Thursday, March 31, 2011

Acrobat -- Add Tooltip Text to Key Words or Phrases


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Update: There's now a free demo version of this tool available. It will process up to 3 items from the list, and create up to 3 tooltips for each item. You can use it to see how the tool works before purchasing the full version.

Do you want the improve your PDF with tooltips (textual popups) that provide additional information for certain words when the reader hovers above them with the mouse? That can be easily achieved with this script.

With this script you can import a list of words or phrases from a text file or Excel spreadsheet, and it will automatically create the tooltip text you defined for each instance of those words or phrases in your file.
There's also a batch version of this script which allows you to add this functionality to multiple files in a single process.

You can download a sample PDF file showing the results of running the tool (also includes the list used in the process), from here.

Update: This script now includes a Batch Process (or Action) that allows you to run it on multiple files. (Requires Acrobat Pro)

For more information about this tool, you can contact me directly.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Acrobat -- Create Bookmarks from File


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This script can be used to generate the entire bookmarks structure of a PDF file from a text file, or even from an Excel sheet. It's even possible to specify some basic actions to occur when the bookmarks are clicked, such as:
  • Opening a certain page in the file
  • Going to a certain Named Destination in the file
  • Launching the browser at a certain URL
  • NEW FEATURE: Opening another PDF file

The input file has a simple structure and can be easily created in Excel:

Or in a plain-text editor:

And the result of running the script is:

For more information about this tool you can contact me directly.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Acrobat/Reader -- Quick Print a Single Page


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Similar to my Quick Print Current Page script, this one prompts you to enter the page number and immediately prints it. Much faster then doing it through the print dialog.

For more information about this tool you can contact me directly.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Acrobat/Reader X -- Send Email with an Attachment (of any kind!)

With the latest versions of Acrobat and Reader X it's possible to create scripts that will send an email to any e-mail address with any subject and message body you want, and also add any file as an attachment!
It was not previously possible to add attachments to emails sent from Acrobat or Reader, except for the PDF file itself, but now it is.
Contact me directly for more information about this new feature.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Acrobat -- Remove Everything Outside the Trim/Crop/Bleed/Art Box


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Updated: you can now choose to use the Trim Box, Crop Box, Art Box or Bleed Box.
With this script you can remove everything in your PDF outside of the Trim box with a single click. You then have a PDF that can be used online, or distributed to clients digitally. No need to create another version.

Before:

After:

For more information about this tool you can contact me directly.