Automatic Generation of Table of Contents from PDF Bookmarks

Using Debenu PDF Aerialist it is simple to create a Table of Contents or TOC from existing bookmarks in your PDF document. The steps are as follows: Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat (make sure you have Debenu PDF Aerialist installed first) Go to Plug-Ins > Debenu PDF Aerialist > Table of Contents The Build […]

Automatically generate bookmarks in PDF files using text masks

Debenu PDF Aerialist provides a range of options for automatically generating bookmarks in PDF files based on font name, font size, font color, left indentation, text masks and keyword lists. These options are present to give you a range of options to generate bookmarks based on text in your documents because not all PDF files […]

Using Text Masking in Debenu PDF Aerialist

Text masks are supported when generating bookmarks or tables of content in Debenu PDF Aerialist. The text masking property has a number of special characters allowing you to selectively create bookmarks. They are described in detail below with simple examples provided. Note: The user should be aware that the Bookmarks feature processes text by lines […]

Convert absolute links to relative links in PDF files

In this article we explain how to convert absolute links to relative links using the Find/Replace Destinations feature in Debenu PDF Aerialist. Absolute and relative links are used in PDF files when linking to external files. Go to “Acrobat > Plug-Ins > Debenu PDF Aerialist > Links > Find/Replace Destinations” In the “Search for:” field […]

Trial License Keys and Previous Trial Versions

Under normal circumstances, a user can download and install a 30-day trial version of any Debenu product for each machine. Once that time has elapsed, the evaluation license will expire, and the software will be cease to function until it is activated by entering a full license key. If a new major update to the […]

Running a Mail Merge with Debenu PDF Aerialist

Performing a simple mailout is relatively simple if you can send exactly the same content to each recipient. This task is significantly complicated when you need to include personalized information in each document. With Debenu PDF Aerialist, however, you can merge information from a CSV or text-based data file with a PDF form to produce […]

Automatically create links in a PDF using keyword patterns

A powerful new feature in version 12 of Debenu PDF Aerialist is the ability to use regular expressions with the Create Keyword Links feature to automatically create web links based on matching keyword patterns. So for example, imagine that you are a machine parts manufacturer and you have a catalog (in PDF format of course) with diagrams […]

Export and import links from a PDF

Depending on your workflow, you might need to apply the same set of links to many PDF files. For those who need to add links to forms, letterhead or the like, the ability to export and import links between PDFs can be a crucial time-saver. That way, the links only need to be manually created […]

Export and import bookmarks from a PDF

Depending on your workflow, you might need to apply the same set of bookmarks to multiple PDF files. This can be important, for example, when regular reports follow the same format (including pagination). In such situations, having the ability to export and import bookmarks between PDFs can be a crucial time-saver. That way, the bookmarks […]

How to change link properties in PDF files

Adjusting the properties of links, such as appearance and destination zoom individually can be time-consuming and prone to error. In some circumstances, such as when preparing documents for eCTD submission, setting the correct link properties can be extremely important. Debenu PDF Aerialist can be used to set the properties of all links in a document […]