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 -
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 -
Using Revo Uninstaller, I have tried to uninstall Adobe Air from My Think Pad E545 running Windows 7 pro. Unfortunately, it left behind its ugly icon on the taskbar that I can’t seem to eliminate. The control panel section for modifying the taskbar doesn’t even list it for hiding or modification. Any ideas how to kill this unwanted intrusion would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by NinaLee
on Mar 31, 2014 -
I have an old copy of Adobe Photoshop that I desperately want to run on my much newer laptop. Is it possible? I am a fumbling luddite - pretend I'm your 80 year-old grandparent when you explain anything techie to me. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui
on Mar 19, 2014 -
I want to improve my digital photo organization at work, and I don't care about anything in iPhoto except Events. Unfortunately, I really
appreciate being able to visually browse Events as a central database of every photo upload ever.
It feels like there's no easy visual browsing in the Adobe suite, is this true? Should I just get better at using keywords in Bridge, or is there something magical in Lightroom that I don't know about? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Mar 6, 2014 -
Network admin hat on; not a graphic artist but providing tech support to them. Our guys run Suitcase alongside their ACS software to manage fonts. Last Suitcase thread on the blue was from 2005, which may answer my question but - is it still a necessary or at least valuable thing in a Windows 7 environment with reasonably high-end workstations (I know, they're not Macs, tsk tsk), or is it no longer an asset because computers have more resources now to keep up with 2,000+ fonts...?
posted by randomkeystrike
on Jan 23, 2014 -
How can I convince the CS6 Application Manager that it was registered almost a year ago? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Jan 16, 2014 -
Hi guys! Okay, so I have a background is advanced art direction & design and I am looking into how to make superawesome interactive digital magazines and booklets that will kick ass and people will love. Do you have experience with this kinda platform stuff? Awesome. I don't. And most people I talk to don't, so I need your feedback and advice pretty please. And if you don't know anything about that, can you give me names of interactive books/magazines you think kick ass (and tell me why you like them) so I can check them out and be dazzled and inspired? Thanks oh, so much. :) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Jan 9, 2014 -
My "throw-away" password is in the list of those compromised by the Adobe hack. It's a common dictionary word that I use for sites that I really don't care about security on: things that I don't even understand why they should be password protected, "test-driving" sites or products where I don't intend to keep using them, and an old email account that was for a blog that I haven't updated in about four years. (And I don't use the account any more). I'm pretty unconcerned about it being compromised. Is there any reason I should
worry? And if I do want to change it, is there any way to find out what all the sites are that I have used it on in the past? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Nov 22, 2013 -
So, I was one of many people to have my adobe account information leaked. Though I know I shouldn't, I use that same password on lots of different accounts. I've changed them on the important ones, but how do people possibly keep the dozens of passwords for every different website straight? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic
on Nov 22, 2013 -
Previously, I have used Adobe Media Encoder to convert hundreds of varying video files in to one common format. Works great. Set it and forget it. A godsend.
Now, I have a folder of about 5000 WMVs (with a few MPGs and MOVs scattered throughout) of all different resolutions and quality. I need to convert them to MP4s, each the same resolution and quality of the file each original was. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Nov 18, 2013 -
I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course.
These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash)
I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom.
This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
posted by mariecheri
on Nov 16, 2013 -
So, Adobe has abandoned retail versions of Creative Suite (and its component apps) in favor of Creative Cloud.
This terrifies me. [more inside]
posted by xedrik
on Oct 17, 2013 -
I have a few dozen short .mov files that want to edit together. Before I do that, though, I want to apply image stabilization software and then edit together the stabilized clips. I have Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5, but can't figure out what my workflow needs to be. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Oct 12, 2013 -
I can find google answers for Adobe X, but not XI, and the instructions for X don't work for XI. So.
I want to add footnotes while editing my PDF document (something I wrote in word and saved as a PDF, but for various reasons I don't want to work on the original word document). Unlike in Adobe X, there is no "edit page design" button now. Is there a way to add footnotes to your PDF in Adobe XI? Looking up "footnote" in the Help menu yields nada. Thanks!
posted by third rail
on Sep 17, 2013 -
How do I make a PDF fillable form do a few of the things that Excel does for me easy, like turn the Trademark notation into superscript TM, like this? ™ [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light
on Aug 20, 2013 -
I have a 39KB AI file I need to resize into a 20MB PFD - while retaining all image quality for print. Thank you so much!
posted by brookem
on Aug 15, 2013 -
I have a little 11 second video clip (Vanity Clip) that I put on the beginning of all of my videos. I have been using the same clip for 2+ years. I have multiple, multiple, copies of it backed up.
All of a sudden this morning, Premiere is cutting the clip EXACTLY in half horizontally. On the top is just black. Every other clip in the project is fine. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jul 16, 2013 -
Is there any way that I can get guides to stay visible across *all* layers in Illustrator CS6, instead of disappearing when I turn layers off? I'd rather not replace them every time I add a new layer. My google-fu is failing due a bad combination of search terms that keeps returning tutorials. Thank you!
posted by avocet
on Jun 24, 2013 -
My 9-year-old daughter likes to animate things on GoAnimate.com. The website allows you to upload flash animations, and she'd like to make her own animations of, say, the Sesame Street characters.
