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Surreal Acrobatic Movies on Netflix?

My 7-year-old enjoyed watching Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away at home, on Netflix. She became fascinated with the costumes and weird characters, the acrobatic scenes in strange settings, and didn't seem bothered by the fact that there was only a loose plot and virtually no dialogue ("It's like a dream," she said). What are other similar, surreal dreamy movies on Netflix that she might like?
posted by bayani on May 17, 2014 - 16 answers

My Adobe Reader at work is in Spanish. I don't speak Spanish.

I need to print a whole bunch of PDFs with really special settings today. How do I go into Reader and switch the settings from "Imprimir" to "Print" so I can go into Preferences and make all of the special settings to collate and staple, etc? I want to just make the Reader program all in English. Do I need to reinstall or is it just an option? How would I find the option since it's all in Spanish? Thanks.
posted by rabu on Apr 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Adobe Acrobat Filter: Acrobat help, hacking PDFs

I am regular user of Adobe Acrobat Pro (Version 9, currently), for document manipulation purposes. I am certainly not expert at it, but I'm not entirely stupid. I sometimes run into forms (the ones I work with are typically from various state and federal government agencies) where the helpful persons setting up those forms either accidentally or set up with programming/permissions that don't allow me be able to manipulate the forms. These are not high level sensitive documents, or anything, and all I am trying to do is to be able to add/edit/delete various form fields in order to fill out the forms properly. Here is a link to the current form that has me stymied - it is the S-Corporation election form from the IRS (form 2553): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2553.pdf [more inside]
posted by kjl291 on Apr 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Why does Windows 8.1 ask for an app every time I try to open a PDF?

This is new behavior (maybe after I installed the Windows 8.1 upgrade) - when I double-click a PDF, instead of just opening the file in Acrobat (full app is installed on my computer), the 'how do you want to open this file' dialog appears, and 'Keep using Adobe Acrobat' is the first choice, followed by two instances an icon with the full path to the Acrobat executable. I have Adobe Acrobat as the default program. I'm guessing this is a Windows issue, rather than Adobe - how do I get my PDFs to just open already?
posted by DandyRandy on Apr 3, 2014 - 2 answers

Where on can I get Cirque Du Soleil style dance and acrobatics costumes?

I am a member of a small acrobatic group including both men and women, and we are having a hard time finding costumes. There are more options for women, but almost none for men except basic gymnastics outfits and unitards in a handful of colors. We'd love to find a place to get really dramatic costumes, or at least parts we could use to design our own without having to make them completely from scratch. Online is best, as I am in Iceland.
posted by Nothing on Nov 19, 2013 - 5 answers

acrobat pro/pdf: multiple selections in dropdown list

Acrobat help? Would like to create a dropdown list where you can choose multiple selections and then have the non-selected options disappear. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Aug 9, 2013 - 4 answers

How to edit text and select underlined text in Acrobat?

I have to edit several PDFs. Not big edits, just some text changes. I'm using Acrobat X on a Mac, while the PDFs seem to have been created on a PC using Ghost Script, though I don't know what exact piece of software was used. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 28, 2013 - 6 answers

How to assemble 500 image slices into a printable PDF

I have about 500 PNGs. Each is 8" wide and anywhere from 1" to 5" high. I need to assemble them into a PDF, as many images as possible that will fit per page without cutting off. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jan 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Adobe Acrobat replacement for Mac OS X

Seeking Adobe Acrobat replacement for Mac OS X. I have Acrobat 8 Standard for Windows, which has served me well. But Adobe only offers their "Pro" version for Mac, which costs way more than I want to spend ($450), and it's also more than I need. So I'm looking for an alternative; free is great, but willing to pay for a solid software package. Intuitive and easy-to-use is a big plus. List of features I tend to rely on most in the "More Inside" section. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Can I save a secure form in Reader?

How to get Adobe Reader to save a secure form? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Oct 11, 2012 - 3 answers

How to remove time & author metadata from PDF edits?

Is it possible to remove specific metadata (i.e., timestamps and review/commentor name but NOT the actual edits & comments) from a PDF in Acrobat X? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

How to create easy editable signs?

How can I create large signs with fillable text fields that auto-scale? [more inside]
posted by tjbarrett on Jun 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Helvetica for Everyone! PDFS 4-EVA!

Let's say I'm an in-house graphic designer working on a sale sign template for a company with several locations. I've got Helvetica. The various locations don't. I'd like to make a fancy template in InDesign, and then create a PDF form where employees can alter small portions of the text and then print the completed sale sign at their location, still using the Helvetica. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 25, 2012 - 15 answers

PDF text recognition

What is the quickest way to digitally black out the social security numbers in 100s of PDFs? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Apr 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Can a sortable spreadsheet exist in a PDF?

I have a PDF document and a spreadsheet in XLS format. We want to be able to put the spreadsheet into the PDF and allow users to click on the sheet's column headings to sort the data alphabetically depending on need. Is this possible? If so, what is the best way to do it? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Feb 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Gah! Acrobat!

Why is Acrobat artifacting my images? I am at my wits end. [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Feb 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I compress my portfolio into something that won't load like a bad animated GIF?

Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Nov 20, 2011 - 14 answers

PDF me ASAP

Is there a way to send a message through Adobe Acrobat? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Oct 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Problems Making Accessible PDF from Multiple Word Docs

I need to make an accessible PDF from multiple Word documents but the product keeps failing due to bad structure tree. Why, and how can I quickly fix it? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Oct 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Why Isn't This Easier?

Can anyone recommend a plug-in that allows adobe acrobat to sort pages by page number? I inserted page numbers into a document; extracted certain pages into separate files, and then combined them again; the page numbers were off as a result (and there are some dupes). I'd like to make them resort by page number. Any ideas?
posted by miss tea on Sep 23, 2011 - 4 answers

$xx to Create a PDF??

