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Updates in Acrobat & Reader 11.0.1: Page Syncing with Acrobat.com

Back in the olden days when we all worked with paper documents and read paperback books, the matter of keeping our place in a multiple-page document was straightforward: dog-ear the page, or add a bookmark. If that bookmark falls out, though… well, you’ll be digging through that document saying to yourself “I think the last sentence I read started with the word ‘also’…”. A pain in the neck, and a waste of your time.

Nowadays, we’ve got simpler ways of keeping track of our documents and our progress within them. If you’re reading a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat, for example, you can place bookmarks the same as ever (and these ones won’t fall out); you can also use the navigation bar to jump straight to a page in the middle of the document. Our challenge now is this: what happens when you close that document and reopen it on a different device? You don’t want to have to remember where you were and have to flip to the right page, and you definitely don’t want to have to do that every time you reopen that 60-page contract full of legal-speak.

Today’s solution is Acrobat.com. If you’re using Acrobat or Reader 11.0.1 (the latest and greatest), you can now set your preferences to allow for picking up right where you left off. Read through that contract at your own pace; if, at page 43, you find you need to leave your desk for an appointment across town, upload the document to Acrobat.com with a single click. Then, from the train or the cab or the waiting room, use Adobe Reader Mobile on your tablet or smartphone to open that document from Acrobat.com – and you’ll see that the document opens to the same spot you’d left it when you uploaded it from your desktop computer. Now your page number is just one less thing to think about – with no bookmarks to keep track of.

 

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Comments

  • By Reginald Budgen - 6:58 AM on February 4, 2013  

    Notice of updates are received frequently. Unfortunately, after downloading they fail to install. Message says “ERROR 1606 – could not access network location %APPDATA%\”
    Re-Entry or Cancel. What action should I take – can you HELP by email please?

  • By Sergejs Usakovs - 12:29 PM on February 15, 2013  

    The only problem is that just FIFTY PAGES can be viewed online – I don’t know any other online PDF viewer that has such absolutely ridiculous limit in the year 2013.
    This effectively puts Adobe online services deep into the trash bin.

    • By Ali Hanyaloglu - 7:31 AM on February 19, 2013  

      Thanks for your comment. This was only true for the older Acrobat.com Workspaces. The new Acrobat.com files (files.acrobat.com) no longer has this limitation (in my other browser tab I have open a 670-page PDF version of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities); and this is the online service that Page View syncing uses. For details on some of the differences between the two services see the forum post at http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-2644.