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2\"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2>fmlecmd.exe /p C:\startup.xml
Adobe(R) Flash(R) Media Live Encoder Command Line Utility v
Copyright(C) 2009-10 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Mon Sep 25 2017 11:58:35 : Error: Profile validation Error : Validator failed.
Mon Sep 25 2017 11:58:35 : Error: Profile Validation : Some of the tags in the profile have incorrect or no values. For details, please refer to encoding logs.
Mon Sep 25 2017 11:58:35 : Profile Warnings : 1. Audio device in profile Stereo Mix (ASUS Xonar DSX Audi is not connected to the system.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2>
totally forgot how to, please remind me. thanks
In the last couple of days Acrobat Standard 9.5.5 (not Reader) on a fully patched 2008 R2 RDS server has started crashing for users. Always faulting modules dhcpcsvc6.DLL and dhcpcsvc.DLL. What is interesting is that it is only affecting some users, and not all.

I have seen a few other people try and fix this with a repair on Acrobat. I tried that last night and not getting more users with errors that didn't have crashes before.

Wondering if anyone has seen this or have any thoughts on fixing it. About to roll to a backup from a month ago when I know this was not an issue. Rather not do that and rather not upgrade Acrobat.

Faulting application name: Acrobat.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x518ac052
Faulting module name: dhcpcsvc6.DLL, version: 6.1.7601.17970, time stamp: 0x50745f7c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000014d0
Faulting process id: 0x2338
Faulting application start time: 0x01d332171d94cd6c
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc6.DLL
Report Id: 657d91a4-9e0a-11e7-9d96-00155d002309

Faulting application name: Acrobat.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x518ac052
Faulting module name: dhcpcsvc.DLL, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bd9b5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00001bf2
Faulting process id: 0x2d80
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3321bbbf6532f
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files …
like in photoshop., is there a feature in pro that allows me to clone an area than paste it over another?
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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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 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.