2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2014 9:43 AM by sgenser1

    Keep Acrobat from repeatedly warning me about not connecting to external sites thru pdfs

    sgenser1

      When I use Acrobat XI Pro to create a pdf from an original that has links to the internet (usually ad sites) the resulting pdf is blocked by Acrobat from connecting to a number of sites. That is fine, since I do not want my pdfs to connect to external links unless it is a site that I specifically authorize. The problem is that as I scroll through the pdf Acrobat keeps warning me by presenting a dialog box that says "Acrobat is blocked from connecting to (name of site)". I cannot continue scrolling until I manually close the dialog box. This repeatedly interrupts my scrolling. I would like to not have Acrobat repeatedly warn me about this. Can I block these annoying warnings?

        • 1. Re: Keep Acrobat from repeatedly warning me about not connecting to external sites thru pdfs
          IsakTen Level 4

          You can add the domains for these sites to Trusted Locations: Edit->Preferences->Trust Manager and click on "Change Settings". Make sure that you do that for sites that you really trust.

          • 2. Re: Keep Acrobat from repeatedly warning me about not connecting to external sites thru pdfs
            sgenser1 Level 1

            In Acrobat 11 Pro "change settings" has three options, "Allow PDFs to Access All Websites", "Custom Setting" and "Block PDFs' Access to All Websites". Under "Custom Setting" it is true that one can enter specific sites at trusted in that access is allowed. Also, the options for sites not listed as trusted sites are to "Always Ask", "Allow Access" and "Block Access". However, even when I bypass "Always Ask" and choose "Block Access", Acrobat opens a dialog box and notifies me when it blocks access to one of the sites not on the explicitly trusted list. Acrobat does this every time and each time I have to manually close the dialog box to continue scrolling through the pdf.  I may not have made it clear, but I do not want to be notified that Acrobat has blocked access to a site and to have to interrupt what I am trying to do by manually closing the dialog box. If I wanted any notifications I would have chosen "Always Ask".  I hope that my issue is now more clear. Your suggestions are well taken, but do not address the problem. If you have any additional ideas I will be glad to see them and I appreciate your trying to address my question.