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There doesn't seem to be a well working default solution available. But the solution is actually quite easy. To do this, we will need to create our own photoshop action. Open up a sample image (or the first image of your PDF) Bring up your "Actions" menu Create a new action. Name it "Save to JPG" Save your sample image, as a JPG in a certain folder. Close ...


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I know you asked about Photoshop but... If you have a Mac this is very easy to do using Automator. You just need three actions: Ask for finder items Render PDF pages as images Move finder items You can even select the color model, format (12 available), resolution and compression quality. Just to test it out, I converted a PDF file I have here with 207 ...


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I design a lot of order forms. While I've never quite looked at it as "what's the type size of handwriting", I do try and leave at least 20pts between form lines to allow for writing. I traditionally will set the form labels at about 9 or 10pts (smaller than other text) then have 12-14pts of leading and 6pts of space after. So, rough total of 28-30pts ...


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A CV isn't a place to stretch your visual effects muscles. It's a utilitarian tool for a very specific purpose. As a graphic designer, you need two versions of your resume. The first is a version typeset exactly how you see fit, and exported as a PDF. This is the version you'll typically send to hiring managers directly. You then need a more universal, ...


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Look around for the Audit space usage ... option (explained here). In newer versions it is oddly hidden under Save as > Optimized PDF. That will tell you exactly where the bloat is coming from. You can also use the Optimized PDF option to crank the size down in very targeted ways. Given the big before/after shift, the culprit is probably the image you're ...


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Acrobat X does not install a print driver on the Mac to the best of my knowledge. Acrobat Stopped installing the PDF printer driver at version 9 on the Mac due to how Apple built in the PDF saving. I believe your first link is referring to a Windows system since the Mac OS has PDF saving built into the OS print dialogs (as shown in your second link). All ...


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Instead of looking at this from the perspective of the person writing in the form, I would look at it from the perspective of the person reading the form. What is the expectation they have from the legibility of handwriting. What allows the reader the easiest access of information? Obviously that's not the most concrete of answers so I'll put some real ...


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This is an artifact, obviously, of wretchedly failed attempts to render vector information accurately on screen. The problem may be specific to Stone Sans. Have you tried experimenting with something else? Something in the hinting information (although I don't know why you'd want to hint the bottoms of sans strokes) would be the hot suspect. If the problem ...


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You can do it with scripting. I've tried an tested this script in InDesign CS5 on a Mac, What you need to do is Select which text box you want the students' name to go in Then under the 'layers' panel, expand the layer it is in, and change the name of the text box by slow double clicking it, and enter "NAME" Copy and paste the script below in notepad or ...


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Every screen has it's own resolution. Or rather pixel density. Consider a 20" (diagonal) monitor: A monitor set to 2560x1600px has a ppi of about 137 A monitor set to 1920x1080px has a ppi of about 102 A monitor set to 1440x900px has a ppi of about 89 I post "about" because actual physical size of the monitor is a factor as well. A 20" monitor with a ...


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The only way I can think to do this is via a watermark. The basics... Open PDF in Acrobat. Choose Pages > Watermark > Add Watermark. Select a jpg or PDF of your background and adjust scaling options as desired. Then click the Appearance Options.. and uncheck the Show When Printing option. In this image the PDF is a blank page with the word "Test" on ...


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Well this is a multi-level question so I will answer them accordingly. Since you have tagged this with adobe-creative-suite I would assume you have Acrobat. Since you did not specify which version of Acrobat you have I will demonstrate with Acrobat X known as Acrobat 10. I know I can put the file name etc around it but is there a way to put a logo ...


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I want my cv to be a good example of my work and not just a word document. I am not sure what I should do to upload it to job websites. I thought I'll give a couple of tips from a management point-of-view: First up: Never send your CV as a big graphic designed file. If we wanted to hire a graphic designer in our company we would first be interested ...


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Not standard, but not uncommon. It depends on the industry and organization. Similarly, there are firms out there that specialize in preparing presentations for corporate and court room purposes. They'll want you to know a lot about PowerPoint, though the rest of the industry curses it. I haven't had an intensive need for Acrobat for probably more than a ...


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Acrobat has similar behavior built in. If you scroll mousewheel while holding Ctrl (on Windows, not sure the Mac key), you will zoom in and out. If you hold Space while click-dragging, you will pan around the document. (This is how it behaves in Acrobat X. I believe the behavior is the same in older versions though I don't have any present to test.)


