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Acro Javascript: Question Icons / Buttons

PDF fill-able forms are no new concept when it comes to electronic forms. Though these electronic forms are great for allowing users to submit information digitally via email, some forms may be a bit more complex then others. This can cause confusion for the intended users and ultimately the submission of forms filled out incorrectly….

Automate Significant Changes to PDF Documents with Actions and Macros

Software Needed: Adobe Acrobat DC, Microsoft Word Tasked with making multiple changes to PDF documentation, I decided to automate the system rather then going through each document to update/save accordingly. Essentially I was given 163 PDFs that required updates to verbiage and date periods, as well as the replacement of the last two pages of…

Force Files to Open with Microsoft Apps When Sharing Links Using URI Schemes

URI schemes allow for office productivity applications to be invoked with various commands. Each application is given a different named scheme but all schemes follow the same rules for how the URI is formed (URI Schema). Full schema < scheme-name >:< command-name >”|”< command-argument-descriptor > “|”< command-argument > The scheme syntax includes the following: 1….

Click-to-Tweet HTML Generator

While working at Office Sign Company, in Downtown Fargo North Dakota, the Marketing Department requested various clickable links to be placed on various pages of the company site ( To do this I would code up a link quick and pass it off: The above script when pasted into the HTML area of the website…

Acro-JavaScript: Flatten Form Fields

Developer Software Required: Adobe Acrobat A.K.A Adobe Acrobat Pro End User Software Required: Adobe Reader A.K.A. Adobe Acrobat Reader JavaScript can be used to lock down form fields or flatten .pdf form fields so entered data cannot be changed by a typical user. This can be extremely handy when a document is available to end…

Acro-JavaScript: Custom Submit Button

Developer Software Required: Adobe Acrobat A.K.A Adobe Acrobat Pro End User Software Required: Adobe Reader A.K.A. Adobe Acrobat Reader When a fillable .pdf is opened in Adobe Reader and filled in, typically the end user will save the .pdf with the contents entered, then email the document to the designated recipient. However, if you are…

Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener With a WeMo Maker and Amazon Echo

How to Use WeMo Maker as a Garage Door Opener in Conjuction with Amazon Echo. Hardware Items Needed: I purchased all of these on for around $130 (The images below link to their respective Amazon listing) Tools Needed: Software Neded: DISCLAIMER: I make no guarantees about my documentation below. Try at you own risk….

Fargo Police Explorer Logo Design for Fargo Police Department

Approached by Officer Taylor Savageau about the reboot of the Fargo Police Explorer program, he informed me the Fargo Police Department was in need of a new logo for the program. After a few mockups, I recevied an email stating “Post #359” would needed to be included in the design. The addition of this number…

Fill a Column with a Series of Numbers in Excel

Select the first cell in the range that you want to fill. Type the starting value for the series. Type a value in the next cell to establish a pattern. Tip: For example, if you want the series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…, type 1 and 2 in the first two cells. If you want the series 2, 4, 6,…