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wuman123
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Is there a safe mode for Adobe Reader

Apr 26, 2011 12:09 PM

I want my Adobe Reader run in a safe mode, which does nothing more than just open the document in plain text mode.

Specifically, I want:

  1. Don't run any script in pdf file. (I think this can be done by Edit -> Preferences -> JavaScript  -> uncheck Eable Acrobat JavaScript checkbox)

  2. Don't navigate to any link in pdf file. Just consider them as plain text.

  3. Disable 3D and Multimdia features

  4. Disable Forms

  5. Don't execute anything embed in pdf file

The reason for this is I get some pdf files which I can't trust owner of these files. Even after antivirus scan, I am still not comfortable enough to open these pdf files by Adobe Reader in normal mode with above features enabled.

Can Adobe Reader be configured that way? Is there any alternative software for my requirement?

 
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  • George Johnson
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    Apr 26, 2011 12:17 PM   in reply to wuman123

    You can remove the plug-ins from Reader's plug-ins folder. You can test this out without actually removing them by holding down the Shift key while launching Reader. Everything you mention should be disabled, but test to make sure.

     
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  • George Johnson
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    Apr 26, 2011 9:56 PM   in reply to wuman123

    No, there's no command line parameter for that.

     
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