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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 > ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The thing is you cant actually stop someone for stealing works from a PDF file. All safeguards save full file encryption is possible to overcome easily at current time. Simply, this is why copyright exists in first place.
See the problem is if you want to show somebody something in a PDF reader, then that reader needs to be able to open said resource. Now ...
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 ...
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?...
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'...
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 ...
You can create an Action in DC with the Action wizard.
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", ...
Don't think this is possible. (Apart from the method you mentioned that is locking both text and images).
But in this case you can draw these diagrams as vectors, which should solve this issue. If text of diagrams should remain non-copiable you would need to outline it. (But with many diagrams that might be too time consuming...)
Also about your other ...
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.
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 > ...
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 /
Set an absolute font size (not auto)
uncheck "multi-line" and "scroll long ...
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 ...
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".
You must have the two images, then:
Place the first image
Right click on the image and go to Interactive > convert to button
Enable "2nd layer mouseover"
Change to the second image (in the links panel)
Save as "Interactive PDF"
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 ...
are the original A4 pages in your InDesign document next to each other in the Pages palette? If so, you should be able to export as 'Spreads' in the 'Export Adobe PDF' dialogue box. This option is available in the 'General' section, in the 'Pages' sub section.
Export your file from InDesign as single pages.
Then in Acrobat under File > Properties > Initial Display, set that to display as two-up with cover. Save if you want this to be the default PDF view.
Close and reopen the PDF after setting the Initial View or in the View menu, choose Page Display > Two Page view to adjust the current open PDF
Locking any layer in Illustrator (or Photoshop, or InDesign) has no effect in PDFs.
Layer locking is a function of the originating application and has no bearing on output.
You're free to try this yourself. You should be able to open your PDF and edit the text in Acrobat. But then, you'll also be able to use the Object Touch Up Tool to edit anything else ...
The image looks pixelated because the vector artwork is being rasterized. Edges that don't fall on whole pixels are anti-aliased.
Unless there is a specific reason to save as PNG, and I can't imagine what that would be, you should save directly to PDF to retain the vector information. Beyond having a sharper image, vector art usually produces smaller file ...
Note: I never tried data merge within a PDF with an Excel file but found some info about it.
Apparently it might be possible to do this with Adobe Acrobat Pro. You can create forms with fields using Acrobat Pro and there's an "import data" functionality.
You'll create some fields in Acrobat Pro and link them to the same cell names of ...
Here's a little workaround that works in the newest version of Acrobat. You basically "trick" the program into outlining fonts you don't have installed on your computer by adding a transparent watermark before creating outlines through the flattener preview.
Navigate to Tools > Edit PDF > Add Watermark:
In the Add Watermark options panel, add watermark ...