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Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)

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Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide walks readers through tasks that are enhanced by numerous screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to take advantage of the productive power of Adobe Acrobat. Author John Deubert takes readers through all of the basic Acrobat 9 features, from the basic tools used to create PDF documents and the newly enhanced review functionality, to the advanced tools that create digital signatures, interactive forms, and PDF Portfolios. Beginning users will find a thorough introduction to this indispensable application, and Acrobat power users will enjoy a convenient reference guide that relies on straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips to explore Acrobat’s many capabilities.

Visual QuickStart Guide—the quick and easy way to learn!

•    Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through Acrobat and show you what to do.

•    Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.

•    Page for page, the best content and value around.

•    John Deubert is a longtime consultant and instructor in Acrobat and PDF, having worked with both since the mid-nineties. He has extensive experience in PostScript and JavaScript and is the author of Adobe Acrobat 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, and two books from Adobe Press: Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms and Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript.

Synopsis:

Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide walks readers through tasks that are enhanced by numerous screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to take advantage of the productive power of Adobe Acrobat. Author John Deubert takes readers through all of the basic Acrobat 9 features, from the basic tools used to create PDF documents and the newly enhanced review functionality, to the advanced tools that create digital signatures, interactive forms, and PDF Portfolios. Beginning users will find a thorough introduction to this indispensable application, and Acrobat power users will enjoy a convenient reference guide that relies on straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips to explore Acrobat’s many capabilities.

Visual QuickStart Guide—the quick and easy way to learn!

•    Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through Acrobat and show you what to do.

•    Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.

•    Page for page, the best content and value around.

•    John Deubert is a longtime consultant and instructor in Acrobat and PDF, having worked with both since the mid-nineties. He has extensive experience in PostScript and JavaScript and is the author of Adobe Acrobat 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, and two books from Adobe Press: Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms and Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript.

About the Author

John Deubert is a longtime consultant and instructor in Acrobat and PDF, having worked with both since the mid-nineties. He has extensive experience in PostScript and JavaScript and is the author of Adobe Acrobat 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, and two books from Adobe Press: Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms and Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Starting with Acrobat    1

