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Reusing images in Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

You can reuse individual images from a document if permission is given by the document author. In fact, it can be as simple as dragging a marquee around the desired area in a PDF document. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   May 03, 2005

Selecting Text in a PDF using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

If you need to reuse content on a PDF document, but you didn't create it and you can't get a copy of the source document, you can use Acrobat's tools to select and repurpose the content. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 26, 2005

Adding Watermarks and Backgrounds in Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

A good way to create a cohesive-appearing document you have constructed from multiple source documents is to use a watermark or background. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 19, 2005

Applying Headers and Footers in Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Along with assigning page numbers to documents, you can add precise headers and footers to the pages. This tip from author Donna Baker provides guidelines and instructions for adding them in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 12, 2005

Adding Page Numbers in Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

When you combine pages for a project, you end up with one document. Numbering the pages of the newly combined document helps give it a uniform feel, and is an important addition to professional PDF documents. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 05, 2005

Acrobat 6, InDesign CS -- Printing to Adobe PDF from OSX

Cari Jansen

One of the simplest ways to create a PDF file is by using the Adobe PDF printer that installs with Acrobat. This printer can be used to output files to PDF directly as if printing to a normal PostScript printer. This tip from Cari Jansen illustrates this point, using Adobe InDesign as the source application for the document printed.

Creative & Print   March 28, 2005

Including offsite reviewers

Every in-office or offsite stakeholder can review a document using built-in features in Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional. This tip from Adobe.com explains how Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional allows users without access to your server can still participate in your review process.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2005

Include Adobe Reader users in reviews

Need review comments from someone who doesn't have Adobe Acrobat 7.0? You can include reviewing tools with a PDF file for use in Adobe Reader 7.0. This tip from Adobe.com explains how Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional makes it possible to let users of the free Adobe Reader in on the act.

Enterprise & Government   March 15, 2005

Streamline your PDF review process

Collaboration is a crucial part of any QA process. This tip from Adobe.com explains how to make the best use of Acrobat's commenting features and integration with Office to optimize your collaborative workflow.

Enterprise & Government   March 08, 2005

Publish PDF files to CD

For PDF files on the go, gather a collection of PDF files onto a CD and use the Catalog feature in Adobe Acrobat 7.0 to make the documents searchable. This tip from Adobe.com explains how Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional makes it easy for you to prepare documents so that recipients can find what they want.

Enterprise & Government   March 01, 2005

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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.