By Claudia McCue | Monday, August 3, 2015
We’ve all been there: You want to attach a PDF to an email, but the file is too large to send—the recipient’s service provider won’t accept it.
You’ve got options, of course. You can use a file transfer service, such as Hightail.com or WeTransfer.com. Acrobat Pro DC offers some tools for reducing file size. And there are third-party utilities that may be able to further reduce the size of a document.
But your best shot is to address the problem when you’re creating the PDF in the first place.
Here are a few ways to make your PDFs smaller from the get-go.
By Garrick Chow | Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Adobe recently released the latest versions of Acrobat, as well as the new Acrobat Reader and two brand new mobile apps—all of which aim to make it easier to complete, sign, save, and send forms.
Find out what else is new (revised interface!) and other important tips (download trial first!) about the new versions of this popular PDF-authoring and -management tool.
By David Blatner | Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ever export a PDF from InDesign and end up with a much larger file than you expected? Why are PDFs sometimes so much larger than they need to be?
By Jess Stratton | Monday, November 25, 2013
Explore Monday Productivity Pointers at lynda.com.
Your business may involve creating and sending contracts to your clients—but the problem with using Microsoft Word documents for contracts is that they can be easily altered. It’s important to know when you receive a contract back from your clients that it’s the exact same contract you sent them.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you how easy it is to turn your Word document into an unalterable PDF file right from within Microsoft Word. While it’s not impossible to alter a PDF file, it’s far more challenging, which is why PDF is becoming the industry standard file format for sending contracts over email.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Adobe InDesign does footnotes well. Endnotes? Not so well—not at all, in fact. Anne-Marie Concepción has the solution for you in this week’s InDesign Secrets: a free script that converts footnotes to endnotes. It actually changes footnotes to styled cross-references at the end of your story, and reflows the text. The links to the cross-referenced destinations stay active when you export to the PDF and EPUB formats, too. (Be aware that these endnotes do not renumber when you add new entries, so it’s best to run the script after you have entered all of your footnotes.) Find out where to download the free script in this week’s free video.
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