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Adding a PDF Watermark

It’s straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a ‘Draft’ watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

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Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn’t always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive.

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Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

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Reordering pages in Acrobat

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

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Create A PDF in OS X

Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn’t supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.

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QR Code Generator For Adobe Acrobat

The QR Code Generator for Acrobat is a .SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.

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Slimming PDF bookmarks with JavaScript

PDF bookmarks are a must for the usability and navigability of longer documents. When these bookmarks are created programmatically, they are based on a template created using a combination of user settings and the content of the source document or web page. Since not all such documents were created with PDF bookmarks in mind, cleaning up the resulting bookmark titles can become an important part of the QA process. In this tip, Karl De Abrew takes some of the pain out of this process.

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PDF Optimizer feature in Acrobat X Pro

Version X introduced a brand new user interface for Adobe Acrobat, but the absence of a menu for finding all the features in Acrobat meant that some features where harder to find than others. Find out where the PDF Optimizer feature now lives.

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Download ISO 32000-1 (PDF standard) document for free from Adobe.com

As PDF is an ISO specification anyone is free to develop software that utilizes the PDF format. Usually the specification has to be purchased through the ISO website, but due to a deal deal between ISO and Adobe, the PDF specification can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

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Bates-stamping over several sessions

Bates-stamping is important if you want to keep track of documents you produce. If you don’t have all of the documents ready at the same time, you’ll need to conduct several production runs. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson discusses the related issues and suggests one way to accomplish Bates-stamping over multiple sessions.

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