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Using Full Screen Mode in Acrobat

Richard Crocker

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.

Enterprise & Government   November 21, 2002

Change field shading with JavaScript when printing

Lori DeFurio

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.

Developer   November 15, 2002

Adding Voice Comments to Your PDFs

Richard Crocker

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.

Enterprise & Government   October 26, 2002

Opening Acrobat Faster II

Richard Crocker

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?

Enterprise & Government   October 22, 2002

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

Using Web Capture Effectively

Richard Crocker

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.

Enterprise & Government   October 11, 2002

Import Images into Field with JavaScript

Ted Padova

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.

Enterprise & Government   September 16, 2002

Printing Current Page with JavaScript

Ted Padova

How to execute a script to print a given page within a multiple page document with or without the Print dialog box opening.

Developer   September 07, 2002

Controling How Your PDF Displays on Opening

Dave Wraight

To control how your PDF files are opened you need to adjust the Open Settings.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 2001

Making a popup/tooltip with Acrobat's form fields

Richard Crocker

Using the 'Hide/Show Field' Form option in Acrobat allows you to hide information until a user moves the mouse over a certain field.

Enterprise & Government   December 13, 2000

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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.