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Kelly Vaughn
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How Remove Date and Time From PDF Comments
This was a forum post on the Acrobat forums . I think it's worthwhile to have this here on my blog as well. Hi! I don't want others to see date or time for my comments in Acrobat. So, how do I (preferably permanently) remove those data? Cheers from Stockhol...

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A Fix for the Dreaded Quick Apply Crash
In my long document production workflow, I use Quick Apply throughout the day. I use it for paragraph styles, character styles, object styles, and inserting variables, among other things. It saves me hours of time from through style panels with hierarchical...

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How to Add Rotated Text to a PDF in Acrobat DC
In a previous article , I explained various methods of adding add rotated text to a PDF using Acrobat XI. This short video demonstrates how to add rotated text using the Add Text Tool (not to be confused with the Add Text Comment Tool).

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PDFStickies: Why Wasn't This Built into InDesign in the First Place?
As a graphic designer and technical communicator, I  have the unique job of not only designing and layout out technical documents, but also the responsibility of creating nearly all the content. I work with mechanical engineers and master builders, taking t...

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How to Add a Special Character in Front of a Numbered List
Recently, an excellent question came up on the InDesignSecrets forum. I have a numbered list (1-72) that needs to have a checkbox in front of each number. I have a paragraph style already set up to handle the checkbox lists found in other parts of the doc, ...

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Number Knitting #4: Virtual Coloring in Acrobat DC Using the Drawing Tools
I am currently working to republish "Number Knitting," an out-of-print knitting book from the 1950s. Last year, I scanned in the entire 275 page book, and have spent this year adding the patterns to the Ravelry database . One of the reasons this book is so ...

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Number Knitting #3: So Why am I Republishing "Number Knitting?"
So why this book? What's so special about it? This book is based on a method of knitting that's actually patented! It's based on  garter stitch knitting . Many knitters are familiar familiar with the garter sticth pattern of the famous Elizabeth Zimmerman. ...

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The Case for Still Using the Deprecated Features in Acrobat, Part 1: The Properties Toolbar
When Adobe released Acrobat DC, it wasn't just a program upgrade; it was a complete overhaul. The name of the program remained the same, as did many of its functionalities, but the interface is nearly completely different. Most of the original functions sti...

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How to Fill Out a Scanned Form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Today I needed to fill out a scanned form. While I discussed how to do this in previous versions of Acrobat and Reader, the process keeps changing every time Adobe overhauls the programs. This video demonstrates the process in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (which...

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Tips for Fixing Overset Text
For an experienced user, fixing overset text is so simple that we overlook it, but for a new user, overset text can be quite a conundrum. So I wanted to share with you several different ways to fix overset text. I share how to fix overset text manually, sem...
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