In this article, Planet PDF's Dan Shea outlines what linearization means in the context of PDF, along with why and when it is most useful. The piece also briefly touches upon several available solutions for linearizing PDFs and/or viewing linearized PDFs.
To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this installment, we speak to Duff Johnson, long-time friend of Planet PDF and a man right at the centre of PDF, as international Project Leader for the PDF specification itself (ISO 32000).
PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.
For people who don't spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.
For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have -- no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc -- are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.
Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.
Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.
Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn't supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.
The QR Code Generator for Acrobat is a .SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.