Introducing the Twitter Button for Acrobat

I installed a Twitter Extension to my copy of Chrome which adds a button to my browser bar so I can Tweet about the page I’m reading; this works for any URL, even if I’m viewing a PDF file. But not everyone has that button installed. I’ve been wanting to add social media buttons to PDF files for a while now but haven’t had the time to make it happen. That’s changed… So here’s the first of what I hope to be many social media tools for Acrobat.

The Twitter Button for Acrobat is a simple button that you can copy from the Twitter Button for Acrobat documentation and paste into any other PDF file that has not been secured to prevent modifications. Some simple JavaScript in the button will open a new browser window and automatically set up a Tweet for the people reading your document. Here, they’ll have the opportunity to modify the Tweet before sending.

Sample Tweet

Sample Tweet

The Twitter Button for Acrobat will automatically create a Tweet that contains the document title, keywords (as hash tags) and the URL.

  • The button will only Tweet if the document is being viewed in a browser.
  • Be sure to set your Title and Keywords in the Document Properties dialog.
  • Keywords should be separated by commas.
  • If you do not enter a Title, the filename will be used instead… so enter a Title!

Go to the Twitter Button for Acrobat page to get the buttons and instructions for use.

3 Responses to Introducing the Twitter Button for Acrobat

  1. Kelly McCathran November 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Tweeted the Twitter Tip To Tons of Techies 🙂


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