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 -
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 -
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 -
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 ($450), and it's also more than I need. So I'm looking for an alternative; free is great, but willing to pay for a solid software package. Intuitive and easy-to-use is a big plus. List of features I tend to rely on most in the "More Inside" section. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Jan 14, 2013 -
I filled out a PDF form last night in Google Chrome and saved the PDF. Then I emailed it to someone important. This morning they told me they had received a blank form (!). I opened the attachment and yes, it's blank. *@#$&@! [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 -
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 -
When I export an InDesign document as a PDF, the bookmarks automatically generated by Indesign from a table of contents are consistently going to a page 2 pages after their target when clicked in Foxit PDF reader. I am going nuts. Help? [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Jan 25, 2012 -
How can I create a .pdf form that a) is able to be filled out, and b) will tally a running total of the "score" as it is filled in? The problem: I need a free
program. [more inside]
posted by woodvine
on Dec 9, 2011 -
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 -
Is there an adobe app available that will allow for data input on a pdf form on an iPad? [more inside]
posted by nataliecay
on Sep 13, 2010 -
How can I create a high-quality but small file sized, multi-page PDF? I am assembling a design portfolio and have access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Indesign. [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Aug 23, 2010 -
Is there a way to embed
the same jpg image many times in a single PDF in Illustrator CS5? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B
on Aug 6, 2010 -
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 -
Help me convert PDF files that should be grayscale, but are actually in color. [more inside]
posted by xedrik
on Jun 18, 2010 -
How can I replace embedded fonts in a PDF with "normal-looking" versions? I have a textbook I received from my professor for a class, and the text is incredibly hard to read. [more inside]
posted by lwf
on Nov 16, 2009 -
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 -
MacFilter: Anyone know of a free way to add markups and comments to PDF files in OS X? [more inside]
posted by el_lupino
on Aug 9, 2009 -
How do I get this fillable form PDF to print the information in the interactive fields. If I click "highlight fields" the information is there, but when I print it's gone.
posted by kristymcj
on May 5, 2009 -
In light of the increasing number of PDF security exploits, what is the most secure PDF viewer for Windows? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Apr 1, 2009 -
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 -
How do I edit PDF Title, Author and Publisher info so that book information loads properly in ADE Adobe Digital Edition? [more inside]
posted by 925
on Jan 27, 2009 -
How can I link to downloadable Adobe Illustrator and EPS documents on our intranet? [more inside]
posted by Joleta
on Nov 25, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
How can I convert a Word document to a pdf while keeping the margins the same width? We are working on a 5 MB Word document, created with Word 2003 on a PC running Windows XP. The margins must be 1 inch wide. When we convert it to pdf, the right hand margin becomes 1.25 inches wide, and random phrases become boldface. We've tried Acrobat 8 and a freeware converter (dopdf).
posted by lukemeister
on Aug 28, 2008 -
How do I preview a PDF file in Windows Explorer (XP Professional) without opening it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 4, 2008 -
How do I link a bunch of documents together into a binder which automatically updates when changes are made? [more inside]
posted by special-k
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Is there a way to create a link in an Excel spreadsheet to a specific page or destination in an external PDF file? I've read some tutorials that show how to do this in html documents but can't seem to figure out if it's possible in Excel. I'm using MS Excel 2000 and Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Professional. Thanks!
posted by bepe
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Why do some PDF's open in Acrobat instead of Foxit when using Firefox, even when
Foxit is the default reader? [more inside]
posted by Nugget
on Oct 15, 2007 -
I need to make a small change (tel #) to a PDF brochure I had done recently. The problem is that I don't have the original file the brochure was created from and won't be able to get it for at least three weeks. Is there any software I can buy that will enable me to do this or am I just going to have to wait until the designer returns to civilization?
posted by Umhlangan
on Oct 12, 2007 -
Is there an easy way to manage extensive amounts of .eps & .ai files (Adobe Illustrator) into a .pdf catalog format? I often buy vector pack cds that come with vast amounts of eps/ai files but there is almost always a single .pdf file that has a catalog of all the files in one for easy browsing. Is there a tool that does this automatically?
posted by cheero
on Sep 19, 2007 -