Right-click option to Overlay in Acrobat DC on Windows 10

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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With Acrobat XI, I had a feature that allowed me to select two PDFs in Windows Explorer and choose Overlay. I do not see that option in Acrobat DC on Windows 10. I know I can do it inside of the app using Add Background, but that right-click option was far more efficient for the work I perform. Has the option been removed?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

I am fairly certain that this functionality was not part of a normal Acrobat instalation. Is it possible that you had a 3rd party plug-in installed that provided this functionality? In addition to the background, you can also use the watermark feature to accomplish the same (but again, not with just one mouse-click). 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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I am fairly certain that this functionality was not part of a normal Acrobat instalation. Is it possible that you had a 3rd party plug-in installed that provided this functionality? In addition to the background, you can also use the watermark feature to accomplish the same (but again, not with just one mouse-click). 

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Ahh. That was correct (3rd party addin). Thank you for pointing me in what should have been an obvious direction. I appreciate the response.

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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After a few years of having access to something, it feels natural, and seems obvious that it's a part of Acrobat. That just illustrates how well thought out the Acrobat API is. Do you mind sharing what 3rd party tool you are using for this? I actually wrote a plug-in like that about 20 years ago, but that stayed with the company I worked for back then, and I don't have access to it anymore.

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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That's exactly right. My user thought it was part of Acrobat because it was so seemless. 🙂

I'm working from a single, very old screenshot that showed the title bar of:  PDF Create! Assistant.

I'm still trying to figure out who the vendor is, but I think I've narrowed it down to Nuance or Kofax, and leaning towards Nuance because of the exclamation point in the name.

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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You're right! We tested and this is the same software the user had previously under a different name (Kofax instead of PDF Create!). Thank you for your guidance. Have a wonderful weekend.

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