Tips & Tricks

Adding a PDF Watermark

It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

April 28, 2014
PDF Tips & Tricks

Adding a PDF Watermark

It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

Create A PDF in OS X

Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn't supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.

QR Code Generator For Adobe Acrobat

The QR Code Generator for Acrobat is a .SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.

Finding user screen resolution with JavaScript

PDF's cross-platform nature makes it very portable, but it also means that there are many different kinds of users and setup configurations. This JavaScript tip explains how to find the user's screen resolution, which can then be used to perform operations such as setting the PDF's initial zoom settings.

Knowledge Base: Linking to bookmarks from web pages

Linking to specific locations within PDF documents provides a great deal of flexibility. Content creators can not only link through to pages within PDFs, but specific views within those pages by defining page locations and zoom levels. This Knowledge Base article outlines how to make use of these features.

Acrobat WebDav Demonstration - Share your Acrobat Comments

A chance to share your Acrobat PDF Comments -- literally!

Planet PDF has setup a publicly accessible WebDav server to allow users to test drive Adobe Acrobat's capabilities for reviewing and sharing comments online.

Modifying link properties using JavaScript

When creating interactive PDF documents, links are an integral tool, so what do you do if you find that your links don't match or you need to change link styles throughout a long document? Updating each link manually is often unfeasible due to time constraints, but Acrobat JavaScript may provide the solution. In this tip, ARTS PDF Product Manager Maryanne Montes sheds some light on this great time-saver.

Removing filename bookmarks created by Acrobat

Acrobat 6 added the ability to create composite PDF documents from multiple files -- including PDFs. This function is very useful, but it breaks up the bookmark tree of the final document, which can be a highly manual task to correct. This tip from Sean Stewart explains how to remove the unnecessary bookmarks for a seamless viewing experience.

Printing page ranges quickly with JavaScript

If you want to print ranges of pages from Acrobat, your options are a somewhat limited. You have the choice of setting a single, continuous page range (e.g. pages 1-10), all even pages, or all odd pages. While this may be sufficient for most purposes, what can you do if you need to print multiple page ranges? Help is at hand! This JavaScript tip from ARTS PDF's Sean Stewart explains how.

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Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

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For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have -- no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc -- are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

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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.