Author: Donna Baker

Reusing Table Information

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Although tables are not generally considered to be exciting, they are a necessary part of business. Until now, it’s been difficult to deal with tables in PDFs, but Acrobat’s new Select Table tool is a real timesaver. Author Donna Baker explains how to take advantage of this feature.

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Modifying Text Attributes

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If you’ve ever wanted to tweak the appearance of text in your PDF documents, then this tip is for you. It’s now possible to modify attributes such as font and size of text with Acrobat 6. In fact, it even works on both existing and inserted text! Author Donna Baker explains how.

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Editing Text in a PDF

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Do you need to make minor textual updates to a PDF file? If you don’t have the time or inclination to go back to the source file and regenerate the PDF from scratch, Author Donna Baker offers an alternative: text editing from within Acrobat.

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Reusing PDF Page Elements in Acrobat

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Love that illustration, or want to quote a block of text from a PDF? With the growing number of ‘orphaned’ PDF documents whose source files have either been lost or are unavailable, how do you get at that content? Author Donna Baker explains how to accomplish this right from within the familiar Acrobat interface.

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Using Watermarks and Backgrounds

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Need to add company watermarks or logos to your corporate PDF documents? In this tip, Donna Baker explains how.

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Adding Headers and Footers in Acrobat

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Along with assigning page numbers to documents, you can add precise headers and footers to the pages. When adding them in Acrobat, you should avoid using source documents with visible headers and footers to prevent confusion. Donna Baker explores how it’s done.

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Configuring the Pages Pane in Acrobat

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The default layout of the Pages pane displays a single column of small thumbnail pictures of the pages. When working with a very large document, you might want to make the thumbnails smaller and increase the number of thumbnail columns to see more at once. We explore the Pages pane.

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Cropping and Rotating Pages in Acrobat

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If you compile PDFs from multiple sources, you may notice inconsistencies in page sizes or orientations. This tip looks at how you can use Acrobat’s native page cropping and rotation features to get them looking just right.

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Replacing Pages in Acrobat

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In this simple tip we explain how to replace pages in Acrobat while retaining links, comments and other interactive elements.

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Extracting Content from Acrobat

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We explain how to extract usable content from PDF documents.

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