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Enhancing PDF Documents in Adobe Acrobat XI
By Adobe Creative Team
Dec 17, 2012
Learn how to rearrange pages in a PDF document, rotate and delete pages, insert pages, edit links and bookmarks, renumber pages, insert video and other multimedia files and set document properties and add metadata to a PDF.
Adding Form Fields with Acrobat XI
By Adobe Creative Team
Oct 5, 2012
Learn how you can use the form tools in Acrobat XI to add form fields to any document.
Diving into Acrobat: Jetspeed Searches with Indexes
By John Deubert
Dec 19, 2011
If you’re work routinely entails searching PDF files for significant bits of text, you can reclaim part of your life by creating a search index. Search times drop to near zero, regardless of the size or number of the PDF files you’re inspecting. Adobe expert John Deubert shows how remarkably easy it is to do.
Diving into Acrobat: Making a PDF Presentation
By John Deubert
Nov 30, 2011
If you ever make presentations to groups of people and are looking to escape from the “Universal PowerPoint Look,” check out Acrobat as your presentation medium. Real typography, control, wonderful graphics, and a better standard of living can be yours just by reading Adobe expert John Deubert’s article. Really!
Diving into Acrobat: A Preflight Profile of Your Very Own
By John Deubert
Nov 16, 2011
Adobe’s list of default preflight profiles is extensive, well thought-out, and useful. Still, if you create lots of PDF files in your life, you’ll want to make your own preflight profile that does just exactly what you want, neither more nor less. Happily, that’s an easy task, if a bit tedious. Adobe expert John Deubert shows you how.
Diving into Acrobat: Examine and Fix PDF Files with Acrobat Preflight
By John Deubert
Oct 17, 2011
Preparing a PDF file for some commercial purpose—in particular, for professional printing—can be a serious test of your aggravation gene. Are your fonts all embedded? Are all your colors and images CMYK? Are your line widths thick enough to reproduce on a four-color press? Are you sure? Acrobat expert John Deubert explains how Acrobat X’s preflight feature can minimize the number of sarcastic messages you get from the printing company. Not only can it look for common problems in your PDF file; in many cases, it can fix those problems!
John Deubert’s AcrobatiX: Two Exotic Annotations
By John Deubert
Aug 23, 2011
Are people ignoring your sticky notes? Do your spreadsheet files invariable become separated from your financial reports? Acrobat supplies two annotation types that fix these problems and are strangely underused: The Sound and File Attachment tools are well worth knowing about!
John Deubert’s AcrobatiX: A Color Management Primer
By John Deubert
Aug 4, 2011
Color management is a fact of life. Nearly all of the color we see on a computer display is adjusted one way or another before it reaches our eyeballs. Acrobat expert John Deubert looks at the basics of how this adjustment works.
Using the New Adobe Forms Central to Distribute PDF Forms
By Brian Wood
Jul 27, 2011
Looking to create a form for a website, but don't know where to start? Adobe FormsCentral is a service that allows you to create, distribute, and analyze online forms. Adobe Certified Instructor Brian Wood shows you how you can create a good-looking form from either a template or from scratch, put it on a web page via a link or embed it directly, send it out via Twitter or other methods, collect responses, and save those responses as a PDF, Excel, or CSV (comma-separated text file).
John Deubert’s AcrobatiX: Secrets of Sticky Notes
By John Deubert
Jul 18, 2011
May PDF users love sticky notes, those little yellow speech bubbles we scatter throughout a PDF document with comments, carps, and complaints about pages’ contents? PDF expert John Deubert uses them all the time, and it turns out they don’t have to be yellow and they don’t need to be speech bubbles. He shows us how to make our PDF sticky notes stand out.
John Deubert’s AcrobatiX: Exporting PDF to an Image
By John Deubert
Jul 6, 2011
Acrobat X enables you to export your PDF pages to a series of images. Why would you want to do that? Author John Deubert explains that sometimes a picture works better than a thousand words.
John Deubert’s AcrobatiX: Movies in PDF Documents
By John Deubert
Jun 20, 2011
Have you ever wished your love letter could show a movie right there on the PDF page? Think of it: You on one knee, declaring your love, swearing eternal fealty (or, too often in my case, begging forgiveness). No? Well, fire up your imagination, because author John Deubert shows you how PDF files are really good at video and how it’s so easy to do.
John Deubert’s AcrobatiX: Advanced Text Search in Acrobat X
By John Deubert
Jun 6, 2011
Do you need to find out which of the 183 PDF files in your Documents folder contain references to Uncle Henry's Newt Farms? Acrobat's Advanced Search makes it a snap, and author John Deubert shows you how it works.
Understand the Basics of Digital Signatures in Adobe Acrobat X
By Brian Wood
May 31, 2011
Digitally signing a document can be simple or complex, depending on how you approach it and what you expect from it. Adobe expert Brian Wood explores the generic process for digitally signing a PDF document using Acrobat X and what you can expect.
Create Fillable PDF Forms Easily
By Brian Wood
May 26, 2011
Gone are the days where you were forced to print a PDF and manually fill out form fields with your pencil. The PDF form has matured, and there are lots of tools out there such as Acrobat.com, Adobe ConnectNow, and Adobe FormsCentral to help you distribute the form to the masses and get the information into a usable form. Adobe expert Brian Wood shows you the different ways to create and edit a fillable form, with a few tips and tricks as well.
Create a Shared PDF Review Using Acrobat.com for Easy Managing and Review-Tracking
By Brian Wood
May 16, 2011
Acrobat X has a lot of ways of sharing PDF files with others so that they can review and comment on the file if necessary. While those services are very useful, Adobe expert Brian Wood focuses on how you can access Acrobat.com from within Adobe Acrobat X to share a PDF with others as a shared PDF review. He details how you can send your document for review, track the review, and review and comment on the PDF.
Saving Time on Routine, Multistep Tasks by Running PDF Actions
By Brian Wood
May 11, 2011
Who doesn’t want to work smarter, not harder, during the workday? Lots of us use PDF files in one way or another to convey information. Adobe expert Brian Wood shows you how to use PDF actions to simplify and automate your work and create that perfect PDF “experience.”
Bring Ideas to Life Through Rich, Interactive PDFs
By Brian Wood
May 6, 2011
If you find yourself working with PDFs often, you can discover many things you can (and can’t) do to them to make them more interesting, and at the same time more user-friendly and useful. Adobe expert Brian Wood explores some of the most widely used interactive features that you can add to a PDF.
Creating Auto-Calculating Form Fields
By John Deubert
Apr 27, 2011
Ever have the need to use a form that auto-calculates fields? Adobe Acrobat can do this for you just fine. Acrobat expert John Deubert shows you how to tell a form field to calculate its own value.
Adding Links to an Acrobat Page
By John Deubert
Apr 11, 2011
The most significant addition to how we read text in the modern era is the hyperlink. It’s easy to add these links to your own PDF document pages using Acrobat X. Author John Deubert shows how using PDF links can send the users to other pages in the document, view a web page, play a movie, and do any of a wide range of other activities.

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