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AUC News: August 2014

August 2014

  • Hey, what's under the hood of your PDF?
  • What is hidden information and how do I remove it?
  • Why is my PDF file so large?
  • What's the difference between the Reduce Size PDF and Optimized PDF tools?
  • How do I create a detailed report of what's inside my PDF?
  • Is there a quick way to optimize my PDF files?
  • How do I determine the DPI of an image in a PDF?

AUC News: July 2014

July 2014

  • How to add JavaScript to your PDF form
  • Add the current date to your PDF form
  • Limit the number of checkboxes a person can select
  • Create a radio button group to deselect a selection
  • Add disappearing instructional text to a form
  • Format a percentage field

AUC News: June 2014

June 2014

  • A PDF with a view
  • Set your PDF's opening view
  • Change the opening view of multiple PDFs
  • Print just a portion (the current view) of your PDF
  • Customize the look of your toolbar
  • View the same PDF in multiple windows
  • View pages side-by-side in Reader Mobile for Android

AUC News: May 2014

May 2014

  • Get going with electronic signatures
  • Add your e-signature to any PDF
  • Get PDFs signed by others
  • Sign a PDF using Adobe Reader XI
  • Enable multiple signers to sign a form on your website
  • Sign a PDF on your mobile device

AUC News: April 2014

April 2014

  • Best of both worlds: When to use FormsCentral with Acrobat for your forms
  • Streamline your form using skip logic
  • Set up online payment processing with PayPal
  • Add a payment option to a payment-enabled form
  • Share form data with other members of your team
  • Make survey results available to respondents

AUC News: March 2014

March 2014

  • How I learned to stop worrying and love Acrobat's Advanced Search
  • Find an attachment in multiple PDF files
  • Learn the best way to save your search results
  • Reduce the search time of large PDF files
  • Learn how to automatically highlight words during your search
  • Create a searchable PDF file from a scan

AUC News: February 2014

February 2014

  • We're sharing the love this Valentine's Day with our 8 most-loved PDF tips
  • #1 How to edit text in a PDF file
  • #2 How to break a PDF into parts
  • #3 How to edit PDF files
  • #4 How to add page numbers at the bottom of PDF files
  • #5 How to convert PDF files to Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • #6 How to sign PDF files electronically
  • #7 How to edit images in PDF files
  • #8 How to edit a scanned PDF file

AUC News: January 2014

January 2014

  • Do your readers a favor: Add bookmarks
  • How to add bookmarks to your PDF documents
  • How to copy bookmarks from one PDF to another and still maintain links
  • How to automatically collapse all your bookmarks
  • How to create structured bookmarks
  • How to split a multi-page PDF from bookmarks
  • How to print a bookmark list
  • How to create a social bookmark in Acrobat

AUC News: December 2013

December 2013

  • Favorite 2013 PDF tips: Staff picks
  • BEST TIP#1: Create mobile-ready PDF files
  • BEST TIP#2: Build a button for a PDF form that creates a new page
  • BEST TIP#3: Create a flawless presentation for SlideShare
  • BEST TIP#4: Secrets to building an awesome dynamic stamp
  • BEST TIP#5: Optimize your PDF for SEO
  • BEST TIP#6: Create and share custom tool sets

AUC News: November 2013

November 2013

  • A match made in PDF heaven: Acrobat & Office
  • Import data from an Excel spreadsheet to a fillable PDF form
  • Save your PDF slides as editable PowerPoint presentations
  • Incorporate edits and track changes in Word from an Acrobat shared review
  • Build a client PDF Portfolio from information in Outlook
  • Copy a table in Acrobat to Excel and maintain the layout
  • Streamline the process of creating accessible PDF files from Word

AUC News: October 2013

October 2013

  • You're mobile. Is your PDF?
  • Create PDF files right from your mobile device
  • Create a PDF form your mobile customers can complete and submit
  • Convert your existing PDF files to Office formats
  • Mark up your PDF files on the go
  • Share document markups using Adobe Reader for mobile
  • Create navigation buttons fro your iPad

AUC News: September 2013

September 2013

  • 5 time-saving PDF tips that really work
  • Optimize several hundred scanned files with a single click
  • Edit the same word in multiple PDF documents
  • Convert multiple PDF files to Word documents
  • Convert several color PDF files to grayscale
  • Convert a PDF to a JPG image

AUC News: August 2013

August 2013

  • PDF Stamps: A powerful little secret
  • How to create a custom dynamic stamp
  • Secrets to building an awesome dynamic stamp
  • How to create proofreading stamps
  • Use an Action to flatten fields and comments
  • How to create a signature stamp with a transparent background

