PDF Hacks (Paperback)

Sid Steward

  • 出版商: O'Reilly Media
  • 出版日期: 2004-08-26
  • 售價: $988
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$939
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 298
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006551
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006556






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 Steward draws from his years of analyzing, extending, authoring, and embellishing PDF documents to present 100 clever hacks--tools, tips, quick-and-dirty or not-so-obvious solutions to common problems.

PDF Hacks will show you how to create PDF documents that are far more powerful than simple representations of paper pages. The hacks in the book cover the full range of PDF functionality, from the simple to the more complex, including generating, manipulating, annotating, and consuming PDF information. You'll learn how to manage content in PDF, navigate it, and reuse it as necessary. Far more than another guide to Adobe Acrobat, the book covers a variety of readily available tools for generating, deploying, and editing PDF.

The little-known tips and tricks in this book are ideal for anyone who works with PDF on a regular basis, including web developers, pre-press users, forms creators, and those who generate PDF for distribution. Whether you want to fine-tune and debug your existing PDF documents or explore the full potential the format offers, PDF Hacks will turn you into a PDF power user.


Table of Contents:



Chapter 1. Consuming PDF 
       1. Read PDFs with the Adobe Reader
       2. Read PDFs with Mac OS X's Preview
       3. Read PDFs with Ghostscript's GSview
       4. Speed Up Acrobat Startup
       5. Manage Acrobat Plug-Ins with Profiles on Windows
       6. Open PDF Files Your Way on Windows
       7. Copy Data from PDF Pages
       8. Convert PDF Documents to Word
       9. Browse One PDF in Multiple Windows
       10. Pace Your Reading or Present a Slideshow in Acrobat or Reader
       11. Pace Your Reading or Present a Slideshow in Mac OS X Preview
       12. Unpack PDF Attachments (Even Without Acrobat)
       13. Jump to the Next or Previous Heading
       14. Navigate and Manipulate PDF Using Page Thumbnails

Chapter 2. Managing a Collection 
       15. Bookmark PDF Pages in Reader
       16. Create Windows Shortcuts to Online PDF Pages with Acrobat
       17. Create Windows Shortcuts to Local PDF Pages
       18. Turn PDF Bookmarks into Windows Shortcuts
       19. Generate Document Keywords
       20. Index and Search Local PDF Collections on Windows
       21. Spinning Document Portals
       22. Spinning Collection Portals
       23. Identify Related PDFs

Chapter 3. Authoring and Self-Publishing: Hacking Outside the PDF 
       24. Keep Your Source Smart
       25. Convey Your Document's Value with Good Design
       26. Create Charts and Graphs from Raw Data
       27. Become a Publisher
       28. Print at Home, at the Office, or at Kinko's
       29. Publish POD and E-books
       30. Sell Through Amazon
       31. Sell Your Book, Sell Yourself

Chapter 4. Creating PDF and Other Editions 
       32. Create Interactive PDF with Your Word Processor
       33. Create a Printable, On-Screen Edition from Word
       34. Multipurpose PDF
       35. Create an HTML Edition from Your Word Processor
       36. Create a Handheld Edition from Your HTML
       37. Convert Documents from Tools You Don't Own to PDF
       38. Acrobat Distiller and Its Profiles
       39. Print to PDF with Ghostscript and RedMon on Windows
       40. Save As PDF with Mac OS X
       41. Maximize PDF Portability
       42. Configure Distiller and Ghostscript for Your Purpose
       43. Embed and Subset Fonts to Your Advantage
       44. Share a PDF Network Printer with Samba
       45. Print to Image and Other Rasterizing Options
       46. Print to SVG
       47. Print Over the Internet
       48. Create a PDF Album of Your Digital Pictures
       49. Print to Fax on Windows
       50. Convert Incoming Faxes to PDF on Linux

Chapter 5. Manipulating PDF Files 
       51. Split and Merge PDF Documents (Even Without Acrobat)
       52. Encrypt and Decrypt PDF (Even Without Acrobat)
       53. Add PDF Encryption Actions to Windows Context Menus
       54. Add Attachments to Your PDF (Even Without Acrobat)
       55. Easily Attach Your Document's Tables
       56. Add PDF Attachment Actions to Windows Context Menus
       57. Create a Traditional Index Section from Keywords
       58. Rasterize Intricate Artwork with Illustrator or Photoshop
       59. Crop Pages for Clarity
       60. Refry Before Posting Documents Online
       61. Copy Features from One PDF to Another
       62. Polish Your PDF Edition
       63. Add and Maintain PDF Bookmarks
       64. Get and Set PDF Metadata
       65. Add a Web-Style Navigation Bar to PDF Pages
       66. Copy-Protect Your PDF
       67. Support Online PDF Reading
       68. Force PDF Download Rather than Online Reading
       69. Hyperlink HTML to PDF Pages
       70. Create an HTML Table of Contents from PDF Bookmarks
       71. PDF Web Skins
       72. Share PDF Comments Online (Even Without Acrobat)
       73. Tally Topic Popularity

Chapter 6. Dynamic PDF 
       74. Collect Data with Online PDF Forms
       75. Serve Filled-Out PDF Forms
       76. Drive PDF Forms with Your Data
       77. PDF Form-Filling Sessions
       78. Permanently Merge a PDF Form and its Data
       79. Tool Up with pdftk
       80. Decipher and Navigate PDF at the Text Level
       81. Edit PDF Code Freely
       82. Integrate pdftk with gVim for Seamless PDF Editing
       83. Modify PDF Hyperlinks at Serve-Time
       84. Tailor PDF Text at Serve-Time
       85. Use HTML to Create PDF
       86. Use Perl to Create PDF
       87. Use PHP to Create PDF
       88. Use Java to Create PDF
       89. Assemble Pages and Serve PDF
       90. Superimpose PDF Pages
       91. Generate PDF Documents from XML and CSS
       92. Create PDF with XSL-FO and FOP

Chapter 7. Scripting and Programming Acrobat 
       93. Modify or Convert Batches of Documents
       94. Script Acrobat Using Visual Basic on Windows
       95. Script Acrobat Using Perl on Windows
       96. Customize Acrobat Using JavaScript
       97. Tool Up for Acrobat Plug-In Development
       98. Explore the Acrobat SDK Documentation and Examples
       99. Use Acrobat Plug-Ins to Extend PDF
       100. PostScript and PDF Games