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Question of the week of May 31 – Printing a PDF file to Poster size

Question: I am trying to print a PDF file to a special poster printer and it is only printing 8.5 x 11. What is the problem? Answer: First, you need to change your printer settings/properties to match the size of your paper. If you are setting it up for a printer at another location, you can have it print to an adobe pdf  file in order to change your paper size. You can add a custom setting in your properties and then make sure you… Continue Reading

Question of the week of 3/14/11 – Enable PDF form for Adobe Reader

Question: How can I create a PDF form to be completed and saved with comments using only Adobe Reader? Answer: If you created the PDF in Acrobat 9, you can select Advanced > Extend features in Adobe Reader and click save. Make sure your files is completely finished and save it under a different name. Using this feature will cause other form features to be disabled. If you are using Acrobat X, you will select File > Save as > Reader Extended PDF > Enable additional… Continue Reading

Question of the week of Nov. 1 – Text editing in Adobe PDF documents

Question: I have a PDF file that was sent to meet and needs a change. Can I change text on a PDF file? I can’t seem to find a way to do that. All I need is one letter added to a name. Answer: This is a very common question with Adobe PDF files and I can’t find that I have ever posted it on my blog. So here it is. Most of the time you don’t do major edits within Adobe PDF files. You normally edit in… Continue Reading

Question of the week of August 9, 2010 – Submit button on Adobe form

Question: How can I create a submit button on an Adobe PDF Live Cycle Designer form that will send the entire form back me, rather than just the data? Answer: Adobe does not make it very easy to find these features. It is much easier creating these with the old form tools in Adobe Acrobat rather than the Live Cycle Designer tools. I went for quite a long time thinking it was not possible, until I finally stumbled on how to do this. When you’re in… Continue Reading

Question of the week of April 12 – Convert PDF to Word

Question: I am trying to convert a PDF document to Word but am not sure how to do it? Answer: It is not always possible to convert a PDF to Word and have it look exactly like the PDF document. It is recommended, however, you find the original file before it was converted to PDF and update that file. But it is worth a try if you have no other option. To do this, in Adobe Acrobat 9, select File > Export and select Word…. Continue Reading