Information that we have stored on our computers can be of a very sensitive nature, things we want private for business or personal reasons. There are also a number of ways that old, and new programs, formats and systems can be hacked. Flaws can be exploited and work-arounds can be made. There are always things that can be done to mitigate these risks.
Preparing PDF documents for search engines is something that is important to know not only for storing files but also for allowing others to find them and making them contribute positively on any sites that they are found. There is a checklist that has been created through a number of different sources which will give you a robust if not definitive guide on PDF SEO optimization.
With Apple's recent release of iBooks 2 and a new application called iBooks Author, extra attention is being given to the EPUB file format, a free and open e-book standard by International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Rowan Hanna attempts to answer the question of whether it is a better format for e-books than PDF.
The release of the new Computable Document Format (CDF) has been reported by some as ringing the death-knell of PDF. In this article, Dan Shea talks about the strengths, obstacles and possibilities for the new "PDF-killer".
Sometimes, you need to change the page order of your PDF documents. Luckily, you don't need to re-recreate the file from scratch, as it's a simple matter to re-order pages in Acrobat. In fact, it's as easy as dragging-and-dropping.
By default, Adobe Acrobat allows users to place various standard stamps on your documents such as 'Approved', 'Declined' or 'Accepted'. That said, you can also create your own custom stamps. Using this option, you can take a logo or other image from another application and turn it into a custom stamp. Once created, you can apply it to any PDF document in Acrobat.
If you have a PDF document that you have compiled from a range of sources (e.g. an Excel spreadsheet and a Word document), chances are that one or more of the pages will need to be rotated for easy on-screen viewing. Luckily, rotating pages in Acrobat is child's play. This tip explains how.
When adding objects such as comments, images or form fields to your PDF documents, ensuring the correct position and alignment can be a nightmare. Luckily, owners of Acrobat can use the Grid Tool to arrange objects so they align perfectly. Use the 'Snap to grid' feature to align these objects against the grid lines displayed.