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Saving and Printing Files

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A document in your computer's memory is intrinsically impermanent. For your document to trot even a short distance along the sands of time, you need to be able to save it to disk and print it.

Remarkably, Acrobat lets you save your PDF documents to a wide variety of formats. If you need to convert a PDF file to a TIFF file or an EPS file, just select those formats when you save the file.

At print time, Acrobat gives you a lot of control over the details of how your document is placed on paper. You can even make a booklet out of your PDF file directly from Acrobat.

In this chapter, you'll see how to use all of Acrobat's file saving, conversion, and printing capabilities.

Saving a PDF File

Many of the tasks in this book modify documents with which you're working; commenting, touching up text, and adding links all change the file. To make these changes permanent, you must save the file back to your hard disk.

Acrobat does this the same way as most other applications.

To save a document to disk

  • Select File > Save.

    Acrobat saves the PDF file onto your hard disk with its existing name.

To save a document with a new name

  1. Select File > Save As, or click the Save button on the File toolbar (Figure 3.1).

    Figure 3.1

    Figure 3.1 The File toolbar contains tools that let you save or distribute your document.

    In either case, a standard Save As dialog box opens (Figure 3.2).

    Figure 3.2

    Figure 3.2 When you select File > Save As, a standard Save As dialog box opens.

  2. Navigate to the folder on your disk in which you want to save the file.
  3. Type a new name for your document.
  4. Click Save.

    Acrobat saves your file in the location you specified.

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