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Archive: Editing & Publishing

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

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

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

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

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

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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.