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How To Put A Video In A PDF

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Example PDFs

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Here are some example PDFs created using PDF Printer Free.. You will notice that all Hyperlinks and bookmarks are clickable in these PDFs. The page numbers on the tables of contents are clickable as well. 1. Example of Flash in PDF: (This PDF is 93Kb in size. The original flash itself was 16Kb in size) PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] :: 2. Example of Audio in PDF: (This PDF is 473Kb in size. The original audio itself was 455Kb in size) PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] :: 3. Example of Video in PDF: (This PDF is 4,426Kb in size. The original video itself was 4,351Kb in size) PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] :: 4. Example streaming video from YouTube: (This PDF is only 86Kb in size.) PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] :: 5. Example of Unencrypted PDF: PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] :: 6. Example of Encrypted PDF with everything disabled: (high quality printing, low quality printing, copy & paste, etc are all disabled) PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] :: 7. Example of Encrypted PDF with password 123456 required for viewing: (again, high quality printing, low quality printing, copy & paste, etc are all disabled) PDF Icon :: [Click here to view it.] ::

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Questions and Answers

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Q: What computers does PDF Printer work on? A: All versions of Windows since Windows 2000 (incl XP, ME, Vista, Windows7). It even works on Windows 32bit and 64bit machines. The PDFs you create will work on Windows, Mac, Linux but PDF Printer Pro itself only runs on Windows.

Q: What documents can PDF Printer work on? A: You can create a PDF file from any Windows application that has a File -> Print menu in it. For hyperlinks, bookmarks and tables of contents to be clickable you need to launch PDF Printer from the Ms-Office toolbar. It works with MS-Office since Office 2000 however there is no multimedia support in Office 2000.

Q: Will my links be clickable in the PDF files created? A: There are two types of links.. Plain Text links are text in the format of a Url. eg: http://PdfPrinterPro.com Hyperlinks display one piece of text but when clicked on will open a different Url. eg: Click Here

Q: Is it possible to insert links to other documents? A: Yes its possible, just create your links as usual in Ms-Word except this time link to an existing document. The problem is that MS-Word puts the full path into the Url link so it won't work on other people's computers unless they put the documents in the exact same folder path. This is an Ms-Word problem that I cannot fix.

Q: Can I send my documents via email? A: Yes PDF Printer Pro can create a new email for you with the new PDF attached. It won't send it, you need to click send in your email program. To do this, click the 'attach to new email' checkbox in the 'Actions' tab of PDF Printer Pro.

Q: Is it possible to add clickable tabs/links to different sections of my document? A: Yes, simply create bookmarks in your Ms-Word document and they will be clickable in your PDF and jump to the desired document section when clicked on in the PDF.

All plain text links will be clickable in your PDF no matter what application you use to send your document to PDF Printer for conversion. Hyperlinks will be clickable if you launch PDF Printer from MS-Office Word via the 'PDF Printer' toolbar button.

Q: Will my clickable images be clickable in the PDF files created? A: Yes, your clickable images will still be clickable in the PDFs created.

Q: How about Bookmarks and Tables of Contents? A: Yes these will all be clickable in your PDF if you launched PDF Printer from the Ms-Word toolbar button.

Q: What do the PDF Printer toolbar buttons look like in Ms-Word? A: It looks different depending on the version you have installed. For example:
Office 2003.. PDF Printer Word 2003 Office 2007.. PDF Printer Word 2007

Q: What versions of MS-Office does it work with? A: All versions since Office 2000 until the current release.

Q: Does it work with custom paper sizes? A: Yes. PDF Printer is the only PDF converter that will create your PDF in any custom paper size, eg: Business Cards. Not even Adobe Acrobat Pro does this. Try it.. Acrobat Pro will create your business card in Letter or A4 size.

Q: Why are some of the tabs disabled? A: The most common features people need for PDF Converters are creation, security and document merging. You get all this in PDF Printer Free. Some people need more 'bells and whistles', eg: embeddeding audio and video in their PDFs.. so we created [PDF Printer Pro] for this. The disabled tabs in PDF Printer Free show you what you get in [PDF Printer Pro].

Q: Will it be possible to resize and move the youtube player on the whole area of the page? A: You can resize the movie yourself in Ms-Word to whatever size you want but once you create the PDF the movie will be fixed at the size you set. The movie can take up the whole size of the page except for the margins set on your page.

Q: Or are there limitations when i start layouting the page? A: No, you can place as many videos in your document as you like.

Q: Is it possible to embed vimeo movies? A: Yes.

Q: Is there a Server version? A: Yes, you can [click here] to find out more.

Q: Why is PDF Printer Free actually FREE? A: There are many PDF converters to choose from all of various quality and pricing. We created PDF Printer Free to be one of the best free PDF converters available today. We hope you like it (many people do!) and [let us know] if you have any suggestions for improvements.

