Friday, November 25, 2011

Reader -- Display Form Data

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This script can be used to display all of the form data in the file in Adobe Reader.
The output is in plain text, which can be easily copied to another application.

Update: Free demo version now available. It will show the values of up to 3 fields.

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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Acrobat -- Set Initial Layers To Current State

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This script allows you to set the current view state of the layers in the file as the default state when the file is opened.

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Acrobat -- Filter Comments By Color

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For some reason, Adobe has dropped the option to filter the comments list according to the color of the comment in version X of Acrobat. So I decided to jump to the rescue of those who depended on this feature, or just found it useful, and created a script which allows you to do it once again.
You can select the color you want to filter from a list of pre-defined colors, or just click on a comment with the color you want to use and then select the last option in the list: "Selected Comment Color". The script will then identify this color and will only present comments with the same color.

Here's how it works:
1. Select the comment color you want to see from the list

2. Now only the comments with this color are visible (even in the built-in Comments List!)

3. We remove one of the comments, and now we want to restore the comments we've hidden...

4. We're back to the original situation, with our edits in tact.

It's as simple as that...

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Scripts Location for Acrobat 10.1.1

To all of my customers (and everyone else who encounters this issue):
If you've installed scripts into the user-context folder of Acrobat X, which are:
On Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\JavaScripts
On Vista or Windows 7:
And then updated to Acrobat 10.1.1, these scripts will no longer work, due to a change in Acrobat's folder structure.

To resolve this issue, move the scripts to the following folder:
On Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\Privileged\10.0\JavaScripts
On Vista or Windows 7:

If this folder doesn't exist, you can either create it yourself, or place the script in this folder instead:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\JavaScripts
C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\JavaScripts

(My thanks to the Acrobat Ninja for the info related to this problem)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Acrobat -- Create Popup Images

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This script will make your standard PDF file much more dynamic and interactive.
It allows you to insert "popup" images that appear whenever the user clicks a certain phrase, or even just hovers with the mouse above it! The image disappears when the mouse is clicked again, or moved away, respectively.

For example, let's say you have some figures in your file. Instead of linking to them on a different page, why not have the appropriate figure pop up whenever the user moves the mouse above the words "figure 1", "figure 2", etc.
The same can be done with products, people's names, tables, screenshots of websites, or whatever... Even pages from another PDF!

How it works:
1. You create a plain-text file (semi-colon delimited) that specifies the phrases and the image to associate with them. For example, it can be:
Figure 1;C:\My Images\Figure1.jpg
Figure 2;C:\My Images\Figure2.gif
Figure 3;C:\My Images\Figure3.png
Figure 4;C:\My Images\Figure4.jpg

2. You then select the properties of the links that display the images (border width, style and color, among other things), in this dialog:

3. The images and links are then automatically added to the file.
If you choose to do so, a check-box will be added to the top left corner of the first page which will prevent the images from popping up, unless checked.
Also, if you choose that option, a report will be presented at the end, specifying how many images were added, and to which pages.

You can download a sample file from here, which shows how the script works.

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