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  1. Invisible space in the text


    1. Open the attached document, which is a dishwasher manual, in Acrobat reader, and search for the word "floor". It will not be found. However, it's present in the document on page 6 in the bottom of the left column.


    2. In Reader, go to the page 6 and copy to clipboard the line beginning with "When the GREEN LIGHT"'; then open Notepad and paste. You will see the space in the middle of the word "floor".


    So it looks like the text has a space in the middle, although the word appears in Reader without the space. This makes more difficult…

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  2. BUG: Copy / Paste text in PDF letters with accents paste as a space on Mac Big Sur

    The copy paste function doesn't work with words that contain letters with accents on my Mac running Big Sur. Letters with accents paste as a space. It doesn't matter where I paste the text. The result is the same. This is a real problem for people using languages with a lot of accents. I'm able to open the same PDF using Preview and copy/paste the same text and see all the letters.

    I opened another PDF that was created years ago with accented letters. The copy/paste worked in my browser and in Preview. I had the same problem when copying/pasting…

    2 votes

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  3. BUG: Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows Cannot View Signature from iPad/iPhone

    Hi, please investigate why Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows cannot view signature signed (hand signature) from iPad/iPhone

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  4. BUG: Fill & Sign types barcode instead of text (wrong font)

    When I use Fill & Sign tool all letter are typing as barcode. I have no option to change font.
    BUT! when I type "space" - barcode font is changed to normal text. After deleting space I have barcode again.
    Reader DC - Czech (21.005.20048)

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  5. Availability of document cloud files offline

    When reading a book from the adobe document cloud, it's always a necessity to have an internet connection. But sometimes it could really help if there's an option to make the file available offline, synced to the latest changes. We can always save the file locally, but that would not help to sync the changes like notes/highlights made on the file to other devices.

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  6. BUG: Printing using AxInterop.AcroPDFLib.dll is not performed.


    1. BUG: Printing using AxInterop.AcroPDFLib.dll is not performed.

    2. Print using axAcroPDF.printWithDialog () of AxInterop.AcroPDFLib.dll in C #.It occurred after the Windows version up.
      3.Windows10.ver2004(build:19041.1052) Acrobat Reader ver2021.005.20048

    3. The print dialog box is displayed

    4. The print dialog box not displayed

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  7. Search doesn't work in large documents

    I'm working on a book and constantly use very large documents (300-600 pages) that I need to search through for specific terms. Trying to search for something as simple as a single word doesn't work 95% of the time. The app either (1) freezes and never returns results or (2) presents hundreds or even thousands of results for the first letter(s) of the term I entered in the search box. Ironically, I've uploaded those same huge PDFs to my iPhone and Adobe Acrobat Reader works perfectly, easily finding those exact same words in those exact same huge documents within second.…

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  8. Search doesn't work in large documents

    I'm working on a book and constantly use very large documents (300-600 pages) that I need to search through for specific terms. Trying to search for something as simple as a single word doesn't work 95% of the time. The app either (1) freezes and never returns results or (2) presents hundreds or even thousands of results for the first letter(s) of the term I entered in the search box. Ironically, I've uploaded those same huge PDFs to my iPhone and Adobe Acrobat Reader works perfectly, easily finding those exact same words in those exact same huge documents within second.…

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  9. Stop including McAfee in the installer.

    Ditch McAfee. Windows defender, Malware Bytes, and Symantec are what I use, and I hate having to uninstall McAfee after accidentally installing it.

    2 votes

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  10. EXTREMELY ANNOYING

    I am trying to sign in to another adobe account on my desktop. The way the software application has been built MAKES THAT EXTREMELY ANNOYING AND DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE

    Because for whatever reason, who ever developed the sign-in flow DIDN'T REALIZE THAT PERHAPS SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO LOG IN TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT SO LETS GIVE THE USERS THE OPTION TO DO JUST THAT!

    Instead, what the application does, is it forces the user to continually log into the same **** account and no matter how many times you try to get to log in page, it AUTOMATICALLY SIGNS YOU IN

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  11. highlight text improvements

    I have two improvements to suggest to the Highlight Text tool:
    1) In a PDF with several text columns, with higher zoom (= not full page view), scrolling up while highlighting from the bottom of the first column to the top of the second column is really slow. This is very annoying. Can't it be sped up?
    2) Sometimes, the Highlight Text tool gets blocked (= no action possible) after a highlight. In these cases, a switch to another tool (e.g. Select tool) is necessary to make the Highlight Text tool responsive again.

