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Combining multiple files into a single PDF

Dan Shea

There are many times when you might want to create a single PDF from multiple files. Perhaps you want to submit a report consisting of textual Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, graphs and digital photographs after adding a PDF cover sheet? Luckily, this is quick and easy to achieve using Acrobat -- assuming you have version 6 or 7, that is! This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   July 14, 2005

More immersive reading in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Clutter is the natural enemy of immersive on-screen reading. Toolbars, icons and menus can really get in the way if you are settling down with a good eBook or giving that document a final read-through before sending it out. This PDF tip explains how to reduce on-screen clutter and make the reading process as painless and distraction-free as possible.

Enterprise & Government   July 07, 2005

Creating Links to a Web page

Dan Shea

One way to keep your static PDF documents relevant is to create web links to "live" websites that are regularly updated with the latest information. In fact, the process is even easier than creating web links in HTML! This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   June 30, 2005

Comparing differences between PDF documents

Dan Shea

During a document review process, it's often necessary to compare different versions of the same document. The good news is that Acrobat takes a lot of the pain out of this process with its automated document comparison feature. Read more in this tip.

Creative & Print   June 23, 2005

Round-trip Editing an Image with Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

What if you have a terrific document and it is ready to send to a client when you realize you should have tweaked an image or added a text layer? Can you still make your deadline in time? You can if you are working in Acrobat, which supports round-trip editing! Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Creative & Print   June 16, 2005

Touching Up Reading Order with Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

Yet another reason for using a tagged PDF document is to organize its reading order. You can use the TouchUp Reading Order tool to define individual content elements on a page and then order them as desired. Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Enterprise & Government   June 09, 2005

Object TouchUps using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Want to make small changes to information in your PDF document? Using the TouchUp Object tool, you can select and modify content imported as part of the document, including text, images, and multimedia objects. Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Creative & Print   June 02, 2005

Reusing Table Information in a PDF using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Want to reuse information from a table in your PDF document? Until Acrobat 6 it was difficult to deal with tables in PDFs; Acrobat 6 included a Select Table tool, and Acrobat 7 takes your table manipulation capabilities to new heights. Author Donna Baker explains how to extract table information from your documents quickly and easily.

Enterprise & Government   May 24, 2005

Modifying Text Attributes in a PDF using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Want to change the look and feel of text? You can modify properties of new text as well as text already in your PDF documents. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2005

Editing Text in a PDF using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Need to make minor textual corrections in your PDF documents? You can tweak the text directly in Acrobat. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily.

Enterprise & Government   May 12, 2005

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