Tag Archives: Adobe Acrobat

More Missing Characters

A while ago I wrote about missing characters after merging PDF files. Since then, I’ve heard about a few more instances of missing characters and was able to debug one scenario. The following is a record of that. Unfortunately, there … Continue reading

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Share Documents via Adobe’s Document Cloud

As many of you know, I am very active on the Adobe Acrobat User Community (http://www.acrobatusers.com). Oftentimes it’s necessary to actually see a PDF file in order to help somebody with a problem. There is no file sharing mechanism built … Continue reading

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Batch-Import Excel Data into PDF Forms

A while ago I documented for AcrobatUsers.com how to manually import an Excel data record into a PDF form. You can find this information here: Can I import data from an Excel spreadsheet to a fillable PDF Form? This is … Continue reading

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How to Open a Document Attached to a PDF File

Have you ever wanted to attach a document (e.g. a MS Word file) to a PDF document, and give the user the ability to launch that file with just a click on a button? Usually, you have to save the … Continue reading

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Apply Standard PDF Form FIeld Formatting/Keystroke/Validation Events to Fields via JavaScript

For some options in Acrobat’s form editor, you can select multiple fields and then apply the same option to all selected fields. This works for example for the “read-only” flag, or the display options. It does however not work for … Continue reading

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Security Envelope Templates (Still) Missing in Mac Version

Adobe Acrobat has had an interesting feature since at least Acrobat 8: A “Security Envelope” allows the user to pack any document into such an “envelope” and encrypt the contents. Only the recipient with the correct “key” can decrypt these … Continue reading

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Create Custom Commands in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

Background In Acrobat XI and older, when you wanted to run e.g. a custom JavaScript, you had to create a folder level script and find the correct directory to install it, or create a custom Action using the Action Wizard, … Continue reading

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Acrobat DC is Here – You may want to wait with upgrading until you read this…

[Update: Adobe added a warning to the CC updater that informs the user that older versions of Acrobat will be removed, and a knowledge base article about this problem: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/acrobat-dc-uninstalls-acrobat-11.html ] As announced by Adobe a few weeks ago, they released Adobe Acrobat … Continue reading

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Missing Characters After Merging or Inserting PDF Files? Here is a Potential Workaround

Have you ever tried to merge a few files and ended up with missing characters on some of your pages in the resulting PDF file? Here is a description of one of these instances – as a question posted on … Continue reading

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“No Pages Selected To Print” Error

UPDATE: See Vishal’s comment in the comment section. Adobe is looking for help in debugging this problem. If you are running into this problem and want me to share your email address with Adobe, please get in touch with me … Continue reading

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