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Archive: Doc-Management & Workflow

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 - Automating batch Word DOC conversion to PDF using 'Acrobat Distiller' printer

VB code that will allow you to create PDF documents in batch using Acrobat 4's "Acrobat Distiller" printer.

Developer   May 12, 2000

Practical Smart PDF - When they ask: 'Why PDF?,' Show Them!

Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh

An article co-produced by Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh. Based in Switzerland, this dynamic Acrobat/PDF duo has produced some of the most complex, interactive PDF-based forms we've seen. In their opening tag-team contribution, they explain -- and show -- why they've chosen PDF as their "tool of choice for a diverse array of solutions."

Enterprise & Government   April 09, 2000

Free PDF Workflow Brochures

All four of Stephan Jaeggi's popular PDF Workflow whitepapers are available as free downloads on Planet PDF. Topics include: An introduction to PDF technology; Economic and organizational aspects of PDF; The creation of PDF documents; and, Processing and outputting PDF files.

Creative & Print   March 23, 2000

Digital Publication Design - PDFs Improve the Creative Process

C. Scott Miller

Over the last dozen years, the explosive use of computer graphics has greatly expanded, speeded up, and improved the creative process. It has also cemented our reliance on telecommunications devices to quickly transfer proofs and files. In his latest article Scott Miller explores the use of PDF in content sharing, proofing, workgroups, prepress and more.

Enterprise & Government   December 15, 1999

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

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

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.