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  1. Arabic OCR

    Need to recognize Arabic text from scanned images.

    345 votes
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    118 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  gudisa responded

    We already considered this request. We will update you once the team prioritise it and implement it.

    Thanks.

  2. Make Comments Toolbar Open Automatically/By Default

    I would LOVE it if you folks could make the Comments Tool auto-open and/or by default somehow. I open lots and lots of pages every day and it would be really wonderful if the Comments just opened every time I opened a new doc.

    71 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks all for your feedback!
    We have added this feature request in our to do list. Will let you know when we plan to deliver it into one of our future releases.

    Regards,
    Arvind

  3. Paste in Place

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

    43 votes
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    Planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Multiple highlight colour palette

    To support quickly highlighting text with an array of colours (for tagging and coding text)

    29 votes
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    Planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. HIghlighting Text

    For the highlight function, there should be the ability to change colors easily. Right now the process is cumbersome and time-consuming. When I have to be able to access my highlighted test for citations, it would be wonderful to be able to export to word documents with a click.

    25 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused!
    We have been looking into this issue, will let you know once we plan to release the fix.

    Regards,
    Arvind

  6. Editing or creating new stamps involves too many steps

    I'm required to fill in a lot of forms with my signature and the date. And since the date always changes, I edit my signature image in PSD and then bring it in to Acrobat and make (or edit) a stamp. But in Acrobat the process of editing a stamp with a new image is grueling! ... 10 steps! (see attached).

    24 votes
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    Planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Tick box in comments disappeared after last update

    I always used the tick box while reviewing, using a filter so that comments I processed also disappeared. It was an easy and intuitive way of editing the source text with the help of the comments in the PDF. After the last update, the tick box is gone and now hidden. You have to click the dots in the top right corner of the comment, then select 'Set status' and then click the status. That's THREE clicks instead of one. NOT user friendly, NOT intuitive, NO improvement. Please give me back my tick box!

    18 votes
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    Planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 2 steps to add check to comments - Build: 19.8.20071.303822

    In previous versions of Acrobat I was able to Check a comment (typically once I had made an edit to my InDesign doc). By setting the filter to show unchecked comments only I was systematically able to go through a set of clients edits. In the new version of Acrobat you have removed the ability to just click to check a comment. I now have to open a drop down menu and select it. This is really annoying when you have a large document with over 100 comments (as I regularly do).

    Please return the simple check box to the…

    18 votes
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  9. Why did you hide the checkmark?

    Why did you hide the checkmark?

    17 votes
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    Planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. combine word files in PDF in Acrobat DC

    It doesn't work at all! PDF maker is not cooperating with Microsoft Office.It worked though in older version of Acrobat

    12 votes
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    Planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Creating PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Support Installations and Upgrades on macOS Case-Sensitive Volumes

    This request is being submitted at the suggestion of Adobe Support which was unable to provide effective support for Case Nº 0189220198. Of the 252 applications currently installed on our macOS Sierra system, only Acrobat Pro XI cannot be reinstalled or upgraded because the storage volumes are formatted as case-sensitive. The previously case-insensitive system volume on which Acrobat Pro XI version 11.0.20 had previously been installed was converted to a case-sensitive format. This was done by imaging the volume as a DMG file using Disk Utility, and then after reformatting as case-sensitive, the volume was restored using the ditto command…

    10 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Installation and Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  Pratyush Dhoundiyal responded

    Hi Michael

    Thanks for your lucid explanation. This is already planned and very soon the issue would be resolved.

    Thanks

  12. Using "Compare Page Range" and input "New File Dialog" crash.

    1. Open Acrobat Pro DC
    2. Open File A.pdf and B/pdf
    3. Select "Compare Files"
    4. Open "Select Files to Compare", and push Settings button
    5. Open Setting dialog, input New File combo box
    6. Freeze Acrobat

    This problems on Windows 10 and Acrobat Pro (2017.011.30113 and 2019.010.20069).

    Original Problem is Japan Forums thread.
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2588735

    9 votes
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    Planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Named User Licensing - Actual Usage

    As Adobe System Admin for my large enterprise, I very much need the ability to run a report on demand from the Admin Console that'll identify which users are utilizing which Adobe licenses to include their last usage date. This should be quite possible given Named User licenses (Federated ID) must check in to Adobe constantly and so Adobe already tracks user interaction with licensed apps. This would very much benefit my enterprise as I will remove users who are not utilizing the products after a period of time. Reference Case ID E-000007273.

    9 votes
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  14. use multithreading for OCR

    Use multithreading for OCR

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for reporting your concern.
    We already have a feature request for this. The engineering team will work on this issue once prioritized.
    We will inform you once it is implemented.

    Thanks.

  15. Use printer default setting for double-sided printing

    Currently Adobe Acrobat DC does not recognise if the default printer setting on my mac has been set to duplex. There is a work around. By pressing the printer button and selecting 'duplex' from the print dialogue box that is revealed, pdfs can be printed double sided (DC warns against doing this by the way). The trouble is that it is easy to forget to follow this process, particularly when I am in a hurry, with the result that pdfs, in my case often 20 or 30 pages documents, are printed single sided. This wastes paper, is environmentally unfriendly and…

    8 votes
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    Planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. right-click

    It would be really nice if the "Underline" tool was included in the right-click menu. Right now the Mac version has an option for highlighting and striking through, but not for underlining.

    8 votes
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  17. Auto Tag a Single Page

    Acrobat's new Autotag utility re-tags the entire document.

    Sometimes most of the PDF is fine and I just need to correct one page or a portion of content that I've selected.

    But we can't do that: right now, it's all or nothing.

    Give us the option to autotag the entire document, a single page, or the content we have selected with our cursor. Keep the other tags that are already in the PDF.

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Did you guys bury my most-used feature?

    Hi, Yesterday when I opened Acrobat DC, and I viewed comments, I could check off the comment as completed right there in the comment's own panel. today when I opened the same program, in order to mark a comment as completed, I have to open two levels of a flyout menu.
    How do I unbury this check box so I do not have to add twice as much clicking to my proofreading process?

    7 votes
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  19. Missing letter G when exporting to pdf from Word

    Windows 10 Home version 1903
    Acrobat Pro DC version 2019.012.20040
    Microsoft Word for Office 365 MSO (16.0.11929.20298) 32-bit

    Steps to reproduce:

    - Create a new Word document.

    - Input letter G, set its font to Cambria, and set "Kerning for fonts" checkbox on in Word's Font dialog box. Where to find it:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-the-spaces-between-text-e9b96011-1c42-45c0-ad8f-e8a6e4a33462

    - Save document and export it to pdf using "Create PDF" in Word's Acrobat toolbar.

    Expected result: pdf with letter G

    Observed result: empty pdf

    5 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Creating PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Can't print pdf files

    Hi,

    I have Adobe Acrobat Reader Pro - Build: 18.11.20040.280397, operating on MACOS High Sierra 10.13.4, with a MFC Brother printer.

    all of a sudden I can't print any files unless I go into advanced settings in the print dialogue box and change to print as image?

    I have updated my mac, my printer and adobe acrobat with no success. I have attached a screenshot of the error msg in my printer queue.

    5 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Planned  ·  rite responded

    Hi Bert,

    Could you check if the following steps works for you?
    1. Open Print dialog
    2. Click on “Advance” button
    3. Select “Postscript Options”
    4. Change “Font & Resource Policy” to “send for each page”
    5. Print your documents

    Thanks
    Ritesh

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