What to Do with an Edited PDF

So you got the changes back from the author and editor, now what do you do with the marked-up PDF? In this lightning-speed tip session you’ll see how to use the built-in tools of Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader DC to find each and every change that was marked, and use a simple trick for quality…

Tips for Word's Reviewing Pane and Comments

Two tech tips for you today, for working with Word’s tracked changes. One relating to comment balloons, and the other for simplifying the reviewing pane to reduce your stress level while simultaneously boosting your confidence.     And here is something you can do to relieve the stress of seeing just how many changes are…

Simple Hack to Paste New Images Into a PDF

Need to show the designer what the new image will be and where it should go? This quick demo shows you how to get a screen shot into a PDF using the stamp feature in the free Adobe Reader XI software. This process works in the paid Standard or Pro versions as well. I’ve used…

Stamps: Acrobat Tips for Proofreader's Markup of PDFs

In my first post of the “marking up PDFs” series, I showed the many uses of stamps in Acrobat. Setting favourite stamps makes them available in above the other categories when you click the stamp icon. Watch this screencast to learn how to make a custom (proofreader’s) stamp and how to import stamps into the free…

Intro to Advanced Acrobatics

This handout is from my presentation at the EAC 2014 conference. Get a printable PDF version here. Mark up any file you can print to/save as PDF and absolutely anything you can take a screen shot of: website flash menus, apps, PowerPoint presentations, YouTube videos, and good old text manuscripts. You can do all of…

What to do with an edited Word file

Update: video demo (Oct 3, 2014) So you got the manuscript back from the copy editor or proofreader. Now what? Well, it’s time to check the changes the editor made, answer their questions, and clear up any remaining issues. The file will probably go back to the editor for some final clean up. If it…

Customize page numbers on a PDF using Adobe Acrobat 9, X, or XI

When your file doesn’t start on page 1, it is helpful to have the PDF show you the absolute page numbering, not the relative page number in that file. It’s particularly helpful for indexing and other page-number-sensitive markup that editors do. Here’s one way to do it. (A video showing X and XI follows.) You…