PDF bookmarks are a must for the usability and navigability of longer documents. When these bookmarks are created programmatically, they are based on a template created using a combination of user settings and the content of the source document or web page. Since not all such documents were created with PDF bookmarks in mind, cleaning up the resulting bookmark titles can become an important part of the QA process. In this tip, Karl De Abrew takes some of the pain out of this process.
Version X introduced a brand new user interface for Adobe Acrobat, but the absence of a menu for finding all the features in Acrobat meant that some features where harder to find than others. Find out where the PDF Optimizer feature now lives.
As PDF is an ISO specification anyone is free to develop software that utilizes the PDF format. Usually the specification has to be purchased through the ISO website, but due to a deal deal between ISO and Adobe, the PDF specification can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.
Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the recent addition of OCR'ing technology to Google Docs, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Docs.
Bates-stamping is important if you want to keep track of documents you produce. If you don't have all of the documents ready at the same time, you'll need to conduct several production runs. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson discusses the related issues and suggests one way to accomplish Bates-stamping over multiple sessions.
Given the sheer amount of content on the web these days, it can be useful to
filter results based on file format. In this PDF article, Dan Shea has a quick
look at a recently released PDF-only search engine, explains how to find PDFs
quickly using Google, and briefly compares the two.
Acrobat is a powerful program with a lot of features. Unfortunately, this can mean that it can also take a little while to find the features that you want via the classic mouse-based approach. To help users get the most out of Acrobat, PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson has made a list of his favorite keyboard shortcuts -- downloadable as a PDF, of course.
After a question from one of his readers, PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson seeks to resolve what seems to be a common problem with printing PDF documents and having them improperly come out gray. He explores the issue in this article.
Of all the shortcuts you need to know, being able to quickly jump to a particular page in a PDF is most important. Let's say you have a 43 page PDF and you're reviewing it with someone by phone. They ask you to jump to page 30, and you're on page 1. How quickly can you jump to page 30?
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