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Converting paper documents to PDF using Acrobat

Dan Shea

Looking for a quick and easy way to convert your paper documents into PDFs? Look no further! Paper documents can quickly and easily be converted to PDF using Acrobat's "Create PDF from scanner" feature.

Enterprise & Government   October 02, 2008

Simple PDF creation using Acrobat

Dan Shea

Looking for a "quick and dirty" way to create PDF documents? Using Acrobat, creating PDF documents is just a single click away. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   August 07, 2008

Copying text in Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you only need to cite some PDF text, it can be inconvenient and inefficient to send the whole PDF document. It may be easier to simply copy and paste the desired text into an email or report and forward it on. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   July 10, 2008

Add PDF bookmarks in Acrobat

Dan Shea

PDF bookmarks can drasically improve the navigability of longer PDF documents. Luckily, it's a snap to create them in Adobe Acrobat. This ip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   May 29, 2008

Insert pages into existing PDF documents with Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you need to add new content such as a cover page, spreadsheet or appendix to an existing PDF document, you can do this easily in Acrobat. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   May 01, 2008

Simple PDF creation with Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you need to create PDF files quickly and simply, why not use Acrobat? This tip explains the simplest way to create PDF files directly from your desktop.

Enterprise & Government   January 15, 2008

Merging multiple files in Acrobat

Dan Shea

One of the most convenient things about PDF is its ability to combine files from different source programs such as Word and Excel into combined documents for emailing, filing or archival purposes. What's more, the source documents don't even need to be converted into PDF before being merged. Supported file types will automatically be converted during the merging process.

Enterprise & Government   November 27, 2007

Touching-up text in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Let's set the scene: after you've created your PDF, added any bookmarks, links, JavaScript or other interactive content, you quickly check through your PDF document before sending it off or posting it to a web site. Unfortunately, you find that you've misspelled the name of an important client! Luckily, Adobe Acrobat's TouchUp Text Tool can save you from having to regenerate the entire document.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2007

Cleaning up PDF documents in Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you are posting your PDF document to a web site, you'll generally want to upload a clean copy that will streamline the viewing experience for your site visitors. This tip outlines a quick way to remove unnecessary annotations, widgets, JavaScript, links, bookmarks and attachments, along with optimizing your documents for fast web viewing.

Enterprise & Government   October 01, 2007

Creating web links in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Given the ease with which online content can be updated, linking to web pages from within PDF documents can be a great way to provide access to the most up-to-date information. It's easy to do, too. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   June 28, 2007

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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.