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May 22, 2014

Destination: Acrobat

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This summer nearly 45 percent of Americans will take a well-deserved vacation. While work doesn’t stop just because you are out of the office, you can take advantage of travel time to wrap up last minute to-do’s, so you can spend more time enjoying your final destination (we’re hoping a nice, sunny beach).  To help you prep for your upcoming vacation, here are some ways to easily power through your work remotely. Just don’t forget to unplug and relax once you’ve arrived.

When you subscribe to Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, you can access online services, such as Acrobat.com, that make it easier to work anywhere. You’ll never be without the files you need or the tools to edit them with the new features available on your mobile device:

  • Quickly convert any document, image, or scan into a PDF file that anyone can open and view using free Adobe Reader.
  • Save PDFs as Microsoft Office files. Preserve fonts, formatting, and layouts, too.
  • Save documents, images, and PDFs on Acrobat.com. Access and share them from anywhere.
  • In a browser, merge and organize multiple documents, spreadsheets, web pages, and more in a single PDF that’s easy to share.

Activate a free Acrobat.com account and relax on time spent away from the office knowing you can access PDFs and other documents you need from your mobile device if a work emergency may pop-up.  Acrobat.com makes it simple to search, filter, and sort your files so you can find what you’re looking for faster to save more time for the beach or whatever destination you’re in.

Does your company use SharePoint? Improved SharePoint integration gives you better control when working with shared PDF documents stored on a SharePoint server.  Access files stored online with Microsoft Office 365 and extend access to SharePoint files to Mac OS in addition to Windows devices. Support for advanced metadata types also lets you better categorize documents.

Let Acrobat ease the pain of working remotely. Free up more time with our seamless, time-saving functions to spend more time with the people you love, in the places you love. Don’t forget, you can always access PDFs on our Reader Mobile App for Android or iOS devices. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s mobile.

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April 29, 2014

Adobe Reader: The Perfect Study Tool for Finals Week

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College students know all too well what time of year is fast approaching – Finals Week! Since we can’t buy each and every one of you a mega-sized cup of your caffeinated-beverage-of-choice for those imminent all-night study sessions, we thought, why not try to help you avoid all-nighters altogether?  Oh, who are we kidding – there’s nothing we can do to help you avoid those. But we can help you avoid unnecessary stress!  Here’s a list of Adobe Reader tips and tricks we compiled to help you sort through those lengthy PDFs your professors assigned you to read over the course of the semester. And remember, Adobe Reader is a free service, so you can save your money for … well, realistically, more coffee.

  1. The Read Aloud Function- Are your eyes zapped or are you too tired to actually read what y
    ou were assigned? Let Reader read your PDFs for you. Or even better, if you turn any of your final papers into a PDF, have Reader proofread it using the read aloud function to pick up on any grammatical errors.
  2. The Highlighter Tool- Just like you would in any text book, highlight important phrases, sentences or definitions to easily refer back to so you’re not wasting time searching through text for the important stuff.
  3. The Typewriter Tool- Quickly add comments to your PDF for note taking with Reader’s Typewriter tool. Just select the Add Text Comment tool from the Comments panel, click the Add Text Comment tool, click the page where you want to add your text, and type away.
  4. The Comments Tool- If you’re working on a group project, the comment tool might be the better way to go. It makes collaboration much easier because there is no need to print and mark up.
  5. Reader for Mobile- Don’t be confined to the library, take your files with you wherever you go to maximize your study hours.

With these tools, there’s no need to hit the panic button when you see a 150-page PDF file.  Even better, these are just a few of the tools Reader offers for its users. Check them all out here.  Most importantly—good luck with finals! We know you’ll ace them all with Adobe Reader in your back pocket.

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October 7, 2013

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Printing Tricks and Tips

Do you still do any old school printing jobs at work or at home? You know, putting some brand new white sheets of empty space into a paper tray, clicking “Print” and letting the ink cartridge paint your creation before the big, clunky machine spits out your document? Yes, it’s 2013 and it seems like most things exist only on your computer, phone or tablet. However, we know some of you still need to print out PDF files on paper. To those folks, this blog post is for you! Below are a few printing tasks and tips that will help you with your everyday PDF file printing.

 

Print in black and white

You don’t have to use valuable and potentially expensive color ink on a print job, especially if you’re printing the rough draft of a file. You can print a color PDF in shades of gray (also known as grayscale or composite gray). In the Print dialog box, enable Print In Grayscale (Black and White).

 

Print multiple pages on a sheet

Save even more space when you print a long document. You can print more than one page of a PDF onto a single page for easy and fast reviewing. Printing multiple pages per sheet is also called n-up printing (such as 2-up or 6-up). You decide how the pages are ordered, either horizontally across the page or in vertical columns.

 

Print a document’s comments

If you are reviewing a PDF file, you may want to make comments or use sticky notes. A sticky note has a note icon that appears on the page and a pop-up note for your text message. You can print these mark-ups as part of the document, or print them separately. To print them with your document, here are the options you’ve got:

 

To print a summary of the comments:

In the Comments and Forms area, click Summarize Comments.

 

To print all drawing markups:

In the Comments and Forms area, choose Document and Markups.