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  13. File opening bug introduced in the version 21.005.20048.

    Previously when i had fullscreen view on (ctrl+L) and would then open a new document from second monitor while the other was still on fullscreen view, it would open the new document in fullscreen as well. Ever since the latest update when opening a new document the program exits fullscreen view no matter what kind of settings i have on.

    Steps to reproduce


    1. open pdf file

    2. go to fullscreen view with CTRL+L

    3. open a new pdf

    Expectation: new document to be opened in fullscreen
    Observed resul: program exits full screen when openin a new document

    OS: Windows

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    Hello,

    Sorry for the issue that you are facing here.
    However, this Change has been done explicitly with this release update.

    This is done because previously there was a bug(ADC-4100538) that on opening the 2nd PDF when a pdf is already launched in Full screen View, The Top Toolbar, The Left hand navigation pane and the Right hand taskpane used to appear clipped which is undesired behavior.

    As a part of Fixing this bug, we now switch out the view from Full screen view if User switches to any existing PDF Tab or Launches another PDF.

    Please let me know if you have any further concerns in this ?

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain
    Acrobat Team

  14. Key Combo Crashes Acrobat Reader DC

    In a shared document on macOS Mojave, press Shift + Left-Arrow. The app displays an error message and locks up. The OK button does not dismiss the error and the app must be Force Quit. H/W is MacBook Pro and Apple Wireless Keyboard.

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  15. Password requiring 6 characters

    Requiring 6 characters on a password is unnecessary and hurts the user-friendly nature of the program. This decision is asinine.

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  16. No notifications from shared PDF recipient

    I share PDFs to clients and they correctly receive the email and click the button link which displays the shared PDF.
    I'm sure that in the past I've received email notifications whenever they have viewed the file. (The status of the PDF then updates in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC desktop app to say 'VIEWED' or 'OPENED'.)
    Recently I've had no notifications and no updates and yet the client HAS received and viewed the PDF. Through much testing, I've worked out that the notifications/updates only trigger if the client is signed in to Adobe (with an Adobe ID) which I find…

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  17. PDF file type association broken after upgrading from Reader 2017 to Reader 2020

    In Windows 10, the file type association for .pdf stops working after upgrading from Adobe Reader 2017 (Classic Track) to Reader 2020 (Classic Track). Issue occurs if file association was originally configured by DISM or user for previous Adobe Reader version. The same .pdf file association is expected to work with new Adobe Reader versions.

    Double-clicking a PDF file displays Windows prompt "How do you want to open this file?". The HKCR registry key still contains an entry for the ProgID, AcroExch.Document.2017. Should the Reader 2020 installer remove the HKCR\AcroExch.Document.2017 registry key? Deleting the key appears to resolve the issue.

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  18. Adobe Reader Print bug - long delays

    Adobe Reader suffering from delays when printing PDF files, switched reader to Edge or Foxit same files print without any issue. Repair install performed along w/ complete removal + reinstall of Reader but issues continued. End users reported problem did not appear until recently, possibly a bug with the latest build.

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  19. Acrobat Reader 2017 start menu shortcut not removed after installing Reader 2020

    In Windows 10, after installing Acrobat Reader 2020 the start menu shortcut for the previous installation of Reader (2017) has not been removed. The Reader 2020 installer is expected to remove the Reader 2017 start menu shortcut. This does occur as expected if the base version of Reader 2017 (17.008.30051) is installed prior to installing Reader 2020.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    1. Install Windows 10 Enterprise.
    2. Install Adobe Reader 2017 (Classic Track) using bootstrapper installation (setup.exe). Setup.ini includes PATCH command under [Product] section; PATCH=AcroRdr2017Upd1701130196_MUI.msp.
    3. Install Adobe Reader 2020 (Classic Track) using bootstrapper installation (setup.exe).

    Bootstrapper Deployment
    https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/DesktopDeployment/bootstrapper.html

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  20. end of file reached unexpectedly error on macOS Big Sur 11.4

    It seems that after updating to Big Sur, I cannot save files locally on my desktop from a remote server. When I open the file off the server and then go to save as to my desktop, I get an End of File was reached unexpectedly error. I am running Reader version 21.001.20155. This error does not happen on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 so I am not sure if this is something Adobe or Apple has to fix. I will be filing a separate ticket with Apple on this matter. Thank you

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