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Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

by Barb Binder It’s easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs. But if you start amassing a large collection of PDFs, that would be a grave mistake. The Description fields are easily searched […]

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Adobe Acrobat DC: Adding Description Fields to Multiple PDFs

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Acrobat Updated Nov 18, 2020 for Acrobat DC Yesterday, I found myself in the undesirable situation of having just created 50+ PDFs that were ready to be sent to the client, only to realize that I forgot to enter the description fields… on all of them! (If you […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Importing PDF Comments (Part IV in the Editing Series)

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 26, 2020 “We have engineers who like to do their own editing. Can I export the text out of FrameMaker into Word so that they can edit their own documents?” This was a question posed by a student in one of my Advanced Adobe FrameMaker […]

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Adobe CS, CC & TCS Applications: The Importance of Custom Workspaces

by Barb Binder When my husband tells me I’m special, it’s not exactly a compliment. He doesn’t mean it as an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; he means I’m a little like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rainman. I have a tendency to put myself in situations where I need to rush around like a […]

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Adobe InDesign: Adding Bookmarks for Adobe Acrobat

by Barb Binder Sure, you can add bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat, but should you? Nope, not in my opinion. I teach how to add and edit bookmarks in my Adobe Acrobat classes, but I also take the time to make sure that my Word users know how to create bookmarks from styles using PDFMaker in Word, […]

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Adobe Acrobat X: Filling in Online Forms

by Barb Binder In a perfect world, everyone would not only own, but also know how to use Adobe Acrobat X Professional. And if they did, they would only post online forms with fillable form fields. Sadly, that’s not our world in 2011. Or at least it’s not mine. Frequently, when I’m directed to an online […]

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Acrobat X: Help… Anywhere!

by David R. Mankin It’s one of the first things I teach in any Acrobat class.  The Acrobat Help System is available with a quick press of the F1 key.  It’s been that way for as long as I can remember.  Regardless of the version of Acrobat you are using, F1 has brought you to its […]

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Acrobat X: Quick Tools… Your Way

by David R. Mankin For those of you who have already embraced Acrobat X, you have already noticed significant interface changes in the upgrade from Acrobat 9 to Acrobat X.  One of the first things you may have noticed is that there is a toolbar just to the right of the Create button, and it contains […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Grayscale PDF = A Smaller PDF

by David R. Mankin PDF files come in all sorts of color profile flavors: CMYK (cyan-yellow-magenta-black) colors used in the traditional 4-color offset press process RGB (red-green-blue) colors used in video screen rendering Grayscale (varying shades of black-gray-white) Monochrome (line art) It is logical that these file types would “weigh” differently.  Images with millions of colors […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: berry cool!

by David R. Mankin There’s a commercial on TV for a major cellular phone carrier in which a young businessman gets out of a cab, the cab drives away, and he realizes that his presentation for his meeting is still in the cab.  The sales pitch is for how one can reliably have a document sent […]

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