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  1. Error when fax with "sharp mx-m266n fax"

    When faxing a 2 page pdf.
    When "Print" > select printer "sharp mx-m266n fax", it shows correct at abode preview. But at the preview of the fax driver, both page shows the content of page 1. And the receiver of the fax receives 2 copies of page1.

    Tested normal on Chrome and PDF Architect 7. However, also failed on some other PDF readers.

    Please advise.

    Windows10, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (20.006.20034)

    1 vote

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  2. Get rid of the tools pane by default.

    Get rid of the tools pane by default. No one I have ever met wants it there by default. Please get rid of it.

    10 votes

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  3. ctrl + del and ctrl + backspace on fillable forms do the same thing

    When filling in boxes on a pdf, ctrl+del and ctrl+backspace do the same thing. Ctrl+backspace should delete the previous word, but it deletes the next word instead. In other places, ctrl+backspace functions properly.

    1 vote

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  4. BUG: Cannot Copy Highlighted Text to normal notes file or word document

    Steps to reproduce the issue:

    1. Open a pdf document.
    2. Highlight a sentence.
    3. Copy only the middle text of the highlighted sentence using cmd+c. (Should not include any character outside the highlighted text)
    4. Try to paste it on the word document.

    Environment (OS, other related application versions, etc.):
    OS : Mac Catalina
    Application: Acrobat Reader DC.
    Version: 20.006.20034

    Expected result:
    Should be able to paste

    1 vote

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  5. Rotate Counterclockwise

    Do you know it often takes three clicks to get a sideways facing document to align vertically using rotate clockwise? Please make all our lives easier, by adding an option to rotate counterclockwise as well.

    UX heuristic: user flexibility

    2 votes

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  6. Allow the Menu bar (F9) and toolbars (F8) to be hidden permanently

    SUGGESTION
    With the current version (2020.006.20034), these can be hidden but for the current session only. Put an option in settings to hide these interface elements globally.

    WHY THE FEATURE IS NEEDED
    To maximize vertical screen real-estate; as most of the devices these days are shipping with widescreen displays.

    7 votes

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  7. Allow the option to add today's date with Fill & Sign.

    I frequently have to sign timesheets that have been scanned on to email. (i.e Flat form without autofull fields) Adding my signature is easy, but I have to type the date out as text. Having an extra button that allows the date to be added, without having to type it would be fantastic.

    2 votes

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  8. Preview Pane speed

    Under a Windows 10 environment, when navigating a folder with the Preview Pane enabled, the time for the preview pane to populate is greatly increased. Under Windows 7, the preview pane was immediate and crisp. Windows 10, however, the preview pane takes (literally) over a full second to populate, during which time you also cannot click or down arrow to the next file until it displays. I've duplicated this issue on multiple PC's. The thumbnails show immediately, but the preview pane seems to have to actually load each file--every time. Even bouncing back and forth between two files takes over…

    1 vote

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  9. BUG: copy from Acrobat Reader DC stops at second letter 't' in copied text

    Verion 20.006.20034.39303

    When copying from a PDF document the text gets cut off after the SECOND letter 't' when trying to paste.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1) Open the PDF document attached to this
    2) Go to the first page of PDF
    3) Highlight the sentence "If the input parameter is a timestamp (without time zone) it applies the offset of the time zone you specify and returns a timestamp with the time zone."
    4) Paste into a text editor

    Expected Results

    All the text is copy/pasted

    Observed Results:

    Only the following is pasted:

    "If the input parameter is a"

    Very…

    2 votes

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  10. Acrobat Reader DC incorrectly changes ∊ (unicode U+220A) to ε (U+03B5) when copied from a PDF File

    Hi Adobe,

    On Microsoft Windows 10, Acrobat Reader DC 2020.006.20034 incorrectly changes ∊ (unicode U+220A) to ε (U+03B5) when copied from a PDF File and pasted into another program.

    I get this:
    'THIS NOUN' ε 'THAT WORD'

    But, the expected result is:

    'THIS NOUN' ∊ 'THAT WORD'

    Thanks

    1 vote

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  11. Fix Issue: Protected Mode prevents 3D PDF rendering hardware acceleration with NVidia graphics

    If using a PC with NVidia graphic cards, hardware acceleration is automatically deactivated if protected mode on startup is active. This slows down 3D PDFs significantly.

    Deactivating Protected Mode on Startup allows for hardware acceleration again.

    46 votes

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  12. OCSP uses HTTPS even when OCSP URL specifies HTTP

    Recently we have noticed certificate revocation checking failures with the latest version of Acrobat Reader DC.

    In the Department of Defense, the OCSP URLs in the DOD PKI are "http://ocsp.disa.mil". These servers work. But they do not respond on the SSL-enabled port (https). But when we try to verify signatures with Acrobat DC, we get connection failures. Network tracing has revealed that even though the URLs in the certificate specify http, Adobe Reader is trying to connect to the https port, and this gets timeouts.

    Environment: MacOS X
    Steps to reproduce: Get a certificate that has an OCSP URL…

    1 vote

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  13. Incorrect DDEEXEC value for Adobe Reader DC 2020.006.20034

    The DDEEXEC value is not being updated after the Adobe Reader DC update to version 2020.006.2034.

    The value remained at AcroViewR19 and needs to be AcroViewR20

    1 vote

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  14. share multiple pdf in documentcloud.adobe.com or Adobe Reader DC

    I need for the service you have provided me for many years to be fixed immediately. I need to be able to send multiple pdf files and pictures at the same time in one link. Please email me as soon as this feature is available again. In the meantime I will be looking at other software providers to fill my needs.

    Sincerely,
    Susan Hatfield

    1 vote

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  15. same features to copy links over context-menue

    AdobeAcrobatProfessional2017Classic lets do a copy of link-Content over context menue. Reader does not.
    We think that is a feature that should have both.

    1 vote

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  16. Create a window-in-window which will hold the next image in pdf.

    I want to create a window-in-window which will hold the next image in pdf. This way, if a reader is reading a book or a journal with diagrams, he/she will not have to switch pages just to see the diagram.

    1 vote

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  17. Remove the extra step of saving

    Since using Adobe Reader DC for PC, the last few updates have only increased the number of clicks required to do basic tasks. When saving a document, with either the CTRL + S key press or selecting Save from the file tree, there doesn't seem to be any necessity to have the window attached pop up. It's a similar feature to Office programs now, and really only makes the process take longer. Clicking on Choose a Different Folder just brings up the same save options we had in the past. This just creates more steps and wastes time.

    To be…

    7 votes

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  18. Support of reading function needs debugging.

    The support of the reading function in Acrobat Reader (Mac OS) has been broken for a long time. It works only once (highlight text, request the system to read, works fine. Choose another text paragraph and retry → fails). This is persistent for years now. I'd be very happy if this could be fixed.

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  19. Support of reading function needs debugging.

    The support of the reading function in Acrobat Reader (Mac OS) has been broken for a long time. It works only once (highlight text, request the system to read, works fine. Choose another text paragraph and retry → fails). This is persistent for years now. I'd be very happy if this could be fixed.

    0 votes

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  20. Acrobat Reader DC shows multiple tabs as windows on hover on taskbar

    When multiple documents is opened in multiple tabs in Acrobat Reader, and when hover mouse over the Reader icon on the taskbar, it shows multiple windows in preview instead of one window. It would be a good thing to add that as a option so that behavior is similar as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which shows one window and active tab instead of multiple windows in the taskbar. It is really struggle to deal with multiple documents and when you want to restore minimized Reader window to the last opened tab.

    19 votes

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