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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:36 PM

Has anyone seen edit tools appear and disappear in Adobe PDF? Not the paid version.

A few weeks ago I had done the 7 day free trial so I could encrypt my tax files. But I never paid.

So I'm using the free version, no edits, that's fine. And all of a sudden, they're right there: edit, text, you name it.

Today I open it, and they're gone?

Anyone think they do this on purpose to get you to pay?

Anyone know?

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Reply Has anyone seen edit tools appear and disappear in Adobe PDF? Not the paid version. (Original post)
lindysalsagal Feb 25 OP
genxlib Feb 25 #1
lindysalsagal Feb 25 #2
jmowreader Feb 26 #3

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 07:05 PM

1. Adobe has become an awful program

About 2 years ago my company went to their new version which cost more and delivered less. The thing behaved so erratically that I never could make it work right. For the entire time I used it, a click and hold would randomly perform one of three different functions. I never could guess or control which it did and it was almost never the one I wanted.

We finally abandoned it for a different program. They are one of those companies that are performing themselves out of the market they created. Sad.

Sorry I can't answer your question other than to say I am not surprised that it is actingstrangely.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 10:25 PM

2. That's helpful, thanks.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:33 AM

3. The worst part about the paid version...

...is every few days a box will pop up asking you to state how likely you are to "recommend Adobe Acrobat to a friend or colleague" and wanting an explanation as to why. It goes from 1 (hell to the no) to 9 (extremely likely to recommend).

The last time it happened to me, I gave it a 1 and in the explanation box said "these stupid 'are you likely to recommend this program' dialog boxes pop up every time I'm doing complex, time critical work, and they won't go away until you answer them."

I have the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite. If Quark would get on the ball and either write or buy equivalents to Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, I'd cancel my CC subscription in an instant. I already have their page layout program and it is excellent.

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