Archive for December, 2010
Acrobat X provides built in functionality to extract images from a PDF. There are many times when you would want to extract images from a PDF. For example, if you’re a clutz like me, you could have deleted all the image source files.
- Open the PDF in Acrobat X.
- Choose Tools > Document Processing > Export All Images
- Enter a file name, location, and click Save.
For more information see the help topic.
NOTE: If you can’t see the Document Processing panel, in the tools pane, chances are that:
- You’re trying this in Adobe Reader X. This functionality is not available in Reader X.
- The panel is hidden. Click the panel fly-out menu indicated by the arrow.
The definition of a “document” has become less straightforward as more information destinations emerge.Documents today can incorporate blended experiences that combine the look and feel of a traditional printdocument with websites that include rich media. The means by which people access and consume thatinformation—in print, on desktops, and on mobile devices—also continue to change. Keeping pace with thesechanges and trends, Adobe InDesign CS5 software offers a new feature set that allows rich interactivedocument content to be created and directly published as a desktop/browser experience apart from, or inaddition to, a printed piece.This white paper discusses the following:
- Why InDesign for interactive documents
- InDesign CS5 interactive features overview
- Project scenario:Interactive travel brochure
- Button-based document navigation
- Animation and timing
- Multistate objects
- Adding and controlling audio and video
- Establishing page transitions
- Previewing your interactive document
- Publishing to SWF and FLA
See the complete whitepaper on adobe.com.
Upcoming Ask a CS Pro: Friday, Dec 17th, 2010 at 12pm PST
Producing publications with Digital Publishing Suite!
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UPDATE: April 24, 2015
In the latest version of Chrome, NPAPI plugins (whatever that means) are not enabled by default. These have been deemed “experimental” and you need to explicitly enable them. Adobe Acrobat or Reader browser plugins use the NPAPI to invoke the browser plugin.
The instructions below have been updated to incorporate these steps.
Note that this will enable all NPAPI plugins. As Google has deemed it experimental, review your list of plugins, and disable the ones you don’t need.
Around December 2010 I noticed that Google Chrome, in it’s latest update (version 8.0.552.215), slipped in an integrated PDF viewer. So your PDF files are not rendered in the browser using the Adobe plug-ins. So if you’re wondering, for example, why 3D models won’t render, or embedded SWFs are not playing, you should revert to the good old Adobe PDF plug-in.
If you want to revert to the good old Adobe plugins, here’s what you do:
- In the Chrome address bar, type: chrome://flags.
- Search for “NPAPI” and enable it.
- Relaunch Chrome.
- In the Chrome address bar, type chrome://plugins
- Disable Chrome PDF Viewer.
- Enable the Adobe Acrobat/ Adobe Reader plugin.
Easy as Pie :-)
[ 07-Jan-2013: Post updated for Reader XI]
The short answer is Yes. Get Reader XI.
The long answer is also Yes.
- Add Sticky notes and highlights to any PDF using Reader X.
- All Commenting and Markup tools are available in Reader XI. So if you haven’t already, update to Reader XI.
In older versions of Reader, the complete set of commenting and drawing markup tools are available if:
- If the author has extended the PDF for Reader. Ask the author to save as Reader Extended PDF ( In Acrobat X or XI, File > Save As > Reader Extended PDF > Enable Commenting & Measuring)
- PDF is under email review. (Email review automatically extends the PDF for Reader users)
- PDF is under a shared review workflow.
I hope that helps.