Author: Richard Crocker

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We’ve just launched our new search. You can now search the whole site for info on industry news, tips, in-depth articles, presentations, forum discussions and PDF software tools.

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Welcome to the new Planet PDF!

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We’re very pleased to launch our all-new Web site. The beta version performed well over the past week and we thank everyone for their feedback. We’ll be making use of it soon to improve the site further.

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Planet PDF Extends Position as Leading PDF-Focused Web Site

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Planet PDF has appointed three new contributing editors and the launch of its new professional learning centers. Planet PDF’s Richard Crocker explains.

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Selecting Text Using the Hand Tool

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This tip covers one of the many new features in Acrobat 6.0: the ability to select text using the Hand Tool. The tip details the uses and capabilities of this nifty little addition.

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Retain page size when printing or redistilling

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This tip is short but sweet: how does one avoid having PDF documents output to a uniform, default page size when printing to paper or PDF (Redistilling)?

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Where did my shortcut keys go in Acrobat 6.0?

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Regular users of Acrobat 5.0, and in particular regular users of the short-cut accelerator keys that let you access commonly used tools quickly, will notice when opening Acrobat 6.0 for the first time that these no longer seem to be available. Fortunately all is not really lost.

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Acrobat 6 First Look – Search and Catalog

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Acrobat 6 now allows you to search multiple PDF documents, albeit somewhat more slowly, without first having to index them with Catalog. In addition, the search user interface has been redesigned to be, not surprisingly, more Web oriented in its look and feel.

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Acrobat 6 First Look – Reducing File Size & PDF Optimizer

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Both Acrobat Standard and Professional include a menu item (File, Reduce File Size) for reducing the file size of the current document. Professional includes additional new optimization tools.

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Acrobat 6 First Look – Creating PDFs

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The latest release has definitely improved the ease of PDF creation. Adobe’s marketing calls this ‘one button’ or ‘one step’ PDF creation and in most cases it really is that easy.

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Acrobat 6 First Look – Commenting & Reviewing

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Central to the concept of PDF as a ubiquitious electronic document is its continued development and support of collaboration tools that keep users round tripping documents in electronic form.

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