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

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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.
I have new RDS server running windows 2016 and cannot view pdfs... comes up blank in latest adobe DC reader.   Tried using other pdf views... and they don't work in those either.
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, …
(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
When I convert my documents from Word to an Adobe PDF, the borders on my tables are varying weights/thickness, not what I have set them to.  Is there a way to force the conversion to keep the borders they way I have assigned them so my documents don't look unprofessional?
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I have an odd issue that I cant seem to get any traction on so I thought I would post here to see if someone can possibly assist.

I am unable to Quick Print from Outlook when Acrobat X Standard is my default PDF handler. If I open a PDF attached to an email, it comes up in Acrobat X as expected however if I do a Quick Print, Windows prompts me with what program to open the file with. Even setting it as Acrobat and checking "Always use the selected program to open this type of file" has no effect. Ironically enough, if I switch to Reader and associate all the files with Reader, quick print works fine.

This is a terminal server running Windows 2008 R2. Office is 32 bit Office 2016.

I feel like there has to be a registry key or something Im missing somewhere. In our other environments, this functionality works fine. We have also tried updating to Acrobat DC just to see if having the same version resolved the issue, it did not.

I also have Protected Mode off for Acrobat and Reader.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I had this question after viewing Populate PDF with Data from MySql Database Using Php.

I need to find a solution where you're able to use a PDF form to input data (into the PDF form) and write it directly to a MYSQL DB. It may sound simple but I'm not able to find a solution out there. The closest is something like HelloSign but that's overkill for our simple requirement.
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I am using Outlook 2010 with Acrobat X add-on,  I am able to select a folder or individual files and export them, via the Acrobat Menu in Outlook, to an indexed PDF portfolio.  This works great.  The portfolio file contains litigation pleadings and evidence, including attachements, but only items from the source outlook folder.  I need to be able to also import photos, and other correspondence related to the case, and these need to be inserted into the portfolio based on their corresponding dates so that these extra items appear in chronological order when listed with the original message items from Outlook.   I have thought about emailing these items to myself so that they can be easily imported with the other items, but the new items have today's date on them, so the appear out of order at the bottom of the portfolio.  While outlook permits editing the subject line of sent and received emails, it does not allow me to edit the send or receive date.  Perhaps there is another add-on, or another application that exports Outlook messages to an indexed portfolio similar to Adobe's Outlook add-on; that also allows importing of external none message files.  Acrobat has another action that allows creation of a portfolio containing files and images imported from Windows File Explorer, but this is bulky and does not include an index.  I just want to be able to search an index or TOC, then click on it and bring up the document.
A user is trying to "Sign" a doc using Adobe Pro but when clicks on the "sigh button" it just spins.
I created an Adobe Acrobat form with send email buttons using JavaScript. When I first programed the form several years ago, the form worked great. When someone clicked on the send email button it just launched an email in Outlook with the form as a .pdf attachement,  (assuming all the required fields were filled in).

However, sometimes it now launches a message box reading "Please use pull down arrow and select from calendar".  The user sometimes has to click through several of these 'calendar' messages before the Outlook email appears.

I don't know what is causing the launch of the 'calendar' messages. It doesn't happen all the time; and apparently for only certain users.

Any ideas?
I use a lot of different fonts in documents and power-point. When I convert them to PDF using Adobe Acrobat sometimes they change. How can I make sure that the font I use stays after pdf conversion?
We have several PDF files from 2002-2005 which we cannot open. They are our own documents and as far as I know they are intact and not broken. In same folders are multiple other files that we can open. All erroneous files seem to be from one system our company has used in past.

Adobe Reader DC and Adobe Acrobat Pro just opens web page about Adobe Reader (https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html). No errors in screen or in windows event log.

I tried some online analysis I found, http://www.pdf-online.com/osa/repair.aspx
This gave me error:
Input file open error
Open file.
0x80410118 - E - The file uses a proprietary security handler.
    - File: test.pdf
Close file.

Next I tried software named GuaPDF (http://www.guapdf.com/) that should be able to pass PDF restrictions or password.
It gave me
test.pdf is the uncompressed document with 40-bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 3 compatible)
And then popup message
This document uses non-standard encryption.

Any ideas how I could open these files? Or analyse this problem further?
From those error messages I believe that those files are encrypted in some way but I have no idea how I could verify that.
I have 50% memory, so this makes no sense. I should have plenty of disk space since I'm at a large firm.
This error message comes up on every page now. I have clicked "OK" 300 times so far today and have 500 docs to go. So annoying! Checking "Ignore future errors in this document" does not work.
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I have xml file and when the submit button is clicked,
I want to generate xml and have CSS style applied to PDF ...
Is it possible....? Just like I can style the xml with CSS in a HTML webpage.
I recently got Adobe Reader DC standard. My purpose is to make PDF files editable, and I know I need sever tutoring, but this is something I need to get done ASAP for work.

I think this has to be something simple, but in the attached PDF file, I can edit the file and attach text boxes where the person needs to type the answer.

What I have not figured out yet is how to make the text box I added for the person to type in stay editable for them.

Does this take something beyond DC standard?
Im using office 2013 and adobe acrobat pro dc. I have hundreds of pdf files in the same location "C:\scans\ " folder that I have to convert to xlsx format every week and place the xlsx files in the same folder. I need a script that can help me do this it can be a batch file or a vbs file type script. anyone have any suggestions on how I can start this process? I am not able to download a third party application to do this for me so I have to create a script.
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
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.
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

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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.