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Creating Links to a Web page

Dan Shea

One way to keep your static PDF documents relevant is to create web links to "live" websites that are regularly updated with the latest information. In fact, the process is even easier than creating web links in HTML! This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   June 30, 2005

Navigating a Long Document

David Fishel

We all know how frustrating it can be to manually navigate through long PDF documents. Bookmarks and links help, but what about if they are inappropriately spaced or have not been created? Dave Fishel of provides a quick tip that can help ease the pain.

Enterprise & Government   January 26, 2005

Editing Text in a PDF

Donna Baker

Do you need to make minor textual updates to a PDF file? If you don't have the time or inclination to go back to the source file and regenerate the PDF from scratch, Author Donna Baker offers an alternative: text editing from within Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   July 20, 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

Setting Your Own Page Numbers

Dave Wraight

A new feature of Acrobat 4 is the ability to create custom page numbering.

Enterprise & Government   August 09, 2003

Opening Acrobat Faster

Richard Crocker

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.

Enterprise & Government   October 17, 2002

Adobe Acrobat 4 Tools, Toolbars and Shortcuts

A guide to the tools available to Acrobat 4.x (Win & Mac) and Acrobat Reader 4.x (Win & Mac) users, including the shortcut keys.

Enterprise & Government   April 11, 2002

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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.