By Dave Forrester


December 28, 2009

One of my good friends from Adobe showed me this cool little trick using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Basically, anyone can create instant web based content by pressing “Print Screen” on a keyboard using a PC; I am not sure what the same function is on a Mac. Next, go to the “Create” menu item inside Adobe Acrobat Pro and select “PDF from Clipboard” and Voila! Your screen capture will appear inside Adobe Acrobat Pro as magic. Once the screen capture is inside Adobe Acrobat Pro, there are several cooler operations one can perform by using “Add Sticky Note” found within the “Comments” menu item and “Comments & Markup” under the “Tools” menu inside Acrobat Pro. The sticky notes can be helpful when adding comments to a particular section of an article or web page for review. The mark-up tools can be used to highlight or point to a section of content that should be emphasized. At the same time, one can published these screen captured PDFs to an Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional account or upload these PDF files inside a “File Sharing Pod” inside a “ConnectNow” Meeting Room at to be viewed or shared by others during an online session. So, go ahead and try this cool, tech trick and let me know what you think?
My Connect Card


  • By Marshall Clow - 10:03 AM on December 29, 2009  

    I am not sure what the same function is on a Mac.
    On a Mac, you use “Grab” (comes with Mac OS X) to capture the window/screen that you want, then just “Print to PDF”.
    If you’ve got the image on the clipboard already, you use “Preview”, choose “New Image from Clipboard”, and “Print to PDF”.

  • By Richard John Jenkins - 12:33 PM on January 19, 2010  

    Nice post! 🙂

  • By Melody McCloskey - 6:02 PM on November 1, 2011  

    Thank you! great little trick!