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Archive: Development

IAC - Printing every PDF in a folder

This method prints all of the PDFs in the folder.

Developer   December 16, 1999

JavaScript - setFocus Method for tabbing to next form field

This sample uses the setFocus method for the form field to tab to the next field if the character limit for the field is reached.

Developer   December 13, 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

Acrobat Reader dysfunctionality

Bryan Guignard

Perhaps the most obvious limitation is Reader's inability to save modifications to a PDF file. Rest assured, this is the way it's supposed to be. Bryan Guignard explains what situations are appropriate for Reader, and when you'll need the full product.

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

Win32 API - Minimizing Acrobat Exchange

How to minimise Acrobat Exchange.

Developer   July 10, 1999

PostScript - Using PostScript to concatenate PostScript and EPS file

Aandi Inston

This piece of PostScript can be used with any version of Adobe Acrobat Distiller to allow a sequence of PostScript or EPS files to be concatenated together into a single PDF file.

Developer   June 18, 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

IAC - How to remove a single bookmark from a folder of PDFs using VB6

A simple program that allows you to remove a single bookmark from a folder of PDFs.

Developer   May 30, 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.