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Archive: Best Practices & Usability

PDF101 - An Introduction to Using Adobe Acrobat/PDF

Carl Young

Carl Young of DigiPub Solutions Corp. and the PDF 2000 II Conference shares some tips on creating PDFs that make optimal use of Acrobat's feature set -- suggesting that users develop a checklist that can guide consistent production of PDFs.

Enterprise & Government   October 03, 2000

PDF eBooks are Here to Stay

Karl De Abrew

With Stephen King sending a second round of shock waves through the book publishing industry this week, we're re-purposing a column written initially for Adobe.com by Planet PDF's Karl De Abrew that reflects on King's first venture into the world of eBooks and PDF -- the record-setting release of "Riding the Bullet" a few months ago.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2000

PDF - Is the Standard in Need of a Standard?

According to The Pfeiffer Report, a single PDF standard is no longer viable, given the range of diverse applications for which the technology is suited. It's time "for each market segment to push the implementation or version which makes sense," resulting in several solution-specific standards, the report concludes.

Creative & Print   June 23, 2000

Internet Publishing & PDF

Gordon Kent

Gordon Kent, author of "Internet Publishing With Acrobat", talks to Planet PDF about his book, Acrobat 4.0 and publishing on the Web.

Developer   April 10, 2000

All about compression in Distiller

Aandi Inston

So what is compression and which settings are the best? In this special, in-depth column, Aandi looks at what the compression types and settings in Acrobat Distiller mean, and what settings suit particular sorts of images.

Enterprise & Government   October 08, 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.