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Using Portfolio without Flash Player

Community Beginner ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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With the demise of Flash Player we are no longer view the index of files within our Portfolio documents.  Where once we could see the index now we just get an information link to an Adobe page on Flash Player EOL. 

This is problematic as the Portfolio documents are an important part of our archiving system.

Is there a solution?

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Can you share a sample file?

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Portfolio example.JPG

Index list of all the files in the Portfolio would normally appear where the Info log is.  All files and their attachments are accessible from this index list.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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I've just published a new (paid-for) tool I've created to convert Flash-based PDF Portfolios to normal PDF files (with the original files attached). It's bundled at no extra cost with this other similar tool I've created:

https://www.try67.com/tool/convert-portfolio-pdf-to-normal-pdf

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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You should read this, especially the last chapter (Google Translate is your friend):

https://www.abracadabrapdf.net/ressources-et-tutos/creation/porte-document-pdf/

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New Here ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Hello, I have the same problem as you :-(. Without Flash, even opening has become impossible. Here is an example of what it looks like.Dossier - Capture d'écran.png

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New Here ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Same Issue, loads of PDFs stored as portfolios using Acrobat XI. 

Now all users using Acrobat Standard 2017 and can only view the 1st preview file and thats it. All Options for Save As and view are essentially greyed out.

Anyway to convert these files to the non-Flash portfolios? Samp 1.JPG

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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I can't find the page but as far as I remember Adobe announced that we could still display the old PDF Portfolios in Details/List mode and extract the content using Acrobat (Reader and Pro).

 

So it's a bad surprise because I still have professional PDF Porfolios (course materials) whose content I would like to be able to use.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 16, 2021 Jan 16, 2021

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Got it!

 

See Joel_Geraci answer, the second message in this thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/pdf-portfolio-and-flash-player/m-p/10860545

 

And see Alex157F answer: FLASH PLAYER MUST BE UNINSTALLED

 

That's all folks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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Tried all of the above with no success.

In the end I just uninstalled Flash Player and then went back through my archives, found an early copy of the Flash Player installer and installed the earlier version of Flashplayer (22), making sure it doesn't look for updated versions of Flashplayer.

Maybe not the best solution in terms of securtity but at least I can access all of my files now, and I will work on a better solution moving forward.

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New Here ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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If anyone is still looking for a workaround - When we try to open a PDF Portfolio, we get the flash player error and then the portfolio only shows some of the files within it. 

Solution - When you are in your portfolio, right-click on the left of the screen where the files are tiled and create a new folder. Label it whatever, we will delete it when we are done. Open the newly created file. The file is empty (obviously) but you will see that there is now a back arrow in that same left area. Click that back arrow and it will take you to the screen you started in, BUT click it again and you will see all of your folders/files.

Unfortunately you have to do this every time you open a portfolio but at least you didn't lose your files.

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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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I treid this, but I don't see how to create a new folder in the tile display. I don't get that option when I right-click: 

defaultaunteu45arad_0-1627552523963.png

 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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defaultaunteu45arad, this does not seem to be a Portfolio. Which is lucky, it would fail in your old version of Acrobat.

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