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Our tips articles are archived in a series of categories for easy access. Select the category to the left to display only the articles related to that category.

Links in Acrobat 6

Dave Wraight

A quick look at some of the changes that came with Acrobat 6.0, namely, the simple, manual creation of links from selections made in PDF files. This tip details the uses and capabilities of this updated function.

Creative & Print   October 02, 2003

Using Renditions in Acrobat

Dave Wraight

One of the many new features in Acrobat 6.0: the ability to embed multimedia content in PDF files. We detail the uses and capabilities of this updated function.

Creative & Print   September 25, 2003

Selecting Text Using the Hand Tool

Richard Crocker

This tip covers one of the many new features in Acrobat 6.0: the ability to select text using the Hand Tool. The tip details the uses and capabilities of this nifty little addition.

Enterprise & Government   September 16, 2003

Retain page size when printing or redistilling

Richard Crocker

This tip is short but sweet: how does one avoid having PDF documents output to a uniform, default page size when printing to paper or PDF (Redistilling)?

Enterprise & Government   September 12, 2003

Using the ADBC JavaScript Object

Dave Wraight

Introducing the wonderful World of Acrobat Database Connectivity (ADBC). In brief, this is a javascript object (derived from the Plugin) allowing users to connect to almost any type of database and display data directly in their PDF documents.

Developer   September 05, 2003

Creating a Popup Menu

Dave Wraight

The Popup Menu has been around since Acrobat version 4 and has often been overlooked as a means to enable your users to get around your documents quickly or to activate Acrobat menu items or features.

Enterprise & Government   August 27, 2003

Changing PDF Link Properties Globally

Dave Wraight

How to change the appearance of all your links using Acrobat 6.0.

Enterprise & Government   August 15, 2003

Setting Your Own Page Numbers

Dave Wraight

A new feature of Acrobat 4 is the ability to create custom page numbering.

Enterprise & Government   August 09, 2003

Where did my shortcut keys go in Acrobat 6.0?

Richard Crocker

Regular users of Acrobat 5.0, and in particular regular users of the short-cut accelerator keys that let you access commonly used tools quickly, will notice when opening Acrobat 6.0 for the first time that these no longer seem to be available. Fortunately all is not really lost.

Enterprise & Government   August 08, 2003

Updating PDF Bookmarks Quickly

Dave Wraight

Changing the properties for bookmarks one by one can be somewhat impractical when you have hundreds or thousands of bookmarks. We explore how you can do it to a lot of bookmarks using JavaScript.

Developer   July 25, 2003

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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.