This section provides a general overview of comp.text.pdf, Usenet, and several other methods of getting information on Adobe and Acrobat.
To inform, educate, enlighten, etc. Basically it is for new users and veterans who have specific questions about Acrobat and the PDF format.
PDF is a file format whose specification is freely available. It was created by Adobe Systems, Inc., and this FAQ will mix information on specific Adobe products for dealing with PDF documents, with information on non-Adobe products (both commercial and free, stand-alone and plug-in), and withinformation on PDF itself. No product endorsement is intended.
So far, the contributors are:
That really depends on what viewer you are using and what format you found this document in. In general, the document will be available in HTML,text, and PDF. Almost all applications have an Edit|Find command.
comp.text.pdf is for the discussion of PDF related issues concerning document creation, viewing, and distribution.
The Adobe Applications forum is for the discussion of issues about usingAdobe products, and the Adobe Systems forum is for the discussion of issuesabout building products, plug-ins, etc. using Adobe technology. Additionally, the Systems Forum has an area for Adobe Home products.
BTW, in case you did not realize, the author(s) and contributor(s) makeno guarantee either expressed or implied that the answers to these questionsare 100% correct. Not that we don't try though.
There are several on-line services which can assist you in garneringmore information on Acrobat. Additionally, a more traditional means, thetelephone, is available and can be used to contact Adobe Support, Sales,and Main Desk.
Perhaps one of the best ways to get more information on Adobe, get your questions answered, and/or keep up with the latest information is comp.text.pdf. Discussions are updated sporadically.
Although, we've discussed what comp.text.pdf is, but we have not discussedhow to post to a newsgroup. If you don't know how to post, or if you do, but have no idea what "netiquette" is, please go to news:news.newusers.While there, please peruse the documents on posting and the proper behavior in doing so.
For those of you with CompuServe access, CompuServe, as mentioned above, has several forums on Adobe software and Adobe Acrobat. The best way toget to all of the groups is to GO ADOBE. Discussions are updated frequently.Also, GO ZZZZ will take you to the VerTec Solutions, Inc. forum. (Section15)
So far there are two mailing lists available on Acrobat: ACROBAT-L and PDF-L. Both can be suscribed via the web: ACROBAT-L (http://www.blueworld.com) and PDF-L (http://www.emrg.com). Additonally, there is the CAPTURE-L list which can be subscribed to via http://www.emrg.com.
There are several sites that have information on Acrobat or use Acrobattechnology. The following is the short list:
Most FAQs are archive at ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet.They are storedin their respective "newsgroup" directory.
You can always find the latest text version of this FAQ on comp.text.pdf.The text version can be found along with a PDF version on CompuServe'sAdobe and VerTec forums. Additionally, the FAQ will also be located onhttp://www.vertec.com/info/info.htm in HTML, PDF, and text.
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