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Keyboard navigation in Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

Even the quickest precision mouse users can save time using keyboard shortcuts. The ability to navigate PDF documents using only a keyboard also has the added bonus of being crucial in mouse-free environments. In this tip, Dan Shea outlines several navigational keystrokes.

Enterprise & Government   December 13, 2005

Using the Pan and Zoom Window in Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

If you need to "put things in perspective" with your PDF documents, a neat solution can be to use Acrobat's Pan and Zoom Window. The Pan & Zoom Window provides a small thumbnail view of your current page with basic navigability and zoom control, making it a great way to preview layouts.

Enterprise & Government   November 29, 2005

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

Sending PDFs via email for review

Dan Shea

PDFs are all around us. They can be used as final-form documents, electronic forms, or prepress workflows. One workflow that sees extremely heavy use of PDF is that of document review. This PDF tip explains how to quickly and easily send a PDF document for review via email in Acrobat 7.

Enterprise & Government   October 28, 2005

Find references within your PDFs

Dan Shea

Want to find a keyword or phrase quickly in your large PDF using Adobe Acrobat 7? It's easy! Acrobat's "Find" feature made a triumphant return in Acrobat 7, and allows users to carry out simple searches for text within individual PDF documents, much like the "Find" features in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Word. Acrobat's "Search" feature is still alive and well, but in this PDF tip, we'll concern ourselves with its simpler -- lightning-fast -- cousin.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2005

Adding Headers and Footers to your PDFs

Dan Shea

Have you found yourself needing to add company letterhead information to an entire document? This can be a time-consuming, tedious process when done manually, but Adobe Acrobat allows you to add headers or footers to any page with a simple menu command. This PDF tip explains.

Enterprise & Government   September 23, 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

Using the 'How To...' panel in Acrobat

Dan Shea

One of the welcome features in Acrobat for PDF newbies is the intuitive 'How To...' panel that occupies its right-hand side of the Acrobat window. One of the best things about this panel is that it's now possible to view instructions without interfering with the manipulation of your document. In other words, you can put the instructions in the panel to use right away. Here are a few quick tips on making the most of the 'How To...' panel.

Enterprise & Government   August 25, 2005

Toolbar Tips

Dan Shea

With all the functions in Acrobat these days, it's easy to get a little lost. Luckily, you can choose to show toolbars that see heavy use or hide toolbars that (as far as you're concerned) just get in the way. You can also move them around and dock them in any of the Acrobat window's borders. Once you're happy with the screen layout, you can even lock the configuration so that it can't be changed accidentally! This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   August 18, 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.