PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.Read More »
Given recent security hassles at Adobe, Google’s decision to integrate a native PDF reader within Chrome 6 is big news. Google says it’s designed to be foolproof, since users who wish only to view PDF don’t need to download an add-on. Moreover, updates will be made to the PDF reader without user prompting.Read More »
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collaboration with Osborne/McGraw-Hill to give away eight
copies during the next four weeks of the book ‘How to Do
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ARTS PDF has announced the release of ARTS PDF Tools 2.0, its cross-platform, Acrobat
plug-in that enables users to develop macros, tools and toolbars, and to roll them out
across a team of users.
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.Read More »
In February, 2003, I argued on Planet PDF that accessibility is a big issue for Adobe Systems – and for the future of the PDF format. See that article, and a sidebar: Comparing Tagged PDF to Accessibility for the Masses for my suggestion. With the release of Reader and Acrobat 6.0 and the Read Aloud feature, Adobe took a major step towards my recommendation for adopting an Accessibility for the Masses perspective. If you have Reader 6.0 and speakers attached, open a PDF and try a Control-Shift-V. (You’ll be glad to know that Control-Shift-E stops it!).Read More »