The canonical program for building flash animations is Adobe Flash Professional. I'm guessing that is beyond her capabilities (and may be beyond mine!). Are there simpler programs that allow a patient but unsophisticated user to build very simple flash animations?
posted by musofire
on Jun 23, 2013 -
I'm looking for an out-of-the-box laptop that will run Adobe CS5 (especially Premiere) smoothly. Other considerations inside: [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I am making a 20 page glossy (i.e. lots of graphics and photos) report. Previously, I have been using Illustrator to make individual pages, but that is clearly not the correct tool. What product (preferable Adobe) should I get to create this kind of document?
posted by chrisalbon
on Jun 5, 2013 -
Have had and have used Lightroom 3. Now have and will soon use Lightroom 4. Not exactly clear on the pixie magic involved in converting a LR3 catalog to LR4, though. What can you tell me? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth
on Mar 22, 2013 -
I'm looking for PC-based layout/design software that runs less than $500 that works better than MS Publisher. [more inside]
posted by PuppyCat
on Mar 7, 2013 -
I've been tasked with creating YouTube-quality videos using clips generated by the screen capture software applications (Camtasia
and Snapz Pro X
. I have to bring these clips into Adobe Premiere for editing and to add titles and audio. I can't get my head around the various resolutions at play here and how best to match them up, so rather than more rambling narrative let me ask a few direct questions; [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Feb 25, 2013 -
I have been using Premiere Pro 2, the really ooooold version, but I just upgraded to a new Mac Mini and it isn't compatible with my hardware.
Some dude on Craigslist was going to sell me the full CS6 suite for $30, but after looking at prices from Adobe, I realized it was definitely illegal and probably malware. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Why should I use Adobe's applications? Of course, I realise I don't have to if I don't want to. However, I'm a subscriber to their Creative Cloud programme, primarily for Photoshop / Indesign /Illustrator. I already use the competitors to many of the other applications in the bundle. Are there any pressing reasons for me to use the Adobe versions? Please explain to me, but please: without denigrating the applications I already use
. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier
on Feb 14, 2013 -
For years, I've accepted as fact that Russian-language PDFs don't play nice with other programs. That if you tried to paste copied text into Word or Notepad, you'd get gibberish characters. (I work on two laptops, one with Windows Vista and Acrobat, the other Windows 7 and Reader.) Are there any clever workarounds or programs I should know about? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I'm attempting to create a form using Adobe LiveCycle for the first time. I've made a good dent in what I'm trying to do, and everything's finally working as it should, except that one particular field insists on printing even though the "presence" is absolutely, positively marked "Visible (screen only)". [more inside]
posted by couchtater
on Jan 14, 2013 -
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 -
At work earlier this year I was asked to put together an infographic style chart for a quarterly report. I used Adobe's Project Rome
since it was a very easy to use graphic design outfit that could be used free and in-browser. I've been using it each quarter for our reports and I last used it right before the holidays and started a rough draft. But when I went to finish it today the entire Rome program seemed to be completely gone from Adobe's website. Now what? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Jan 7, 2013 -
You guys are always supersmart and up-to-date with this kinda stuff. Help this semi-retired print designer understand the tablet/mobile magazine biz! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Are there any consumer or professional creative programs that offer randomization tools along the lines of 'Brainstorm' in Adobe After Effects? [more inside]
posted by artradio
on Nov 29, 2012 -
Adobe InDesign CS4: I've got a very large document, divided into sections (chapters). Currently, there are section markers on various pages, with each section defined by a labelled submaster (so I can see from the Pages panel where each section begins and ends). When I add content to various sections, the section markers no longer align as the pages reflow (because the markers are attached to the actual page numbers and not the content). How can I fix this so that adding content to sections continues within the submaster style / section marker for that section and not reflow over the pages?
posted by iamkimiam
on Oct 8, 2012 -
How do I work with Adobe Lightroom, massive amounts of images, a modest laptop, and a simple backup scheme? [more inside]
posted by klinefelter
on Oct 1, 2012 -
[Adobe Premiere filter] I have a screencast of a Powerpoint presentation and a webcam video of myself explaining the subject. Using Premiere Pro, I have combined both so that the webcam feed appears as a picture-in-picture in a corner while the presentation runs. However, despite everything looking fine on preview, when I attempt to export the file, the Powerpoint part plays about 10X faster than it should. Help? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno
on Sep 24, 2012 -
I filled out a PDF form last night in Google Chrome and saved the PDF. Then I emailed it to someone important. This morning they told me they had received a blank form (!). I opened the attachment and yes, it's blank. *@#$&@! [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Sep 13, 2012 -
How to populate PDF form from Excel data: number of copies based on number of rows? [more inside]
posted by GuppieXX
on Jul 13, 2012 -
How can I re-set Adobe Application Manager to recognize when there are updates available again? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Jul 4, 2012 -
I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Crappy default non-black in Adobe Illustrator CS5: why, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B
on May 14, 2012 -
I downloaded Adobe Reader and now I've lost everything (well, all access to pdf's, at least...) [more inside]
posted by tacoma1
on May 2, 2012 -
Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu
on Apr 20, 2012 -
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 -
What is the URL of that tumblr with pictures of graphic designers working while their bosses look over their shoulders?
posted by whimsicalnymph
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I'm looking for some websites for the beginner. I'm fine with the animation part. That is (relatively) easy. But I'm pretty much totally lost on the Action script part of it, and the Adobe tutorials are a little complicated for my idiot self. I'm just a little ol' designer and all this talk of code and scripts and computer lingo is freaking me out. I'll take anything. Any ideas. Any help. Anything. Thank you.
posted by freakazoid
on Mar 21, 2012 -