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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 have a finished book in Word for Mac, with the page set to 8.5" X 5.5". But when I open the PDF, the file size become 8.5" X 11"

Can I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to change this?

Or is there an incorrect setting on Word?

Lastly, is it a setting in my Mac OS?

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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"
I have an Adobe Illustrator folder that contains the .ai file, PDF and other formats.

I need to upload a PDF book cover to a website to print copies of the book. But I get this error:

FONTS NOT EMBEDDED IN THE PDF: We require that all fonts be embedded. Please submit a new file with all fonts embedded. You may refer to the File Creation Guide for further instructions on creating a compliant PDF.

I have Adobe Actobat Pro on my machine, and presume I can add the 7 fonts contained in the Fonts folder to the PDF.

How do I do this?

Well, here we go again.  Version 57 of Firefox will not accept (show, whatever) the Acrobat extension that captures a web page. Same thing happened in V56, but the workaround, suggested by Joe (See "Firefox Grr) was to download and install the 32bit version. That worked. Today, with the release of 57, the Acrobat extension is even omitted from the 32bit version. Any suggestions?
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 had this question after viewing PDFTK - filling this PDF but got an error.

After talking with the others on this project, we decided it's ok to have the final PDF as read-only and it doesn't need to be editable.

I ran the commands below I can populate the PDF but not the checkbox. Joe (if you're reading this)....is this because of the LiveCycle issue that the checkboxes don't get checked?  If it is, I got approval to buy LiveCycle. I'll get it and see what's going on.

I tried "No" for value, "On", "1" but I don't see the checkbox checked.

1. i-765 is the orig file

2. notsigned.pdf is the file I QPDF-ed to get rid of the password error message

3. Ran this pdftk.exe notsigned.pdf fill_form i-765.txt output OutputFilled.pdf

4. outputfilled.pdf is the populated PDF.
What did adobe do previously. Flash was very popular. Is it gone?

What does adobe do now?

I am asking to see why/not I should invest in adobe.
The user has a need to create a PDF every so often, and would like to insert a scanned signature into documents so they don't have to print and re-scan.  They are using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

Is there an alternative to Acrobat Pro that will do this at a cheaper price than the $15 a month that Adobe charges?
I have many pdf files and want to preview like I can with image thumbnails windows file explorer

I dont want to open 12 pdf files in 1 instance adobe reader in 12 tabs and then have to rename files to descriptive names
I use Adobe Send and Track in Outlook to send a link for the recipient of an email message to download a file that is too big for most email systems.   When I choose Adobe Send and Track then click the file I want to send, I get a message that I need to sign in to Adobe.   Even when I have already signed in, it still gives this error message.
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My users are having issues opening PDF from IE 11.  The add on is enabled and so is Java.  I've tried reinstalling and it works for a while but the problem comes back again. Any suggestions?

I have a pdf document that contains 100 pages  I can open it in Adobe acrobat Reader. I want to save just  one page from the entire pdf document . Is there a way to do this , do I need to install and special software to do this.

Thanks and any tutorials will be great.
I need to save MS Word and PDF documents to my iPad and iPhone for reference in upcoming meetings.   I emailed myself the documents, which open fine, but when I try to save them I get the option of where to save them ... I don't use iCloud, so I selected to save it to "Save to Files" on my devices.  With both my iPhone and iPad (both with updated operating systems) nothing appears to happen when I select the location, and subsequently the files don't appear when I try to access them through my "Files" app or my Adobe PDF Reader.  Please advise.


We've been sent some PDF files that we are having issues printing to both our HP Designjet T2300mfp
It's a CAD drawing saved as a PDF with all the layering info intact.
The pdfs are 7-8Mb

Adobe throws up an error saying this document cannot be printed
Foxit reader takes about 15 minutes and spits out part of the drawing - less than 20%
Users connect to hhe plotter which is shared on a Windows box.
We seem to have little issue with MS Project or CAD files - it's always PDF.
I've tried printing as bitmap, disabling spooling, changed spooling to straight away and last page, enabled processing on client, increasing IP timeouts.

Occasionally (1 in every 7) it will print correctly after a long long delay (15-20 mins)

I've asked for the sender to resend without all the layering info, but would migrating to a Postscript printer resolves this.


in adobe reader i downloaded and reading pdf of 200 page. I do not see right hand side end scroller which i used to see earlier?

how to see or enable scroller so that i can go from page 1 to say page 54 quickly by scanning pages rather than clicking page down button 54 times
please advise
Firefox update itself to 56.0.1 and my adobe acrobat extension disappeared. Not in customize or listed in extensions and addons. Anyone able to get it back? Win7/pro/64 and Acrobat 11.0.22. Thanks.
I want to make my PDF files un downloadable ,  the visitor just can see and read them , and unable to download them. Please help me . It's so important for me.
I have a Word doc that's 258MB and when I Save As a PDF it gets inflated to over 700 MB. But, I had someone help me with the layout and that person exports to PDF where the file size is about 6 MB.

What's going on?

How can that be?


  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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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?


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.