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Save function grayed out

Oct 8, 2009 11:04 AM

Hi.

 

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?

Thanks.

 
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    Oct 8, 2009 12:13 PM   in reply to SuperDanielPlus

    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).

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 1:18 PM   in reply to SuperDanielPlus

    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.

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 2:53 PM   in reply to Ozzwoman9

    Ozzwoman9 wrote:

     

    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.

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 8:36 PM   in reply to SuperDanielPlus

    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.

     
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    Oct 9, 2009 3:01 PM   in reply to SuperDanielPlus

    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.

     
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