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Ballooning Drawings

Discussion in 'Sampling, Standards and Inspection' started by tabor, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. tabor

    tabor Member

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    Many have found this useful so I wanted to share this.

    We bubble all our drawings directly in Acrobat. For numbers 1-99, we use the Combinumerals font which I've attached. 1-19 are the top two LETTER rows starting with Q. 20-99 is simply the first number then <SHIFT> + the second number. For example, 22 would be 2@.

    For three digit numbers, I created dynamic stamps that I've attached. I also created a circle and a small oval. The oval and circle stamps are equivalent to 18 pt font and the small oval is 14 pt. To use the dynamic stamps, save the attached in the following location:

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\<your version of acrobat>\Acrobat\plug_ins\Annotations\Stamps\ENU

    • If Acrobat is running, close and restart it.
    • Open the file you want to bubble.
    • Click the pull down arrow next to the “Stamp” button
    • Choose the circle or oval stamp under the “Bubble Stamp” category.
    • Click on the drawing where you want your bubble
    • A dialog box will pop up, put the number you want in the circle
    • Hit Ok
     

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    And here are red ones:
     

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    And here are automatic ones that I got from Seth over at CMM Guys that I edited for my purposes. The Circle will start with 1 and with every click will fill with the next number. The oval starts at 100 and does the same thing. The red one starts at 1.
     

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    You are the best, thanks a million
     
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    Very handy.

    But it begs the question - if everyone is going to bubble the prints anyway, WHY ISN'T DESIGN DOING IT???? Then, we would all have the same bubble numbers ....

    (Clouding the issue with logic, I am).
     
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    I have been trying to accomplish this for YEARS without purchasing some $x,xxx piece of software, thank you SO MUCH.
     
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    Hello Tabor, would you please prepare a Red dynamic/manual oval balloon that can fit for 4 digit (xxxx) also?
    thank you very much in advance
     
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    Outstanding.
     
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    Hi Tabor
    Thanks for the balloons, I am using Red_Circle for a few months now, its awesome!
    Now I am trying to put some other dynamic balloons in the same folder
    but Adobe is only willing to accept Red_Circle as dynamic-
    All other balloons are not interactive- they are pasted as is.
    Any idea why??
    Thanks a bunch :)
     
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    Hello All,

    The automatic will not increase the number up. What do I do wrong?
    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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    Tabor,

    Joined this forum just for this. Thanks so much. Will save me so much time ballooning drawings :)
     
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    Hi,

    This works fine with adobe acrobat dc pro. I am trying to get it to work on adobe reader dc, however get the following javascript error and the numbers don't increment:

    NotAllowedError: Security settings prevent access to this property or method.
    Info.StampCount:9:App Text1:Calculate

    Will this only work with dc pro and not the reader? Any ideas please?
     
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    HI,
    Is it possible to create a dynamic stamp or other way to create numbered circle with arrow, like this one:
    upload_2017-3-14_13-44-0.png
     
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    can you make blue circle stamp with bigger font size?
     

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