Q: What is Ghostscript? A: Ghostscript is the free open source engine that actually does the conversion from Postscript to PDF for PDF Printer. PDF Printer searches your Word document for Hyperlinks, bookmarks and tables of contents, sends the printed 'postscript' to Ghostscript then applies all your settings, document merging and security to the PDFs created and also makes your links, bookmarks and tables of contents clickable.

Q: Where do I download Ghostscript from? A: You can download the 32bit version or the 64bit version.. [Click here] for the 32bit version [Click here] for the 64bit version

Q: Videos won't play in Foxit PDF Reader.. why? A: The FoxIt PDF reader is unable to play multimedia in PDFs created by any PDF converter. Perhaps they will add support for this in the future. Acrobat PDF Reader is free and plays multimedia inside PDF files without a problem, therefore we suggest you use Acrobat PDF Reader to view your PDF files that contain multimedia (eg: audio & video).

Q: Videos won't play on my Mac.. why? A: The default PDF reader tool on the Mac is only a preview tool. It does not play PDF multimedia. To play PDF multimedia (audio & video) on the Mac you need to use Adobe's free PDF Reader for the Mac.

Q: How do I get support? A: We paid a lot of money for a helpdesk script so we like to use it as much as possible.. please contact us [by clicking here].

Play Videos and Flash Movies Inside Your PDFs

Screenshot of the 'Multimedia' Tab PDF Printer Pro is the only PDF Converter that creates PDF documents with embedded Video and Flash directly from your Word documents. It works with the following Video file formats: » .avi » .mov » .mp4 » .mpeg » .swf » .flv Now you can embed movies and even flash-based advertising in your PDF files. With the power of Flash in your PDF files you can now have animations and content that react based on user input and feedback. Imagine including a 'rating' and 'feedback' system in your PDFs, or how about signup forms. With Flash in your PDFs this and more is easily possible. Simply drag your video or flash file into your Ms-Word document, resize it in your document and let PDF Printer Pro do the rest. Then in PDF Printer Pro specify the actions that play, pause or stop your Video. eg: When the user clicks on the video it starts playing, when they scroll to a different page it stops. You can also have your PDF display a poster image on top of the Video while it is not playing. PDF Printer Pro comes bundled with a set of 18 ready-made professional video posters for use. You can also use your own images if you like. Also included are the Photoshop templates for these posters so you can customise them at any time.

Q: What video actions can I automatically set? A: 3 actions, namely.. Play Video, Pause Video & Stop Video

Q: What user events are supported? A: There are 10 different events to choose from.. Mouse Up, Down, Enter & Exit Page Visible, Invisible, Enter & Exit Receive Focus, Lose Focus

Q: Acrobat Reader says I can't play my PDF with FLV in it! A: If you're missing a codec for playing media in your PDFs you can download the codecs for free [from here].

Q: What is a codec? A: A codec is computer code that understands how to play different file formats. If you've ever played .avi files or .mp3 files on your computer, a preinstalled codec was used to decode the file so it could be played correctly. Codecs are always used when playing media files no matter if they are embedded in a PDF or not.

Q: Can I set the volume and number of times to repeat the video? A: Yes. See the screenshot above.

Q: What is 'Ext. Window'? A: You can have your Video play in it's own external floating window rather than have it play on the page if you want.

Create Audio PDFs That Play On Demand

Screenshot of the 'Multimedia' Tab PDF Printer Pro is the only PDF Converter that creates PDF documents with embedded Audio directly from your Word documents. It works with the following Audio file formats: » .mp3 » .midi » .iff » .aiff » .smil Simply drag your audio file into your Ms-Word document, resize it in your document and let PDF Printer Pro do the rest. Then in PDF Printer Pro specify the actions that play, pause or stop your Audio. eg: When the user clicks on the audio it starts playing, when they scroll to a different page it stops. You can also have your PDF display a poster image on top of the Audio while it is not playing. PDF Printer Pro comes bundled with a set of 12 ready-made professional audio posters for use. You can also use your own images if you like. Also included are the Photoshop templates for these posters so you can customise them at any time.

Q: Can I play Mp3 files in my PDF? A: Yes. MP3 files are just one of 5 different audio formats you can play in your PDFs.

Q: Can I set the volume and number of times to repeat the audio? A: Yes. See the screenshot above.

