How to Create a Blank PDF in Acrobat 8

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This is funny but get this question alot. Previous to release 8 of Acrobat, this was not an easy task. But in Acrobat 8 we gave you an easy way to create a blank PDF.

_uacct = “UA-1416026-2”;urchinTracker();_uacct = “UA-1416026-1”;urchinTracker();This is a pretty straight forward process, but, you may be suprised at what you actually get when you create a blank PDF. Once the PDF is created you will be put into an edit mode that allows you to, add text, and if you use the advance edit tools, you can also add graphics. Now don’t get this mixed up with a word processor, or a publishing tool, but, think of those times when you need a quick cover sheet added to a project, or a quck summary page, any time you need a quick sheet.Let’s get to how we do this;First, in Acrobat 8, go to File|Create PDF|From Blank PageCreate a new PDF-File|Create PDF|Create a blank pageOk that’s it, but, I want to explain what you are seeing right now, you have a blank PDF, but, we took it to the next level, we added an editor that allows you to add simple text with some formatingCreate a Blank PDF-Text EditorSo you ask, ok Tim, pretty cool but, I want to put an image on this page, I look at this toolbar and I don’t see where I can add an image! Well you thought you just “stumped the chump” huh? Nope, it’s just a bit hidden, heres what you do, select the hand tool handtool.png, this will get you out of edit mode and then go to Tools|Advanced Editing|Touch up Object Tool. Then Right Mouse Click somewhere on the PDF and you will see Place ImageCreate a blank PDF-Add ImageSelect an image to add and volia, you have an image. Ahh to be the Alpha Geek! Anyway here is my result-Create blank PDF-Image PlacedAnd that’s it, pretty easy, but a very useful tool that was 100% customer driven! So, remember if you have a good idea on a new or improved feature in Acrobat, please e-mail me I would love to hear from you, welp gots to go watch the Cowboys loose, Hummm, already 21 New England – 10 Dallas, I guess it’s time to go to the Tivo and watch some Euro2008 qualifying.So, put some life in your life, see ya laterTim

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