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  • Task-based—Information is broken down into concise, one- and two-page tasks.
    • Allows students to learn the most important tasks of a program or operating system and get right to work on any project. Ex.___

  • Step-by-Step—Numbered, easy-to-follow instructions.
    • Succinct numbered instructions provide a logical approach to learning tasks. Ex.___

  • Visual Reference—Plenty of screen shots illustrate the step-by-step instructions.
    • Visually demonstrates and reinforces the instructions for a particular task as the students work at their computers. Ex.___

  • Quick Reference Tabs—Tabs on each page identify the task.
    • Easy for the instructors and students to find a particular task and makes these texts useful after the course ends. Ex.___

  • Shaded sidebars.
    • Sections that call attention to important features and additional helpful information. Ex.___

  • Tips.
    • Highlighted through the book offer author advice, time-saving shortcuts, and pointers for students who want a further understanding of the program. Ex.___

  • Industry-leading Authors.
    • Many of the authors are industry-leading teachers, writers, and designers, providing students with expert, professional training. Ex.___

  • Value-priced.
    • All Visual QuickStart Guides are reasonably priced, making them an affordable option for learning multiple software programs. Ex.___


  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7 X 9
  • Pages: 304
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-74144-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-74144-5

We've all been there. You receive a document in email that won't print correctly because it was created with fonts not installed on your system, or the file is a QuarkXPress document and you use PageMaker. Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) was designed to alleviate that frustration, and it's quickly become the cross-platform standard. If you need to send, annotate, and receive documents that retain fidelity to their formatting, you need PDF with Acrobat 5: Visual QuickStart Guide. Author Jen Alspach takes a task-based, visual approach to teaching Acrobat, using pictures to guide readers through the basics of creating PDF files with Acrobat 5, adding annotations, creating forms, viewing PDFs online, and using Acrobat with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Acrobat 5.0's new features, including digital signatures, batch processing, customizable toolbars, and increased security options are also explained throughout this book.

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Table of Contents


 1. Acrobat Reader Basics.

 2. Acrobat Reader in Depth.

 3. Acrobat eBook Reader.

 4. Creating PDFs.

 5. Working with Acrobat.

 6. Structuring PDF Documents.

 7. Links.

 8. Forms.

 9. Adding Multimedia to PDFs.

10. Annotating PDFs.

11. Catalog, Indexes, Searches.

12. Paper and Web Capture.

13. Digital Signatures.

14. Automating Acrobat.

15. PDF Files and the Web.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.



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