 

To print comments on a page:

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box, click Comments category on the left, and select Print Notes and Pop-Ups.
  2. Deselect Hide Comment Pop-ups When Comment List Is Open.
  3. Open the pop-up comments that you want to print.
  4. Adjust their placement on the page so that they don’t overlap or spill off the page.
  5. Click the Print tool .
  6. In the Comments and Forms area, choose Document and Markups.

 

Print on both sides of the paper

 

Want to save a bit of paper? Makes good economical and space saving sense (and it’s eco-friendly!). You can print double-sided if your printer has a double-sided (also called “duplex printing”) feature. This kind of feature is controlled by the printer driver, so it will only be available in your printer-specific dialog box, not the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader print dialog box. You can find this feature by clicking the button marked “Printer…” in the Print dialog box that pops up when you’re printing your PDF file from Acrobat or Reader. From there, if your printer allows it, you can enable “Print on both sides of paper”, and choose an edge to Flip.

 

Print a portion of a page

 

Don’t need to print the entire PDF file? In fact, you don’t even need a whole page of the document – just a part of one page. Try this! Use the Snapshot Tool (Edit > Take a Snapshot) to select just the area you want to print. The area can be text, graphics, or both. You can print the selected area full size or resize it to fit the paper.

  1. Choose Edit > Take a Snapshot
  2. Draw a rectangle to select a portion of a page
  3. Choose File > Print
  4. In the Print dialog box, click Selected graphic.

 

These tips only scratch the surface of different ways you can print a PDF file. For more options and information, please visit this link.

 

Finally, we understand that in some cases, you may just simply be having an issue with getting your PDF file to just print. We also have resources you can use to troubleshoot any and all printing problems. Try this troubleshoot page first, and if that doesn’t help solve your problem, try visiting our forums where we have experts ready to answer your question.

 

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May 4, 2011

Customer Spotlight: AGA Taps Acrobat to Accelerate Project Reviews

Torbjörn Åsberg, IT license manager at AGA, recently talked to us about how the leading gas company and device manufacturer in northern Europe uses Adobe Acrobat to streamline complex review processes, accelerating project reviews by as much as 50%. Adobe Acrobat also allows employees worldwide to easily collaborate on documents, regardless of the originating application, while PDF Portfolios help to reduce the complexity and improve the quality of final documents shared with external teams.

 Adobe Acrobat also lowers AGA’s document administration costs. With, Adobe Acrobat the company established reliable, long-term archive and document tracking processes to address product development and regulatory requirements.

To learn more about how AGA uses Adobe Acrobat, click here.

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April 29, 2011

Customer Spotlight: Movares engineers use Adobe Acrobat to streamline and accelerate collaboration

Peter Dubbelman, consultant in information and communication technologies (ICT) at Movares B.V., recently talked to us about how the engineering consultancy firm is using Adobe Acrobat and dynamic PDF capabilities.

With Adobe Acrobat, the company is streamlining and accelerating collaboration across project teams with reliable, more secure documents in PDF. Millions of technical drawings and specification documents created by Movares teams in the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland must be shared, reviewed, and revised on an ongoing basis. By implementing Adobe Acrobat, Movares is able to maintain the visual fidelity of key technical drawings and specification documents. Adobe Acrobat allows large, dispersed Movares teams to share and comment on documents.

Adobe Acrobat also protects sensitive materials from unauthorized access or tampering using digital signatures, encryption, and password protection. Permissions settings limit who can print, copy, or change documents. Movares preserves documents electronically by adopting the reliable, proven PDF/A standard for document archiving. The company appreciates the ease of packaging and deploying Acrobat X throughout the firm.

To learn more about how Movares is using Adobe Acrobat, click here.

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April 25, 2011

Now Available: Adobe Acrobat X for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

Just getting started with Adobe Acrobat X? There’s a new resource available for beginner and intermediate users looking to take full advantage of the latest features in Acrobat X. Adobe Acrobat X for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide introduces readers to such basic tools as creating and reviewing PDF documents to more advanced tools such as digital signatures, interactive forms, and PDF Portfolios. There’s even a guide to the online services offered through Adobe Acrobat.com.

These sample chapters from the book ought to pique your interest:

Adding Links to an Acrobat Page: Learn how to add links to your own PDF document pages. Easily send users to other pages in the document, view a Web page, play a movie, and more.
Adobe Acrobat X for Windows and Macintosh: Creating PDF Files: Learn how to convert many common file types to PDF, scan paper documents directly into PDF, convert Web pages to PDF files, and combine several PDF files into a single document.

You can order Adobe Acrobat X for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide online today from Adobe Press, an imprint of Peachpit. The Acrobat X VQS was written by long-time Acrobat enthusiast, trainer and author John Deubert, who has authored several previous Acrobat books that you can find here. If you’re an Acrobat User Community member you can take advantage of this special discount.
All the authors of the VQS guides are writers and editors with extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in Adobe products. Some are even former Adobe employees. Be sure to keep an eye on the Acrobat blog, follow the Acrobat Twitter handle (@Acrobat), and visit the recently launched Acrobat IT Resource Center to hear more about the latest and greatest Acrobat resources!

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