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Archive: Development

IAC - PDF Print All

PDF Print All was constructed to eliminate the problem of multiple document printing in Adobe Acrobat.

Developer   September 20, 2000

Custom Objects in PDF JavaScript

Kas Thomas shows how to extend any of JavaScript's built-in objects and to define your own custom objects. He provides several cut-and-paste examples.

Developer   August 23, 2000

PDF 101 - Adding form fields to PDF files

Carl Young

Carl Young's PDF 101 articles -- intended as an introduction to using Acrobat/PDF -- explore the basics of adding fields to make your PDF Forms interactive.

Enterprise & Government   August 10, 2000

XML and PDF: Of applications and philosophy

Gordon Kent

As you consider how to maintain the integrity of data for future use, the best format is a structured format and there is no better format than XML, Gordon Kent writes in his latest article. Alternatively, you may have requirements to maintain the branding image or look and feel of your documents; here PDF is an excellent choice. How can you get the maximum value from what both XML and PDF offer?

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2000

JavaScript - Introduction to Development with Examples

Adobe Acrobat allows you to utilise JavaScript within Acrobat Forms by defining an object model on top of JavaScript 1.2.

Developer   June 23, 2000

JavaScript - Clean Up Your Popups

Kas Thomas

Perhaps you're already aware that in Acrobat 4.0 (and 4.05) there's an undocumented JavaScript method called popUpMenu(), a way to attach custom popup menus to mouse-down events in form fields. (If not, you know now!) But ScriptMeister Kas knows from recent experience that it's important to "Clean Up You Popups," as he details in his latest column.

Developer   June 17, 2000

Introducing the Smart PDF Workflow

Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh

A paper and Smart PDF solution can be more streamlined than one based on paper and HTML, according to our contributors, a tagteam of Acrobat/PDF gurus based in Switzerland. They also suggest in their "Practical Smart PDF" articles that a hybrid solution is often the best approach.

Enterprise & Government   June 03, 2000

Plug-in - Developing a plug-in to count all bookmarks

A simple plug-in example to count all the bookmarks in the active document. You can download the full source and a Reader enabled plug-in version.

Developer   May 27, 2000

IAC - How to convert Excel Chart to PDF using PDFWriter

A VB program that automatically converts Excel Charts to PDF Format.

Developer   May 22, 2000

IAC - Adding link annotation to a page

How to add a link annotation to the current page in Acrobat.

Developer   May 20, 2000

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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.