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Adobe Acrobat: Splitting a PDF using Bookmarks

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Acrobat This question came up in a FrameMaker class recently: my student needed to provide a single PDF for a large project, and then break it into smaller sections for posting online. FrameMaker has a checkbox for this function and that solved her issue. But then it came […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Changing the Measurement Scale

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe Acrobat Updated for Acrobat DC on Jul 1 2016 This ought to be easy to figure out, but while not many Adobe Acrobat Professional users care about measuring, those that do tell me they have a tough time figuring out how to use it. Here’s how it works: The measuring scale […]

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Adobe Acrobat X: Using Acrobat for Electronic Plan Review

by Barb Binder I had an opportunity last week to teach an Advanced Acrobat X class for one of the well-known ski towns in Colorado. The folks in my class were responsible for reviewing building plans from architects, engineers and even the untrained homeowner scribbling on a napkin to make sure that the plans adhered to […]

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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 X: Adding Description Fields to Multiple PDFs

by Barb Binder 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 are not familiar with description fields, check out Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Compare Documents (Part II in the Editing Series)

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 26, 2020 Another question I regularly hear from my Adobe FrameMaker students is how to quickly compare two different versions of a single file. There’s an easy answer, but because the command isn’t readily visible, it’s often overlooked. Here’s how it works: Open two versions […]

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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: Controlling a PDF File’s Initial View

by David R. Mankin Bookmarks are text based links that live in the Bookmarks Panel along the left edge of Acrobat & Reader’s interface. They are very useful in accurately navigating through a long PDF file. Seasoned Acrobat/Reader users know to look for bookmarks right away, but what of the newcomers to Acrobat files? Can […]

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