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Adding a PDF Watermark

Dan Shea

It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

Enterprise & Government   April 28, 2014

Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

Rowan Hanna

Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, 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 Drive.

Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2014

Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Jeremy Koadlow

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

Enterprise & Government   November 26, 2013

Reordering pages in Acrobat

Jeremy Koadlow

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

Enterprise & Government   November 12, 2013

Reordering pages in Acrobat

Jeremy Koadlow

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

Enterprise & Government   November 12, 2013

Create A PDF in OS X

Michael Tsakirellis

Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn't supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.

Creative & Print   October 23, 2013

QR Code Generator For Adobe Acrobat

Michael Tsakirellis

The QR Code Generator for Acrobat is a .SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.

Creative & Print   September 18, 2013

Adding Video to PDF with Adobe Acrobat

Jeremy Koadlow

This tutorial is for adding a video (.mov file) into a PDF document being created in Adobe Acrobat XI (CC version). The video will appear on its own page.

Creative & Print  

Adding Video to PDF with Adobe Acrobat

Jeremy Koadlow

This tutorial is for adding a video (.mov file) into a PDF document being created in Adobe Acrobat XI (CC version). The video will appear on its own page.

Enterprise & Government   July 08, 2013

Adding a Digital Signature to a PDF from your iPhone

Jeremy Koadlow

Adobe created Adobe Reader app which allows users to open, view and sign PDF documents from email or when integrated from Dropbox and Google Drive.

Enterprise & Government   May 06, 2013

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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.