How's your little US nonprofit avoiding Adobe Acrobat and printing PDFs for free? [more inside]
posted by FLAG (BASTARD WATER.) (Acorus Adulterinus.) on Aug 10, 2011 - 33 answers

Acrobat Plugin to open the Next/Previous File in a Folder?

Acrobat Plugin to open the Next/Previous File in a Folder? [more inside]
posted by millerizer on May 24, 2011 - 0 answers

Is there a PDF form element that allows you to browse and insert a picture into a predefined area?

Is there a PDF form element that allows you to browse and insert a picture into a predefined area? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Scripting PDF printing in Windows XP?

How do I script PDF "printing" in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Apr 28, 2011 - 6 answers

One CFR Title in one PDF document?

Where can I find entire chapters of the CFR available in one PDF file? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Help resizing a pdf

Advice on resizing a pdf. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Jan 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Need to view multiple pdf documents

Has anyone ever gotten this error message when trying to open two .pdf documents (I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0)? "You can not use multiple instance of program at the same time."? [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Jul 1, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF?

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jun 21, 2010 - 28 answers

Why won't Acrobat/Distiller save my file?

Adobe Acrobat/Distiller query: I choose Adobe PDF 9.0 from the print dialog of Word 2008 on my Mac, and choose PDF/X-1a:2001 from the PDF Options. I click Print, am asked for a filename/location, the printing queue window opens, but NO FILE IS SAVED! What am I doing wrong? If I try and open the Word doc from within Acrobat, to output it there, it tells me it can't be outputted as a PDF/X-1a file.
posted by humblepigeon on May 31, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I make this process more efficient?

Is it possible to automate the process of editing two word documents, converting them to pdfs, merging them, and then emailing? [more inside]
posted by gagoumot on Mar 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Hack my Minnesota PDF tax form?

2009 online PDF tax forms for the State of Minnesota only let you print, not save, once you have filled them in. Is there a work around so I can retain an electronic record of my taxes? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Feb 26, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I remove the password protection on a pdf document?

How do I remove the password protection on a pdf document? [more inside]
posted by sour cream on Jan 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Numerous .txt to PDF (best options)

What's the best way to make a PDF of a bunch of plain text files? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Dec 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Free/Open Source Scan-to-PDF Software?

What's the best free or open source software (for Windows XP) which will scan multiple pages in a row and output a PDF with zero fuss? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Nov 3, 2009 - 3 answers

2 Sided PDF Conversion

Is there a way to take a brochure made in Microsoft Publisher 2007 and convert it to a 2 sided PDF that can be printed out and folded as a brochure? [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Sep 17, 2009 - 10 answers

How to quickly crop to trim in Acrobat?

How can I efficiently crop pages to the trim area in Adobe Acrobat 9? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Sep 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Tagging in Acrobat Pro 8

I would like to be able to search comments in numerous pdf files at once using Adobe Acrobat Pro 8. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Sep 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me pdf in PC!! Please…?

Acrobat+video filter: Anybody out there ever built a rich-media pdf on a Mac that PC users could view WITHOUT QuickTime? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Apr 1, 2009 - 10 answers

alternatives to Acrobat

What is the best low-cost alternative to Adobe Acrobat Standard? I'm trying a couple out but would like to hear from other users before making a purchase. [more inside]
posted by plague on Mar 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Have I suffered a PDF exploit?

I tried to visit the web site of a local business, and a PDF was automatically and unexpectedly downloaded. What was it trying to do, and how can I know whether I avoided the exploit? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Mar 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Batch processing multiple-page PDFs

I need to batch process a 54-page PDF through Bridge (or Photoshop) and it doesn't seem to be saving properly. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Mar 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Acrobat 8 Pro help

How can I make Acrobat 8 load with my preferences for toolbars? [more inside]
posted by monkeygenius on Mar 1, 2009 - 0 answers

How can I increase contrast on a multi-page PDF?

How can I quickly and easily increase the contrast on every page of a PDF? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Feb 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Need Adobe Acrobat (8 or higher) help

Need help from someone with Acrobat 8 Pro (or higher) to add "usage rights" to a simple PDF file [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Jan 22, 2009 - 2 answers

How to scrub a .pdf?

Acrobat Pro filter: How can I remove unwanted highlighter from a color scanned pdf? [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jan 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Easy way to add Print Setup button to Acrobat 8.0's toolbar?

Is there an easy way to add a Print Setup button to Acrobat 8.0's toolbar that is accessible inside a browser window? Full story inside. [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on Dec 16, 2008 - 1 answer

Virtual scissors and tape: Page assembly?

I want software to split, combine, tile, and imposition pages (produced by different apps) before sending the job to the printer. Can I do this without spending megabucks on Acrobat or learning to read and write PostScript by hand? [more inside]
posted by Myself on Oct 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Why won't a PDF's form fields print?

I have a PDF form that I modified from an existing PDF form, adding a new page and a few new fields. The new fields I added are visible on the screen but not visible when I print the form. Other parts of the form work fine, it is only 4 text fields I added. Other checkboxes work and show up fine. I am fairly inexperienced with editing PDFs and using LiveCycle Designer (I have version 7) and can't figure out what the heck I'm missing and I can't extract anything from the help guide.
posted by Ikazuchi on Oct 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Pushing the limits of PDFs. First, what are they?

When it comes to document interactivity, what are PDF files really capable of? Which features are best for creating dynamic displays of information? What are some of the best examples you've seen of interactive PDFs? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Sep 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Another Vista workaround, please. How to create PDFs.

How can I view AND create PDFs without Acrobat? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Aug 28, 2008 - 23 answers

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