Tag Archives: PDF

Convert Radio Button Groups to Checkbox Groups in PDF Forms

If you’ve worked with PDF forms, you are probably familiar with radio buttons: There is one problem with radio buttons: When you have a selection that also includes “non of the above”, you have to create a separate option for … Continue reading

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Floating Text on PDF Documents

Have you ever thought that it would be nice to add some “floating text” to a PDF document that can be shown and hidden based on where the user’s mouse cursor is? This is useful, for example, if you want … Continue reading

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Embedding Fonts with Acrobat Pro’s Preflight Tool

Before we talk about how to embed fonts in a PDF file, let’s take a step back and get an idea about how fonts can be used in a PDF file. There are three different methods: A PDF file can … Continue reading

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Page Splitter Redux

One of my more popular blog posts was about splitting PDF pages. I wrote that post five years ago and I am still getting regular feedback and questions. The original script was written for Acrobat 9, and used the “Documents” … Continue reading

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Extract PDF Pages Based on Content

How would we identify pages in a PDF document that contain a certain word and extract those pages into a new document? This can be done with a few lines of JavaScript – there are different ways to do this: … Continue reading

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PDF Navigation Buttons to Return to First Page

Can you create a PDF navigation button on each page of your document that brings you back to the first page without a single line of JavaScript? Yes, and here is how: Load your document and go to the second … Continue reading

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Creating a PDF Stamp File from Scratch

In my last post I wrote about how to modify existing dynamic PDF stamps in Adobe Acrobat. This time, I’d like to demonstrate how a “normal” PDF file containing different stamp images can be converted to a PDF stamp file … Continue reading

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Modify Dynamic PDF Stamps in Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat comes with a number of dynamic PDF stamps. You can select them by going to the Comment pane on the right side, then click on the Stamp tool to bring up the list of stamps. All the factory … Continue reading

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Who is Hogging My File?

After working on your PDF file for a while, you are ready to save it back to the disk, but Acrobat greets you with an error message: “The document could not be saved. The file may be read-only, or another … Continue reading

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Duplicate a Page in Adobe Acrobat

Here is a little secret: It is very easy to duplicate a page in Adobe Acrobat and most Acrobat users don’t know about this trick. Open up Acrobat and display the Page Thumbnails pane: Before we talk about how to … Continue reading

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