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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Today, I have found some important data while reading some adobe documents. But, when I tried to highlight something I have found that I can't use highlight tool in pdf. Does anyone know solution for this?
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I have a pdf files got from scanner and I'd like to bulk rename all the files based on OCR data. Can someone provide me at software which can bulk rename base on OCR entries?


Need to set itextSharp Acrofields to bold

            string OutPage =  @"C:\PDF\S3.pdf";
            string pdfTemplate = @"C:\PDF\S2.pdf";
            PdfReader pdfReader = new PdfReader(pdfTemplate);
            PdfStamper pdfStamper = new PdfStamper(pdfReader, new FileStream(OutPage, FileMode.Create));

            af.SetField("V1", "1");

            af.SetFieldProperty(   <<<<<< Need bold
Hello Experts,

I am writing to see if anyone can help with Acrobat DC (both reader and standard) taking a long time to open (and especially) close files.  I have an i7 two core (4 with hyperthreading) processor at base freq. of 2.10 GHz, 16 GB RAM, and a SSD drive.  This system has a relatively fresh (two weeks old) Windows 10 Pro install, and is running quite well otherwise.

I have Acrobat Reader DC installed.  Actually, on Tuesday as part of the troubleshooting process I used the Adobe tool to completely uninstall and clean out the previous Acrobat Reader DC install, and then after doing so I reinstalled the same product.  Immediately after that install, it appeared that Acrobat Reader was again opening and closing files as expected.  However, after opening and closing just a couple of files, it began slowing down considerably again.

As a test, I just attempted to open a 22 KB file in Acrobat Reader.  I already had the reader open, and then opened the file through the File --> Open dialog.  It took just over 8 secs. to open the file.  Not blinding fast, but manageable.  I then used the same dialog (File --> Close) to close the file, and it took over 30 seconds!  I did not have any other applications open on my system at the time.  I have been able to reproduce similar results on my system using a number of files with varying sizes.  I've also seen similar results on an Amazon workspace system with Acrobat Standard installed.

I've searched online for help and …
Dear Experts

Below is a button script on my Adobe Acrobat Form that  that performs the following action:

All the fields with the exception of field names that start with 'mtx' will get the fillColor 'Gray'.

for (var i = 0; i < this.numFields; i++) {
    var f = this.getField(this.getNthFieldName(i));
    var reg = /^mtx/;

    if (f != null && == null) {
        f.fillColor = color.ltGray;

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How is the code to be changed, if there are more field names that should be excluded, such as field names that start with 'gsl' and 'ktn'

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, andreas
I received a large PDF file. It took days for me to type in all the information. I would like to save this file with the text. Is there any work-around to saving this PDF file with my entered text?
There was a message bar that said that I cannot save the text and that if I try to save the document, I just get the original PDF file saved devoid of my text entries. Sure enough, those words were true. For that reason, I shut off WIFI because an update might cause a reboot, and I would lose my text.

Luckily on Windows 10, I was able to print to a PDF file which I was able to transfer to a Windows 7 laptop, and email that file back to the sender. The printed PDF file has all my information, but it is not-editable; and I can't even copy text data from this saved file.

I had asked the sender to send me a PDF file with the ability to save the text, in case of a OS crash. Answer was a firm "No" - end of discussion. Anyway, now that I have sent the completed form back to the sender, this request doesn't matter. I am still keeping the Acrobat program in memory with my text data in case I get feedback that I have to revise it.

If I can't save my PDF file text, I started thinking about a work-around by using a new SSD that I will use to replace the HD someday; but I fail to see how I can use it to give me a backup of the in-memory work that I have done. For now, I put my Windows 10 laptop to sleep on a permanent basis until I figure this one out, or just give up, and let the …
I'm trying to make adobe as default to open PDF files but after I reboot the PC, it switches back to Microsoft EDGE as default to open PDF files. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
from fpdf import FPDF
  import multiprocessing
  from multiprocessing import Pool

  class pdf_gen():
    def __init__(self):
      pdf = self.pdf = FPDF()

    def get_data_from_mysql(self) :
      pdf = self.pdf
      # connection is established and result is stored in 'res'.
      dup = []
      z = tuple(dup)
      return z

    def mysql_to_pdf_data(self,*result) :
      try :
        pdf = self.pdf
        # Entered data need to be in pdf
        return pdf

  if __name__ == "__main__" :
   class_pdf_object = pdf_gen()
   pdf_object = FPDF()
   recover_data = class_pdf_object.get_data_from_mysql()
   pool = multiprocessing.Pool(multiprocessing_count())
   pdf =,recover_data)

In the above program, pdf_object is creating empty pdf file as the object in class needs to be passed for output. But, recover_data contains a list and each value is passing and returning different objects and need to be merged and give single pyfpdf object and passed it to output function of pyfpdf. Any help would be appreciated. I know it can be done with the help pdf_object('savefile.pdf','S').
I would like a pdf form to be submitted to my library without having the user to select the file. Is this possible to do this without having to code?
I have been tasked with finding out why some of the PDFs we receive as attachments through our web service results in garbled font.  I am an Oracle developer normally so this is a completely new area to me, and I don't even know what to google for.

We work with a third party vendor.  Providers upload documents to their site as either PDFs or Word documents.  The Word documents are converted to PDFs.  When their administrators review these documents after they are uploaded, they look fine to them, but after we receive them through our web service, the text overlaps itself.  Not all of them, only a few of them and seemingly from specific providers, who are customers of the third party, not our customers directly (so I can't ask them what they heck they are doing).  

If you look at the attachment, the first two examples show where there is a random letter in the middle of the sentence but it actually belongs at the end of the line.

