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PDF Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools

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ISBN-10: 0596006551

ISBN-13: 9780596006556

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sid Steward

List price: $24.95
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PDF--to most of the world it stands for that rather tiresome format used for documents downloaded from the web. Slow to load and slower to print, hopelessly unsearchable, and all but impossible to cut and paste from, the Portable Document Format doesn't inspire much affection in the average user. But PDF done right is another story. Those who know the ins and outs of this format know that it can be much more than electronic paper. Flexible, compact, interactive, and even searchable, PDF is the ideal way to present content across multiple platforms. "PDF Hacks unveils the true promise of Portable Document Format, going way beyond the usual PDF as paged output mechanism. PDF expert Sid…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sid Steward is a programmer, writer and entrepreneur. He maintains the PDF Toolkit and wrote PDF Hacks. When he's not working on PDF, he's creating goodies like LookLeap (a better TinyURL), GoJot (social bookmarking meets site commenting), and The Punch Poll. He continually battles entropy and will gladly tell you about G del's incompleteness theorem. Bjarne Stroustrup is one of his heroes. Feel free to contact Sid.

Consuming PDF
Read PDFs with the Adobe Reader
Read PDFs with Mac OS X's Preview
Read PDFs with Ghostscript's GSview
Speed Up Acrobat Startup
Manage Acrobat Plug-Ins with Profiles on Windows
Open PDF Files Your Way on Windows
Copy Data from PDF Pages
Convert PDF Documents to Word
Browse One PDF in Multiple Windows
Pace Your Reading or Present a Slideshow in Acrobat or Reader
Pace Your Reading or Present a Slideshow in Mac OS X Preview
Unpack PDF Attachments (Even Without Acrobat)
Jump to the Next or Previous Heading
Navigate and Manipulate PDF Using Page Thumbnails
Managing a Collection
Bookmark PDF Pages in Reader
Create Windows Shortcuts to Online PDF Pages with Acrobat
Create Windows Shortcuts to Local PDF Pages
Turn PDF Bookmarks into Windows Shortcuts
Generate Document Keywords
Index and Search Local PDF Collections on Windows
Spinning Document Portals
Spinning Collection Portals
Identify Related PDFs
Authoring and Self-Publishing: Hacking Outside the PDF
Keep Your Source Smart
Convey Your Document's Value with Good Design
Create Charts and Graphs from Raw Data
Become a Publisher
Print at Home, at the Office, or at Kinko's
Publish POD and E-books
Sell Through Amazon
Sell Your Book, Sell Yourself
Creating PDF and Other Editions
Create Interactive PDF with Your Word Processor
Create a Printable, On-Screen Edition from Word
Multipurpose PDF
Create an HTML Edition from Your Word Processor
Create a Handheld Edition from Your HTML
Convert Documents from Tools You Don't Own to PDF
Acrobat Distiller and Its Profiles
Print to PDF with Ghostscript and RedMon on Windows
Save As PDF with Mac OS X
Maximize PDF Portability
Configure Distiller and Ghostscript for Your Purpose
Embed and Subset Fonts to Your Advantage
Share a PDF Network Printer with Samba
Print to Image and Other Rasterizing Options
Print to SVG
Print Over the Internet
Create a PDF Album of Your Digital Pictures
Print to Fax on Windows
Convert Incoming Faxes to PDF on Linux
Manipulating PDF Files
Split and Merge PDF Documents (Even Without Acrobat)
Encrypt and Decrypt PDF (Even Without Acrobat)
Add PDF Encryption Actions to Windows Context Menus
Add Attachments to Your PDF (Even Without Acrobat)
Easily Attach Your Document's Tables
Add PDF Attachment Actions to Windows Context Menus
Create a Traditional Index Section from Keywords
Rasterize Intricate Artwork with Illustrator or Photoshop
Crop Pages for Clarity
Refry Before Posting Documents Online
Copy Features from One PDF to Another
Polish Your PDF Edition
Add and Maintain PDF Bookmarks
Get and Set PDF Metadata
Add a Web-Style Navigation Bar to PDF Pages
Copy-Protect Your PDF
Support Online PDF Reading
Force PDF Download Rather than Online Reading
Hyperlink HTML to PDF Pages
Create an HTML Table of Contents from PDF Bookmarks
PDF Web Skins
Share PDF Comments Online (Even Without Acrobat)
Tally Topic Popularity
Dynamic PDF
Collect Data with Online PDF Forms
Serve Filled-Out PDF Forms
Drive PDF Forms with Your Data
PDF Form-Filling Sessions
Permanently Merge a PDF Form and its Data
Tool Up with pdftk
Decipher and Navigate PDF at the Text Level
Edit PDF Code Freely
Integrate pdftk with gVim for Seamless PDF Editing
Modify PDF Hyperlinks at Serve-Time
Tailor PDF Text at Serve-Time
Use HTML to Create PDF
Use Perl to Create PDF
Use PHP to Create PDF
Use Java to Create PDF
Assemble Pages and Serve PDF
Superimpose PDF Pages
Generate PDF Documents from XML and CSS
Create PDF with XSL-FO and FOP
Scripting and Programming Acrobat
Modify or Convert Batches of Documents
Script Acrobat Using Visual Basic on Windows
Script Acrobat Using Perl on Windows
Customize Acrobat Using JavaScript
Tool Up for Acrobat Plug-In Development
Explore the Acrobat SDK Documentation and Examples
Use Acrobat Plug-Ins to Extend PDF
PostScript and PDF Games