Q: What audio actions can I automatically set? A: 3 actions, namely.. Play Audio, Pause Audio & Stop Audio

Q: What user events are supported? A: There are 10 different events to choose from.. Mouse Up, Down, Enter & Exit Page Visible, Invisible, Enter & Exit Receive Focus, Lose Focus

Blow Your Readers Away With Special Effects

Screenshot of the 'Special Effects' Tab Turn your PDF into a full screen multimedia presentation that automatically flips pages according to a timed sequence. You set the transition type, duration and the length of the pause before displaying the next page automatically. Imagine the effect when combined with Audio! Apply specific transitions to specific pages or even page ranges. The effects to choose from include: » Fly In (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Fly Out (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Push / Slide (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Cover (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Uncover (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Glitter (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Wipe (Left to Right, Right to Left, Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top, Top-Left to Bottom-Right) » Split (Horizontal or Vertical and Inward or Outward) » Blinds (Horizontal or Vertical) » Box (Outward or Inward) » Dissolve » Fade

Add A Professional Touch With Watermarks

Screenshot of the 'Watermarks' Tab Watermarks are incredibly useful when you want to mark whole documents or certain pages with text or images to highlight their status, eg: DRAFT. Watermarks are placed in the page background under the text to ensure your content is still visible. Bundled are a pack of 240 professional watermarks to pick and choose from. They come as a pack of 20 and each comes in Red, Green and Blue. Each of those individually also come in Letter portrait, Letter landscape A4 portrait and A4 landscape. They are: Copy, Confidential, Do Not Copy, Draft, Duplicate, Faxed, File Copy, First Class Mail, For Deposit Only, For Your Eyes, Fragile, Original, Paid, Past Due, Posted, Received, Rush, Top Secret, Urgent, Void. You can also use your own watermarks, simply create or reuse an existing single-page PDF file. This then can be used as your new watermark. It can contain text, images, links or any content you choose.

Make Each Page Stand Out With Custom Page Settings

Screenshot of the 'Page Layout' Tab Easily skip pages by setting the initial page to display when your viewers open your PDF document. If you think some of your viewers have eyewight problems you can also set the initial zoom making it easier for them to read your PDF documents. Additional settings allow you to make the PDF open in full-screen mode, fit the view to the page width or the visible area of the page.

Q: What is the difference between 'two columns' and 'two pages'? A: In 'two pages' mode you see two pages side by side and each one scrolls independantly of the other. In 'two columns' mode both pages are always scrolled together side by side so one is never higher or lower than the other.

Customise The PDF Viewer The Way You Want It

Screenshot of the 'PDF Display' Tab With 12 different settings to choose from you can make the PDF Viewer look exactly as you want when your readers open your PDF. Choose from displaying or hiding the toolbar, menubar, document title in titlebar and viewer interface. Hiding the viewer interface is also known as 'kiosk mode' as is the fullscreen mode setting. Additionally, the PDF viewer can be centered on screen or even resized to fit the content if not maximised. Also, you can define if you want to have the bookmarks, thumbnails, attachments or content group panels displayed.

Q: What do I see when I hide the user interface? A: All controls are hidden in the PDF reader, including toolbar, menu, size bars, etc. All the person sees is the PDF content inside the PDF Reader frame.

Attach Other Files (Just Like You Do With E-Mail)

Screenshot of the 'Attachments' Tab Want to include other files when passing your PDF around? No problem, you can easily attach other files inside your PDF documents to specific pages or to the whole document as needed. You can attach any file type however Acrobat security is very high and by default Adobe only make it easy to extract attachments that are PDF files themselves. When attaching a file to a page you can also include the Author's name, subject and description of the attachment. This can then be read by those people reading your PDFs before extracting the attachments. We've made PDF Printer Pro as easy as possible to use so it's no wonder it only takes a few clicks to attach other documents to specific pages inside your PDF.

Insert Custom Page Headers

Screenshot of the 'Headers & Footers' Tab Insert your own custom header text on top of all or specific pages in your PDF. You can also insert dynamic text that contains page numbers, total page count or the date. The page numbers can also start at a specific number on a specific page. eg: Page 1 starts after the 'Table Of Contents' page which itself is on page 4. Here is the list of dynamic text types you can include: » Page Number » Page Count » Date [dd/mm/yyyy] » Date [dd/mmm/yyyy] » Date [dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] » Date [dd/mmm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] » Date [yyyy/mm/dd] » Date [yyyy/mmm/dd] » Date [yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss] » Date [yyyy/mmm/dd hh:mm:ss] Your inserted header text can be further customised with a specific font, colour and size in addition to drawing a divider line with a custom thickness. Remember, you are not obliged to use only autotext, you can also enter any text you desire as well.

Insert Custom Page Footers

Screenshot of the 'Headers & Footers' Tab Insert your own custom footer text at the bottom of all or specific pages in your PDF. You can also insert dynamic text that contains page numbers, total page count or the date. The page numbers can also start at a specific number on a specific page. eg: Page 1 starts after the 'Table Of Contents' page which itself is on page 4. Here is the list of dynamic text types you can include: » Page Number » Page Count » Date [dd/mm/yyyy] » Date [dd/mmm/yyyy] » Date [dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] » Date [dd/mmm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] » Date [yyyy/mm/dd] » Date [yyyy/mmm/dd] » Date [yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss] » Date [yyyy/mmm/dd hh:mm:ss] Your inserted footer text can be further customised with a specific font, colour and size in addition to drawing a divider line with a custom thickness. Remember, you are not obliged to use only autotext, you can also enter any text you desire as well.

