Here are a few scenarios in which PDF Boost will come in handy:
- Changing the page labels on your PDF document
- Setting the initial view of your PDF document
- Changing or removing the password of your PDF document
A scenario for changing page labels
You have written a very professional document in Word, with page numbering, cover pages etc. and saved it as a PDF in order to show it to a client.
The document has the following sections:
- front and back cover pages;
- a copyright notice page;
- some table of contents pages, numbered starting from I;
- around 30 or so main content pages, numbered starting from 1;
It’s time to talk to your client. You are now on a Skype call presenting the new product using your PDF document.
The client has a very important question and you tell him to go to page 24 of the PDF document to read exactly what they are interested in. So, the client uses Adobe Reader’s in-built navigation box to jump to page 24 but …
… your document has a front cover, which Adobe Reader automatically labels as page 1, a copyright notice page which Adobe Reader automatically labels page 2 and so on. This means that the page you intended to be number 24 in not actually labeled correctly!
The client jumps to, let’s say, page 18 which has nothing to do with the information you wanted them to see and gets confused. From here on, the call won’t go quite smooth and the client might even get the wrong impression…
This is where PDF Boost steps in and has a feature that help you avoid this kind of situations – Change Page Labels.
You can use this feature to change the labels of the pages on each section of your document. For example:
- the label for the front cover page can be: FrontCover
- the label for the copyright notice page can be: CopyrightNotice
- the labels for the table of contents pages can start from I, as you numbered them when you created the Word document
- the labels of the main content pages can start from 1, as you numbered them when you created the Word document
- and finally, the label of the back cover page can be: BackCover
Now, when you tell your client to go to page 24, that is exactly where he will land.
A scenario for setting the initial view
You have the same professionally written and formatted document. You send it to a client, which, just like most Adobe Reader users, has not set other initial view values to suit their current display size and resolution.
This means Adobe Reader opens documents to fit the width, which may result in a zoom of way over 100%, leaving the client to see only half, or even less of your document’s cover page… maybe this won’t even show your logo, if you’ve placed it further down the page.
Not a very good first impression. So, to make sure this does not happen, you can use PDF Boost to set exactly how you want your document to open – you can do this with the Initial View for your document feature.
A scenario for changing the current password
You have a password protected document which you have distributed only to some members of your team. Now it is time to distribute it to a larger group but you would still need to restrict access with a more secure password.
All you have to do is load your PDF document in PDF Boost, and use the Secure your PDF feature to change the current password.
Or, if you decide that a password is no longer needed, you can use the same feature to simply remove the current password.