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Acrobat 10.1.1 Bug? “The document could not be saved. There was a problem reading this document…” UNSOLVED

Edit 11/25/2011: After hours of troubleshooting and starting completely over from scratch with fresh PDFs from InDesign, the problem happened again, implying this is most likely a bug with Acrobat Pro 10.1.1. I was able to get one of my two files finished without any problems, but the second one gave the error when I […]

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Updating Pages in PDF Forms

(Edit 6/14/13: CS 6 allows you to create your form fields directly in InDesign, so this finally resolves the need for cumbersome workflows such as the one described below. If you are using CS6 or newer, consider building your form in InDesign so that when you export the PDF all fields are included, and you […]

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Converting colors in PDFs

Hypothetical yet common scenario: you’ve received a PDF from a client that contains graphics to be placed into your InDesign layout. Unfortunately the graphics are in a colorspace not allowed by your job specs. What do you do? Often, if the PDF was exported from Word or some other MS Office application, it will include […]

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Removing Signatures from PDFs in Acrobat Pro 9

***EDIT 1/2/2013*** This article describes the process of exporting your PDF as a PostScript file and redistilling it to remove digital signatures. What I failed to make explicit in the original article is that this procedure WILL REMOVE ALL INTERACTIVE FEATURES, including form fields, buttons, hyperlinks, etc., as they are not supported in PostScript. In […]

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