AUC News: July 2013

July 2013

  • 7 tips for working with presentations
  • Create a flawless presentation for SlideShare
  • Convert your PDF presentation to PowerPoint
  • How to roundtrip speaker notes
  • Create navigation buttons for iOS that work
  • Create a non-printing background for your presentation
  • Lay out documents as a single PDF for a poster presentation
  • Create a print-only watermark for your presentation

AUC News: June 2013

June 2013

  • Make your PDF web-savvy
  • Optimize your PDF for search
  • Use an Action for easy PDF optimization
  • Create a retweet button in your PDF
  • Share your PDF on Facebook
  • Protect your PDF but still make it accessible to search engines

AUC News: May 2013

May 2013

  • Find your perfect PDF editing solution
  • I'm using Acrobat XI: I only need to edit a word or a sentence.
  • I'm using Acrobat XI: I need to edit an image.
  • I'm using Acrobat XI: I need to edit a few pages.
  • I'm using Acrobat XI: I need to edit an entire PDF document.
  • I'm using the free Adobe Reader XI: I need to edit a word or an image.
  • I'm using the free Adobe Reader XI: I need to edit an entire document.

AUC News: April 2013

April 2013

  • PDF security just got easier
  • Remove hidden information from your PDF documents
  • Optimize and secure your PDF files
  • Restrict others from editing and copying your PDF files
  • Reduce the file size of any PDF document
  • Protect your computer from potentially malicious PDF documents

AUC News: March 2013

March 2013

  • Forms scorecard: How do you rate?
  • How to add PayPal integration to your PDF or web form
  • How to share form data and reports with colleagues
  • How to design a PDF form that can be used on mobile devices
  • Why it's important to ask your form recipients to upgrade to Adobe Reader XI
  • How to add a date picker to your web form

AUC News: February 2013

February 2013

  • 6 secrets to working with files on the go
  • How to upload to your online personal file storage
  • How to work with files on the go using Adobe Reader for Mobile
  • How to make sure your PDF can be viewed correctly on mobile devices
  • What you should consider when creating PDF forms for mobile devices
  • How to sign a document on your iOS device using EchoSign
  • How to draw your signature using Adobe Reader for Mobile
  • Did you know?

AUC News: January 2013

January 2013

  • Shrink the turnaround time on approvals
  • How to conduct business from your mobile device
  • How to avoid unpleasant surprises when signing your federal and state tax returns
  • How to send a document to multiple signers
  • How to create a signature stamp
  • How to create a free EchoSign account
  • Did you know?

AUC News: December 2012

December 2012

  • A crash course in working with scanned documents
  • Convert a scanned PDF file to an easy-to-edit Word document
  • Learn how to darken a scanned PDF
  • Scan or convert a document to a searchable PDF/A file
  • Need a quick way to determine if all your PDF files are searchable?
  • Learn a shortcut for creating PDF from a scanner
  • Latest scanning how to's

AUC News: November 2012

November 2012

  • Cut the time you spend creating forms
  • How to select multiple form fields
  • How to automatically generate a new page in a PDF form
  • How to set the tab order
  • How to easily line up form fields on a page
  • Latest how to

AUC News: October 2012

October 2012

  • Adobe Acrobat XI: Everything you need to know
  • How do I get a first look at Acrobat XI?
  • What's new in Acrobat XI?
  • What are users and experts saying about Acrobat XI?
  • How can I get notified when Acrobat XI is available?

AUC News: September 2012

September 2012

  • Try FormsCentral risk-free for 30 days
  • Extend your form's reach
  • Share your results
  • NEW! FormsCentral Template Exchange
  • New FormsCentral quick tips

AUC News: July 2012

July 2012

  • Get the most out of Acrobat commenting tools
  • 6 Tool Tips

AUC News: June 2012

June 2012

  • Which Adobe forms solution is right for you?
  • Use Acrobat to create a form from an existing document
  • Use FormsCentral to create a new form from scratch
  • Learn more about online forms.

AUC News: May 2012

May 2012

  • PDF goes mobile
  • Ask or answer mobile questions
  • Preparing a PDF file for mobile use
  • Weigh in: Tutorial styles
  • Acrobat wants YOU!

AUC News: April 2012

April 2012

  • Your Acrobat questions answered fast
  • Browse answers and rate responses
  • Ask your Acrobat questions
  • NEW! Create PDF forms with Adobe FormsCentral!

