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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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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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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 it....


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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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Yes, you can do it using a third part plugin in Acrobat called Auto Redact First of all you have to set the reduction color in the preferences dialogue box as show: All you have to do after that is marked all images in the PDF document to redaction and then redact all marked items in the page. the plugin let you redact any element in the PD either ...


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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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I Generally just use the Output Preview (Separations Preview) In Acrobat Pro Untick the Black plate and if you still see something that's supposed to be straight black it's wrong and needs correcting. You can do the same thing in Illustrator..... Or in InDesign ...... This way you can check as you work if there's a concern. Acrobat Pro : View > Tools > ...


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Here's a full step-by-step (based on Adobe Acrobat Pro X): To quickly do it now Edit > Preflight (or shift & cmd/ctrl & x) Under 'PDF Analysis', select List page objects, grouped by type of object, then hit Analyze The results break your images out into handy ranges: Open these out, and you get a list of images. Clicking any takes you straight to ...


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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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If you have access to InDesign I think that your best option is to place all of your files in one InDesign file and then export your InDesign file as one PDF file. This really simplifies your process especially if you're going to be updating the original .AI or .PSD files at any time. You may even be able to place your other non Adobe files into the InDesign ...


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The page size (16.81 x 20.14 in.) is exactly the number of pixels at 72 ppi. There's nothing abnormal there. The question is: What page size do you expect? Your PNG are low resolution and Adobe Acrobat simply take what you have and doesn't modify them. If you expect a different page size or would prefer a higher resolution and smaller size, you'll ...


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For Windows with Adobe Reader File -> Print Change printer to Adobe PDF (I don't think this option is for Mac) There should be a convert to B&W checkbox and click print. You will now be asked to save the PDF. Adobe Acrobat Pro (Windows and Mac) Tools -> Preflight Under "PDF fixups" select "Convert to grayscale". Then click "Analyze and fix". Name ...


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Acrobat (PDF) is a software RIP (raster Image Processor). So when you export as a PDF, you essentially create a file as if you were printing it to a non-disclosed printer. This means color settings and job Options when exporting to PDF matter. When you print a PDF, it's already been processed so any printer RIP doesn't have to do anything but read the data ...


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I feel compelled to weigh in because I finished a slightly similar client project 2 weeks ago - a local promotional vendor, who has no experience with data-merge, needed 300 unique ID cards designed. Their client provided an Excel spreadsheet with employee names, addresses (apparently satellite offices), phone numbers and email addresses. The promo company ...


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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 couldn'...


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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 too?...


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Type > Find Font Click the original in the top pane, then choose the substitution in the bottom pane. Then click Change All.


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You can create an Action in DC with the Action wizard. The Action can use JavaScript to add a blank page after every 3 pages. In the Tools pane, select Action Wizard. Under Action wizard, click Create New Action. The action will run on the currently open document by default. In the Create New Action dialog, on the left side under "Choose tools to add", ...


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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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This works but can be a bit time-consuming. This is assuming you're still editing in the Forms function in Adobe Acrobat. I know this works for Acrobat 10. Highlight/select text field that continuation will be starting from. Right-Click and Open Properties / Appearance / Set an absolute font size (not auto) Options / uncheck "multi-line" and "scroll long ...


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You can use layers for this as well, e.g. from adobe-indesgin (note to export the layers you must use PDF ≥ 1.5, unfortunately export doesn't seem to carry over the non-printing property!). Open the pdf in Acrobat Pro, right click the specific layer and change its print initial state to "Never prints".


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Using Acrobat Pro's Output Preview dialog: First, make sure the measurement units in your Preferences are set to inches. This dialog will show the resolution in "pixels per unit", and traditionally image resolution is measured in pixels/inch. (Adobe may not realise that.) Call up the Output Preview dialog. Its location in the drop down menus is different ...


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You can use the freeware Briss. I've tried it and it works fine. You can read more details here. Unpack the zip file, run briss-0.9.exe and load your PDF file. The program show 2 template pages, representing odd pages and even pages. Draw 2 blue rectangles (1 and 2) in odd pages (usually occupying the entire page). Do the same in even pages. The ...


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@Scott is correct. It sounds like they are sending you full spreads rather than the single page PDFs, and that should be very easy for them to fix. However, for the "programmer/designers" among us, I thought I would share another solution. This requires: pdfinfo from xpdf to identify the bounding box of the page in points gs from Ghostscript to split the ...


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Open Adobe Acrobat Pro and open your multipage PDF Next, select all (Ctrl + A) the pages in the page thumbnail pane Finally, click File → Save As → Image → JPEG, choose your settings and save.


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As long as you have paragraph styles applied to all of the items in your catalog you want bookmarked, this is super easy by using Table of Contents (I am using InDesign CC, but I think these features have been around for quite a while). When InDesign builds a TOC, it takes all of the text that is formatted with your chosen Paragraph Style(s), and adds them ...


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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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You must have the two images, then: Place the first image Right click on the image and go to Interactive > convert to button Choose "Mouseover" Enable "2nd layer mouseover" Change to the second image (in the links panel) Save as "Interactive PDF" Done! :)


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You can open up a multi-page pdf in Acrobat and print it out as a pdf with multiple pages in one sheet. In Acrobat you go to Print Ctrl+P Select pdf printer (probably something like: Adobe PDF) from your list of printers . Next, depending on your version.. Older versions: Can be found under Page scaling multiple pages per sheet. Newer versions: Can be ...


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