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Image Mapping in PDF - Create a JavaScript Color Picker

Kas Thomas

Kas presents an exercise on how to set up an image map in a PDF file and couple it to a Perl script running on a server, creating an RGB color picker as an example.

Developer   August 05, 2001

PDF Collaboration: WebDAV In Action - Microsoft's Impact

Bernd Zipper

Although we did not test any Microsoft applications, they will have a significant impact on the use of online PDFs, especially in the corporate enterprise. Since the majority of Acrobat users are not involved in traditional graphic arts but are part of law firms, insurance agencies, government bodies and so on, we can expect Microsoft's and Adobe's Web and collaboration tools to develop a decidedly "corporate" aspect.

Developer   July 03, 2001

PDF Collaboration: WebDAV In Action - Signatures & Forms

Bernd Zipper

When Acrobat 5 was released, online digital signatures were presented as an integral part of a collaborative PDF workflow. We assumed, erroneously, that these would be handled in the same manner as online comments -- via shared folders or WebDAV. Instead, we learned that online signatures had to be implemented in a more cumbersome way, which unfortunately we were unable to test.

Developer   July 03, 2001

PDF Collaboration: WebDAV In Action - Installation and Setup of WebDAV

Bernd Zipper

In general, a WebDAV server has modest hardware requirements. A Pentium or PowerPC-based system with at least 128 MB RAM and 4GB disk space is sufficient for the Acrobat workflow we tested. WebDAV can be installed on most modern server operating systems, including Windows NT Server, Windows 2000 Professional, OS X and Linux. An optimum configuration was achieved, in our opinion, was achieved by using Red Hat Linux, Apache and the WebDAV Extension.

Developer   July 03, 2001

PDF Collaboration: WebDAV In Action - Installation and Setup of WebDAV

Bernd Zipper

In general, a WebDAV server has modest hardware requirements. A Pentium or PowerPC-based system with at least 128 MB RAM and 4GB disk space is sufficient for the Acrobat workflow we tested. WebDAV can be installed on most modern server operating systems, including Windows NT Server, Windows 2000 Professional, OS X and Linux. An optimum configuration was achieved, in our opinion, was achieved by using Red Hat Linux, Apache and the WebDAV Extension.

Developer   July 03, 2001

PDF Collaboration: WebDAV In Action - The HTML Communications Standard

Bernd Zipper

Before we can share PDF files on the Web, we must first find a way to get them there. Despite promises in numerous marketing brochures, putting data online is not often an easy matter. Absent any support from CGI scripts, the online data must usually be uploaded to the Web server using an FTP application; the normal browser will not suffice.

Developer   July 03, 2001

Adobe CEO Chizen hopes to build Acrobat PDF legacy

Kurt Foss

Bruce Chizen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems, recently discussed with Planet PDF a range of related, Acrobat-centric topics. In the interview, he talks about the growing importance of Acrobat within the company's product line, the launch of Acrobat 5.0, his own Acrobat-dependent legacy, Adobe's new "Network Publishing" vision, its approach to ebooks, an upcoming release of a PDF Forms Fill-in product and the future release of a single, dual-purpose Reader.

Enterprise & Government   June 04, 2001

JavaScript - Color fills in forms at runtime

Kas Thomas

Kas gives some sample JavaScript code for changing the colors of PDF form fields at runtime.

Developer   June 01, 2001

Automating Workflows - Improve Cycle Time & Increase Profitability

David Zwang

In his article "Automating Workflows," David Zwang explores the what, how and why of process automation, including a look at some basic automation tools and offering insights on ways to facilitate new workflows.

Creative & Print   March 05, 2001

Acrobat PDF Forms: A Step-by-step Introduction

Ted Padova

Ted Padova, author of the Acrobat PDF Bible, provides a detailed (17 parts) step-by-step guide on creating and using Acrobat PDF Forms. Many of the resources and examples cited in his article are also available for download.

Developer   February 01, 2001

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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.