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Acrobat/Reader 9: properties toolbar doesn’t work in docked mode


When you try to edit a rich-text field in Acrobat or Reader 9 with the properties toolbar in docked mode, the toolbar is dimmed or displays “No current selection.


Undock the properties toolbar and use it in floating mode.

Additional information

This issue occurs if the properties bar was already docked when you opened the document. If you open the properties toolbar and dock it after opening the document, then it works only for the current document. In Acrobat X and Reader X, it is no longer possible to dock the properties toolbar in the user interface, so this issue cannot occur there.

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Adobe Reader: how to disable toolbar buttons and menu items


 If you want to disable some toolbar buttons like the collaboration, sign or commenting buttons you must do this using application-level Javascript.


 Place the following Javascript code inside a .js file in %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\JavaScripts to disable the toolbar buttons:

// [File - Create Adobe PDF Using], plus toolbar button

// [File - Collaborate], plus toolbar button


Additional Information

To discover the names of the toolbar buttons and menu items you should save the following Javascript in a .js file in %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\JavaScripts.  The Javascript console window will pop up when you start Reader and will list the buttons and menu items.


//Open Javascript Console;
//List Toolbar Buttons in the Console
var toolbarItems = app.listToolbarButtons()
for( var i in toolbarItems)
console.println(toolbarItems + "\n")
//List Menu Items in the Console
var menuItems = app.listMenuItems()
for( var i in menuItems)
console.println(menuItems + "\n")
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