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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

Apply a watermark in Acrobat

Dan Shea

When you need to produce documents on company letterhead but don't want to save on the expense and hassle of pre-printed paper, you might want to apply PDF watermarks and either send the document via email or print the document contents and letterhead at once. A watermark allows you to insert text and graphics across one or more pages in a document and place them in front of or behind page content.

Enterprise & Government   November 21, 2006

Extract pages from a PDF in Acrobat

Dan Shea

Acrobat allows users to extract individual pages from PDF documents. This is a very convenient function for users looking to obtain excerpts of longer documents.

Enterprise & Government   October 03, 2006

Copy images in Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

Acrobat allows users to copy and re-use images from PDF documents when this is not specifically prohibited by the file's security settings.

Enterprise & Government   September 13, 2006

Add a file attachment with Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

Many is the time that you will want to attach a PDF or other file to your primary PDF document before sending it on or for archival purposes. For instance, you may want to attach a copy of the document's original source file, companion documents or other related materials. Luckily, the PDF format allows for just this, via Acrobat 7's attachment features.

Enterprise & Government   August 09, 2006

Manipulating pages in Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

Adobe Acrobat 7 allows users a great deal of control when it comes to manipulating pages in your PDF documents. Acrobat 7's Document tab includes a range of useful functions such as insertion, extraction and deletion of pages.

Enterprise & Government   June 22, 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

Spell Check your PDF Comments & Form Fields

Dan Shea

Acrobat 7 allows users to spell check the text contained in form fields and comments, and performing such a check is a great final step before submitting a form or returning an annotated document after a review. After all, it can prevent potential confusion and embarrassment if all of your outgoing comments are error-free.

Enterprise & Government   March 16, 2006

Attach a file to your PDF document

Dan Shea

One underrated feature of PDF is its ability to act as a container for other files. One example of where this could be useful would be attaching the original Word, Excel or other source files to the final PDF document, allowing it to be more readily updated. Since it's possible to attach literally any type of file, the PDF can also act as a secure delivery medium for sensitive or commercial content.

Enterprise & Government   February 06, 2006

Creating a bookmark tree in Acrobat 7

Dan Shea

One of the best things about reading documents is convenience. In particular, a bookmark tree is an excellent addition that provides both a navigational aid and a convenient document overview. This tip explains how to create and modify a bookmark tree.

Enterprise & Government   January 24, 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.