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Archive: Best Practices & Usability

Reducing PDF File Size (Optimizing PDFs)

Dan Shea

PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 07, 2014

Enhancing Tutorials With Acrobat

Claudia McCue

Since the invention of the handout by an enterprising monk in 1121 AD, surprisingly little has changed. In this piece, veteran trainer and conference speaker Claudia McCue discusses best practices to make the most of your tutorials using Acrobat and PDF.

Creative & Print   April 14, 2004

Ted Padova discusses new Acrobat 6 book, PDF usage

Kurt Foss

Prolific author Ted Padova talks about his latest educational resource for Acrobat 6 users, as well as his own PDF use in a book production workflow and for commercial printing.

Creative & Print   March 01, 2004

PDF Continuing Education: Real World Document Makeovers

Duff Johnson

In collaboration with Duff Johnson of Document Solutions, we're launching a new series that will analyze and improve a selection of PDF files we routinely encounter, along with his non-judgmental comments on why and how the file was improved.

Enterprise & Government   November 06, 2003

Jakob Nielsen's PDF Phobia is seemingly incurable

Kurt Foss

The noted usability guru strays outside his area of expertise once again in a new "Alertbox" column denigrating any uses of PDF other than printing. We can't help but wonder -- due to the silliness of some of his comments and suggestions -- whether he's being serious. We're afraid he is. Nonetheless, to show our respect, we've christened a special Google Advanced Search setting in his honor.

Enterprise & Government   July 28, 2003

PDF: Fit for Human Consumption if designed properly

Kurt Foss

Jakob Nielsen hit a nerve with some PDF enthusiasts when he recently wrote in his monthly usability column that, in terms of suitability for use on the Web, the format is allegedly "unfit for human consumption." We're publishing a rebuttal that another satisfied user recently sent to Nielsen -- and also shared with us. In addition, Steve Borsch provides several samples of PDFs designed to be read and navigated online.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2003

Adobe's Robert McDaniels responds (again) to Nielsen criticisms of PDF

Kurt Foss

As he did two years when Jakob Nielsen published his first Alertbox column alleging that PDFs were unsuitable for Web use, Adobe Robert McDaniels offers a thoughtful rebuttal to last week's Alertbox column in which Nielsen opines that PDFs are supposedly "unfit for human consumption."

Enterprise & Government   July 21, 2003

PDF author creates spoof of Nielsen's misguided 'Alertbox'

Douglas J. Alford

After reading the sometimes laughable criticisms of PDF made in a recent "Alertbox" column by noted usability guru Jakob Nielsen, Doug Alford of Techneglas came up with a humorous spoof. We're delighted to share his "CARS: Unfit for Human Transportation" take-off on Nielsen's ill-informed "PDF: Unfit for Human Consumption" column.

Enterprise & Government   July 17, 2003

PDF Master: John Warnock talks with Planet PDF

Karl De Abrew

Today Karl talks with John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems, retired CEO and current Chairman of the Board -- and perhaps most significantly in this venue, the mastermind behind Adobe Acrobat and the Portable Document Format (PDF). In his 1991 "Camelot" report, later published on Planet PDF, Warnock publicly detailed for the first time the foundation for and concept of PDF. The rest, as they say, is history -- and a rich one it is.

Enterprise & Government   April 07, 2003

Acrobat/PDF: Thoughts on the First Decade

Karl De Abrew

Karl De Abrew, Planet PDF CEO, reflects on the near-decade since Acrobat v.1.0 was hatched (1993), noting several key stages in its development and toward the ever-growing acceptance and use of PDF, to Acrobat's current status as a major breadwinner for Adobe Systems. This commentary was first published in a Seybold Seminars newsletter.

Enterprise & Government   January 04, 2002

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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.