Despite the numerous benefits, there can be potential issues with the conversion of paper documents into electronic archives. When scanning paper pages into PDF, it's possible to end up with the odd- and even-numbered pages in separate PDF files. It can be very time-consuming to collate them manually, but there is an easier way. Sean Stewart explains.
Acrobat bookmarks are capable of far more than just pointing to chapter headings in PDF eContent. What about the idea of linking to related resources from a master document? "Trial notebook," anyone? In this tip, PDFforLawyers.com founder Ernest Svenson explains how to get more out of your Acrobat bookmarks.
A major benefit of PDF documents over their hard-copy counterparts is their electronic nature. This makes them both simple to transmit via email or the web and capable of being automatically searched. Bee Documents CEO Adam Behringer explains how to use Adobe Reader 6.0 to search PDF document sets.
After you create a PDF document, you might want to share it with members of your workgroup. A nice feature in Acrobat 6 is its support for sending files for e-mail reviews whereby recipients receive your document, add comment notes, and return the notes to you to be integrated into your original file. In this tip Ted Padova teaches you how to start an e-mail review.
First impressions count. Whether it's just to save time, or just to give the right impression, it's possible to set the initial view of your PDF documents from within Acrobat. In this Acrobat tip, Ted Padova explains how.
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.
Watermarks can be applied to PDF pages with a simple menu command. 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. Ted Padova shows you how.
In addition to the tools used for navigation in the Status Bar, you can add interactive elements to a PDF document to assist a user in navigating pages in open PDF documents and in navigating among a collection of different PDF documents. The Link tool is used to create hyperactive links. In this tip, Ted Padova shows you how to add interactive links with the Link tool.
If you want to save a file with a new name or to rewrite and optimize the document, you use the Save As command. The default tools appearing in the Toolbar Well are only some of the many tools and toolbars you have available in Acrobat. In this tip, Ted Padova shows you how to open toolbars, add them to the Toolbar Well and demonstrates the use of the Save As command.
You might need to create a single PDF document from several documents already in PDF format. In this tip, Ted Padova teaches you to insert pages in the open document from files located on your hard drive.
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