Protect Yourself (and your PDFs!) From Thieves

Screenshot of the 'Security' Tab Protect your hard work and investment by deterring would-be thieves from stealing, butchering and sharing your PDF content without your knownledge or permission. Encrypting the contents of your PDF documents is a lot like locking your car.. people may find a way to break in but the lock is an effective deterrant and slows down thieves considerably.

Protect your PDFs the way you want with fine control using 8 differnet security settings as well as password protection and security strength settings.

Q: Why are there two password boxes? A: The first box is for the password that the user needs to enter before they can open or read your PDF. You will need to provide this password to your readers but expect some extra support from people that lose their passwords, type them in incorrectly or don't like using passwords to read a PDF.
The second box is for the password you need if you ever want to change or remove the security settings in your PDF in the future. We have an inexpensive tool named 'Pdf Locker' at PdfLocker.com that you can use to change your PDF security settings at any time.

Q: How do I stop people from copy & pasting my PDF text? A: Make sure the 'Allow Content Copy & Paste' checkbox is unchecked

Q: What the heck are Annotations? A: PDF documents can contain special markup such as shout boxes, drawings or forms. These things can be modified using a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro (costs around $300) unless you disallow it. Allowing modification of annotations is generally not recommended, its kind of like handing a can of gasoline and matches to a kid.

Q: Why should I care about screen readers? A: People with sight difficulties use various pieces of software and hardward to make it easier for them to read your PDF documents. These devices are known as screenreaders. They sound great but they alos make it easier for a hacker to copy the contents of your PDF.
You need to make a decision between allowing sight impaired people read your document or giving hackers an easy time. This is your mission Bond whether you like it or not. Thanks Adobe!

Q: Why would I disable printing? A: Because printing an encrypted PDF to a PDF Converter (such as PDF Printer) will create a new unencrypted PDF with no security in it. Yes, the new PDF will be an exact replica of your old PDF but completely unsecured.
Of course you'll always have people that like to print everything out (who care about rain forests right?) because they like to 'read' printed material rather than 'read' from a computer screen.

Merge Many PDFs and Documents into One PDF

Screenshot of the 'Metadata' Tab Easily merge content from different sources, documents and even existing PDF files into one new PDF. You also save money on expensive PDF tools by rearranging the order of your merged documents from inside PDF Printer before converting the documents to PDF.

Quickly find your PDFs by including your name as well as subject, title and keywords in your PDFs. This will save a lot of hassle later on and looks more professional to your clients that can see this information in their PDF reader software.

Q: How many documents can I merge at a time? A: As many as you like. There are of course computer memory limits but we have converted documents up to 1 Gigabyte in size without problem - the computer was begging for mercy but the PDF was created in the end. That's what they're for right?

Q: How can I rearrange the documents? A: Simply select the document in the list and click the 'Move Up' or 'Move Down' button

Q: How can I search for PDFs containing my name or subject or keywords? A: Google have a desktop search tool that indexes everything on your hard drive including PDFs. You can use that but don't forget to download PDF Printer ;)

Memory Loss? It Remembers Your Settings For You

Screenshot of the 'Welcome' Tab Most PDF converters make you enter the same information again and again every time you create a PDF. This is repetitive, frustrating and a waste of time.

Save time by automating these repetitive tasks. Store your PDF settings into different profiles to be used again at any time.

Q: How many profiles can I create? A: As many as you like. You can also remove profiles that are no longer needed.

Q: Can I change a profiles' settings and not save these changes? A: Sure, just uncheck the 'auto-save' checkbox before changing your settings.

Q: How does 'Auto-Save' work? A: As soon as you change a setting it's value is automatically saved in the current profile for you.

Save Space and Time

Screenshot of the 'Actions' Tab There was no room to put these additional features anywhere else so we put them here. *Save space by having your new PDFs compressed for you automatically *Save time by opening your new PDFs in your PDF viewer or attaching them to a new E-Mail message automatically *Hide pages you do not want shown to your readers but need to keep in your original documents. This is perfect for those that need to censor, protect or remove sensitive information from some people but need to make it available to others. *Use relative links in your PDFs so that it's easy to change the domain of all your links in one place when needed. For example, if all your links begin with http://www.Datagenn.com then you can set your base-Url to: http://www.Datagenn.com This means that all your relative links (eg: /home or /news or any url you like) will start with http://www.Datagenn.com when clicked on.

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