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Slimming PDF bookmarks with JavaScript

Karl De Abrew

PDF bookmarks are a must for the usability and navigability of longer documents. When these bookmarks are created programmatically, they are based on a template created using a combination of user settings and the content of the source document or web page. Since not all such documents were created with PDF bookmarks in mind, cleaning up the resulting bookmark titles can become an important part of the QA process. In this tip, Karl De Abrew takes some of the pain out of this process.

Developer   June 26, 2012

Copying text in Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you only need to cite some PDF text, it can be inconvenient and inefficient to send the whole PDF document. It may be easier to simply copy and paste the desired text into an email or report and forward it on. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   July 10, 2008

Insert pages into existing PDF documents with Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you need to add new content such as a cover page, spreadsheet or appendix to an existing PDF document, you can do this easily in Acrobat. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   May 01, 2008

Adding notes in Acrobat

Dan Shea

One benefit of PDF files is that it's possible to add annotations without compromising the integrity of that content by editing it directly. One such option is adding a note in Acrobat. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2007

Opening PDF documents in Full-Screen mode in Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you have a graphically rich PDF, you might want to set it to open in Full-Screen mode to reduce clutter and increase the document's visual impact. This is particularly useful when preparing PDF (rather than, say, PowerPoint-based) presentations. This tip explains how to set your PDF documents to open in Full-Screen mode every time in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 2007

Importing and exporting form data in Acrobat

Dan Shea

When using PDF forms, it's possible to export, store and import the data in Form Data Format (FDF). Since an FDF file only includes the form data and not the form itself, it is much smaller and more lightweight that the complete PDF form, making it more efficient to manipulate. This tip explains how to export and import FDF data using Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   January 23, 2007

Print to PDF from any application

Dan Shea

Perhaps the simplest way to create PDF documents using Acrobat is via the Print command. Any application that features such a command will include an 'Adobe PDF' entry in its list of printers upon installation of Adobe Acrobat and this can be used to 'print' a PDF version of the active document.

Enterprise & Government   October 11, 2006

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

Printing Your PDF Bookmarks

Ernest Svenson

Bookmarks are wonderful navigational tools for PDF documents, and they are also a great way of organizing your documents. But what if you want to print out a list of the bookmarks you have in a document? This tip from's Ernest Svenson explains how.

Enterprise & Government   February 08, 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

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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.