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Preflighting for PDF/X-Compliance with Acrobat

Verify that a PDF document is PDF/X-compliant in Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional before submitting the document to a service provider. Take a look.

Creative & Print   April 16, 2004

Adding Your Own Text to PDFs with Acrobat

Dave Wraight

If you've ever had the need to add text to a PDF after you've created it, then read on. By utilising the Text Annotation Tool it's possible to add new text to your PDF file.

Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2004

Instant Printing From a JavaScript PopUpMenu

Dave Wraight

The following JavaScript code can be added to a button, bookmark or even link. When the user activates the button / bookmark / link a popup menu will be displayed on screen listing the page numbers (in page blocks of 20). If the user selects a page number that page will be silently printed to the default printer, no dialog boxes will be displayed.

Developer   April 14, 2004

Adding Articles to your PDFs with Acrobat

Dave Wraight

Have you ever tried out the Article tool in Acrobat? In many cases it enhances the online reading experience by guiding the reader through content spread over multiple columns and pages. We show you how it can be used.

Enterprise & Government   April 13, 2004

Converting HTML Web Pages to PDF

Dave Wraight

Acrobat's Web Capture Plugin converts Web pages or entire Web sites into a single PDF file, including graphics and links. We explore two modes for converting HTML files: local HTML and online HTML.

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2004

Cropping and Rotating Pages in Acrobat

Donna Baker

If you compile PDFs from multiple sources, you may notice inconsistencies in page sizes or orientations. This tip looks at how you can use Acrobat's native page cropping and rotation features to get them looking just right.

Creative & Print   April 07, 2004

Editing Text from PDF Files

Ted Padova

When individual characters in a line of text needs to be edited, you can easily change characters with the TouchUp text tool. However, when paragraphs of text need to be edited, an external editor is required.

Enterprise & Government   April 03, 2004

Adding Page Number to PDFs

Ted Padova

When creating PDFs from a layout application, you can easily place page numbers on each page. However, when using different producer applications and merging PDF files, you won't have a chance to add page numbers unless they are uniquely added in the right order in each program that produces the PDFs to be merged together.

Enterprise & Government   April 01, 2004

Replacing Pages in Acrobat

Donna Baker

In this simple tip we explain how to replace pages in Acrobat while retaining links, comments and other interactive elements.

Creative & Print   March 25, 2004

Creating Large-Format PDF Documents

Not everything fits neatly onto a standard page. Sometimes a larger page size is needed, and this tip shows you how.

Enterprise & Government   March 19, 2004

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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.