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Organizing Your PDF Documents Using Acrobat

Ted Padova

In a traditional filing system, you might create labels, stick them to tabs on manilla folders, then find the alphabetical order and file the folders in cabinets. This tip is for those searching for a better means of organizing files, papers, articles, and other important documents.

Enterprise & Government   March 17, 2004

Auto Generating Form Fields in Acrobat

Ted Padova

To create a table array where multiple columns or rows need individual form fields, begin by manually creating a field for each row or column.

Developer   March 08, 2004

Extracting Content from Acrobat

Donna Baker

We explain how to extract usable content from PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   March 05, 2004

Creating layered PDF documents

With Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional, you can preserve the layers in the Adobe PDF documents created from Microsoft Visio or Autodesk AutoCAD drawings. This tip from shows you how.

Creative & Print   February 25, 2004

Building Documents Using the Pages

Donna Baker

Looking to save time and fuss by combining document content intuitively via a drag and drop interface? We explain.

Enterprise & Government   February 20, 2004

Inserting Pages Using Acrobat

Donna Baker

Need to add pages of content to a PDF without redistilling? You can quickly add particular pages to a document using the Pages pane.

Enterprise & Government   February 13, 2004

Organizing Your Passwords Using a Secure PDF

Ted Padova

It seems the Web has gone berserk with denying you access to even browse a site. In some cases, you need to enter a password to appear as a guest. You enter your user ID and password only to find out that the required number of characters exceed the number used for your password of choice. Acrobat can help you manage them.

Enterprise & Government   February 12, 2004

Redistilling PDFs for Smaller File Sizes

Ted Padova

Acrobat's Optimize for Fast Web view will create pointers for common background data instead of embedding all the data separately on each page.

Enterprise & Government   February 10, 2004

Deleting Pages from a Document

Donna Baker

Sometimes when you combine content from several documents, you have pages of information you don't need. You can easily delete a single page or a group of pages. We show you how.

Enterprise & Government   February 05, 2004

Controlling Bookmark Indentation From Word

Dave Wraight

Ever wanted more control over the indentation of your bookmarks? This tip details how to control PDF bookmark indentation from Microsoft Word.

Enterprise & Government   January 28, 2004

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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.