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PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Pierre M.
Helpful | Level 5

I haven't had any problem editing PDF files on my Android tablet until now. I simply opened dropbox, and opened the PDF in Adobe Acrobat from dropbox.

Lately, when I open a PDF in Adobe Acrobat from dropbox, I get an error message telling me I can only open the file read-only. This applies to all my files.

When I open a PDF directly from Adobe Acrobat, I don't have this problem.

I suspect this is related to a recent update of either app.

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Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Lusil
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Hey peeps, sorry to hear about this. 
 
In order to have a better look into this matter, I’d recommend continuing this discussion via email. I’ve sent thus an email to the email address associated with your Forum profiles. Please check your inbox for my latest message. 
 
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Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Juliandel
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I was able to use an app Xodo and it seems to work just fine for me. I will use this for the time being until this bug gets worked out.

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I am getting "This File will be Opened as View Only" on Adobe? What can be done?

Borney
Explorer | Level 4

I am receiving the error message on my PDF files when I try to open with Adobe "This File will be Opened as View Only" and then I cannot edit and save. Is this an Adobe update issue or Dropbox or user? Please advise asap. Thank you

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If this isn’t what you’re referring to, please let me know more info!

 


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Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Juliandel
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I am having the same problem. This problem alone is enough for me to try to convince my company that we no longer need Dropbox.

Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

hacohen
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Same problem here, on two Android machines. 

Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey peeps, sorry to hear about this. 
 
In order to have a better look into this matter, I’d recommend continuing this discussion via email. I’ve sent thus an email to the email address associated with your Forum profiles. Please check your inbox for my latest message. 
 
Cheers! :grin:

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Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

wwaltab5
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Same problem here...I was editing PDFs last week no problem.

Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey @wwaltab5
 
Are you also having trouble with this? If so, I’d also recommend continuing this via email, in which case you can either contact our Support team or I can contact you directly to your email address associated with your Forum profile. 
 
If this is not the case, let me know a bit more info on this so as to have a better understanding of the behavior you’re experiencing. Thanks in advance!

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Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

LuizFNetto
Explorer | Level 4

Same problem here.

Re: PDF files open as read only on Acrobat Reader (on Android)

Parsons-Joyce
Helpful | Level 5

Have you managed to solve this problem, we use dropbox and adobe for our work tablets, dropbox have come back to us saying it's not a problem their end but something to do with Adobe, this has been happening for at least a month and we have no idea how to solve the issue, so any ideas would be a big help.

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