Favorite 2014 staff picks

Favorite 2014 PDF tips: Staff picks

We asked our team to pick their favorite go-to tips for 2014. If you're looking for a way to do more with Acrobat, here are five ways Acrobat can help make your job easier every day.

BEST TIP #1

Audit and optimize your PDF file

Learn how to audit the space usage of a PDF and then optimize it, so it's easier and faster to download, without compromising the quality of your text and graphics.
Why this is cool: "Because it's always good to know what's inside your PDF file!"
Lori Kassuba

BEST TIP #2

Create a PDF presentation from Photoshop

Quickly and easily create a PDF presentation or multi-page PDF documents using Photoshop CC.
Why this is cool: "I like this tutorial because producing a presentation or a multipage PDF file from Photoshop is an unusual approach to constructing a presentation. Rather than using a boring layout from PowerPoint, you can use your imagination or readily repurpose existing content to generate a cohesive publication."
Donna Baker

BEST TIP #3

Create a button form field to insert a PDF file

In this infographic, learn how to create a button form field that can be used to attach PDF files.
Why this is cool: "This is a pretty cool tip that you won’t find anywhere else on the Internet, so if you need to insert a PDF file into a form, this is the tip for you!"
Patty Friesen

BEST TIP #4

How to convert PDF files to grayscale

Sometimes it’s useful to convert a color document to grayscale. Maybe you want to save on color ink, reduce the file size or speed up printing. Whatever the reason, it’s simple to convert a color PDF to black and white.
Why this is cool: "It's OK to go gray! I like the fact that you can adjust criteria and attributes in the Convert Colors panel to refine the conversion to get exactly what you need."
Kim Converse

BEST TIP #5

Build a PDF form using InDesign CC

Go beyond the bland. Use the creative capabilities in InDesign to add a designer touch to your form and then export your form directly to PDF.
Why this is cool: "I like the synergy between InDesign and Acrobat. Leveraging InDesign's page layout capabilities makes PDF form creation faster than ever."
Chris Converse