I am using Acrobat Pro 9 and the save function via file menu is grayed out for All documents.
The toolbar save button is also grayed out for All documents.
However, I can use the Save As function via the file menu.
It is annoying that I cannot just "save."
I'd appreciate it if can someone explain this? And help me please?
Are you sure that Acrobat is opening the PDF's and it's not Reader? If you have both, one of them could have taken over.
Also, you may check the PDF's to see if they have any security set (File>Properties>Security).
Have you made any edits to the file since you opened it?
If not then the save will be grayed out. If you made some changes then the save function becomes available then.
I had a duh moment. Good point.
I do have both; however, I am sure I have Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro open because
that in the window and in the help tab.
I checked the security manager, nothing is apparent.
In addition, I am able to use the Save As function, just not the Save
function or the Save button in the toolbar.
It is annoying that I have to go to File>Save As> then press ok.
Technically speaking, I have made no changes in 99% of the .pdf I have
opened, that is because
they are usually documents I've opened online or gotten from someone, then
however, I'd have to
"save" it onto my laptop...this is where I get annoyed and have to use the
save as function.
The point about the changes is the key. If you opened the PDF from the web, then it is already saved to your computer (reason save is not available). If you had made changes, it is better to use Save As anyway in order to remove the leftover crud. Save will save the changes and the original, often bloating your file.
Mmm, I get it, kinda. But I don't really understand because even if I open
it from the web by clicking a link, then choose view using acrobat if I
must, I want to save it by just
clicking the save button, but can't...
It's just like any other file. If it has already been saved, you can't use save. You have to use save as. Acrobat is no different.
Since like Bill said, it's already saved to your hard drive, you can't save unless you have made some changes.