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pdf display problem in Adobe Reader (NOT plugin)

289 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 4:41 PM by Eric Root RSS
Anniedan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 16, 2012 9:54 AM

I looked around and found a lot of people having problems with the .pdf plugin inside Safari... that is NOT my problem... just to get it out of the way...


I have .pdf files on my iMac, files in which I work, like forms. They are standalone and have nothing to do with the web.


They have been created a while ago (couldn't say which version, but I'd say at least 5 years ago). Except, the problem isn't that the files are too old for the new versions... I am currently using those files without any problem with version 9 on my Macbook (Snow Leopard), while on the iMac (ML) I have the exact same problem no matter which version I try : version 9, version X or XI !!!


What happens is this : I open a file (form-type) and I have pale blue covering every field except the one my cursor is in... and most of the fields are flashing... flashing between that blue and the usual color, and entries/nothing.


Say a field is usually pink with a time in it, it will flash between blue and pink, and the time will appear and disappear, on and off... seemingly forever...


I just checked a file I had which is mostly text (an e-book) but with a few note-fields... these were also blue... but nothing was flashing.

It seems it's the "interactive" fields that are acting weird.


Since the problem is the same no matter the Adobe Reader version and only on my Mountain Lion computer, it seems it has to do with Mac OSX 10.8 but is there a solution? Has anyone else encountered this?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 21in.
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,920 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to Anniedan)

    If you open the file in Preview, do you get the same results?


    Also try opening in another user account to see if you get the same results?

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,920 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to Anniedan)

    Glad you got it sorted out and thank you for the advice (item B).


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