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:
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?
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.
Thanks George. This is very useful, and it works.
Is it possible that I use cmd line parameter to disable plug-ins, such as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe Re: Is there a safe mode for Adobe Reader disablePlugins".