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  1. It does not convert ACSM files to PDF

    I just purchased the Adobe Acrobat PDF Pack...the UPGRADED one...fotr $ $18 per year. And it does not convert ACSM files to PDF. That is not good and not functional. Please fix it and please let me know when it is done. Thank you.

    Bidut Chowdhury

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  2. Can't print PDF files from my Mac to HP printer

    I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 21.001.20145 on my iMac with Big Sur version 11.2.3 and an HP M277C6 Laser printer. I am unable to print documents. The printer says printing document and the printer pop up window says printing document, but it never completes and never actually prints anything. I am able to successfully print the same document using the PDF Expert app. All other programs print just fine, it's only your program that can't print.

    2 votes

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  3. Adobe Reader DC should open Windows Protocol Handler links regardless of the default browser

    Hello. We have a situation where a Windows protocol handler product is used to open documents from an EDRMS. At some point Adobe has apparently changed how it opens links. Now it simply passes a link to the system's default browser on the command line. As as some browsers (notably Chrome and recent builds of Edge which are based on Chromium) don't handle protocol handler URLs from the command line, this style of link now fails to activate.

    Links will be of a form similar to example://12345/open but I think this is an issue for all Windows protocol handlers.

    ENVIRONMENT:

    3 votes

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  4. Removing quick actions from the Explorer context menu

    Please add to the app settings the option to add and remove quick actions from the context menu in File Explorer in Windows 10 for PDFs. Since doing it manually through the Registry Editor is very inconvenient.

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  5. I am currently paying $16.23 a month and have no access to adobe acrobat pro

    Every time I try to log into adobe pro it keeps telling me that my trial period is over and that I need to install it. Please advise on how to fix this issue asap.

    R/ Unjel Harris

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  6. 2D rendering

    large file with 2D graphics with areas of transparency is displayed with long delays compared to competing for software. I have Intel UHD 630 graphics and NVidia MX150 which is great for games with full HD resolution. There are also no problems with UHD. On the other hand, displaying in Adobe a 2D file when scrolling, zooming in or out has delays of up to a second!
    No options in the graphics acceleration panel. Was not found.
    This software uses only one GPU not even in full. Furthermore, 3D graphics work excellent but not 2D.

    2 votes

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  7. Find option is getting cleared

    Press Ctrl+F
    Try to find any thing by typing in Find input box
    then click/Select any letter in Find Input box and try to type
    Previous data is getting cleared (very irritating as we have to type again whole thing)

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  8. Better update procedures for automation needed!

    We see in the last month/year a much bader update experience for reader than before. The formerly usable ftp-server is not actual anymore:
    ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/AcrobatDC/
    And we see lots of customers where the function "Search for updates" inside Reader is GONE - even a clean NEW installation does not show it anymore! So what can be done if this position is gone in the help menu? And how can update enrollment be done better (actually we get the ARM folder on an updated PC and deply this packet afterwards, but this only works incremental - and if one version is missing…

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  9. save all closed tabs

    It would be nice to have a 'save all closed tabs'. Then I can re-open these on the next session. Unfortunately, this option is still not available.
    Google has such extension called OneTab. Something similar on Adobe Reader would be great!
    This has been requested by several others (see in comments https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/31145458-save-all-tabs-with-one-click)

    Once you re-start, you should just be able to re-open the whole bunch of pdf's that you closed before with one click

    2 votes

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  10. allow users to keep a toolbar displayed

    Allow users to keep a toolbar displayed. I have to constantly go to View<Tools<Comment<Open to display the Comments toolbar.

    I should have the option of keeping that toolbar open and have it persist even to another session using the software, until I instruct otherwise.

    1 vote

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  11. Bug - touchscreen highlighting while viewing multiple pages

    Hello, I have found a bug. When in the following configuration:

    • Read Mode OR Fixed-width scrolling
    • Viewing two pages at once (i.e. bottom of one page and top of the next page are both visible on screen)
    • Using the touchscreen of my 2-in-1 (HP Elitebook G4 if that's relevant) to highlight text

    I am able to tap once to select a word on either page, but one one of the two pages, I am not able to alter that selection (i.e. grab the little handles at either end of the selection and expand it to include more text). Instead, it…

    1 vote

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  12. Adobe Reader 21.001.20145, 32BitMAPIBroker.exe crash when exiting (OL 2013, Server 2012 R2)

    We are using Adobe Reader 21.001.20145 (32 bit) Optional update, Mar 10, 2021 and Office 2013 Version 15.0.5275.1000 (32 bit) on Windows Server 2012 R2 with all updates installed (March 2021)

    The error occurs after sending an email (successfully) using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 21.001.20145. If you then close Acrobat Reader, the program crashes with the error 32BitMAPIBroker.exe (see screenshot attached).

    The problem does not occur with an older version, fe. 2020.006.20034 of Acrobat Reader .

    The same problem existed before, here is the reference to it

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader/sending-mapi-mail-via-send-button-still-works-but-when-closing-the-reader-it-will-crash/td-p/11370238

    2 votes

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  13. Arrow ignores pre set color

    The arrow ignores the pre set color and is always placed red. You have to place an arrow and go into settings every time to change the color from red to f.e. black.

    1 vote

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  14. BUG-Adobe Reader DC

    I created a form using Adobe Acrobat 9. I added a java script in the background to alert the user of any fields that were not filled out, including multiple signature lines. I tested the form frequently, using Acrobat 9, pro and reader DC, and it worked perfectly. Now I am getting reports from the users(using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC), that they are getting an error message stating that the signature lines need to be populated when the lines have the signatures inserted already.

    All users using the latest version of Adobe Reader DC, this issue occurred after the latest…

    1 vote

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  15. Adobe Reader DC for Windows keeps files locked after they are closed

    Adobe Reader DC for Windows keeps files locked after they have been closed. It is necessary to completely close Adobe Reader DC for the files to be closed. Please fix this bug!

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  16. Option to save changes to all open documents instead of individual prompt for each

    If I make changes to several open PDF documents, it would be better to have an option to Save All changes other than get a prompt for every PDF document.

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  17. Prompt Automatic updates

    Hello there,
    Can you add a prompt for updates?
    "Adobe Acrobat requires an update that will require a restart before using the application. Update and restart or install later?"

    You see, when Acrobat updates automatically and I'm still running the app, I can still open things, but if Acrobat updates and I'm not currently running the app, then I can't open the app until I restart.
    In terms of workflow this means that to access a PDF needed immediately for work I need to save and close everything, restart, then reopen everything. This took about 7 minutes without including reopening…

    1 vote

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  18. Allow users to deselect the McAfee offering

    I was not given an option to unselect the McAfee security offering at install. I only wanted Reader and nothing else but it installed all so I had to go through the uninstall process for the McAfee portion.

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  20. reduce size of toolbars buttons

    For mouse based users. Remove the excess space, and reduce the size of toolbars and buttons, to maximise screen space available for the document.

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