Some Assorted Acrobat X Questions Answered

This post is a grab bag of answers to Assorted Acrobat questions that have come up recently. Continue reading “Some Assorted Acrobat X Questions Answered”

Recording Assessment or Training Simulations on Word or PDF Forms with Adobe Captivate

Question: Can we record training simulations or assessments using Word or PDF based forms?


PDF Forms

With the PDF forms – Captivate in training or assessment mode added click boxes to the drop down lists, check boxes and text fields as I clicked on them (good).

With Drop down lists and check boxes – It expects the user to click on the exact option you clicked on when recording _ so you will need to make your test instructions clear.

The click boxes were smaller the actual objects – so you will need to resize them to cover the drop down list . Continue reading “Recording Assessment or Training Simulations on Word or PDF Forms with Adobe Captivate”

Getting Flash Player and Acrobat Reader for including with E-Learning content on a DVD

If you are distributing E-Learning content via and Internet or Intranet, the easiest approach is to provide links to the latest player and reader:

For some organisations with users in remote areas eg mining and construction companies in rural and remote Australia, you will use media eg DVD to distribute your content where Internet/Intranet access is not reliable or is limited. You will find the on line forms and associated information you need to get a free licence to redistribute the Flash Player and the Acrobat Reader at:

Steven Knight

How big can a PDF be? / How do I read an Article in a PDF?

Q1. How big can a PDF be?

A. I haven’t found a reference to a maximum size.  Your ability to generate a PDF may be limited by your system resources. Continue reading “How big can a PDF be? / How do I read an Article in a PDF?”

Page Breaks in an existing PDF

Q. System XYZ outputs reports as a PDF – but the page breaks are in awkward places – can we add a page break to the existing PDF? Continue reading “Page Breaks in an existing PDF”

Acrobat Resource (and Acrobat and SharePoint)

In the past I have have posted links to various Acrobat resources. Adobe have now created an all encompassing Acrobat user resource that includes recorded how to video, forums, articles and live seminars. This can be found at

This seminar “Working together with Office and SharePoint” looks interesting. Australian (Brisbane) readers should note that the time translates to Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 3:00:00 AM. I can get up OK  for the 4:30 or 5pm seminars, for this I’ll set my alarm, wish me luck.


Over 1000 views

My YouTube channel has had over 1000 views. I know movies of cute puppies will get  this many views will get that many views in 10 minutes… but its a big deal for me. So see Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat and other tips at

Passed Adobe Exams

Over the weekend I passed the following exams:

  • 9A0-128 Adobe® Captivate 4 ACE Exam
  • 9A0-084 Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional® ACE Exam

Steven Knight

Updates to Recent Posts

I have added content to two recent posts:

Also added to my YouTube Channel

Regards, Steven Knight

Convert Word 2007 into PDF with bookmarks

Two approaches to this task:

  • Using Word’s integration with Acrobat standard or Professional
  • Using Word’s own Saves as PDF or Send As PDF feature

Steps and Movies after the fold.  Continue reading “Convert Word 2007 into PDF with bookmarks”

Blogs as a resource

Everything has a time management angle, finding useful information efficiently saves us time and helps us get things done faster. Corporate Blogs are a useful source of tips, articles, samples, templates and seminars. They also provide leads to other sources of information. Here’s a few of interest: Continue reading “Blogs as a resource”

Adobe ACE exams in Brisbane


I decided on Friday to commit myself to some exam dates for the ACE Captivate 4 and the Acrobat Professional exams. So I go off to the Prometric-Vue web site to find dates a few weeks apart to schedule the exams. Now the good news is due to the strong Aussie dollar vs the US Dollar the exams are very affordable – much much cheaper than when I last did this cough, cough years ago.  But then I hit a snag. Continue reading “Adobe ACE exams in Brisbane”

Acrobat 9 Collaboration and Reviews

Acrobat has some useful features for collecting comments eg on a report. I will create  some demos of this process shortly, in the interim, here are some links to resources Adobe have that outline the process.

Adobe TV  for Acrobat and specifically 

Also Reviewing and summarising comments – follow this link and look in the Acrobat area for the movie Reviewing and Summarising Comments