Author: Ted Padova

Editing Text from PDF Files

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When individual characters in a line of text needs to be edited, you can easily change characters with the TouchUp text tool. However, when paragraphs of text need to be edited, an external editor is required.

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Adding Page Number to PDFs

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When creating PDFs from a layout application, you can easily place page numbers on each page. However, when using different producer applications and merging PDF files, you won’t have a chance to add page numbers unless they are uniquely added in the right order in each program that produces the PDFs to be merged together.

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Organizing Your PDF Documents Using Acrobat

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In a traditional filing system, you might create labels, stick them to tabs on manilla folders, then find the alphabetical order and file the folders in cabinets. This tip is for those searching for a better means of organizing files, papers, articles, and other important documents.

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Auto Generating Form Fields in Acrobat

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To create a table array where multiple columns or rows need individual form fields, begin by manually creating a field for each row or column.

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Organizing Your Passwords Using a Secure PDF

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It seems the Web has gone berserk with denying you access to even browse a site. In some cases, you need to enter a password to appear as a guest. You enter your user ID and password only to find out that the required number of characters exceed the number used for your password of choice. Acrobat can help you manage them.

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Redistilling PDFs for Smaller File Sizes

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Acrobat’s Optimize for Fast Web view will create pointers for common background data instead of embedding all the data separately on each page.

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Creating Page Templates in Acrobat

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Page templates can be used for many different purposes with Acrobat forms. Among other uses, pages can be added to a PDF from a page template.

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Import Images into Field with JavaScript

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Acrobat 5.0 enables you to copy and paste data between PDF files. However, there may be times when you wish to enable interactive elements such as importing images in a PDF file. A good example might be an insurance claims form where photographic images can assist claims adjustment appraisals.

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Printing Current Page with JavaScript

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How to execute a script to print a given page within a multiple page document with or without the Print dialog box opening.

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Acrobat PDF Forms: A Step-by-step Introduction

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Ted Padova, author of the Acrobat PDF Bible, provides a detailed (17 parts) step-by-step guide on creating and using Acrobat PDF Forms. Many of the resources and examples cited in his article are also available for download.

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