Author Archives: Karl Heinz Kremer

Connect to Database from PDF Form – This Time Without SOAP

I wrote about how to get data from (or to) a database from a PDF form using SOAP a while ago. Using SOAP poses a problem when you want to make such a solution work with the free Adobe Reader. … Continue reading

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Remove Content from PDF Files Using Acrobat’s Preflight

Have you ever tried to selectively remove content from a PDF file? There are a number of ways you can approach that: Use “Tools>Edit PDF>Edit” and select the content in question, then press the Delete key Use the “Contents” navigation … Continue reading

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Scaling Page Content in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Before Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, it was not possible to scale pages from e.g. 5×7″ to Letter size, or form A4 to A5 by changing both the page size, and scaling the page content to fit the new page size. … Continue reading

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Clear Image Field in PDF Form With Acrobat’s JavaScript

You’ve probably heard by now that the latest release of the Adobe Acrobat DC subscription version comes with a couple of new form field types (see here for more information). Image fields are not new, but they are now much … Continue reading

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What Are You Interested In? Last Year’s Top Ten Pages

I am always interested in what article on my blog are the ones that remain popular over time. Here is last year’s top ten list: # Page Name / Link Page Views (Percent) 1 Duplicate a Page in Adobe Acrobat … Continue reading

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Rotate PDF Fields in Adobe Acrobat Using JavaScript

Have you tried to rotate a field in a PDF form after it was created in Acrobat? If so, you may have scratched your head a bit. Before we get to the how, let’s first talk about the why: When … Continue reading

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New Form Field Types in Acrobat DC: Image Field and Date Picker

This morning Adobe released an update for the “Continuous” track of Adobe Acrobat DC – this means that anybody with a subscription will be able to install this update and get new features. There are a number of new and … Continue reading

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Learning to Program JavaScript for Adobe Acrobat

This is a bit longer than usual, so let me add a table of contents here that allows you to jump straight to the section you are interested in. JavaScript in Acrobat What is JavaScript Learning the JavaScript Core Language … Continue reading

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Mark Selected Options with Circles in PDF Forms

I assume you’ve filled out a paper form with a pen, and circled one or more of the options presented on the form. Can this be done in a PDF form as well? To create such a form, we cannot … Continue reading

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Adobe Acrobat’s File Open or Save Dialogs are Slow or Hanging – Here is the Fix!

Is your File Open or File Save/Save As dialog slow to open, or does it look like it’s hanging and never actually coming up? If you are running Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader version DC, the fix for this is … Continue reading

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