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Reordering pages in Acrobat

Jeremy Koadlow

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

Enterprise & Government   November 12, 2013

Bates-stamping over several sessions

Ernest Svenson

Bates-stamping is important if you want to keep track of documents you produce. If you don't have all of the documents ready at the same time, you'll need to conduct several production runs. In this article,'s Ernest Svenson discusses the related issues and suggests one way to accomplish Bates-stamping over multiple sessions.

Enterprise & Government   September 11, 2011

Problem when printing PDF and page comes out grey?

Ernest Svenson

After a question from one of his readers,'s Ernest Svenson seeks to resolve what seems to be a common problem with printing PDF documents and having them improperly come out gray. He explores the issue in this article.

Enterprise & Government   March 13, 2011

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

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

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

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

Comparing differences between PDF documents

Dan Shea

During a document review process, it's often necessary to compare different versions of the same document. The good news is that Acrobat takes a lot of the pain out of this process with its automated document comparison feature. Read more in this tip.

Creative & Print   June 23, 2005

Round-trip Editing an Image with Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

What if you have a terrific document and it is ready to send to a client when you realize you should have tweaked an image or added a text layer? Can you still make your deadline in time? You can if you are working in Acrobat, which supports round-trip editing! Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Creative & Print   June 16, 2005

Object TouchUps using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Want to make small changes to information in your PDF document? Using the TouchUp Object tool, you can select and modify content imported as part of the document, including text, images, and multimedia objects. Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this quickly and easily in Acrobat 7.

Creative & Print   June 02, 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.