Is there an easy way to create PDF forms in Adobe InDesign?
There is an easy way to create a (fillable) PDF form using InDesign but not quite the way you might have imagined. The way I do it is to set up the page in InDesign with checkboxes and radio buttons created using dingbats and lines beneath the fields that need to be filled. You do not have to touch InDesign's Buttons and Forms palette standard square boxes and circles from a dingbats font will do just fine. Export your document as a PDF and then open it in Adobe Acrobat Pro. (Since you use InDesign CC I am going to assume you have Acrobat Pro). In Acrobat from the menubar go to Forms Start Form Wizard and click on the Start with a PDF document option. Acrobat will automatically have converted every dingbat square to an empty checkbox circles to radio buttons and lines to fields. Better yet it will have also labelled italic (or labeled for those in the US) each field using the next to those fields. Depending on how well your page is laid out Acrobat should have done a good job already... I find with most forms I'm already 9% done at this stage. If Acrobat has added a field where there should be none just click on it and hit Delete; likewise if Acrobat has missed something you can draw out the required field from the Forms toolbar or copy-paste an existing field and rename it. If you need to get really fancy (as in custom fonts different sizes tooltips addition of currency symbols certain fields to be made mandatory addition of decimals calculation of totals custom scripts....) simply double click on the form field and make the changes in the popup window that presents itself. As a final step click on the Fields pane in the sidebar (if it isn't already open) and drag the fields up or down in the order that they need to be filled in. This will allow someone using the form to hit Tab to get to the correct next field rather than being directed all over the page. Save the form. If you want to add security features like preventing the form from being changed you can do that from the Advanced Security menu. Finally test the form in Adobe Reader to make sure all works well.
What are the best ways to compress or shrink a large pdf file?
CMYK-Colormanagement Files *.icc are often . For a presentation you do NOT need CMYK-colormanagement. Just convert everything in your file to sRGB and include this .icc-profile drop the other CMYKs. You can do this with Acrobat Pro or DC. A single CYMK-Profile like ECI ISO coated v2 takes up to 12 MB. A simple RGB Profile just about 5 KB. If you don any .icc-Files your PDF will look weird on Wide-Gamut Screens. ResolutionnForget about this 72 dpi-stuff. For screen purpose take 15 ppi. So you allow others to zoom in a bit and the images stay sharp. In fact resolution isn such a killer .icc-files are and this without any visible 15 ppi you allow others to make copies on a homeprinter or laserjet. The CMYK-printer will call you nuts with this file. Saving in higher PDF-StandardsnThis allows better internalpression of the PDF-streams yes Ask me about joboptions. Those files consist of settings for Acrobat Pro Do not forget to tell me the utilization. A optimal CMYK-Print-File is something very different to a presentation. Haha and it different here in europe too. We use ECI ISO coated as a general CMYK-output ICC For all of those who need fact and numbers in a shot termnI made tests with the same PDF-File written by InDesignnPrinting purpose with CMYK .icc-Data 1.4 MBnScreen purpose with sRGB 15 ppi JPG 8% 35 KB
Why isn't Adobe Acrobat pro able to change the background color of all the PDF file pages?
Because PDF pages do not have a property called background colour that it could change for you. PDF does support the concept of backgrounds and Acrobat will easily let you add and modify those. You just need a source PDF file that contains the coloured background that you want and you can make one in most raster or vector editors. Acrobat will also let you change its positioning and transparency. Add backgrounds to PDFs s
How can I change the font on comments I've added to a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro?
This is a bitplicated On the one hand there is a straightforward setting in the app preferences Commenting section But don be confused by it this will only affect the no-font Sticky Notements and notes display in the Comments pane and only on your system. Other viewers of the doc will seements in their own default fonts usually Helvetica or Arial. So Sticky notes will use that font but it can still apply the rest of formats just like the other menting tools Ill show below except the explicitly assigned font The Add Text Box italic and Add Text Comment italic tools allow to explicitly specify the font in addition to the other formats Some things of note The blue Aa italic control shows the formatting panel sometimes you have to click it first; You get different formats for different tools. Vertical spacing for Add Text Box italic horizontal justification for Add Text Comment italic ; You can paste formatted from external rich editors or browsers and preserve properties (except the font in case of Sticky Notes). This includes copying formattedment between different-ments; Formatted notes opened in-page respect sizing; the same notes in the Comments pane do not. HTH-)
How do I control DPI/PPI (or page size) when converting images to PDF with Adobe Acrobat?
DPI is for JPG images. If you have software like faststone viewer you can set your own DPI easily. I am not sure how anyone can set DPI to PDF
I have a PDF file 1/4 the size of a paper. How do I make 4 of these to fill up the entire paper in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?
There is no immediate feature to do just that but you can work around that if you have a PDF virtual printer installed. Make 4 copies of your original file thenbine them into a single file with 4 identical pages. Then use Acrobat's Printmand Multiple (or Booklet) options to print to that virtual printer. If you're on a Mac you're better off doing the same with Preview as unlike Acrobat it does not mind you printing to PDF while using the standard Mac OS X Pages per Sheet print setting.
How do I change the font size in Adobe Acrobat Pro?
In general Acrobat Pro is the wrong tool for this. It not meant for producing or editing documents except in very minor ways. But if you feel like you must do it in Acrobat Pro then open the document then select Edit PDF either from the bar on the right or by using the Edit menu to select Edit Text and Images. If the PDF is password-protected it will then prompt you for the password to unlock it for editing. If it not then youll get a new toolbar on top and see a new property area on the right. You can then select and change its properties. Since Acrobat is not meant for producing documents or major editing youre likely to find that you can do things you might want to do. For example there generally no way to select all the in a document and change its size and even if you can the results are likely to be undesirable as Acrobat reflowing of is limited.
How do you add a new page to a PDF in Adobe Acrobat?
Several ways to do that. Adobe web site has tutorials that may help. In recent Acrobat pro DC you could use the tools specifically thebine files tool to merge two PDF files and this make a new binder PDF file as example of one method or approach. You can insert a blank page into a existing PDF file that may be what you mean. Again use the tools specifically the organize tool could work. you would insert a blank page before between or after existing pages. If that makes no sense I would rmend sitting down with a local professional graphic designer to obtain council and help. You would have to be prepared to ex in more detail your project and likely a fee paid to hire designer. Certified trainers may also exist in your area a local meetup group for Acrobat could help. If you were local to me in Seattle I could show you in a hour or less. But part of the Adobe Acrobat program licensing provides you with resources on the Adobe web site lots of tutorials exist. Use that to your advantage and learn.
How do we make changes in a PDF file without Adobe Acrobat Pro or Livecycle?
Open your PDF file in Microsoft Word. Make your changes and then save it as a PDF. You might need to intermediately save it as a Word file.