Author: Chris Dahl

Making booklets with Adobe Reader

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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.

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Accessing the Acrobat Doc Object in LiveCycle Designer

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So you’ve decided to move your Acrobat forms over to an Adobe LiveCycle Designer workflow. What happens to all of the JavaScript code you have written in the past to enhance your PDFs? Here’s a tip from Chris Dahl that takes the pain out of this transition.

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Finding user screen resolution with JavaScript

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PDF’s cross-platform nature makes it very portable, but it also means that there are many different kinds of users and setup configurations. This JavaScript tip explains how to find the user’s screen resolution, which can then be used to perform operations such as setting the PDF’s initial zoom settings.

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What’s New with Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7.0

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The June 2004 release of Adobe Designer 6.0 finally provided an intuitive way by which to design PDF forms. With the release of Acrobat 7.0 just around the corner, Chris Dahl takes a sneak peek at what’s going into Adobe’s new form design product.

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Example Acrobat JavaScripts

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OK, so you know what Acrobat JavaScript is, where you can use it and how to debug it. In this article we’re going to jump right into the deep-end with some useful examples of using Acrobat JavaScript.

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Debugging Acrobat JavaScript

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You’d be hard pressed to find someone who has developed with Acrobat JavaScript and hasn’t had a problem that has stumped them (of which can sometimes end up with the developer kicking themselves when they discover it’s such a simple problem). When this happens, it usually results in the person writing the JavaScript to play around with their code, or ask a fellow JavaScript developer on one of the PDF related user forums.

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Working with Events in Acrobat JavaScript

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There are various events made available to people writing Acrobat JavaScript to associate their code with. Without actually associating the JavaScript code you write with one of these available events in Acrobat, then it’s not going to execute.

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PDF Collaboration With SOAP

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SOAP was introduced to the world of Acrobat with the release of Acrobat 6. In this article, ARTS PDF Solutions CTO Chris Dahl explains how to set up an online collaboration system using SOAP.

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Demo of Online Collaboration using SOAP

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For instructions on how to get up and running.

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Using the JavaScript Disclosed Document Property

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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.

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