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  1. Enable access to files in long folder paths (longer than 255 characters)

    AR is unable to open files where the file and folder path exceeds 255 characters. To accommodate this we have had to replace it with a competitor's software.

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  2. FIX Problem security with Adobe Reader WIN10

    No reaction when trying to open a .pdf file from a network share available under DFS with a previously running .pdf document locally.
    The problem with .pdf files not working properly in correlation with DFS is the Adobe Reader application bug.Bug exist from begin od 2018.Adobe products cannot cope with distributed file systems.The observed bug occurs in WIN SRV 2016 and 2019 systems, and unless it is explicitly stated anywhere that the reason is the change in the SMB authentication method, this is indicated by (logically) the AR logs.this is a link to a thread on this topic https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader/can-only-open-1-pdf-at-a-time-from-dfs-server/m-p/10889532?page=3#M62593 The…

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  3. Move print area in the print window

    Move print area in the print window when using a smaller page size.
    For example in the print preview (
    see attachement)

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  4. Allow people to convert 2 transcripts for a job WITHOUT BUYING ADOBE!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 pages to convert.............must we buy the entire ADOBE PACKAGE I never use it..............

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  5. Wrong portuguese translation for appearance of a certificate-based signature

    1. Brief description: Translation bug.

    2. Steps to reproduce:

      On a Portuguese language installation:

      i. Create an appearance for a certificate-based signature, as described on the link bellow:

      https://helpx.adobe.com/br/acrobat/using/certificate-based-signatures.html?mv=product#create_the_appearance_of_a_certificate_based_signature

      ii. Make sure to include the date in the signature text.

    3. Environment: Windows 10, Acrobat Reader DC - version 20.9.20067.384717 (Portugues)

    4. Expected result: Signature appearance should contain the text "Data" (The correct Portuguese translation for "Date"), followed by the date.

    5. Observed result: Signature appearance contains the text "Dados". See attached screenshot.

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  6. Move Adobe Reader to App store model

    In todays world, many browsers now have built-in PDF viewers to help deal with end of browser plugins and the rise of HTML 5 and mobile apps. Can you please consider eliminating browser plugin for Adobe Reader DC and make Adobe Reader a Mac and Windows App store app as quickly as possible to modernize pdf experience and introduce adobe Scan app which uploads scanned document from iPhone directly to mac or windows PC as well.

    As many websites are going HTML 5 and browser plugin support is being reduced, we need to see adobe acrobat reader app converted from…

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  7. Bug introduced in latest Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - no option for duplex printing

    After latest update to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, the option to print on both sides disappeared. Had to edit the registry to prevent automatic updates (how are naive users supposed to cope?).

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  8. We need a translator inside, if i am reading a document in another language, i would like to translate the word just with clicking in

    We need a translator inside, if i am reading a document in another language, i would like to translate the word just with clicking in

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  9. Restore Last View Settings only working for a few days

    Restore last view settings only remembers settings for a limited time. After a few days, page and zoom settings are reset to default.

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  10. BugFix cpu usage

    since 2020 versions (this bug still persists in all updates until now) of acrobat reader dc for windows it happens that suddenly the application process requires a huge amount of cpu for no apparent reason and it won't stop until the program is closed

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  11. there should be a way to set a default paper size for your printer in Acrobat Reader DC

    For some reason, Acrobat Reader DC assumes that all .pdf files will need to print on A4 paper. My printer is configured for Letterhead (8.5X11). I can reset the size when printing but should not need to do so. I'm fairly certain that none of the institutions sending me .pdf files are using A4 as they are located in Canada and Canada is still using Imperial sizes to maintain compatibility with the USA.

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  12. Bug: Adobe Reader "save" prompts "save-as"

    I am having an issue when saving documents in Adobe Reader, when I hit "save" it prompts a "save-as" box every time which required me to navigate to the document to save it. This is happening for me on windows 10. I've uninstalled and re-installed the program and am getting the same issue. Thanks

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  13. scrolling motion is not smooth on the pc version of adobe acrobat, while on mac it is natural and easy to read and not laggy

    I have a bad experience scrolling and reading pdfs on pc
    because its very laggy , while on ipad and the mobile version of this app its very smooth
    I hope you can solve this problem

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  14. Bug: Adobe Reader 2020.006.20034 - Incorrect service name for DDE communication

    The issue exists in all Adobe Reader versions released in 2020.

    To establish DDE communication with Adobe Reader, a client needs to know DDE service name. It can be read from the following entry in Windows registry:
    Computer\HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\acrobat\shell\open\ddeexec\application
    This entry is created/updated during Adobe Reader installation.
    Adobe Reader 2020.006.20034 saves the following value to this entry: "AcroViewR19". Our application reads this value and tries to establish DDE connections with Adobe Reader. However, DDE connection fails when "AcroViewR19" is used as service name. When the registry value is corrected to “AcroViewR20” – DDE connection successfully establishes. Any update of…

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  15. Trying to open Adobe Reader in a blank Windows Desktop instead switches to any Windows Desktop where Adobe Reader is already open.

    Trying to open Adobe Reader in a blank Windows Desktop instead switches to any Windows Desktop where Adobe Reader is already open.

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  16. Allow selective print of tiles from Poster print / Tiled print

    When printing a "Poster" or tiled printout, where the PDF is not scaled but is printed on multiple sheets, one should be able to selectibely only print certain sheets. This is useful, for example, if you have a 15 or 20 sheet print of some architectural plans (or any large file) and you have a printer error with 2 pages to go. Now you have to re-print everything, which could take an hour or more depending on printer, and is a waste of energy, ink, an paper and harms the environment. Another use of such functionality is if I need…

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  17. (The free version) On macOS you should NOT break normal system behaviors like "Print to PDF".

    That is a system behavior and is expected of all apps on macOS. "Print to PDF" is NOT a creative function, but an output function. It would be useful for getting around bugs etc, related to printing.

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  18. I am trying to print a single page of my PDF. I ask it to print page 2, and it prints page 12.

    When a single page or range of pages is printed, print the correct page(s). I was trying to print page 2 of my PDF, and page 12 printed.

    I got around it by going to page 2 and printing current page.

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  20. Group opened pdfs in sessions

    Create a session that gives an ability to group opened pdfs and save them like collections in browsers. Later, when you reopen your acrobat reader you can choose between different sessions to use.

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