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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

Applying page numbers and the date in Acrobat

Dan Shea

You may often find yourself needing to add page numbers to a PDF document to enhance navigability or stamp a date for version tracking purposes. This tip explains how to perform these functions in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   December 20, 2006

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

Flatten PDF documents in Acrobat

Dan Shea

One long-standing benefit of the PDF format is that it allows users to send documents for review in an uneditable format, so what happens to this property when editable objects like form fields, text annotations, comments and stamps are added to the document? Luckily, it's still possible to distribute the files in an uneditable format by flattening these objects to become part of the document.

Enterprise & Government   June 07, 2006

Creating PDF Document Collections

Dan Shea

Tired of losing track of your PDFs? Why not build a document collection in Acrobat? The Collections feature in Acrobat's Organizer allows users to group PDFs arbitrarily, arranged by project, type of content, client, etc.

Enterprise & Government   April 04, 2006

Your PDF, Take 2: Undo and Redo functions in Acrobat

Dan Shea

More document features than ever before can be added in Acrobat. That's great, but what happens if you make a mistake? Luckily, Acrobat boasts Undo and Redo functions similar to those of word-processing applications such as Microsoft Word to make life just that little bit easier.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2005

Create Web Page PDFs in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Often, you can find yourself wanting to keep an offline record of a web page: you may be traveling, and won't have internet access, or perhaps you need a static copy of the page for your archives. Either way, Acrobat's web capture feature can be an invaluable addition to your bag of tricks. This PDF tip explains.

Enterprise & Government   September 19, 2005

Highlighting important PDF elements

Dan Shea

When you are reading through a document for research in the hard copy world, you will generally make a copy that you can annotate, to highlight important passages and make your own comments in the margins. Luckily, it's a cinch to translate this into a PDF-driven electronic workflow. This PDF tip explains.

Enterprise & Government   September 06, 2005

Creating Backward Compatible PDFs in Acrobat

Dan Shea

PDF is now a very mature technology. After having been around for over a decade, one issue comes up repeatedly: backwards compatibility. If you have taken the plunge and upgraded to Acrobat 7, great! You have access to the latest and greatest in functionality; unfortunately, it doesn't necessarily follow that everyone in your audience is so lucky. What if they are running Reader 6, 5 or even 4? This PDF tip explains how to overcome this common problem.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2005

Combining multiple files into a single PDF

Dan Shea

There are many times when you might want to create a single PDF from multiple files. Perhaps you want to submit a report consisting of textual Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, graphs and digital photographs after adding a PDF cover sheet? Luckily, this is quick and easy to achieve using Acrobat -- assuming you have version 6 or 7, that is! This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   July 14, 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.