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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

Using the Thumbnails/Pages pane in Acrobat

Dave Wraight

A great new feature of Acrobat 6 is the ability to enlarge and reduce the size of Thumbnails. Adobe decided to changed the name of Thumbnails to 'Pages' - so when you want to see them you'll find them in the 'View > Navigation Tabs > Pages'.

Enterprise & Government   July 16, 2003

Optimizing and Saving PDFs as Older Versions

Dan Shea

Some of the ways to tackle the common issues of backward compatibility and optimization of PDF output from Acrobat 6.0.

Creative & Print   July 11, 2003

Using and Setting the Properties of Bookmarks

Dave Wraight

How to use bookmarks and how to set their appearance, colour, font and other properties.

Enterprise & Government   July 10, 2003

Previewing Font Sets in PDF

Dave Wraight

How you can use PDF and Acrobat to easily preview your fonts.

Creative & Print   July 02, 2003

Using File Attachments in Acrobat

Dave Wraight

Although it was possible to attach non-PDF file types to your PDF document in version 5, Acrobat 6 has taken the concept a little further and given you a complete control centre to manage File attachments.

Creative & Print   June 29, 2003

Getting Snappy with Snapshots

Dave Wraight

A new feature with Acrobat 6 is the Snapshot. A Snapshot is an area of a PDF page or the whole page that you define with the SnapShot tool that becomes a destination for use in actions (links, bookmarks etc).

Enterprise & Government   June 21, 2003

Accessing Properties with the Acrobat Properties Toolbar

Dave Wraight

This new Acrobat 6 provides you with a convenient way to access and change properties for almost any object that exists or is created in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   June 12, 2003

Locking Links in Acrobat

Dave Wraight

A nice new feature of Acrobat 6 is the ability to 'lock' in the settings for a particular link. Now this might not seem immediately useful, but when you have to duplicate links to lots of pages and don't want the link boxes to be easily moved by other Acrobat authors -- then this feature is for you.

Enterprise & Government   May 29, 2003

Managing Your PDF Books and eBooks

Dave Wraight

A good way to keep your electronic document at arms reach is to organise them using the Acrobat Bookshelf. From the File menu, choose 'My Bookshelf'. You?ll be presented with the My Bookshelf dialog.

Enterprise & Government   May 28, 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.