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Best Practices #2: Creating Effective Acrobat Bookmarks

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Acrobat’s bookmarks can be a particularly efficient navigation mechanism that provides easy access to common locations and actions. With nesting and expand and collapse capability, bookmarks create a constant conceptual display of the document’s structure. Add easy navigation to all important items in your PDFs.

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Best Practices #1: Reducing the size of your PDFs

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There’s a persistent myth that PDF files by their very nature are large in size; the fact is that in the majority of cases where file size is a legitimate issue, the result is due to poor authoring techniques, a lack of sufficient user knowledge about pitfalls and/or about what steps can be taken. Shlomo offers some valuable pointers.

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Web Publishing with Acrobat/PDF

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Thomas Merz’s book describes the production of efficient PDF documents.

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Adobe Acrobat’s Display Qualities””

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Shlomo Perets inspects Adobe Acrobat’s capabilities specific to on-screen reading, offers explanations and illustrations of several commonly cited shortcomings and poses questions about possible improvements in future versions.

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Listen to Your PDFs

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Bryan Guignard isn’t yet talking to his PDF files, but he’s spent a good deal of time listening to them lately. He’s impressed with the Text-to-Speech technology, as he explains in his article, and sees opportunities beyond just an accessibility solution.

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Online PDFs – What You Get Might Not Be What You See

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Shlomo Perets explores a few of Acrobat’s little mysteries — in particular, why some PDF files created for online use may not be a true duplicate of the original. In his article he explores why some document attributes may vary from expectations, depending on specific Acrobat versions, authoring applications and printer drivers used, and explains the potential implications.

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Transitions Made Easy

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Sure, some of us know that you can set a few transition effects to display when a PDF is viewed in full screen. But did you know that there are many more ways that are not nearly as well documented for adding effects? We explore the methods you can use to add permanent transition effects to PDF documents/slide shows.

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Making portable documents accessible

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For some users, key attributes of PDF — i.e. the ability to preserve complex layouts and use high-quality graphics — may in fact be barriers to communication. Adobe Systems has been working for years to improve the accessibility of PDF-based information for the visually disabled. Recent updates to Access Adobe, its accessibility-oriented Web site, describe a range of current solutions — including a new PDF Forms demo — and outline the company’s future plans.

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