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November 27, 2013

11 things to be thankful for in Adobe Acrobat XI

Happy Thanksgiving, all you turkeys! We hope you’re all ready for tomorrow; we bet all the pies have already been made, and the turkey is basting, and… oh, who are we kidding? We bet you’re all still at work, trying to finish up those last few lingering tasks before heading out the door (and we know that because that’s what we’re doing, too) – but your mother has already called three times today just to “check in”, your sister-in-law is asking you to please leave the dog at home this year, and Aunt Mildred wants you to bring your famous chutney. Forget the chutney, we’ve got to get these document reviews done today!

Luckily, we’ve got Acrobat XI on our team. As long as we’re going to be feeling grateful this week, we thought it would be a good time to make a list of some of the things in Acrobat XI for which we feel grateful every day; each of the items on this list links to a tutorial, so feel free to click around to learn how to save time. We think you’ll feel pretty grateful yourself when you get to Aunt Mildred’s house with your famous chutney – on time for once.

  1. Create a portfolio to show off your personal and professional digital work
  2. Design a self-signed ID or digital signature and explore all your digital ID options.
  3. Break a PDF into parts or separate files
  4. Build a button that creates a new page
  5. Add text markups to any PDF file
  6. Send PDFs to others directly within Acrobat using Webmail
  7. Combine PDF files in a portfolio
  8. Insert pages into a PDF
  9. Add attachments to a FormsCentral Form
  10. Use online collaboration with forms or surveys
  11. Protect PDF files using the Protection Panel

For more tips, tutorials and how-to’s please visit the Acrobat User Community Website.

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March 1, 2013

Tip: Google Chrome & the Adobe Acrobat Create PDF extension

The latest version of Chrome i.e. Chrome 25 has made some changes to the extensions installed by third party programs. The extract below from an announcement blog post by the Chrome Product Manager summarizes these changes:

“Extensions installed by third party programs using external extension deployment options will be disabled by default. When a third party program installs an extension, the Chrome menu will be badged, and users can click through the Chrome menu to see a dialog containing an option to enable the extension or to remove it from their computer.

In addition, all extensions previously installed using external deployment options will be automatically disabled. Chrome will show a one-time prompt to allow the re-enabling of any of the extensions.”

The Adobe Acrobat Create PDF extension for Chrome falls in this category. So, if you have been using this extension, it would be disabled by the latest Chrome upgrade. If that is the case (which means you have missed the one time prompt that Chrome shows to enable extensions after the upgrade), here is what you need to do to enable this. (Click on an image to enlarge it for more detail.)

  1. Click “Settings” on the Chrome menu.
  2. Chrome Settings

  3. Select “Extensions”. You will see “Adobe Acrobat – Create PDF” listed there. Check the “Enable” box alongside it. This will enable Adobe Acrobat PDF Creation extension on your Chrome browser.
  4. Chrome Settings 2

If you are doing a fresh installation of Acrobat, you will see a green badge on Chrome browser menu (after Acrobat installation is completed). You can then click through the Chrome menu to see a dialog containing an option to enable the extension. Select “Enable extension” to enable Adobe Acrobat PDF Creation extension on your Chrome browser.

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