In the third example, if you start pulling out the letters in red, you get, “year old female who was seen” and then if you pull out the rest of the letters you get “at the office today for follo”.  

I know very little about web services and almost nothing about the creation of PDFs.  Any ideas on where to start looking, and what terminology I should be using when I research?

Thank you!
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We have users that access a Citrix server (2008 R2) through which they access files shares on a different Windows Server (2003).  Side note, these aging servers will be replaced soon.

The two servers are not on the same LAN.  They are connected via a 20MB VPN tunnel.  

The issue is that there are several PDF files that users need to open.  However, at random, the receive the following error when attempting to access the files:
Acrobat Reader: There was an error while reading a stream.

Perhaps the issue is due to latency.

Are there any ways to modify Adobe to handle these slower connections more efficiently?  Has anyone else experienced this issue?

Thanks in advance.

I have an email server Mail Deamon from Alt-N and once in a while (quite often) my users receives email where the attachment is trucken. Let say the initial pdf was 10mb and my user receives an almost empty pdf of juste a couple of bytes.
I am an Exchange admin and don't know much about Deamon: so where would I start?
I have a user who has Acrobat DC Standard  installed, been working fine with no issues.
Suddenly he downloads PDF from his customers site, when he views the embedded pictures do not display.
However if he opens in reader they display no issues.
Other in the office can download, open and view with no issues.
Note: He can open other PDF on his system no issues, he can download and open other PDFs from another folder in the customers site with no issues.

I thought at first something wrong with customer PDF,  but no one else in office is having this issue with download and same files.

I did updates, repair and reinstall to acrobat  no joy.
Windows 10 System fully updated

The only thing I have not tried yet is a restore back to earlier date, will be trying that later this morning he has to get through his emails first

Any suggestions welcomed
Standalone open source or commerical software which uses Google OCR to be used.

Assume i bought and have the valid Google Vision API credentials and would like to know does any standalone open source or commercial client is available which is already integrated with Google Vision API which has other features as well.

Basically want to convert image to text....bulk conversion etc. via an application,

I am a novice at best with acrobat and trying to calculate the number of a particular value from a drop down and have as a total at the bottom, please assist. Please see below

Status: GO
Status: No-Go

Need to calculate how many go's in one box at the bottom and the number of no-go's in another box. All of the drop down boxes are named status 1-8.
Adobe Acrobat,

I have PDF form with a submit button and one text box field. See the submit button set up I done in attached.
On the receiver.aspx I use request.querystring["Test"] or request["Test"] and try to capture the value but it does not work.

Do I do anything wrong? Please correct me.

And I read this post and look like it works and return http GET:
Adobe Acrobat - X - I have PDF form with one field called "firstname", and a submit that I set up below

Action >> Mouse Up >> Submit Form >> and Export Format is FDF, Field Selection: All fields.
and URL link is:

When the button is clicked, I want to capture firstname value, and send to the server.

How to do that?

I assume I can use submitdata.aspx and do like request.querystring["firstname"] but it does not seem working.

Can you help?
I have some pdf application like those insurance applications form in pdf and want to convert to html. And I want to ensure the pdf field can be convert into like textbox
Do u know any good tools?
In windows 10 ,microsoft edge always changes to default for pdf files, even after setting the default to adobe reader
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Hi Guys

Need you help on a weird adobe acrobat DC problem.  I have a user that is randomly having problem opening pdf with Adobe acrobat DC.   I have try the following and close off cloud

Open Reader's preferences and go to the "General" category. Uncheck the two "Show online storage..." options. This will not connect to Adobe's "Document Cloud" when you try to open a document.
·         Open Reader's preferences and go to the "Documents" category. Set the number of files in the recently used list to 1 (this will remove all your files that you have recently used from that list). If this fixes your problem, then there may be something wrong with one of the files that you've recently used (e.g. a network drive no longer being available).
·         Open Reader's preferences and go to the "Security (Enhanced)" category and set "Protected View" to "Off" and uncheck "Enable Enhanced Security".
Best regards

The direction above does not seems stop the random freeze it could happen opening pdf on outlook or  just a desktop pdf.

best regards

I have an issue with all the Fillable PDF Forms, if I log in through terminal server into my shared Drives (we use Terminal servers for offsite users) and open any Fillable PDF Forms the fields are all blank but if I go directly to those forms on the share drive while I'm on the network without using TS all the forms are filled, the form were created on computers with Windows as an operating system (not a MAC), Both the Adobe Acrobat reader on the local machines and the terminal server are (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC) Version 2018.011.22.8, both have identical Adobe reader settings so I'm not sure what is causing the issue
Do we have a VBA to convert all PDF's that are there in the particular PDF to word  along with the track changes, review comments or text comments, stamps in the PDF to word ?

If yes, please share the VBA code. this will be my life saver
I had this question after viewing Convert Word to Adobe PDF - Retaining Drop Down Boxes.

Does Adobe Acrobat Pro DC retain drop down boxes when converting word forms to PDF forms?
Hi, I have an internal Adobe Acrobat from that I have made to be filled out, and also use it for calculations.  All my PC user can use it fine, my Mac users can not.  The field that is supposed to calculate miles and also calculate dollar amounts, does not work.  The fields stay blank where the calculations are.  I have text fields that populate on another page, and that works.  I have downloaded Acrobat Reader for Mac, downloaded the form to their desktop, and then opened from Acrobat Reader.  Are they any solutions to this?  Do I have to create the form on a pro version of Acrobat for Mac? I'm getting ready to redo the whole form on a Mac, but the form is complicated, so checking here first before starting it.  Thanks for any help!  
Hi, I am saving brochure file in pdf but when I view it in the text some of my content is getting bold by its self??

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.