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  1. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. File: C:/Users/Ganapathy/AppData/Local/Adobe/Reader 9.0/Se

    How do I fix this please\

    The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

    File: C:/Users/Ganapathy/AppData/Local/Adobe/Reader 9.0/Setup Files/AIR/Adobe AIR Installer.exe
    Info ID: 32.414.03.2.20020
    Please send the Info ID and file name to http://www.adobe.com/misc/bugreport.html

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  2. Adobe's default line spacing is set to 1.20, which is uncommon in documents. Change default to Single spacing 1.0 atleast make it an option!

    Adobe's default line spacing is set to 1.20, which is uncommon in documents. Change default to Single spacing 1.0 or at least make it an option! This would be much more helpful instead of having to change it EVERY time I type a document which is so irritating and takes up a lot of valuable time. Please update the software so that the user can select the DEFAULT line spacing.

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  3. 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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  4. Allow options to show dimensions in feet and inches rather than just inches.

    I work with floor plans all the time and it bugs me that when all I need to do is a simple area measurement of feet and inches I have to settle for an area of just inches. I would like to have the option to at least pick how I want my measurements to appear on my document for more efficient measuring.

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  5. Stop seizing control of default apps on my computer.

    I have a legal copy of Acrobat Pro X (Creative Suite) that I love (I use it over Creative Cloud supplied by my employer). PROBLEM: I cannot have Reader DC (needed for shared forms sent to me occasionally) installed at the same time as it always acts as default app even though the Windows 10 default app still lists Acrobat Pro. This is as infuriating as when Edge automatically changes this every time there is a Windows update. I already own Finereader 15 that does everything Acrobat does and more and does not require a monthly subscription. You lost a…

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  6. Read Out Loud Function - highlight words or phrases as it is reading

    The Read Out Loud function really needs to be updated so that it works better for individuals with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia. If they want this aspect of adobe to work well and actually benefit many of those who need it, it should highlight words and phrases as it is reading so that is easier to follow when reading, and know where in the text the reader is.

    This will make the product a lot more accessible to people with dyslexia, dyspraxia or the likes.

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  7. Don't copy formatting when copy/pasting into comments

    When copy/pasting text into comments it appears that formatting is kept. This means, for example, if you have dark mode on and you copy some text and paste it in a comment, the text will be white when in comment edit view. When the comment view view is active and in the main reader this extra formatting is suppressed (so the text is black).
    Because the formatting is suppressed for display and cannot be edited in the comment editor, it should not be kept in the comment editor at all.

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  8. Possible Bug: with Libre Office Writer 6.3 and later created Forms dont work properly

    In a 2 page form the Textboxes and Options dont work when filling out with the current version of Acrobat Reader DC.
    The Problem only occurs with forms created with Libre Office 6.3 and later versions.
    The problem only occurs in Acrobat Reader.
    Edge and Chrome can open and fill the form properly.

    The issue is either a Reader or a Writer issue, therefore a possible Bug was reported there as well: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134813

    Attached is a not properly working form

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  9. test

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  10. Enable scroll function on multiple tabs (open documents)

    When I open multiple documents in Arobat Reader DC, each document appears in its own tab. But if I open as much documents, as they don't fit in the bar, there appear two arrow buttons (left and right) for to move the bar and show wether the first, or the last document.

    But clicking on the arrows to be able to click on a tab of the document you want to show can be boring and become uncomfortable. It would be nice to on mouse over the tab bar, activate a scroll function, so you would be able to use…

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  11. Enabling Audio File to attach with PDF

    If an audio file is enabled as an option to attach with the PDF file, shall make a perfect presentation file helps better in expressing our perspective & ideas more precisely both through by our words & voice
    when we get does it works simultaneously as an optional "whether audio to be played or not, while viewing the file"..

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  12. Linux support via wine

    I like all adobe products but I don't like the fact that to use them I should use Windows or Mac. I understand supporting Linux is a huge work but for something as small as acrobat reader it is possible with little effort.

    It is possible to install acrobat reader on Linux via wine. I suggest packaging acrobat reader with wine and distributing it to Linux.

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  13. Voice search on Adobe Acrobat Reader

    I am raising a request for voice search feature to be added to Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Hope this will be available soon.

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  14. Make Acrobat Reader to reopen all documents previously opened before

    Because I have to work many times on a multitude of opened pdf files that I need to keep open for days in a row, I think a feature to restore previous session of opened documents (just like Firefox or Google Chrome) would be really helpful!

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    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us for you conerns.

    We already have it implemented in Reader.
    Do “File” → “Reopen PDFs from last session.” And that should restore all the pdfs that were present in you last session at the time of Quiting the application.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain

  15. New Adobe Reader Function Freeze Panes ?

    Dear Adobe Team,

    could you add a function / command inside the view menu of the free adobe reader that works similar to the function 'freeze panes' in Microsoft Excel.
    That would allow to freeze headings/captions if you use the pdf reader for presentations of management reports etc.
    This could be useful in video conferences as well when you only can present a section of the full report.
    If this would work for picture, text and table objects would be nice.

    Unfortunately I have not seen such a function in a pdf reader before.

    I do not know if this…

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  16. Bug: Reader Install Win10: If Chrome extension option is selected install fails

    Environment: Win 10-64/Version 2004/OS Build 19041.330/Dell Inspiron 7000 Series.
    If Chrome extension option is selected, my install fails with Libcef.dll error (see entire error in attached image file). Both optional choices were also deselected.

    With all options deselected, the install runs correctly
    The downloaded filename is readerdcenxacrainstall

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  17. Why is this still an issue?

    Jo commented · July 09, 2018 03:41 · Flag as inappropriate
    I have the same problem... page 2 prints on a new page even though the print request is for double sided print. From all accounts it seems to be a widespread problem when a document has an odd number of pages. I tried to print just page 1 and 2 of a three page document but it still printed pages 1 and 2 on separate pages! What a waste of paper. This issue seems to be ongoing for some years and I cannot understand why Adobe cannot fix it…

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  18. Open PDFs in Read mode and full screen Thumbnail navigation

    Hi. I would like to see in future versions two new improvments:
    1) set the "read mode" as de default viewing when opening every PDF file, instead of having to press "Ctrl+H" each time (just add an option in Preferences);
    2) create a new form of navigation throughout the file, a full screen thumbnail view, with page thumbnails side by side similar to what Adobe made with "Adobe Reader Touch" (too bad you discontinued that app) with a button shortcut to access it;

    Thanks

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  19. Improve Page Display > Two Page View

    Please review and consider improving Two Page View to make easily readable and navigable when moving from page to page or view to view.

    Currently the fonts look compressed and readability is less than optimum.

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  20. enable double page mode in full screen

    two page view is not working if we activate full screen mode.

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