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Sun Mar 14, 2021, 02:01 AM

Sprung for Acrobat PDF trial. To burn to a CD, do you have to save to Cloud first?

Am totally new to it, besides indescribably Low Tech.

So this is pages saved to a disc. I didn't create the disc. I made changes with the CD R in the drive and tried to Save to the same disc: No.

It wanted me to rename and Save somewhere else (who knows where). So, not wanting to lose the changes, I Saved to the only place I could find, the Acrobat/Adobe Cloud.

I'm thinking the Cloud version can now be Saved onto a *BLANK* disc, no?

If so, but now I want to make changes to the Cloud version, so am first going to make a disc of the first changes, then try changing the Cloud version for another disc.

Or, can changes to the Cloud version be Saved (in the Cloud) for a new disc?

Or, will changes to the Cloud version mean going through the rigmarole of renaming and another version?







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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 02:31 AM

1. Why not save it

Somewhere on your local computer?

The CD R is obviously not a writeable disc. Save it on your computer/tablet/whatever.

Ok, I may be giving you bad advice. If you are using a Trial Version of Acrobat, they are doing this obviously, with a view to making you an Adobe customer. IE: montetising you.

So what's this malarkey of "Save to a blank disc"? This all seems like a time consuming and frustrating way of doing a simple digital task.

So if you explain exactly in succint terms what you are trying to do, I'll try to help. If you need to PM me, I'll roll my eyes but answer in good faith.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 02:33 AM

2. Can't speak to malarky. Am only asking sincerely.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 02:37 AM

3. That is not in doubt.

However the question seems to be multi-part.

Can we do it like this?
Q. Are you trying to pdf and save a document? ......

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Response to canetoad (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 02:47 AM

4. O.K., starting with a clean slate: 1) I'm Low Tech. 2) I paid for 1000+ pp scan to disc. 3) I paid

Adobe for making Edits and edits/changes to the disc I did but the changes won't save to the same disc.

4) Now I realize that the original CD R in the drive can't be Saved-to.

Now we can go back to my original questions above. Thanks if we can talk.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 03:11 AM

5. Ok

When it asks you to save, you need to provide a path to a folder in which you can save the file.

When the 'Save' dialogue box opens, look at the very top drop-down menu.

It may open in "My Documents" it may open at another folder.

You need to keep clicking the 'UP" arrow till you arrive at 'Computer'.

If you are ok with using the file structure of a windows computewr, please let me know so I can stop preaching to the converted.

Otherwise, I patient and happy to answer questions.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 03:16 AM

6. Change the file name

for each version you want to save. Like add a 1, 2, or 3 etc. You can save one copy to the cloud and one copy to the desk. Those copies do not affect each other. They do not sync. Whatever you do in the cloud. you would have to again do on the disk.

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Response to torius (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 03:35 AM

7. Thanks for the info and best for the helpful tone. So, the original disc is kaput, right?

I checked the Cloud version and the changes are there. So I go to a BLANK disc and Burn/Save there, right?

Now, the rest of the question: If I make changes on the Cloud version, it's a new ball game for disc, right? (New disc)

***ON EDIT: O.K., I see you answered the question already: Changes mean a new ball game. Thanks, again.





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Response to UTUSN (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 04:48 AM

8. Sure. Glad to help

As for the blank disk, you can have more than one file on a disc, it doesn’t need to be blank. But it can be.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 04:57 AM

9. Just do everything you plan on doing to the copy you saved to the cloud

Assuming this is windows, just press Ctrl-S whenever you've made some progress you want to make sure isn't lost. Apple I think it's Cmd-S.

When you're happy and feel like this is the final version, assuming you really want an archival copy, burn that file to a blank CD-R.

While it is, in theory, possible to keep adding 'stuff' to a CD-R, generally it's a hassle and flaky process. You should just assume whatever you burn to a disc, you do it all at once, and then that disc is 'done'.

Just an FYI, there's this wacky new technology we have nowadays that's known as a 'USB Thumb Drive'. They're quite a bit more handy than burning things to disc, and really don't cost much

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 05:03 AM

10. AH, *thanks* - "Hugh" or should I say "Mr Lebowski"!1 - really, sincere thanks.

"assuming you really want an archival copy" - so, in this modern age we don't need discs, eh, O.K.


And as for the newfangled "USB thumb drive" thingy - so, no need to put CD R discs into my Will?!1







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 05:16 AM

11. CD-R does provide a really safe, very long term storage system, where files cannot be changed

Once they've been 'burned' to the disc.

So it has certain advantages over most other storage types for REAL important stuff. Like if you literally were making a Will, a cd-rom copy would be a good thing.

Stuff you're just farting around with, just get yourself like a 16GB USB stick, they're like $10 at most nowadays. Then you have your own portable hard drive, works in any PC or Mac, it's re-writable ... they're pretty dang handy.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 11:17 AM

12. I was playing about your change of DU handle, but your further clarification of the details taught

me a lot:

* long term storage -

* files cannot be changed - (like for a Will)

* 16GB USB

* stick - portable hard drive

* works in any PC

* re-writable


*************All good details. And while I was semi-kidding about the Will, a Will *is* an item involved. And as Low Tech as I am, I *do* know what sticks are (without the specific details you taught me) and even *own* 3 or 4 of them!1

I had saved a couple of important things on a thumb drive thinking that this was a permanent, secure place, so your clarification was valuable. Thanks!






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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 11:42 AM

13. So, changes can be made and re-Saved (with same name) to Cloud things?

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 12:50 PM

14. Sure, you just overwrite the previous copy with the new one

Works just like a regular hard drive.

CD-R is pretty much the only medium where you cannot do that.

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