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  1. How to turn off automatic OCR when editing a scanned document?

    I want turn off automatic OCR when I go to edit a scan. Really slowing my project down having to revert to image on every page when all I need to do is rotate pages on the old documents I'm working on.

    27 votes
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      21 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Set Default Font for Edit Tool

      Why can we not set a default font in our editing tool. One already seems to be the default, but I can't change it.

      9 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Paste in Place

        A preset setting to paste copied elements in place would a valuable improvement.

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          2 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Spell Checker

          A fully functional spell checker is necessary for Acrobat DC (17.009).

          Frequently I get documents requiring proof-reading and the only option is to export as a DOCX, run a spell checker there and, for every error, go back to DC and either comment the error or correct it myself. Not ideal, to say the least.

          Such functionality would also provide useful features. For example, to check French text has the correct accents or, even, being able to "translate" from US English to British English

          4 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Precise placement of objects in Prepare Form and Edit Form

            I would like to see a "transform" capability similar to InDesign, with a panel or set of boxes in which the actual pixel X & Y coordinates, as well as the dimensions of an object, can be precisely set. Currently, the resolution on this type of placement appears to be set at 2 points, and I would like to be able to fine-tune that to pixels or 10,000ths of an inch as I can in InDesign. That's the basic idea, but read on for rationale.
            I work mainly in InDesign to create pdf forms that I then take into Acrobat…

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • It would be great to set a default font AND color when editing a document.

              It would be great to set a default font AND color when editing a document.

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              • I humbly request that you do away with "you can't sign this document because it's already been signed"

                So i click on "remove restrictions on this document" and then it asks for a password. Me no HAVE a password, WHAT password? wtf are you talking about? WHERE do i find this golden password that i've never created? wtf am I paying for this for

                4 votes
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                • Problems with Changing Font Color in Acrobat Pro XI (PeeCee)

                  This issue relates to a feature request which I will submit separately. In the meantime, here is what I posted about this problem in the Acrobat Pro "Editing & Exporting PDFs" forum:

                  As described in a related "PDF Page Size" message thread, I am needing to change the font color of all - or a specified range of - pages within a 200-page PDF file, from dark grey to black. As stated in that separate thread:

                  In experimenting with changing the font color in a fully-justified three-column text document, in Acrobat Pro XI (Windoze 7 Professional), I am having disappointing…

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                  • Remove just one header/footer and not others/remove all headers/footers

                    It would be nice to have the ability to remove just one footer instead of removing all headers/footers. For example, I work on large publications and would like to be able to leave the different headers and copyright footers for each chapter in place, but be able to update the page numbers. Currently, when I remove or update a header/footer, it effects ALL headers/footers. There should be a menu option to pick and choose which headers/footers to alter.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bulk Changing of Font Color in Acrobat Pro XI and DC

                      As also expressed in a bug report related to the changing of font colors within a PDF file, I would like to see Acrobat Pro XI and DC have the ability to change the font color of *all* pages - or a specified range of pages - within a given document, in one pass. Right now this process must be laboriously applied, one page at a time.

                      This feature would be analogous to the Crop Tool, for instance, which does provide the ability to apply itself to all or to a range of pages within the specified file.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Resize PDFs

                        Ability to change 'page size' on existing pdfs.

                        I work in Construction and receive a lot of scale drawings, usually created from tools like AutoCAD. Often enough the designer doesn't select the correct options when plotting to pdf - meaning that the page size on the pdf is not correct (ie a PDF shows as A3, but needs to be printed at A1 for the scale to work correctly). This causes issues with document control (ie individuals may unwittingly print at the wrong size), but also means that the measure tool is giving false results as the scale is not…

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                          0 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Tools

                          1. You should be able to "pin" tool bars of your choosing and have them automatically be in your workspace when you open a pdf.

                          This use to work and now does not. It is extremely frustrating.

                          2. There are way too many clicks involved to open up the navigation pane. I should not have to memorize shortcuts to do such a simple task.

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                          • Editing Text

                            Hi

                            I produce this pdf file, so that at a later date i can change the date. I've selected the edit tool in adobe pro and when i start to type in the date i want, the text moves from the bottom of the page to half way up the page. (as you will see from the pdf file attached)

                            I am doing this on a windows 7 machine.

                            On the other pages i dont have a problem. The pages of pdf are set up the same way, so I'm unclear as to what the problem is with this page.

                            3 votes
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                            • Fix for XI

                              Please create the option to set a font for Form Editing, or fix the "Use Current Properties as New Defaults" to include the selected font as well. Helvetica isn't a common font, but I'd really rather not have to change it for every field I create on a converted document.
                              Thanks...Love the program.

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                              • Past in Place / Export and import doc info to an excel sheet.

                                Paste in Place function. It's nothing new and Acrobat had it til recent versions. I work in a production atmosphere where sometimes we have to add bleed tabs and make minor edits for printing. It's extremely time consuming now to move the tab around and make it line up perfectly. It would be a more efficient program if you added it back in.
                                Also we used to able to export and import doc info. It would save a tremendous amount of time instead of hand-entering all the info. We sometimes deal with 100's of files to create 1 book.
                                As…

                                3 votes
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                                • Requests

                                  Please make it so the fonts are WYSIWIG. It's incredibly frustrating to look at an enormous list of fonts and have no idea what they look like. Also, it would be nice to see Arial in there! Thanks.

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                                  • why cant I save my toobar after I customize it- when i open new pdf files the default toolbar always appears

                                    simple- allow the toolbar to be saved after it is customized so that it will always appear when new documents are opened.

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                                    • score out

                                      There should be a score out feature in the "Editing PDFs" window.
                                      This function is currently only possible via the "comments".

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                                      • "Edit any PDF"

                                        Please stop sending out emails that say it is quick and easy to edit a PDF without qualifying what is possible and what the consequences are. I have several clients who now think it is possible to edit PDFs, but the reality is that it is NOT possible to do so professionally.

                                        The end result of clients editing PDFs is that version control is lost from the original files that generated the PDF, artwork needs to be recreated to match the edited PDF and because there appears to be no way of tracking what the client has changed, the clients…

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                                        • Need a way to circle text in red and put a note for editing

                                          Need a way to circle text in red and put a note for editing

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