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Archive: Collaboration & Exchange

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

Filling PDF Forms

Aandi Inston

What can you do when you want to fill out forms on your computer or online? Aandi explores this and the options you have available.

Enterprise & Government   November 22, 1999

PDF - Remembering the first time

Kurt Foss

It's hard to forget the first time. For each of us the experience was unique and one most of us cherish. Planet PDF's Editor, Kurt Foss, reminisces on his first time with PDF and how it all began with Acrobat v. 1.0. Kurt shares his thoughts and knowledge on the world of PDF technology.

Enterprise & Government   November 04, 1999

Moving live business process to the Web

Tony McKinley

Tony McKinley looks at how businesses cope with the running their business at Internet speed. Adobe Acrobat provides the architecture of a multiple enterprise software environments WITHIN the document. Electronic Document Management Systems, Search-ability of PDF Content, and Collaboration.

Enterprise & Government   October 06, 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

Processing Acrobat Form Data: As Easy As HTML

Gordon Kent

Getting started with using Acrobat Forms. Gordon Kent explores how you go about setting up PDF forms on your web site: easy ways to get data from your online Acrobat forms into a web-served database, resent as email or other common applications.

Developer   June 10, 1999

Getting text out of your PDF

Aandi Inston

Aandi talks about getting text out of your PDF and into other applications -- why it does and doesn't work, and what you can do with the new Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 24, 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.