Author: Bryan Guignard

Acrobat 6 Pro — a new forms layout tool?

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In his latest article Bryan Guignard takes a look at the prospect of and demonstrates using Acrobat 6 Pro for producing complex form layouts, calling it ‘as capable … as other dedicated form design packages.’

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The Ghost of PDFWriter Past

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Bryan Guignard notes that PDFWriter is no longer part of the basic installation with Acrobat 5, and explains why that’s a good thing for PDF users and PDF.

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PDFmark – Generating named destinations

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Here is a ready pdfmark file for generating named destinations. All the instructions are in the file. There is Postscript code that can accomplish this task, but the pdfmark file has the advantage of letting you specify non sequential named destinations, as well as only creating named destinations for the pages you specify.

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Listen to Your PDFs

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Bryan Guignard isn’t yet talking to his PDF files, but he’s spent a good deal of time listening to them lately. He’s impressed with the Text-to-Speech technology, as he explains in his article, and sees opportunities beyond just an accessibility solution.

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Transitions Made Easy

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Sure, some of us know that you can set a few transition effects to display when a PDF is viewed in full screen. But did you know that there are many more ways that are not nearly as well documented for adding effects? We explore the methods you can use to add permanent transition effects to PDF documents/slide shows.

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PDF Anatomy 101

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This article examines what a PDF document is made up of. Comprised of document objects, page objects and content objects, it explains how these objects relate to form the PDFs you make and use.

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Acrobat Reader dysfunctionality

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Perhaps the most obvious limitation is Reader’s inability to save modifications to a PDF file. Rest assured, this is the way it’s supposed to be. Bryan Guignard explains what situations are appropriate for Reader, and when you’ll need the full product.

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Becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

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What does it take to become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), and what do you get out of it? ACE, Bryan Guignard, discusses how to begin your preparation, the areas you’ll need to familiarise yourself with and the benefits certification can give you.

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