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You can use the build in Preflight function. [I don't know when it has been introduced but its there in Acroboat 9 Pro and above] Advanced > Preflight [Keyboard Shortcut Shift + Ctrl + X ] Have a look at this video to see what I mean: http://www.mattbeals.com/videos/Adobe/ShowImageRes/ShowImageRes.html There are also other plugins and stuff, but as ...


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PDFs support fillable form fields, so this is pretty easy to do in Acrobat. But if you want to use InDesign, you typically need to design the form, then use Acrobat to replace the placeholder elements with actual form fields. This page describes the workflow. Luckily, as mentioned on the same page, Acrobat 9 has an automatic form field detection feature. ...


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Option 1 To allow text to still be searchable as text, you could take all of your graphic elements into Photoshop to flatten and re-import back to InDesign as a bitmap image background. Option 2 Or, if you don't care as much about the selcectable/searchable text, a quicker route would be to open your PDF in Acrobat Pro, and File > Save As Other > ...


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Have you tried using one of the X presets? There are some presets for pdfs that conform to ISO standards for pdfs. X-1a, X-3, X-4, etc. pdfs saved with those configurations will all meet certainly standards regarding fonts, shapes, colors, etc. X-1a, for example will create a PDF that is fully compatible with Adobe Acrobat 4 or later.


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There was a change to the way OS X handles PDF, introduced in Snow Leopard, that changed (well, trashed) the standard Adobe Print to PDF workflow. You can find detailed information and the workaround on the InDesign Secrets blog here. There is also an Adobe Tech Note on the subject. In essence, the steps are: Remove the Adobe PDF Printer in OS X System ...


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I always find the Device Independent PPD rubbish. It doesn't allow you to define the page size, so unless your booklet spreads are less than A4 they end up cropped after you distill them. And don't get me started on not being able to add crop marks and bleed. This link (http://forums.adobe.com/message/4741115) explains how to add Acrobat 9 PPD to your PPD ...


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If I'm understanding the question correctly, you want to know if it's possible to set this as a document behavior. Zoom and pan behaviors are controlled by the reader (whether Adobe Reader or Acrobat or some 3rd party solution), so in a regular PDF that would not be possible. You could embed a SWF that had this capability, though. You would have to create ...


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One option I found is jPdf Tweak, an open-source program with rather unfriendly GUI and limited page-transition options. Does the job, however. http://jpdftweak.sourceforge.net/


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The question areas you list wouldn't fall into "extensive" knowledge in my opinion. They are basic Acrobat operations, especially if the position requires creating web-deliverable or interactive PDFs. In today's "print dying" world, it has become more and more important to understand digital delivery. In most cases this entails use of Adobe Acrobat. ...


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As Alan Gilbertson say in his answer, this is probably problems related to display the vector information well on screen. If you try to print on paper, it will look perfect. If the PDF you create is mainly for printing, this is not a problem, but if it is mainly for sharing electronically, you might consider using a different font that looks better. I ...


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Adobe Acrobat Pro should have a "PDF Optimizer" feature (I believe under the "Advanced" menu, but unfortunately not in front of a computer with Acrobat Pro at the moment). From there, you may want to try a few things: There should be a few presets available that you can try out first, and if none are satisfactory, try some of the following. Optimize ...


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You can also select whther or not to allow reading of the PDF from older versions of adobe reader or acrobat. The more backwards compatibility that you have the bigger your file will be. You should find that if you say restrict the compatibility to the latest version of adobe then the file size will be smaller than if you allow backwards compatibility to ...


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You can't do what you want. Acrobat forms can not "continue" text into another input area or line. So your input area needs to encompass the entire area for input and it must be rectangular. You are better off creating header text for text areas rather than lines of text. This is merely due to how Acrobat forms work. They can't read the partial lines and ...


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I won't comment on the validity of the queries you're running (how specific/abstract you'll need to make the search/replace strings will be context dependent), but the GREP Query Manager script should allow you to easily set up a chain of queries. You can then pull all the .indd files together as a book (.indb file), and run the search/replace script chain ...


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Forms Design for Human Input Allowing enough space for human input on paper forms must allow for variations. Three to five lines per inch is the rule of thumb. It's even etched into my elderly 18" satin-finish stainless steel forms design ruler. EDIT: I suggest human input instead of human writing. Have you seen some of the handwriting? Well, you ...



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