adobe reader

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  1. tytbody macrumors regular

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    please direct where I might ask this question.

    I have patterns that I need to download and they are in adobe format.
    for some reason I can't get the layers to turn on so I can just print the layer I want.

    :(
    Is there a special adobe reader we should be downloading from to get the adobe layers aspect to work. ??

    Thank you.
     
  2. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    Here is the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac available for download directly from Adobe's site:
    Adobe Reader
     
  3. tytbody thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you but I can't get the layers to work..

    do I have to uninstall what I have and reinstall a new program?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    PDF is a flat file format, not an object-oriented format. There is no "layers aspect" even in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. Adobe Reader is a file reader who editing features are pretty much limited to completing forms in PDF files have include forms.
     
  5. Amigalander macrumors regular

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    When you say "adobe format" and speak of "layers," I think you mean Photoshop format. If Photoshop is not available to you, Pixelmator is an alternative that will separate layers. I'm sure there may be some other free alternatives too.
     
  6. tytbody thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay, I don't know how the problem got fixed but you see, people make sewing patterns in Layers, different sizes nest in each other. I only wanted to print say the small size, Well in Adobe reader you can turn on layers and you can turn them off.

    so you only print the part of the pattern you would like.

    like those little women that are nested in each egg. And say you want the third one, well in Adobe you can only get the part of the egg you want.

    So, thanks for trying you all. Adobe does do layers. :)
     
  7. dyt1983, Mar 16, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  8. Amigalander macrumors regular

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    Hmm, you actually DID mean layers in a PDF file. Neat.

    Since I don't have Adobe Reader on this comp, I tried opening the layered PDF in iDraw, and the layers are available separately. Learn something new every day!
     
  9. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Cool!
    I did not know that.
     

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