Tag: practices

Opening Acrobat Faster II

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The all or nothing approach of our recent tip on opening Acrobat faster was, as we said, only really useful when you wanted to read or view a PDF file — the main problem with it was that your manipulation of the PDF became impossible because it turned Acrobat into little more than an Acrobat Reader-like application. So what if you want to open Acrobat faster but still have access to your favorite tools?

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Opening Acrobat Faster

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Ever wondered why Adobe Acrobat takes a long time to open? Apart from it being influenced by the speed of your computer, the main reason is because it has to load many plug-ins. In Acrobat these plug-ins are used for everything from annotations and markup, to applying security and touching up text.

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Using Web Capture Effectively

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Acrobat’s Web Capture is a handy tool when you want to grab an archive of a Web page or site, or want to add comments to a Web page. If you’re not familiar with the tool, Acrobat allows you to type in the URL of the Web page you want and to visit and Acrobat can then ‘captures’ (or converts) it to PDF. Acrobat gives you the choice of opening Web links with your Web browser, or through the Web Capture conversion tool.

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Acrobat/PDF: Thoughts on the First Decade

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Karl De Abrew, Planet PDF CEO, reflects on the near-decade since Acrobat v.1.0 was hatched (1993), noting several key stages in its development and toward the ever-growing acceptance and use of PDF, to Acrobat’s current status as a major breadwinner for Adobe Systems. This commentary was first published in a Seybold Seminars newsletter.

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AutoStarting Movies in Acrobat

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Acrobat will allow you to insert two types of animations or movies: AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) and MOV (Apple QuickTime MOVies).

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ByteServing Your PDF Files

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Ever waited an hour for a PDF to be viewable in your Web browser? ByteServing a file allows the Web Server to send smaller (but complete) chunks of a file.

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PDF101 – An Introduction to Using Adobe Acrobat/PDF

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Carl Young of DigiPub Solutions Corp. and the PDF 2000 II Conference shares some tips on creating PDFs that make optimal use of Acrobat’s feature set — suggesting that users develop a checklist that can guide consistent production of PDFs.

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PDF eBooks are Here to Stay

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With Stephen King sending a second round of shock waves through the book publishing industry this week, we’re re-purposing a column written initially for Adobe.com by Planet PDF’s Karl De Abrew that reflects on King’s first venture into the world of eBooks and PDF — the record-setting release of ‘Riding the Bullet’ a few months ago. Read More »

PDF – Is the Standard in Need of a Standard?

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According to The Pfeiffer Report, a single PDF standard is no longer viable, given the range of diverse applications for which the technology is suited. It’s time ‘for each market segment to push the implementation or version which makes sense,’ resulting in several solution-specific standards, the report concludes.

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Moving Pages between PDF files – the easy way

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Although many methods exist to move pages between PDF files, by far the easiest is by using document Thumbnails.

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