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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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My Mac version (2018) of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

has different "PDF Fixup" options than the ones described on this link.


My window looks thusly:

Their "PDF Fixup"

but theirs looks like this:

My Mac Adobe "PDF Fixup"
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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.
Dear Sir,

I cannot able to save pdf file using macro

Sub rd()

Path = "C:\Users\hitesh.dangodara\Desktop\Macro\File rename\UAN\x\1602344 Prashant NarojiFirst page - Copy.pdf"

Set app = CreateObject("Acroexch.app")
Set AVDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")
Set AForm = CreateObject("AFormAut.App") 'from AFormAPI

If AVDoc.Open(Path, "") Then
    '// write some js code on a vbs variable
   js = "f = this.addField(""newField"", ""text"", 0, [250,650,20,600]);" & vbLf _
    & "f.value = ""Peoplesoft ID""; " & vbLf _
    & "f.flatten"
     '//execute the js code
    AForm.Fields.ExecuteThisJavaScript js

End If

AVDoc.Close (True)
Set AForm = Nothing
Set AVDoc = Nothing
Set app = Nothing
End Sub

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Is there a way to add content to an existing PDF Layer (using Adobe Acrobat X) and have it exist on that actual layer instead of being added to the entire document?
I have been given hundreds of PDF files that need to be searchable.  When I enter search word, it can't find. Please help me. Earlier it was fine.
A user is trying to "Sign" a doc using Adobe Pro but when clicks on the "sigh button" it just spins.
We have one Win 7 64-bit computer that is giving us errors when using Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017.  One error we get is ‘There was an error while reading a stream.’  This happens when we are importing and indexing PDF documents into our document imaging system.  We are also getting an ‘Out of Memory’ error at times when doing this same process.  We have uninstalled and reinstalled the software.  We have other users on different computers using the same software and doing the same process with no errors at all.  Google searches have not given me any help.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
We are looking for some advice in ways to remove metadata before we e-mail our documents.
Particularly from people who are using it and is part of their everyday workflow.
We are using Microsoft Exchange 2016 and Our pdf program is DC and we are using Office 2010.
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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?
Upon boot up of my computer I get the following message pop-up...

Acrobat Reader: Adobe Acrobat Reader could not open '0372d.718c7a' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).

Once I hit "OK", another message pop-up appears...

How do you want to open this file...

It gives a list of programs to use....

I select one (usually Adobe Acrobat, because I don't know what to use).  Hit "OK"....

It then tries to open and usually give a message that it cannot open the file.  

I then close the program and everything seems to be running fine.  No more pop-up messages or boxes.

However, if I reboot, it starts all over.

I tried to do a restore to an earlier time, but didn't help it.

Ran virus and malware scans.  No issues.

What do I try next.

Thank you.

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.
Attached is my form.  I would like to duplicate information from page 1 to page 2.  I can't just name them the same field, because I would like to lock down the information on page 2.  I have explored the javascript on blur, but I get lost at what the Javascript should be.  This is from another form I have, so this is the kind of JS i'm looking for //Set the vars one and two and three:
          var one = this.getField("Donor Account 1");
          var two = this.getField("Donor Account 2");
          var three = this.getField("Donor Account 3");
          //next check if two is blank and if so, populate it with one’s value

on my form I want people to fill in  on page 1 the Name field the Month & Year Field and the id-number field, and then it would populate on page two  Name = Text1 ID number=Text2  and Month & Year = Text3  on Page 2

Thanks so much for any help you can give me!

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?
I  have scanned pdf files . i need to develop an user interface to view these files by using flip book interface via web interface.

Can an expert suggest required tools (free toolkit (if any))  to develop such an interface in .net envirnoment.
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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
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
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 …

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.