PDF Tools & References
PDF Tools & Resources (editing, converting formats, scanning, OCR, etc.)
- Adobe Tech support - 800-642-3623
- Adobe Canada
- Adobe Community Forum
- Adobe Create Magazine - (formerly Inspire)
- Adobe - Downloads
- Academic Software Discounts | Dawson College - (CC = Creative Cloud)
- https://dawsoncollege.onthehub.com/ | "Please log into the site with your institutional issued email address using the following instructions. Click on the Sign In link in the top right had corner, click on the register button right below the sign in box, you will be asked to enter your institutional issued email address with which you will be verified. Upon verification, proceed with the registration process and submit the form. An email will be sent to your account to confirm the address (this is to ensure that users are being verified with their profile and not trying to use another member’s account to register)." | Kieran Huxley - Coordinator, IT Operations
- This offer is only available to eligible faculty/staff for work at home (WAH) use and to students whose institutions have an active Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) that includes the WAH rights and/or Student option. Upon redeeming the Creative Cloud redemption code, eligible faculty, staff and students will have 12-months access to Adobe’s Creative Cloud desktop apps (services are not included in this offer). The 12-months subscription gives you access to the latest versions of all the Adobe Professional Creative Desktop Applications like Photoshop®, Illustrator®, among others. For a complete list of the Creative Desktop Apps available, please refer the “Creative Tools” section on http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/tools-and-services.html.
- Subscriptions are handled by kivuto.com - (06h00-18h00 EST) - firstname.lastname@example.org - 866-435-4722 888-396-1447 613-526-2881 (Ottawa, ON)
- Acrobat Pro may be set to automatically save files in PDF/A View Mode. This makes it impossible to modify the document.
- Edit > Preferences > PDF/A View Mode > Never
- Adobe Create PDF plugin "is incompatible with Firefox 35.0" - Google Groups - web2pdf - 2015-01-18
- To disable the plugin in Windows you have to modify the windows registry.
- The Acrobat plugin is registered here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
- You just have to disable (delete) the appropriate key for the Adobe PDF plugin.
- Deals on software ...
- Download the complete Website
- Lynda.com - Acrobat Training & Tutorials - $38/month
- CNet = Download.com
- Warning - "CNet - This used to be a fairly trustworthy site, but lately you'll spend more time removing the crapware that comes along with their featured download." (Comment on the site)
It may be better to go directly to the website of the software publisher.
- Abby Fine Reader - OCR Software
- Adobe Acrobat
- Adobe Acrobat Pro
- To allow editing and saving by users
(US$449 or US$119 for Student and Teacher Edition)
- Tasks > Edit > Distribute
- File > Save As > Reader Extended PDF > Enable Additional Features
acrobat pro enable additional features greyed out, arobat pro save pdf data, save data pdf acrobat pro | HelpSpa
If for some reason “Enable Additional Features…” is greyed out, make sure that you are not still in the form editing mode. Under the tasks panel (usually in the right-hand column) click the “Close Form Editing” button and it should solve your problem.
- Adobe Acrobat ---> Printing to a file (from MSIE)
(=instead of printing to a printer = Printer Port is "Documents\*.pdf" instead of COM1: or DOT4_001)
You don't have permission to save in this location.
Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
Would you like to save in the %USERPROFILE% folder instead? Yes/No" Note: %USERPROFILE% = C:\Users\MyUserName\
- Given that I am the Administrator, this message is very annoying.
- Solution: To open MSIE, right-click on its shortcut and select "Run As Administrator". You will now be able to use MS-Internet Explorer to print a Webpage to a PDF file anywhere on any drive.
- Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard - Acrobat still rules the portable-document world, with more PDF features than ever. - 2007-08-17
- Acrobat User Community
- Adobe Comp (a CC mobile app)
- Adobe Creative Cloud = CC
- You may install software on up to two computers. These two computers can be Windows, Mac OS, or one each.
If you install on a third computer, it will request you to de-activate on the other two computers. You can then reactivate one of the previous two computers, and use Creative Cloud apps on it.
- Renewal is not possible before the end of the Adobe CC subscription. Wait for the subscription to end, then renew.
