Posts Tagged ‘adobe acrobat’

How to insert a link to a URL into a pdf

Insert Link Into PDFs Using the Create Link Tool Choose Tools from the top menu. Choose Advanced Editing/Link Tool. The cursor becomes a crosshair. Drag over the text to convert it to a hyperlink. Select the type of link by clicking the radio button in front of the requested option in the Create Link dialog […]

Why upgrade to Acrobat X (10)?

There are a lot of good reasons to use the latest version, but the main one for me is that it is the only version that works with MS Office 2010. The other compelling reasons would be ease of use, cleaner screen and faster performance. Adobe’s feature comparison between versions 7, 8, 9 and 10  Acrobat […]

Batch operations

Recently I was in a firm where a partner told me he had had a case where his client produced 30 gigs of discovery documents. Most of them were pdfs which were not searchable. He manually went through all of these documents. Many of them were duplicates…or one word changed from one doc to the […]

Spell check

Acrobat has a spell checker for comments and form fields. Choose View/Toolbars and select the Edit toolbar. It does not work in the body of the pdf, gosh darn it.

Display pdf in Browser window or have it launch Adobe Acrobat

Ever wonder why sometimes, PDF documents launch right in your browser window, and other times they launch Adobe Acrobat? This behavior is controlled by a simple setting in Acrobat preferences. In Acrobat, click the Edit menu and choose Preferences. Under Internet, choose Display PDF in browser if you want your PDF documents to launch in […]

Bates Numbering with Acrobat

Acrobat handles this task beautifully. The Bates Numbers are placed in a special header in Acrobat. Copy all the documents to be Bates Numbered in a folder all by themselves. Select Advanced/Document Processing/Bates Numbering/Add Select all the files in the folder The dialog box will populate with your file choices. Arrange them using the buttons […]

What to do when your pdf is too large to be accepted by the courts?

In Acrobat 9 there is a Split Document feature (Document/Split Document) which has three splitting options: Number Of Pages: Specify the maximum number of pages for each document in the split. File Size: Specify the maximum file size for each document in the split. Top-level Bookmarks: If the document includes bookmarks, creates one document for […]

Sample of a pdf presentation

Click on this link to see a pdf presentation I created with eight sample cover designs for The Story of Your Life, Writing a Spiritual Autobiography, by Dan Wakefield. Notice that I can have transitions and can choose to have the pdf open in Full Screen Presentation mode or in a pdf mode with the […]

Collaborating Online with

There are many services for storing and sharing your documents in cyberspace…on the cloud. The advantages for me are that my files are available to me anywhere in the world where I have internet access. If you steal my laptop, you didn’t get my data. The disadvantages are similar to the advantages: I always have to have internet access. However, I also don’t worry about backing up when I use an online storage service and I have easy methods for collaborating with others. I will discuss online storage and collaboration services on the blog and will link to it here soon. This is an incredible opportunity for small firms to move into the cloud, utilize the most current technology and lower their technical costs.

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