Tag Archives: PDF

Paddle Mini PDF Bundle – Cheap, but is it worth your money?

We all like a bargain, and PDF software is usually not cheap, so when a nice discount comes along, it’s worth to take a look.  Paddle, the bundler of Mac applications and design resources has a PDF mini bundle for … Continue reading

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Preview.app – Killer of PDF Files

How do you feel about an application saving changes to your files without you knowing? How about if that application is not just saving harmless changes, but in the process of doing so also rewrites the file and removes important … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Updates – Adobe Acrobat Updater Security Error

Have you seen this “Adobe Acrobat Updater” security error on your Mac running Mountain Lion?

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End of Life for Adobe Acrobat 9 Approaching Fast!

This is not really “news” – Adobe announced this in June last year – but in case you’ve missed this so far, here is a reminder: Adobe is ending support for Acrobat 9 and Reader 9 on June 26th, 2013. This … Continue reading

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Link Trouble With Adobe Reader

Spaces in filenames for files on your web server are a bad idea… No question about that, but sometimes you don’t have control over the files you want to link to. So let’s assume you create a PDF file that … Continue reading

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Installing PDFtk on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

One of my favorite PDF related tools is PDFtk. Some time ago I complained that it was no longer supported, but it seems that development has picked up again, and you can now find a brand new version – one … Continue reading

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Prevent the Save Dialog when Printing to the Adobe PDF Printer

[ UPDATE: For use on a 64bit system, see Kevin Rappold’s comment below. ] This is from the category “Frequently Asked Questions” – this time how to programmatically specify an output filename when printing to the Adobe PDF printer. As … Continue reading

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The Trouble With the XREF Table

Have you ever tried to debug a problem with the XREF table in a PDF file? I’ve been debugging PDF problems for a long time, and every now and then I come across a file that has a corrupt XREF … Continue reading

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Validating Field Contents

One of the questions I get asked again and again is how to validate a field value in an AcroForm with a custom validation script. Adobe provided a lot of infrastructure to do that with just a simple script. Let’s … Continue reading

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Acrobat JavaScripts – Where do they go?

JavaScripts in Acrobat can either be attached to a document – for example to validate a form field – or they can be loaded directly into the application as a folder level script. It’s pretty straight forward to figure out … Continue reading

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