Custom stamps in Acrobat

By default, Adobe Acrobat allows users to place various standard stamps on your documents such as ‘Approved’, ‘Declined’ or ‘Accepted’. That said, you can also create your own custom stamps. Using this option, you can take a logo or other image from another application and turn it into a custom stamp. Once created, you can…

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Optimizing PDF documents in Acrobat

PDF is a great format for document delivery. With a little know-how, it allows you to send compact documents with the confidence that they will be faithfully displayed on your recipients’ systems. What you might not know is that Acrobat includes a ‘PDF Optimization’ feature that can reduce file sizes even further. It can be…

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60+ Amazing Poster and Advertisement Tutorials

  Everyone in the business world knows the importance of posters and ads in advertising for specific products. Posters are an integral part of advertising. An eye-catching, attractive poster that conveys a professional, compelling message about a product, service or event will invariably hold the user’s attention. In this article, we have collected a mixture of…

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Adobe Could Save Taxpayers Thousand$

I’m sure you’ve seen and heard the flap over the Air Force One NYC flyover photo-op. It may merit the creation of an entirely new word for “stupid.” But don’t you think it’s a great opportunity for a Photoshop ad?…

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Slash Prices, Not Filenames

I’m an advocate of neatly-trimmed filenames — I use InterCapsAsVisualSeparators  or underscores_as_physical_separators. You should avoid using the special characters that are often used to represent ?/@#$*&! profanity, not to be polite, but because some of these characters have special meaning to operating systems. For example, a period at the start of a filename drives it…

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Finding the Area of an Illustrator Object

Need to find the area of a selected object in Illustrator? Illustrator can’t do it on its own, but you’re in luck — there’s a free filter for Illustrator that will. Go to the Telegraphics website and download the free Path Area filter. Yes, free. It’s intended for CS2, but I found that it will…

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Editing document information and metadata

When you want to store a PDF document in an archive or simply provide more information, it is useful to update its document information or metadata. This includes things such as the author’s name, and keywords relating to the document’s content. Including appropriate metadata makes it that much easier to index your PDFs, and hence,…

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Scoop: ScoopCS34! (works with CS3 and CS4)

I’m happy to announce that Worker72a has updated the spiffy Scoop plug-in for Illustrator CS4. Scoop gathers up the necessary fonts and placed artwork for an Illustrator file so you have everything you need. It’s like InDesign’s Package feature, but for Illustrator. If you own Scoop for CS3, the upgrade to CS4 is a paltry…

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Evaluating JavaScript using Acrobat’s console

If you have incorporated JavaScript into your PDF documents, chances are that you’d like to make sure that it’s valid before you post the PDF to your website. The good news is that Acrobat has a handy JavaScript console that allows you to do just that…

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Rotating pages using Acrobat

If you have a PDF document that you have compiled from a range of sources (e.g. an Excel spreadsheet and a Word document), chances are that one or more of the pages will need to be rotated for easy on-screen viewing. Luckily, rotating pages in Acrobat is child’s play. This tip explains how…

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Missing Download links – News & updates

[private]Aivault has been facing download problems lately , so i have decided to change the work of action and provide more stable content here , besides that i have couple of Anouncements to make regarding freebies so read on….I Have been using a member plugin for User Management . Unfortunately […] The post Missing Download…

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Snap to grid using Acrobat

When adding objects such as comments, images or form fields to your PDF documents, ensuring the correct position and alignment can be a nightmare. Luckily, owners of Acrobat can use the Grid Tool to arrange objects so they align perfectly. Use the ‘Snap to grid’ feature to align these objects against the grid lines displayed…

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Stray points removal in Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Illustrator has had a Stray Anchor Points remover for some time. In Illustrator CS3, you can remove stray points by selecting Object > Path > Clean up… The Clean Up command allows for deletion of Stray Points, Empty Text Paths and Unpainted Objects. InDesign on the other hand doesn’t contain such a command. How…

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Copying text in Acrobat

If you only need to cite some PDF text, it can be inconvenient and inefficient to send the whole PDF document. It may be easier to simply copy and paste the desired text into an email or report and forward it on. This tip explains how…

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Illustrator 88: Nostalgia

John Nack back in February posted this digitized VHS video from the Adobe archives to YouTube. Maybe I’m getting old or I’m in the mood for some nostalgia … but I’d love to see more of these old VHS movies converted and shared.  This one is a promotional video delivered by John Warnock introducing Adobe…

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