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Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

PDF Tips & Tricks

Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

Create A PDF in OS X

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.

QR Code Generator For Adobe Acrobat

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.

Collating PDFs using JavaScript

Despite the numerous benefits, there can be potential issues with the conversion of paper documents into electronic archives. When scanning paper pages into PDF, it's possible to end up with the odd- and even-numbered pages in separate PDF files. It can be very time-consuming to collate them manually, but there is an easier way. Sean Stewart explains.

Using Bookmarks to open files and other tricks

Acrobat bookmarks are capable of far more than just pointing to chapter headings in PDF eContent. What about the idea of linking to related resources from a master document? "Trial notebook," anyone? In this tip, PDFforLawyers.com founder Ernest Svenson explains how to get more out of your Acrobat bookmarks.

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.

Converting an Image File to PDF

In addition to using the Acrobat Distiller software, Acrobat can convert many file formats to PDF. In this tip, Author Ted Pavoda teaches you to use the Convert PDF From File command to convert image formatted files.

Converting a PostScript File to PDF

One way to convert to PDF is to first print a PostScript file to disk, and then convert the PostScript file to PDF with Acrobat Distiller. In this tip, author Ted Padova describes how to use the Acrobat Distiller software to convert a PostScript file to PDF.

Modifying Text Attributes

If you've ever wanted to tweak the appearance of text in your PDF documents, then this tip is for you. It's now possible to modify attributes such as font and size of text with Acrobat 6. In fact, it even works on both existing and inserted text! Author Donna Baker explains how.

Editing Text in a PDF

Do you need to make minor textual updates to a PDF file? If you don't have the time or inclination to go back to the source file and regenerate the PDF from scratch, Author Donna Baker offers an alternative: text editing from within Acrobat.

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Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.