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Thursday, August 23, 2007

PDF - Portable Document Format

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Capture, or similar products. It is is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world, with a ten-year track record. PDF is a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe¨ PDF files are compact and complete, and can be shared, viewed, and printed by anyone with PDF reader. Readers for many platforms are available, such as Adobe Reader, Foxit, Preview, Xpdf, Evince, Okular, and KPDF; there are also front-ends for many platforms to Ghostscript. PDF readers are generally free. There are many software options for creating PDFs, including the PDF printing capability built in to Mac OS X, the multi-platform, Microsoft Office 2007 (an additional free download from Microsoft is required), Wordperfect since version 9, numerous PDF print drivers for Microsoft Windows, and Adobe Acrobat itself. There is also specialized software for editing PDF files.

Create PDF for your websites that allows you quickly save useful information in your blogs and websites to PDF files as backups. Annotate document. Save fillable forms after filling them out so you can continue anytime.

Foxit "Light and easy"
Download Foxit Reader: Foxit Reader Pro 3.0 Build 1120Multilangs with Full Add-ons
Download Foxit.Creator: Foxit Creator.
Download Portable Foxit PDF Editor 2.1.0 build 0119

Foxit PDF Editor allows you to modify any page contents within any PDF document. You can select, insert, change, remove, rotate, copy and paste texts, images and graphics. You can insert, import, delete pages or design page layout. After you finish editing, you can print out the result PDF file or save it to overwrite the original file or create a new file. To find out more details about the actions Foxit Editor enables you to perform on a PDF file

N.B. Enable 'Create links from URLs' within Preferences/General tab in Foxit reader toolbar for embedded hyperlink to open webpage in browser. Currently, foxit creator can only preserve the hyperlinks in web pages with addon in Word. To edit the hyperlinks. In reader window, select Link tools, double click the link you want to change, and change the action in the Actions Tab.

Adobe Acrobat" large, slow to load"
Download Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended-Torrent

Download Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 ( English, French, German, and Japanese) -Torrent

How? See Here
Tip:During Installation select Custom. Select Asian Languages to be installed in local drive.

Update 5:16 PM 07-Oct-07
Acrobat Update to 8.1 here
Or Click Help\Update at Acrobat 8 toolbar
On June 2007, an update version 8.1 for Acrobat 8 Professional and Adobe Reader 8 was released in order to support Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista
Acrobat 8.1 lets you fill out and collect forms digitally instead of having to print them; intuitive wizards walk you through the features; better manages redactions, metadata and security; integrates with Acrobat Connect to collaborate with other users.

Note: Create a tagged PDF from a web page
A PDF that you create from a web page is only as accessible as the HTML source that it is based on.
To produce the most accessible PDFs from web pages you create, first establish a logical reading order in their HTML code.

Choose File > Create PDF > From Web Page.
For URL, type the address of the web page, or navigate to the web page location.
Click Settings.
In the General tab, select Create PDF Tags, and then click OK.
Select any other options as appropriate, and then click Create.

Unchecked Place headers & footers on new page (optional) Not to see the following on every bottom page :- file:///C/Documents%20and%20Settings/festiva/Desktop/ (1 of 4) [13-Sep-07 4:37:14 PM]

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