Help with creating customisable PDF poster templates please

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  1. CortexRock macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone out there have experience of creating PDF poster templates that can subsequently be customised in Acrobat Reader for a specific event by a non-creative user?

    I've seen this done on a lot of charity sites where campaign groups need to use national branding, but allow the groups to print them locally.

    I have Adobe Design Premium CS3 to do the setup. Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. design-is macrumors 65816

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    it is just text you want to customise? or do you need to swap images etc too?
     
  3. CortexRock thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just text, thanks... :)

    The aim is to supply a range of posters with different images for different events.
     
  4. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Don't have time to type a guide out now, but will do tomorrow for you if no one else beats me to it :)
     
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  6. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Acrobat Reader is just as the title suggests. It can not edit files.
     
  7. Claytoniss macrumors regular

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    Reader can Add text to forms created in Professional if it is set up correctly, and you can add a bunch of parameters. You just can't save it, but you can print it.

    You can use form recognition or create your own form shapes for input. Reader will have now problem with adding text to it.
     
  8. design-is macrumors 65816

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    you can save it, email or print if set up right. I do this a lot in my job. Will write instructions tomorrow lunchtime :)
     
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  10. CortexRock thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers Doug, you are a scholar and a gentleman - exactly what I was after! :D
     
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