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Transitions Made Easy

Bryan Guignard

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.

Developer   March 23, 2000

Digital Publication Design - PDFs Improve the Creative Process

C. Scott Miller

Over the last dozen years, the explosive use of computer graphics has greatly expanded, speeded up, and improved the creative process. It has also cemented our reliance on telecommunications devices to quickly transfer proofs and files. In his latest article Scott Miller explores the use of PDF in content sharing, proofing, workgroups, prepress and more.

Enterprise & Government   December 15, 1999

Making portable documents accessible

Kurt Foss

For some users, key attributes of PDF -- i.e. the ability to preserve complex layouts and use high-quality graphics -- may in fact be barriers to communication. Adobe Systems has been working for years to improve the accessibility of PDF-based information for the visually disabled. Recent updates to Access Adobe, its accessibility-oriented Web site, describe a range of current solutions -- including a new PDF Forms demo -- and outline the company's future plans.

Enterprise & Government   November 23, 1999

PDF Anatomy 101

Bryan Guignard

This article examines what a PDF document is made up of. Comprised of document objects, page objects and content objects, it explains how these objects relate to form the PDFs you make and use.

Developer   October 31, 1999

PDF templates - the invisible paper

Karl De Abrew

Bryan Guignard takes a pragmatic approach to his column with his PDF Templates kit. This kit consists of two files. The Template Interface, and a second PDF file which is a sample of invisible PDF paper along with the PostScript code snippet used to create it.

Developer   October 19, 1999

How to populate a PDF file's form with data from a web server

Gordon Kent

Gordon Kent explores PDF forms, with working examples and step-by-step descriptions of how to populate a PDF file's form fields with data processed by a webserver. One example uses Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) to populate a PDF form, and the other uses the ActiveX version of the FDF toolkit to populate a PDF form with data submitted from an HTML form.

Developer   July 13, 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

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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.