One of the simplest ways to create a PDF file is by using the Adobe PDF printer that installs with Acrobat. This printer can be used to output files to PDF directly as if printing to a normal PostScript printer. This tip from Cari Jansen illustrates this point, using Adobe InDesign as the source application for the document printed.
If you have stacks of PDF reference files stored in multiple directories on your server or workstation, then this tip might useful for you. During a typical installation of Acrobat, you install a feature that allows management of converted web pages from Internet Explorer. It was designed for easy conversion of web-pages to PDFs into selected directories and will only display PDF files. Cari Jansen explains.
When creating PDFs that are PDF/X compliant it is a requirement that the MediaBox, TrimBox and BleedBox are properly defined in the PDF. Acrobat 6's Crop command is a handy tool to reference the various box sizes, as Cari Jansen explains in this tip.
If you are used to searching long PDF documents and folders full of PDFs, then you will probably have spent a lot of time waiting. This tip from Cari Jansen explains how to dramatically improve the efficiency of your Acrobat searches.