Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh
An article co-produced by Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh. Based in Switzerland, this dynamic Acrobat/PDF duo has produced some of the most complex, interactive PDF-based forms we've seen. In their opening tag-team contribution, they explain -- and show -- why they've chosen PDF as their "tool of choice for a diverse array of solutions."
Shlomo Perets explores a few of Acrobat's little mysteries -- in particular, why some PDF files created for online use may not be a true duplicate of the original. In his article he explores why some document attributes may vary from expectations, depending on specific Acrobat versions, authoring applications and printer drivers used, and explains the potential implications.
Sure, some of us know that you can set a few transition effects to display when a PDF is viewed in full screen. But did you know that there are many more ways that are not nearly as well documented for adding effects? We explore the methods you can use to add permanent transition effects to PDF documents/slide shows.
All four of Stephan Jaeggi's popular PDF Workflow whitepapers are available as free downloads on Planet PDF. Topics include: An introduction to PDF technology; Economic and organizational aspects of PDF; The creation of PDF documents; and, Processing and outputting PDF files.
The following routine will cycle through each page in a PDF file and extract the Page Size in Centimetres and also Inches.
If you're Acrobat-savvy enough to realize that "FDF" is not a typographical error, then you know that the "Form Data Format" is a way to transfer data to and from PDF-based forms. But you may not realize some of the other ways you can utilize FDF. That's OK, because University of Washington research engineer George Johnson knows -- and he's sharing some examples in his Planet PDF article Linking Up with FDF."
This is a Win32 project done with VC++ 5.0 that implements an Acrobat plug-in that demonstrates how to turn it into an Automation (formerly known as "OLE Automation") server.
Here is an example of changing a second combobox in response to a first combobox's selection change.
How to get a script to bind a variable to the field on that page only, when you don't know the exact field name in advance.
A VB procedure for converting UNICODE to ANSI submitted by Roy from Brook House Publishing.