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Creating bookmarks in Acrobat the easy way

Dan Shea

First, we'll go back to basics: selecting text in PDF documents. Why would you want to do this? Well, perhaps you want to quickly make a document bookmark? Selected text can be used to both set the destination and name a bookmark. Pretty cool, huh? This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   August 11, 2005

Including Reader users in email reviews

Dan Shea

Perhaps the best things about PDF is its portability. This portability makes it an ideal document interchange format, and allows users to establish streamlined, intuitive review processes. With Acrobat 7 Professional, it's even possible to bring users of the free Adobe Reader into the loop to make comments or corrections directly to the PDF file. This PDF tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   August 04, 2005

Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Shortcuts

Dan Shea

Keyboard shorcuts can save a lot of time and effort for those who know how to use them. For people who are blind or have visual disabilities, using a mouse can be inconvenient at best, so shortcuts are essential. This PDF tip offers some crucial keyboard shortcuts for Acrobat's Read Out Loud feature.

Enterprise & Government   July 28, 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

More immersive reading in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Clutter is the natural enemy of immersive on-screen reading. Toolbars, icons and menus can really get in the way if you are settling down with a good eBook or giving that document a final read-through before sending it out. This PDF tip explains how to reduce on-screen clutter and make the reading process as painless and distraction-free as possible.

Enterprise & Government   July 07, 2005

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

Comparing differences between PDF documents

Dan Shea

During a document review process, it's often necessary to compare different versions of the same document. The good news is that Acrobat takes a lot of the pain out of this process with its automated document comparison feature. Read more in this tip.

Creative & Print   June 23, 2005

Round-trip Editing an Image with Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

What if you have a terrific document and it is ready to send to a client when you realize you should have tweaked an image or added a text layer? Can you still make your deadline in time? You can if you are working in Acrobat, which supports round-trip editing! Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Creative & Print   June 16, 2005

Touching Up Reading Order with Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

Yet another reason for using a tagged PDF document is to organize its reading order. You can use the TouchUp Reading Order tool to define individual content elements on a page and then order them as desired. Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Enterprise & Government   June 09, 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.