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Save a PDF as a text file

  1. Choose File > Save As Text.
  2. In the Save As Text dialog box, enter the filename and location, and click Save.

    Your file is saved with the .txt extension.

    When you are working on a document to which additional usage rights have been assigned, Adobe Reader automatically saves your work every 5 minutes. You change how often Adobe Reader saves your work in the General Preferences.
Save a copy of a PDF

Save a copy of a PDF

  1. Choose File > Save As (or Save A Copy, if Save As is not shown).
  2. In the Save As dialog box, enter the filename and location, and click Save.

    You can save the file only in PDF format.

Open a PDF

Open a PDF

You can open a PDF from within the Reader application, from the desktop, or from within certain other applications.

Open a PDF in the application

 Start Reader and do one of the following:
  • Choose File > Open, or click the Open button  in the toolbar. In the Open dialog box, select one or more filenames, and click Open. PDF documents usually have the extension .pdf.

  • (Windows) Choose File > [a previously opened PDF].

  • (Mac OS) Choose File > Open Recent File > [a previously opened PDF].

If more than one document is open, you can switch between documents by choosing the document name from the Window menu. In Windows, the application places a button for each open document on the Windows taskbar. You can click this button to move between open documents.

Open a PDF from the desktop or within another application

 Do one of the following:
  • To open a PDF attached to an email message, open the message, either by double-clicking the PDF icon or right-clicking/Control-clicking and choosing Open.

  • To open a PDF linked to an open web page, click the PDF file link. The PDF usually opens in the web browser.

  • Double-click the PDF File icon in your file system.

    Note: In Mac OS, you may not be able to open a PDF created in Windows by double-clicking the icon. Instead, choose File > Open With > Reader.
Review properties for tools and objects

Review properties for tools and objects

The Properties toolbar provides easy access to the properties for many tools and objects such as links, comments, form fields, media clips, and bookmarks. For example, if you select the Note tool, the Properties toolbar displays the current default properties for that tool. If you select a note in the document, the Properties toolbar displays properties for that note.

You can use the Properties toolbar to change many of the settings that appear there. A few items only provide information and cannot be edited.

Like all toolbars, the Properties toolbar can float or be docked in the toolbar area. The Properties toolbar is different in that it doesn