Archive for March, 2009

Sticky search

The new help search feature provides a consistent way to search for content that exists only in the Acrobat help system, without getting search results from the larger community. Say you find a command in the user interface and you want to know how to use it. Just enter the command in the Search field in the upper right of a web help page, and make sure This Help System Only is checked. You’ll see results only from the Acrobat help system. To run a second search for help content, you don’t have to go back to the help system and use that search field. You can enter your search term in the Search Community Help search field and see results only from the Acrobat help system.
If you want to switch to searching all content, or all community Help, you can choose those options from the Search Community Help page.
Clear your browser cache, and check it out.

Troubleshooting tips for completing forms

If you’re having trouble filling in and submitting forms, check the following conditions.
Quick things to check first
– Make sure the security settings allow form filling. (See File > Properties > Security.)
– Make sure the PDF includes interactive, or fillable, form fields. Sometimes form creators forget to convert their PDFs to interactive forms, or they intentionally design a form you can only fill in by hand. If you can’t type in the form fields, then the fields are probably not interactive.
– Check for additional capabilities and restrictions in the purple document message bar, just below the tool area.
Continue reading for additional tips for Acrobat and Reader users. You can also check these topics in Acrobat help:
Forms basics
Completing and submitting PDF forms

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