Saving edited PDF attached to Outlook email composition

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Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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I am composing an email message in Outlook 365 where I attach a PDF, then make some edits in Acrobat. In previous versions of Acrobat (XI, specifically), Ctrl+S or the Save function would save the edited PDF to the email message that was being composed. Since I opened the file from the email composition, it makes sense that Acrobat would save it back to the same location without questioning my request.

 

In Acrobat DC, however, the Save function (and Ctrl+S) brings up the "Save As" file prompt, defaulting to the temporary Outlook content folder where the file was being stored by Windows. This is ridiculous and does not match previous version behavior. I need to save my edits back to the email that I was composing. Is there a setting in Acrobat that is inadvertently causing this behavior?

 

My current successful workaround is that if I do not click "Save", and simply exit Acrobat, the "save changes?" prompt will successfully save my edits to the PDF attachment in the email I am composing. So it appears to be a fixable problem.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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beno10440768:

You are AWESOME!!  This absolutely works and is an incredible solution!!!

I have been so frustrated in my move from Acrobat XI to Acrobat DC due to the issue of saving edited PDFs already attached to an email!  Being forced to "Save As" to my computer and then reattaching under Acrobat DC is so time-consuming when you have to do it all the time.  I was missing Acrobt XI. . .until now! 

Thank you so much!

 

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Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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@beno10440768 Thank you for this tip!  You also were able to articulate this problem quite well.  I couldn't even figure out how to search for a solution to this, I just knew it used to work, and now it didn't.  Agree with @HowdyWorld , this is a huge time suck if you need to edit attached docs and have to save them and reattach.  Thanks again, hopefully there will be an official fix.

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Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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@ricardorico and @HowdyWorld happy to help! This has become such a "norm" for me over the past few years that I forgot it was ever an issue. I still miss Acrobat XI however, as all the account-related links at the top right really crowd my workspace even when reduced to their absolute minimum. #NewerIsGenerallyWorse

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