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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.

Using Web Capture Effectively

Richard Crocker

Acrobat's Web Capture is a handy tool when you want to grab an archive of a Web page or site, or want to add comments to a Web page. If you're not familiar with the tool, Acrobat allows you to type in the URL of the Web page you want and to visit and Acrobat can then 'captures' (or converts) it to PDF. Acrobat gives you the choice of opening Web links with your Web browser, or through the Web Capture conversion tool.

Enterprise & Government   October 11, 2002

Import Images into Field with JavaScript

Ted Padova

Acrobat 5.0 enables you to copy and paste data between PDF files. However, there may be times when you wish to enable interactive elements such as importing images in a PDF file. A good example might be an insurance claims form where photographic images can assist claims adjustment appraisals.

Enterprise & Government   September 16, 2002

Printing Current Page with JavaScript

Ted Padova

How to execute a script to print a given page within a multiple page document with or without the Print dialog box opening.

Developer   September 07, 2002

Adobe Acrobat 4 Tools, Toolbars and Shortcuts

A guide to the tools available to Acrobat 4.x (Win & Mac) and Acrobat Reader 4.x (Win & Mac) users, including the shortcut keys.

Enterprise & Government   April 11, 2002

Adding 'stamps' or 'watermarks' to your PDFs

Richard Crocker

We have made a sample and instructions on how to use a similar method to add `stamps' or `watermarks' to your existing PDFs.

Developer   May 01, 2001

AutoStarting Movies in Acrobat

Dave Wraight

Acrobat will allow you to insert two types of animations or movies: AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) and MOV (Apple QuickTime MOVies).

Creative & Print   April 11, 2001

ByteServing Your PDF Files

Dave wraight

Ever waited an hour for a PDF to be viewable in your Web browser? ByteServing a file allows the Web Server to send smaller (but complete) chunks of a file.

Enterprise & Government   March 09, 2001

Controling How Your PDF Displays on Opening

Dave Wraight

To control how your PDF files are opened you need to adjust the Open Settings.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 2001

Making a popup/tooltip with Acrobat's form fields

Richard Crocker

Using the 'Hide/Show Field' Form option in Acrobat allows you to hide information until a user moves the mouse over a certain field.

Enterprise & Government   December 13, 2000

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

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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.