Adobe Acrobat 9 How-Tos: 125 Essential Techniques

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Pearson Education, Aug 5, 2008 - Computers - 360 pages
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Adobe Acrobat continues to be one of the most widely recognized tools for document management, office communications, and improved workflow, and Acrobat 9 is the most powerful version yet. You can now collaborate with others using enhanced review and discussion tools, customize and organize forms, ensure increased security of your documents, and preview and edit with greater efficiency. But with all this power, how do you bring your Acrobat skills up to speed quickly? Never fear, Acrobat expert Donna L. Baker has selected the key techniques for accomplishing nearly any office communication task. You’ll broaden your PDF skill set in no time with this focused, handy guide.

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Specifying a Theme
Recording and Using Audio and Video
Including Attachments
Working in the Quiz Manager
Writing a Quiz
Previewing and Publishing
Commenting in a PDF Document 70 Adding Sticky Notes and Highlighting Comments
Setting Commenting Preferences

Creating PDF Files Outside Acrobat 9 Printing with the Adobe PDF Printer
Using PDFMaker in Microsoft Word
Merging Word Files to
Producing PDF Files in Excel Access and Project
Generating PDF Documents in PowerPoint
Adding Specialized Media Content
Making PDF Documents from Web Pages
Archiving Email Messages
Creating PDF Files in Distiller and Acrobat 17 Working with Acrobat Distiller and Job Options
Watching Folders via Distiller
Starting a PDF File from a Blank Page
Merging Multiple Files into a Single PDF Document
Creating a PDF from Web Pages in Acrobat
Creating a PDF from a Scan in Acrobat
Creating a PDF from a Clipboard Image
Attaching Source Files to a
Producing a PDF Portfolio 25 PDF Portfolio Building 101
Customizing the Appearance 27 Branding a PDF Portfolio
Organizing and Modifying Contents
Applying Acrobat Commands
Managing and Distributing a Portfolio
Creating Output Saving Exporting and Printing 31 Finding Information about Your Document
Using the Examine PDF Process
Optimizing a PDF Document
Exporting PDF Documents in Other Formats
Saving Image PDF Files
Choosing Settings for Basic and Production Printing
Choosing and Using Fonts
Print Troubleshooting 101
Complying with PDF and Accessibility Standards 39 Testing and Fixing a Document with Preflight
Ensuring Standards Compliance
Fixing Print and File Issues Automatically
Making Preflight Work for
Creating and Using a Printing Droplet
Examining a Documents Output
Navigating a Document
Specifying Accessibility Requirements
Basic Document Tagging
Reporting On and Repairing a Document
Enhancing PDF Accessibility
Transforming Document Pages
Cropping and Rotating Pages
Applying Page and Bates Numbering
Inserting Headers and Footers
Adding Watermarks and Backgrounds
Batching Tasks to Save Time
Touching Up and Modifying a PDF Document 56 Selecting and Editing Text in a
Editing Text and Modifying Attributes
Object TouchUps
Reusing Images
Roundtrip Editing an Image
Extracting Active Text from an Image
Redacting Content
Building Content with Adobe Presenter 63 Creating a Presenter Publication
Working with Text Edit Comments
Using and Managing Stamp Tools
Drawing and Marking Up Shapes in Acrobat
Working with the Comments List
Exporting Comments to a Word Document Windows
Setting Comment Status and Creating Summaries
Live Reviewing and Collaboration 78 Collaborating Live on Acrobat
Starting a Shared Review
Using an Email Review
Participating Online
Moving to a ConnectNow Meeting Room
Working in Buzzword
Comparing Documents
Tracking a Review
Creating and Handling Forms 86 Letting the Form Wizard Guide
Working in Form Edit Mode 88 Drawing and Customizing Form Fields
Adding Calculations and Field Behaviors
Organizing and Ordering a Form
Simplifying a Visually Complex Form
Distributing Forms
Tracking Forms
Handling Form Returns
Using Flash Video and 3D Media 95 Inserting Flash Media in a PDF File
Inserting SWF in a PDF File
Inserting Movies and Legacy Versions
Working with 3D Content
Editing in Adobe 3D Reviewer
Measuring 3D Objects
Inserting Multimedia Comments
Using Actions to Show Multimedia Views
Using Drawings Maps and Layers 103 Converting Visio InDesign and Illustrator Documents
Working with a Layered Document
Adding New Layers
Using Data Embedded in a Document
Applying Positioning Features
Measuring Objects
Commenting and Measuring on a PDF
Bookmarking Drawings Maps or Layers
Controlling Action and Interaction 111 Linking Content in a Document
Creating Bookmarks in a Source Document
Adding Bookmarks in Acrobat
Naming Destinations
Drawing a Simple Button
Building a Batch of Buttons
Configuring a Push Button
Editing Actions
Making Your Documents Secure Index 119 Using Security Levels and Passwords for a Document
Creating a Digital ID Profile
Signing a Document
Tracking Changes
Creating and Managing Security Policies
Managing Multimedia and Security Trusts
Using Secure ePaper

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Donna L. Baker is the author of Adobe Acrobat 8 How-Tos: 125 Essential Techniques, Adobe Acrobat 8 in the Office, and many other books and articles. Her writing has been featured on the PlanetPDF, CreativePro, and Adobe Studio Web sites. Donna is a regular contributor to Visit her Web site at and her blog at

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