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When I try to delete certain pages, Acrobat DC won't let me, and I get this error notice: "One or more pages are in use and could not be deleted."
I have tried the following:
1. Setting the setting "View documents in PDF/A mode: to "never" (from default "only for PDF/A documents")
2. Repairing installation
Neither of those worked. I've searched the forums and this seems to have been a regular problem, but none of the recommended solutions work.
As mentioned, Acrobat DC won't let you delete the pages from a multi-page PDF document. Does it gives the error only with a specific document, or with all the files you have been trying to delete pages?
Have you started experiencing this issue recently after installing the latest patch? If not, then you may update your Adobe Acrobat to the latest version first. Open Adobe Acrobat>Help>Check for update
Here is quite an old document where similar issue has been addressed : One or more of these pages are in use and could not be deleted. refer to the troubleshooting steps suggested there and let us know the result.
Thanks for your help.
To answer your questions:
1. I've tried check for update and the program is up to date.
2. It only affects some documents.
3. I've tried the other items in the link you provided and still have the problem.
Found a fix for this, if you view the page fit to window before you go to delete it in organise pages it lets you delete without the error.
Thank you John_Armour, after 2 hours of trying things this worked!
On AC-DC 2020 - I don't have "fit to window", but the menu item: Zoom > Fit Visible worked as well.
How annoying that Adobe hasn't fixed this. I also got this error, thanks to the solution above, I was able to fix it, but this error has been reported as long ago as 2012 and still Adobe hasn't repaired it.
Has same issue
Says to myself "This happened a decade ago. Surely Adobe has fixed this by now."
*Reads thread of Admins telling me cheap workarounds for things a $$$$$ software should't have a problem with.*
This has frustrated me for a long time, but I finally figured it out: You can't delete pages that Acrobat designates as "selected". You can tell which ones are selected, on a Mac anyway, by the thin cyan rule around the thumbnail and the tiny black square lower right. To delete any other pages but that one, drag a marquee selection around the other pages, click the Trash icon or Command-Shift-D (on a Mac), and Bob's your uncle. Then, if you want to delete the page with the cyan outline that Acrobat's selected, click on a different page to select it, then drag a marquee (don't click) to select the offending page, and delete.
Why or for what purpose does Acrobat select pages in this way? Who knows! But that's the fix, at least for me.
It's beyond pathetic that they won't fix this. I've been using Bluebeam for awhile now and love it. If Adobe cared about supporting clients at all this would have been resolved years ago.