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PDF Tools »

[30 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

If you are experiencing problems opening PDF files in Firefox then check out this useful list of troubleshooting steps provided by Download-Firefox.org.

PDF Metadata »

[30 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

As you’re probably aware — when it comes to PDF, metadata is often added and edited during creation time from applications such as Microsoft Word and other office-related applications.

Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat »

[26 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Jonathan Bowman has provided some tips on his blog about some of the new enhancements specific to the PDF Maker button in AutoCAD.

Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Online, Tips and Tutorials »

[11 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, The Acrobat User Community Team will be hosting an eSeminar on how to drop a flash file inside a PDF without the need for any additional media players.

Adobe Acrobat »

[4 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

A cursory glance, or rather quick search at Google will reveal that the topic of redacting PDF has been hot for a looong time.
During my time at Planet PDF, we even ran a review of a US government employee’s efforts at redaction gone wrong in which a thought-to-be-redacted report revealed names, training procedures and other secrets.
Nope, this is not a new issue — there’s a swagger of “paid-for” software you can find (in addition to functionality included in Acrobat 8 and 9), using all types of methods — usefully listed …

Adobe Acrobat »

[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

The ability to remove sensitive information from PDFs is an important feature for many people, especially Legal Professionals. The good news is that enhanced redaction functionality, specifically the ability to find and redact sensitive information like Social Security Numbers, Email addresses, Credit card numbers, etc, was included in the latest Acrobat release. In this blog post, Creating and Using Custom Redaction Patterns, Acrobat for Legal Professionals shows you some of the ways that this new functionality can be leveraged.

PDF Creation »

[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’ve had a lot of questions over the past few days about how to create an ebook. A good place to start is this ebook by Adobe.
“Creating eBooks that can be bought, downloaded, and viewed online has never been easier or more secure. In Adobe’s How to Create Adobe PDF eBooks, you’ll find the basic procedures and techniques you need to create eBooks in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Learn how to design good document templates for eBooks, convert your documents to Adobe PDF using recommended eBook job options, and …

Tips and Tutorials »

[15 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

There’s a useful tip from Karl in the comments section for the post Free Online PDF Converts on how to extract text from a PDF into an Excel file, for free. I thought I’d share it with everyone:
Download Foxit Reader 2.3 from Foxit Software at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/.
1. Fire it up and open the document.
2. Activate the selection tool.
3. Highlight the table that you want to convert.
4. Copy it to the clipboard.
5. Open Notepad and paste the text.
6. Save the file and open in Excel.
7. The Text Import Wizard should display.
8. Use …

Document Management »

[14 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Although it might seem a little tedious, take the time to add tags, properties and info about a file when you want to rush it out the door — it will save you an incredible amount of time when you’re looking to retrieve it later. And it can give you a much better idea about the relevance of a document, without leafing through its contents
How do you find and edit this info? — if you can’t do it within your creation app (usually listed under ‘Properties’) — then you can …

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, Tips and Tutorials »

[12 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Adobe PDF security flaw: This weeks PDF related headlines have been dominated by a recently uncovered vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability was discovered by Petko Petkov, a security researcher, who seems to have a knack for discovering high profile flaws. In response, Adobe Systems have released a security advisory that provides details on how users can hack their registry to protect themselves. The vulnerability only affects machines that are using the combination of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7. Adobe will release a patch before the end …