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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

AutoStarting Movies in Acrobat

Dave Wraight

Acrobat will allow you to insert two types of animations or movies: AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) and MOV (Apple QuickTime MOVies).

Creative & Print   April 11, 2001

ByteServing Your PDF Files

Dave wraight

Ever waited an hour for a PDF to be viewable in your Web browser? ByteServing a file allows the Web Server to send smaller (but complete) chunks of a file.

Enterprise & Government   March 09, 2001

Moving Pages between PDF files - the easy way

Dave Wraight

Although many methods exist to move pages between PDF files, by far the easiest is by using document Thumbnails.

Enterprise & Government   May 03, 2000

Rearranging your Objects

Dave Wraight

Using the new 'Touch Up Object' tool you can move and even copy existing pictures in your documents.

Creative & Print   April 24, 2000

Making Your Palettes Float

Dave Wraight

Did you know that the Thumbnails, Bookmarks, Annotations, Signatures, Destinations and Article Tabs can be made to float?

Enterprise & Government   February 09, 2000

Making the bookmark pane disappear

Have you ever selected a Bookmark only to find the Bookmark Pane/Tree has disappeared?

Enterprise & Government   May 03, 1999

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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.