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Archive: Editing & Publishing

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

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 - Merge PDF Files

Dave Wraight

The code and executable are not complete but developers may find parts of it useful.

Developer   May 16, 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

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

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

Online PDFs - What You Get Might Not Be What You See

Shlomo Perets

Shlomo Perets explores a few of Acrobat's little mysteries -- in particular, why some PDF files created for online use may not be a true duplicate of the original. In his article he explores why some document attributes may vary from expectations, depending on specific Acrobat versions, authoring applications and printer drivers used, and explains the potential implications.

Creative & Print   April 08, 2000

Transitions Made Easy

Bryan Guignard

Sure, some of us know that you can set a few transition effects to display when a PDF is viewed in full screen. But did you know that there are many more ways that are not nearly as well documented for adding effects? We explore the methods you can use to add permanent transition effects to PDF documents/slide shows.

Developer   March 23, 2000

A look at CD based publishing

Kas Thomas

Performance can suffer rather alarmingly when you try to do outlandish, computation-intensive things in an interpreted language. Find out exactly how JavaScript is executed and how you be sure that you're not putting the stops on your code.

Developer   March 16, 2000

Linking Up with FDF

George Johnson

If you're Acrobat-savvy enough to realize that "FDF" is not a typographical error, then you know that the "Form Data Format" is a way to transfer data to and from PDF-based forms. But you may not realize some of the other ways you can utilize FDF. That's OK, because University of Washington research engineer George Johnson knows -- and he's sharing some examples in his Planet PDF article Linking Up with FDF."

Developer   February 18, 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.