Adjusting the properties of your links is a great way to give your PDFs a style of their own. Some can be just for looks and some can help improve the usability of your PDFs. Link properties include settings such as type, highlight, color, style and magnification.
While Acrobat's Paper Capture plug-in is not going to give you the power to turn an office completely paperless, it's particularly useful for making key data and info available across a network. For example, imagine having information like commonly accessed contracts and documentation on a computer network, instead of locked away as paper in a filing cabinet. This tip introduces you to using Acrobat's Paper Capture plug-in.
If you weren't already aware, Acrobat provide a feature that allows you to view PDFs in 'Full Screen mode.' Going into Full Screen hides some of the general clutter of Acrobat such as toolbars, the titlebar and the menubar. It is particularly useful if you would like to read a document online, if you are using Acrobat to do a presentation, or if you are considering publishing a visually rich document, you want to contain its navigation on the document pages rather than through the use of bookmarks and the Navigation toolbar.
What if you want to display shaded fields to assist with on screen filling out of forms, but when you print the final version, you want the fields to be unshaded. And, you want to use your own custom color to shade the fields? Adobe's Lori DeFurio shows us how.
Sometimes its easier to speak something than to write it down -- that's the principle behind the Sound Attachment Tool, one of Acrobat's comment tools. For example, lawyers are renowned for their love of dictaphones, which they wield in place of a pen or a keyboard to update legal documents. After recording their alterations, an assistant will work with this tape and the source document, updating for it for another review process. Generally speaking voice comments can be useful for proofing documents.
The all or nothing approach of our recent tip on opening Acrobat faster was, as we said, only really useful when you wanted to read or view a PDF file -- the main problem with it was that your manipulation of the PDF became impossible because it turned Acrobat into little more than an Acrobat Reader-like application. So what if you want to open Acrobat faster but still have access to your favorite tools?
Ever wondered why Adobe Acrobat takes a long time to open? Apart from it being influenced by the speed of your computer, the main reason is because it has to load many plug-ins. In Acrobat these plug-ins are used for everything from annotations and markup, to applying security and touching up text.
Acrobat's Web Capture is a handy tool when you want to grab an archive of a Web page or site, or want to add comments to a Web page. If you're not familiar with the tool, Acrobat allows you to type in the URL of the Web page you want and to visit and Acrobat can then 'captures' (or converts) it to PDF. Acrobat gives you the choice of opening Web links with your Web browser, or through the Web Capture conversion tool.
Acrobat 5.0 enables you to copy and paste data between PDF files. However, there may be times when you wish to enable interactive elements such as importing images in a PDF file. A good example might be an insurance claims form where photographic images can assist claims adjustment appraisals.
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