Adobe Acrobat 8 PDF Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2007 - Computers - 1085 pages
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"The Adobe Acrobat 8 PDF Bible is the comprehensive guide to Acrobat for novices and power users alike. With a concise, easy-to-read format, you will be creating interactive XML forms, enabling streamlined document review processes, and publishing high-impact electronic documents in no time."
—Rick Brown, director of product management, Adobe Acrobat

The book you need to succeed with Adobe Acrobat!

Why do readers turn to the Adobe Acrobat Bible again and again? Because whether you're already experienced with Adobe Acrobat or you're learning to use this powerful tool for the first time, you'll find exactly what you need to know in these well-organized pages. Packed with helpful tips and step-by-step instructions, this latest edition will guide you through both basic and advanced features, enabling you to take full advantage of everything Acrobat 8 has to offer.

  • Create, collect, and distribute forms with LiveCycle« Designer
  • Work seamlessly with Microsoft« Office applications
  • Convert AutoCAD« and Visio« files to PDF
  • Discover new ways to edit PDFs and remove sensitive data
  • Explore enhanced Shared Reviews tools with easy-to-use Wizard
  • Collect form data by exporting it directly to Microsoft Excel«
  • Combine files and create PDF Packages using new Acrobat 8 tools

What's on the CD-ROM?

You'll find valuable, author-developed sample files including PDF documents, Adobe Designer forms, and Acrobat PDF forms with JavaScripts—all arranged in folders according to chapters in the book, so you use them along with the book's tutorials. The CD also includes:

  • Adobe Reader software
  • Entire book in searchable PDF with embedded index
  • Windows demonstration plug-ins

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

 

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Contents

Getting to Know Adobe Acrobat
3
Using Acrobat Viewers
53
Getting Started in Adobe Acrobat
61
Getting Familiar with Adobe Reader
71
Viewing and Navigating PDF Files
91
Searching PDF Files
137
Converting Documents to PDF
179
Using PDFMaker with Microsoft Programs
225
Working with Review Sessions
589
Links and Actions
613
Multimedia and PDFs
653
Working with Layers
683
Accessibility and Tagged PDF Files
699
PDF Publishing
713
PDFs and the Web
751
PDFs and Presentations
765

Exporting to PDF from Authoring Applications
267
Using Acrobat Distiller
295
Editing PDFs
331
Working with Version Cue files Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite users
348
Editing Text
385
Redacting PDFs
409
Editing Images and Objects
421
Editing Pages
445
Scanning and OCR Conversion
483
Repurposing and Batch Processing
511
Enabling Features for Adobe Reader
531
PDF Interactivity
543
Using Acrobat Connect
789
PDFs and eBooks
795
Printing to Desktop Color Printers
801
Commercial Printing and Prepress
825
Acrobat PDF and LiveCycle Designer Forms
849
Understanding Acrobat Form Tools
923
Creating a PDF Form
964
Working with Form Data
975
Understanding JavaScript
1001
Using the CDROM
1037
EndUser License Agreement
1086
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Ted Padova is the former chief executive officer and managing partner of The Image Source Digital Imaging and Photo Finishing Centers of Ventura and Thousand Oaks, California. He has been involved in digital imaging since founding a service bureau in 1990. He retired from his company in 2005 and now spends his time writing and speaking on Acrobat and PDF.
For more than 17 years, Ted has taught university and higher education classes in graphic design applications and digital prepress at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been, and continues to be, a conference speaker nationally and internationally at PDF conferences.
Ted has written more than 25 computer books and is one of the world's leading authors on Adobe Acrobat. He has written books on Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite (versions 1 and 2), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Illustrator. Recent books published by John Wiley and Sons include Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible (versions 4, 5, 6, and 7), Color Correction for Digital Photographers Only, Color Correction for Digital Photographers For Dummies, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies -- Just the Steps, Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Forms, Teach Yourself Visually Acrobat 5, and Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Complete Course. He also co-authored Adobe Illustrator Master Class -- Illustrator Illuminated and wrote Adobe Reader Revealed for Peachpit/Adobe Press.

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