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Modifying Text Attributes in a PDF using Acrobat 7

Donna Baker

Want to change the look and feel of text? You can modify properties of new text as well as text already in your PDF documents. Author Donna Baker explains how to do this quickly and easily.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2005

Acrobat 6, InDesign CS -- Printing to Adobe PDF from OSX

Cari Jansen

One of the simplest ways to create a PDF file is by using the Adobe PDF printer that installs with Acrobat. This printer can be used to output files to PDF directly as if printing to a normal PostScript printer. This tip from Cari Jansen illustrates this point, using Adobe InDesign as the source application for the document printed.

Creative & Print   March 28, 2005

Making booklets with Adobe Reader

Chris Dahl

Have you ever wanted to make a booklet from a PDF document? Until the Acrobat 7 family was released, the only way to accomplish this was with 3rd party tools, but Adobe Reader 7 can now accomplish this out of the box. Chris Dahl explains how in this tip.

Enterprise & Government   February 23, 2005

MediaBox, BleedBox and TrimBox info in Adobe Acrobat 6

Cari Jansen

When creating PDFs that are PDF/X compliant it is a requirement that the MediaBox, TrimBox and BleedBox are properly defined in the PDF. Acrobat 6's Crop command is a handy tool to reference the various box sizes, as Cari Jansen explains in this tip.

Creative & Print   January 26, 2005

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

Collating PDFs using JavaScript

Sean Stewart

Despite the numerous benefits, there can be potential issues with the conversion of paper documents into electronic archives. When scanning paper pages into PDF, it's possible to end up with the odd- and even-numbered pages in separate PDF files. It can be very time-consuming to collate them manually, but there is an easier way. Sean Stewart explains.

Developer   December 08, 2004

Preflighting for PDF/X-Compliance with Acrobat

Verify that a PDF document is PDF/X-compliant in Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional before submitting the document to a service provider. Take a look.

Creative & Print   April 16, 2004

Printing PDFs using JavaScript in Acrobat 6.0

Acrobat 6.0 added significant functionality, including richer support for JavaScript. We detail how to print PDFs using JavaScript.

Developer   January 21, 2004

Applying Custom Distiller Settings

Brian P. Lawler

If you use Acrobat Distiller to create PDF files, then you've probably made custom settings. This little-known feature of Adobe Distiller will add efficiency and accuracy to your PDF production. We explore how you can use it.

Creative & Print   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.