AUC News: March 2012

March 2012

  • Using PDF Files with Microsoft Office
  • Get started with Microsoft Office
  • Got Acrobat questions? Get answers.
  • Learn quickly with quick tips
  • Using PayPal with FormsCentral forms
  • How to use actions to secure multiple PDF files
  • How to export scanned PDF text from Acrobat to Word or Excel

AUC News: February 2012

February 2012

  • FormsCentral turns 1!
  • Get started with FormsCentral: 6 new tips
  • Hear what the FormsCentral team has to say
  • New FormsCentral templates
  • Editing PDF files with Acrobat's Content pane
  • How to create editable form fields

AUC News: January 2012

January 2012

  • Ask questions easily, get answers quickly
  • AUC Experts and You: We All Get Points
  • Watch How EchoSign Works
  • Create a Searchable PDF
  • How to Compress a PDF file

AUC News: October 2011

October 2011

  • Creating PDF on mobile devices — brief Q&A
  • What is Adobe Reader for Mobile?
  • What is Adobe CreatePDF for Mobile?
  • How do I produce good mobile PDF files?
  • What other mobile PDF software is out there?

AUC News: September 2011

September 2011

  • Commenting is easy. Gathering comments is hard.
  • Sharing via email
  • Shared Reviews and Commenting
  • How to add comments in Adobe Reader X
  • Getting Started: The Basics of Reviewing

AUC News: August 2011

August 2011

  • Keep your PDFs - and your computer - safe
  • Protect your PDF documents with easy-to-use security features
  • Protect yourself from Internet attacks via malicious PDF files

AUC News: July 2011

July 2011

  • Acrobat: Scanning to OCR tips & tricks that will make you more productive

AUC News: June 2011

June 2011

  • Adobe Acrobat: Scanning OCR
  • Why Actions?
  • Where do you get Actions?
  • How do you customize Actions?
  • Managing Actions in Acrobat

AUC News: May 2011

May 2011

  • The Consumerization of IT: Acrobat Cloud Services
  • Send large files without FTP or email
  • Web conferencing - from my iPad!
  • Easily create online forms and surveys without coding
  • What services will you use?

AUC News: April 2011

April 2011

  • Tired of staring at PowerPoint bullets? Introducing Acrobat X Suite
  • eSeminar: Introducing the Acrobat X Suite
  • The Acrobat X Suite and You
  • Enhancing a Presentation with Adobe Presenter
  • Creating Captivating Content

AUC News: March 2011

March 2011

  • How to thrive as an Acrobat user in a Microsoft-centric world
  • eSeminar: Working together with Office and SharePoint
  • Creating PDF files from Office
  • Convert Outlook e-mail to PDF
  • Using SharePoint with Acrobat

AUC News: February 2011

February 2011

  • These Acrobat Forms tips & tricks will make you more productive
  • Create a signature stamp to sign PDF forms
  • Edit form fields without using the form edit mode
  • Change tabbing order of a form
  • eSeminar: Getting Started with PDF forms

AUC News: January 2011

January 2011

  • What are Acrobat X Actions (and can they make your life easier)?
  • Where do you get Actions?
  • How do you customize Actions?
  • Managing Actions in Acrobat
  • Create a Custom Action
  • Actions tutorials

AUC News: December 2010

December 2010

  • Get Started with PDF Portfolios
  • Exclusive PDF Portfolio: Example of publishing to website with Acrobat X
  • PDF Portfolio Gallery: Download examples submitted by member
  • PDF Portfolios on Demand: View recorded
  • Articles
  • Tutorials
  • Upcoming eSeminars
  • On-demand eSeminars
  • Upcoming Tech Talks

AUC News: November 2010

November 2010

  • Acrobat X is now available
  • Nov. 17 eSeminar: Top 10 things you should know about Acrobat Xs
  • Nov. 18 eSeminar: Acrobat X and 3D PDF (presented twice)
  • Nov. 30 Tech Talk: Developing Flowable Form Content
  • Articles
  • Video Tutorials
  • Adobe MAX 2010: Recorded presentations on Acrobat
  • Recent Forum Posts
  • AUC Blogs
  • Upcoming eSeminars
  • On-demand eSeminars
  • Upcoming Tech Talks

AUC News: October 2010

October 2010

  • Acrobat X announced, public debut @ Adobe MAX
  • eSeminar: October 20: Acrobat Security and Digital IDs
  • Bonus eSeminar: October 19: Adobe Acrobat X - First Look
  • Bonus eSeminar II: October 21: Adobe Acrobat X - First Look
  • Articles
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
  • Recent Forum Posts
  • AUC Blogs
  • Upcoming eSeminars
  • On-demand eSeminars
  • Upcoming Tech Talks

AUC News: September 2010

September 2010

  • Submit your story: Why I love Acrobat!
  • eSeminar: September 15: Getting Started with PDF Portfolio
  • New Tutorial: Producing a Perfect PDF Portfolio
  • Tech Talk: Tagging PDF Content for Reuse
  • Articles
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
  • Recent Forum Posts
  • AUC Blogs
  • Upcoming eSeminars
  • On-demand eSeminars
  • Upcoming Tech Talks