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The PostScript Thinker

Karl De Abrew

Planet PDF talks to Glenn Reid, among other things, expert in PostScript. Glenn has written and published two books with Addison-Wesley on the PostScript Language - one is Adobe's 'Green Book'. Glenn disusses the development of PostScript and its relationship to PDF.

Developer   April 29, 1999

Getting text out of your PDF

Aandi Inston

Aandi talks about getting text out of your PDF and into other applications -- why it does and doesn't work, and what you can do with the new Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 24, 1999

PDF: better than paper

Tony McKinley

Tony McKinley, author of From Paper to Web and Director of Professional Services Group for Innodata Corp. talks to us about PDF and its capabilities for document management, workflow and collaboration.

Enterprise & Government   April 19, 1999

Becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Bryan Guignard

What does it take to become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), and what do you get out of it? ACE, Bryan Guignard, discusses how to begin your preparation, the areas you'll need to familiarise yourself with and the benefits certification can give you.

Enterprise & Government   April 14, 1999

IAC - Opening a PDF from an Access table

How to open each a PDF file in Reader from an Access table.

Developer   March 23, 1999

IAC - Importing single pages

How to import a single page many times.

Developer   February 18, 1999

IAC - Converting Excel files to PDF

How to convert a folder full of Excel files to PDF.

Developer   February 18, 1999

IAC - Opening a PDF and jumping to a bookmark

This method opens a PDF in Acrobat Exchange and jumps to a known bookmark.

Developer   November 28, 1998

IAC - Printing using Acrobat Reader

How to print a PDF using the free Acrobat Reader.

Developer   November 13, 1998

Converting to text to PDF using C

C code sample showing you how to convert text to PDF.

Developer   May 30, 1998

IAC - How to merge every PDF in a given folder into one

This method takes all of the PDFs in a folder and merges them together to form a PDF file.

Developer   May 22, 1998

VBA - Printing Multiple Word Files

This method prints all of the Word documents in the folder.

Developer   May 16, 1998

IAC - Setting the info fields on every PDF

This method sets the info on all the PDFs in the folder c:\acrobatdocstosetinfo\.

Developer   May 15, 1998

IAC - Extracting a page range from a PDF to an individual PDF

How to extract a page range from a PDF to an individual PDF file with VB.

Developer   May 13, 1998

IAC - PDFStat Generator

Dave Wraight

PDFStat can generate an HTML report of document information for an entire directory of PDF files.

Developer   May 26, 2019

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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.