Author: Dave Wraight

Generating Reports with JavaScript

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Another underused tool in the Javascript toolkit is the Report Object. The object provides a mechanism to create detailed reports on almost anything that comes to mind. For example we could generate a report on the annotations in a document, detailing their type, content, destination (if any), author, date of creation etc. We could also generate a report across a whole series of PDF files using the Batch Processing function.

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Adding Page Labels

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A nice feature in Acrobat is the ability to ‘name’ or label pages with meaningful descriptions rather than just page numbers. In this Acrobat Tip, Dave Wraight explains how.

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Adding Your Own Text to PDFs with Acrobat

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If you’ve ever had the need to add text to a PDF after you’ve created it, then read on. By utilising the Text Annotation Tool it’s possible to add new text to your PDF file.

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Instant Printing From a JavaScript PopUpMenu

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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.

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Adding Articles to your PDFs with Acrobat

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Have you ever tried out the Article tool in Acrobat? In many cases it enhances the online reading experience by guiding the reader through content spread over multiple columns and pages. We show you how it can be used.

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Converting HTML Web Pages to PDF

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Acrobat’s Web Capture Plugin converts Web pages or entire Web sites into a single PDF file, including graphics and links. We explore two modes for converting HTML files: local HTML and online HTML.

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FlashPaper vs PDF

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With Macromedia’s acquisition of RoboHelp — and its PDF creation engine, RoboPDF — now behind us, Contributing Editor Dave Wraight takes a look at how Macromedia’s first FlashPaper offering stacks up against PDF.

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FlashPaper vs PDF, Part 4

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With Macromedia’s acquisition of RoboHelp — and its PDF creation engine, RoboPDF — now behind us, Contributing Editor Dave Wraight takes a look at how Macromedia’s first FlashPaper offering stacks up against PDF. Part 4 includes a comparative feature matrix and an overall summary for the article.

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FlashPaper vs PDF

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With Macromedia’s acquisition of RoboHelp — and its PDF creation engine, RoboPDF — now behind us, Contributing Editor Dave Wraight takes a look at how Macromedia’s first FlashPaper offering stacks up against PDF.

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FlashPaper vs PDF, Part 2

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With Macromedia’s acquisition of RoboHelp — and its PDF creation engine, RoboPDF — now behind us, Contributing Editor Dave Wraight takes a look at how Macromedia’s first FlashPaper offering stacks up against PDF. Part 2 focuses on the relative portability, availability and longetivity of the two formats, while touching upon the handling of fonts and graphics.

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