Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Acrobat/Reader -- Print Sticky Notes

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One of the small annoyances of Reader is that you can't print the contents of Sticky Notes together with other markups and comments, it just prints the sticky note icon instead, which isn't very helpful...
So I created this script that allows you to print the contents of your stickies together with your file. The only draw-back is that the file must have the Extended Reader Rights to manipulate comments for it to work.

Here's a page with some sticky notes:

And here's how it looks like in the Print dialog after pressing the Print Sticky Notes icon in the Tools menu (notice the text is actually visible):

For more information about this tool, or if you're interested in purchasing it, you can contact me directly.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Acrobat -- Link to a Specific Bookmark in a PDF

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PDF files have various Open Parameter options: you can link to a PDF at a specific page, named destination, zoom level, etc. But what you can't do is link to a specific bookmark. Well, until now...

With this new script created by me you can create a hyperlink to a specific bookmark in your PDF, using a simple URL parameter, like so:
http://www.myserver.com/files/products.pdf?bookmark=Index of all products

When the reader opens the file in their browser using this link, they will automatically jump to the specified bookmark, while still being able to browse the rest of the file, as usual.

Using the batch version of this script you can apply the code to multiple files in the same process (if you have Acrobat Pro, of course).

If you have any questions regarding this tool, you can contact me directly.