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Archive: Forms & FDF

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

Importing and exporting form data in Acrobat

Dan Shea

When using PDF forms, it's possible to export, store and import the data in Form Data Format (FDF). Since an FDF file only includes the form data and not the form itself, it is much smaller and more lightweight that the complete PDF form, making it more efficient to manipulate. This tip explains how to export and import FDF data using Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   January 23, 2007

Printing page ranges quickly with JavaScript

Sean Stewart

If you want to print ranges of pages from Acrobat, your options are a somewhat limited. You have the choice of setting a single, continuous page range (e.g. pages 1-10), all even pages, or all odd pages. While this may be sufficient for most purposes, what can you do if you need to print multiple page ranges? Help is at hand! This JavaScript tip from ARTS PDF's Sean Stewart explains how.

Developer   December 15, 2004

Instant Printing From a JavaScript PopUpMenu

Dave Wraight

The following JavaScript code can be added to a button, bookmark or even link. When the user activates the button / bookmark / link a popup menu will be displayed on screen listing the page numbers (in page blocks of 20). If the user selects a page number that page will be silently printed to the default printer, no dialog boxes will be displayed.

Developer   April 14, 2004

Auto Generating Form Fields in Acrobat

Ted Padova

To create a table array where multiple columns or rows need individual form fields, begin by manually creating a field for each row or column.

Developer   March 08, 2004

Getting Form Fields in Order

Dave Wraight

In previous versions of Acrobat, users could simply choose a menu item from the Form fields menu to change the Tab order of Form fields. When version 6 hit the streets this option simply vanished! We get to the bottom of this functionality in Acrobat 6.

Developer   January 15, 2004

Automating Page Actions

Dave Wraight

In this follow-up to Using Page Actions to Trigger Events in PDFs, we show you how to add Actions (either Closing or Opening actions) to every Page in your PDF document - in batch!

Developer   January 12, 2004

Creating Dynamic Stamps in Acrobat

We look at two different methods for creating dynamic stamps with Acrobat 6.0 -- stamps that consist of a PDF image and a text form field that contains JavaScript to make it dynamic.

Enterprise & Government   November 20, 2003

Using the JavaScript Disclosed Document Property

Chris Dahl

With the introduction of Acrobat 6.0 comes the new 'disclosed' PDF document property, and its value determines whether a PDF can be accessed by JavaScript from within other PDF documents. Our latest sheds some light on this subject.

Developer   November 14, 2003

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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.