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Add PDF bookmarks in Acrobat

Dan Shea

PDF bookmarks can drasically improve the navigability of longer PDF documents. Luckily, it's a snap to create them in Adobe Acrobat. This ip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   May 29, 2008

Insert pages into existing PDF documents with Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you need to add new content such as a cover page, spreadsheet or appendix to an existing PDF document, you can do this easily in Acrobat. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   May 01, 2008

Merging multiple files in Acrobat

Dan Shea

One of the most convenient things about PDF is its ability to combine files from different source programs such as Word and Excel into combined documents for emailing, filing or archival purposes. What's more, the source documents don't even need to be converted into PDF before being merged. Supported file types will automatically be converted during the merging process.

Enterprise & Government   November 27, 2007

Touching-up text in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Let's set the scene: after you've created your PDF, added any bookmarks, links, JavaScript or other interactive content, you quickly check through your PDF document before sending it off or posting it to a web site. Unfortunately, you find that you've misspelled the name of an important client! Luckily, Adobe Acrobat's TouchUp Text Tool can save you from having to regenerate the entire document.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2007

Cleaning up PDF documents in Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you are posting your PDF document to a web site, you'll generally want to upload a clean copy that will streamline the viewing experience for your site visitors. This tip outlines a quick way to remove unnecessary annotations, widgets, JavaScript, links, bookmarks and attachments, along with optimizing your documents for fast web viewing.

Enterprise & Government   October 01, 2007

Creating web links in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Given the ease with which online content can be updated, linking to web pages from within PDF documents can be a great way to provide access to the most up-to-date information. It's easy to do, too. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   June 28, 2007

Reducing screen clutter in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Are you looking to remove all distractions to read your PDF content? Perhaps you just want to remove all distractions so that you can skim through your PDF document before signing off on it and sending it off? This tip explains how to reduce on-screen clutter in Acrobat to allow you to focus your attention completely on the content.

Enterprise & Government   May 31, 2007

Adding notes in Acrobat

Dan Shea

One benefit of PDF files is that it's possible to add annotations without compromising the integrity of that content by editing it directly. One such option is adding a note in Acrobat. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2007

Opening PDF documents in Full-Screen mode in Acrobat

Dan Shea

If you have a graphically rich PDF, you might want to set it to open in Full-Screen mode to reduce clutter and increase the document's visual impact. This is particularly useful when preparing PDF (rather than, say, PowerPoint-based) presentations. This tip explains how to set your PDF documents to open in Full-Screen mode every time in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 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

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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.