- download Adobe Creative Cloud
- Adobe Canada
- Renewal. After renewing the subscription by using your new activation/redemption code, you must sign out of CC and log in again. This causes your computer's CC installation to sync with the Adobe server. If you don't do this, you will get errors.
- TrainSimple.com | Adobe Comp CC Fundamentals
- Adobe Dreamweaver (included in CC)
- Adobe Paper Capture
- Adobe Paper Capture
- Adobe - Acrobat Capture 3
- "Adobe has decided to discontinue selling Adobe® Acrobat® Capture 3 as well as its associated add-ons."
- "The most frequently used functions, including image-to-PDF conversion and optical character recognition (OCR), are built into Adobe Acrobat desktop software and Adobe LiveCycle® PDF Generator ES2 server software."
- Adobe PhotoShop (included in CC)
- Adobe TV
- Train Simple (for Adobe products)
- Udemy: Online Courses Anytime, Anywhere
- Able2Extract PDF Converter & Creator: PDF to Excel, Word, PowerPoint & more - Total PDF Converter - US$99.95
- Able2Extract | PDF Converter, Convert PDF to Excel, Word Conversion. Free 7-day Trial. - USD$130 | Thanks to Paulina Gibson for recommending this site.
- Aside from all other distinguishing features, this Pro version offers the advanced OCR technology for the maximum quality of any newly converted document which source was a scanned PDF file.
- Please keep in mind that OCR recognition is an automatic algorithm and that sometimes heavily scanned documents aren’t recognized as such, but instead as an image. Before testing this feature, make sure to click on Edit- OCR Options - Perform-image Based Conversion. This function will ensure that the file is recognized as a scanned PDF, in the event that the default setting doesn’t work. However the default setting is recommended because it preserves the original layout best.
- Compare it with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Corel PDF Fusion. What do you think about it?
- Advanced Scan to PDF Free - $0 (Warning! You must do a Custom install.) | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- Amyuni | Quality PDF Developer Tools for .NET and COM, 64-bit SDK - USD$129
- BullZip PDF Creator - Freeware PDF creator is simple enough for casual use but also suitable for corporate-style automation.
- Registered=Free=$0, Subscribed=$70/year
- Thanks to Julia Stevens for recommending this site.
- CutePDF - Convert to PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities, Save PDF Forms, Edit PDF easily. (can't scan?)
- DeskPDF Studio X - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com - $80 | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- deskPDF Professional - Basic-featured PDF creation, suitable for home use and small businesses.
- Docudesk | PDF Editor, Creator, Converter & Server - USD$80
- doPDF | Free PDF Converter - Print to PDF with doPDF
- FormDocs Electronic Forms Software - USD$100
- FormRouter Toolbar - PDF Form Validation|Advanced Acroform Toolset|PDF Calendar|PDF File Upload|Required Dropdown - $0
- Foxit Software | Fast, Affordable, and Secure PDF Solutions
- Free PDF to JPG - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com - $0 | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- Nitro | Edit PDF, Sign & Share Digital Documents - (no discount for students or teachers) - $$
- Nuance | Power PDF Software - PDF Converter | Nuance (formerly ScanSoft)
- OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite
- openPDF | Free Business & Enterprise software downloads at SourceForge.net
- ParmisPDF 188.8.131.52 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com - $60 | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- PDF Converter Professional 4 - This app lacks the polish of its rival, Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard, but it does have superior OCR and export features.
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- PDF Unlocker — Remove PDF Restrictions & Unlock PDF Security - $29 - Is this any good?
- PDFzen | Free Online PDF Editor | PDFzen
- Planet PDF - The PDF User Community - Debenu
- PrimoPDF | PDF Converter — #1 Free PDF Creator — PrimoPDF
- Print Friendly & PDF
- Readiris Pro - $$ | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- Shotgun PDF: Convert and Merge into PDFs - Download | PCMag.com
- Soda PDF 6
- Softi Scan to PDF | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- SolarSys DocScan Pro OCR - $295 | (See note about CNet.com/Download.com)
- Transparent GIF file conversion ...
- Unlock PDF – Free Online PDF Password Remover
- Wondershare Software Official Website - Multimedia, Utility, Mobile - USD$70