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Using Thumbnails for Print Ranges

Dave Wraight

Did you know that you can use the thumbnails to determine a range of pages to print?

Enterprise & Government   October 19, 2000

Updating your PDF files in Batch

Dave Wraight

A little unknown feature called 'Batch Process...' can whizz through your PDF files changing anything from the way they open up to the page numbers they open up at.

Enterprise & Government   September 23, 2000

Getting Document Info

Dave Wraight

If you have ever wanted to find out what Security settings are present, what the Document Info General settings are, or even how the document will load up, then there's a quick way to get to this information rather than going through the menus.

Enterprise & Government   May 19, 2000

Displaying Title in the Acrobat Title Bar

Dave Wraight

Normally Acrobat will only display the name of the file in the Acrobat Title Bar and in the Window Menu. How to display the title in the Acrobat Title Bar.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2000

Displaying the current Date

Dave Wraight

By using Acrobat Form Fields it is possible to display the current system date in a field, best of all this field will dynamically update even in Acrobat Reader.

Developer   May 17, 2000

Moving Pages between PDF files - the easy way

Dave Wraight

Although many methods exist to move pages between PDF files, by far the easiest is by using document Thumbnails.

Enterprise & Government   May 03, 2000

Rearranging your Objects

Dave Wraight

Using the new 'Touch Up Object' tool you can move and even copy existing pictures in your documents.

Creative & Print   April 24, 2000

Displaying the Current Named Destinations

Dave Wraight

Bring up the normally hidden 'Destinations' tab, from the Window menu.

Developer   April 11, 2000

Silently Printing Your PDF

Dave Wraight

If you have ever had the need to give your end users a 'Print' button on the page then read on.

Developer   March 23, 2000

Extracting all text from a PDF at once

To extract all text from a PDF you need to understand that Acrobat has three ways in which pages can be viewed: Single, Continuous and Continuous - Facing.

Enterprise & Government   March 16, 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.