Opening and Quitting Acrobat 9    3

Examining the Initial Screen    4

Examining the Menus    6

Examining the Toolbars    8

Customizing Toolbars    11

Working with Navigation Panes    12

Setting Preferences    15

Chapter 2    Viewing a Document    17

Opening a PDF File    18

Moving from Page to Page    19

Moving from View to View    20

Zooming In and Out    21

Choosing a Page Layout    28

Searching for Text    30

Arranging Documents on the Screen    33

Using Reading Mode    34

Using Links and Bookmarks    36

Measuring Sizes and Areas    38

Chapter 3    Saving and Printing Files    43

Saving a PDF File    44

Exporting to Other Formats    45

Minimizing File Size    50

Printing a Document    52

Print Options    54

Printing Multiple Pages per Sheet    57

Printing a Booklet    58

Chapter 4    Making PDF Files    59

Printing to a PDF File    60

Using PDFMaker in Microsoft Office

(Windows)    62

Converting Images and Other Files to PDF    64

Scanning Directly to PDF    65

Converting Web Pages to PDF    66

Converting Screen Shots to PDF    67

Merging PDF Files    69

Chapter 5    PDF Portfolios    71

Creating a Portfolio    73

Choosing a Layout    77

Adding a Welcome Page    79

Adding a Header    81

Choosing a Color Scheme    83

Setting File Information    84

Publishing Your Portfolio    85

Sharing with Acrobat.com    87

Chapter 6    Adding Comments to a Document    89

Examining Acrobat’s Commenting Tools    90

Adding a Sticky Note Comment    92

Adding a Text Box Comment    94

Adding a Callout Comment    97

Adding Lines and Arrows    98

Drawing Ovals and Rectangles    99

Adding Polygons and Clouds    100

Text Edits    102

Adding a Stamp Comment     104

Creating Your Own Stamp    106

Checking Spelling in Comments    108

Exporting and Importing Comments    109

Enabling Commenting in Adobe Reader    110

Chapter 7    Reading Commented Documents    111

Examining the Comments List    112

Replying to a Comment    114

Marking Comments    115

Managing the Comments List    116

Searching for Text in Comments    117

Printing Comments    119

Migrating Comments    122

Chapter 8    Reviewing PDF Documents    123

Starting an E-mail–Based Review    124

Reviewing an E-mailed Document    126

Receiving E-mail–Reviewed Documents    127

Starting a Shared Review    128

Reviewing a Shared Document    132

Receiving Server-Based Reviews    133

Real-Time Collaborative Reviews    134

Chapter 9    Manipulating Pages    139

Rearranging Pages    140

Extracting Pages    141

Inserting One File into Another    142

Replacing Pages    143

Rotating Pages    144

Cropping Pages    146

Chapter 10    Adding and Changing Text

and Graphics    149

Touching Up Text    150

Modifying Line Art    152

Adding Headers and Footers    156

Adding a Background    159

Adding a Watermark    161

Redacting a Document    163

Chapter 11    Adding Simple Navigation Features    169

Adding Bookmarks    170

Creating Links    173

Modifying Existing Links    176

Making Automatic Web Links    177

Creating Articles    178

Chapter 12    Creating an Acrobat Presentation    181

Setting Open Options    182

Creating a Full-Screen Slide Show    184

Creating a Next Page Button    186

Creating a Self-Running Presentation    188

Placing a Movie on a Page    190

Playing a Movie    196

Placing a Flash Animation on the Page    199

Adding Sound to a PDF Page    200

Chapter 13    Organizing Documents    203

Examining the Organizer    204

Using the History Pane    206

Using the Places Pane    207

Using the Collections Category    208

Chapter 14    Creating Forms with Acrobat Pro    211

About LiveCycle Designer    212

Creating a Form from a Template    213

Editing Forms with LiveCycle Designer    216

Converting Electronic Documents to Forms    219

Distributing Forms    223

Responding to a Distributed Form    228

Receiving and Viewing Results    229

Chapter 15    Password Protection    233

Restricting File Access    234

Restricting Reader Activities    236

Chapter 16    Digital Signatures    239

About Adobe Self-Sign Security    240

Creating a Digital ID    241

Creating a Certificate from an ID    243

Importing a Certificate as a Trusted Identity    245

Signing a PDF Document    247

Creating a Signature Appearance    249

Creating a Signature Field    251

Validating a Signed Document    253

Chapter 17    Converting Paper to PDF    255

Typing on a Paper Form    256

Creating a Searchable Image    258

Converting a Scan with ClearScan    260

Index    262

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321552952
Subtitle:
Visual QuickStart Guide
Author:
Deubert, John
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Subject:
Desktop Publishing - General
Subject:
Digital Media - Desktop Publishing
Subject:
Electronic publishing
Subject:
File conversion (Computer science)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guides
Publication Date:
20080814
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.80x6.90x.60 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide walks readers through tasks that are enhanced by numerous screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to take advantage of the productive power of Adobe Acrobat. Author John Deubert takes readers through all of the basic Acrobat 9 features, from the basic tools used to create PDF documents and the newly enhanced review functionality, to the advanced tools that create digital signatures, interactive forms, and PDF Portfolios. Beginning users will find a thorough introduction to this indispensable application, and Acrobat power users will enjoy a convenient reference guide that relies on straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips to explore Acrobat’s many capabilities.

Visual QuickStart Guide—the quick and easy way to learn!

•    Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through Acrobat and show you what to do.

•    Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.

•    Page for page, the best content and value around.

•    John Deubert is a longtime consultant and instructor in Acrobat and PDF, having worked with both since the mid-nineties. He has extensive experience in PostScript and JavaScript and is the author of Adobe Acrobat 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, and two books from Adobe Press: Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms and Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript.

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