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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #94: Handling Form Returns
Oct 27, 2008
Donna L. Baker shows how to use the portfolio features in Adobe Acrobat 9 to keep form returns organized and find the specific results you need.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #99: Editing in Adobe 3D Reviewer
Oct 22, 2008
Adobe 3D Reviewer is a separate application that's installed with Acrobat Pro Extended. In this How-To, Donna L. Baker describes some of the uses of Adobe 3D Reviewer for working with 3D files.
Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book: About PDF Portfolios
Jan 5, 2011
In Acrobat X Pro, you can assemble multiple files into an integrated PDF Portfolio. This lesson shows you how.
Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book: Actions
Jan 11, 2011
Learn how to run an action in Acrobat Pro, create an action, create an instruction step for an action, set options in steps so the user doesn’t need to provide input, prompt the user for input on specific steps, and share an action.
Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book: The Document Review Process
Jan 5, 2011
This lesson shows you multiple ways to use Acrobat in a document review process, how to annotate a PDF file with the Acrobat commenting and markup tools, view, reply to, search, and summarize document comments, initiate a shared review and initiate live collaboration.
Adobe Acrobat X for Windows and Macintosh: Creating PDF Files
Feb 23, 2011
Acrobat has many powerful features that let you create PDF files: you can convert many common file types to PDF, scan paper documents directly into PDF, convert Web pages to PDF files, and combine several PDF files into a single document. In this chapter, you learn how to do all of these tasks.
Adobe's Trials and Tribulations Toward Rich-Media PDF
Mar 9, 2007
If you're planning to produce an interactive PDF that will contain some form of audio, video, or animation, it's important to understand the limitations of the PDF specifications. We'll warn you right now: You must move carefully through a minefield to reach your final destination. Use this chapter as a map to learn Adobe's vision for Acrobat and how it gradually grew to become a multimedia application that allows PDF to replace the Web browser. You'll soon understand the reason why many Web page developers and others creating traditional forms of media have classified PDF as a disruptive technology.
Bookmarks in Acrobat
Mar 19, 2004
In this article, the authors of "Real World Adobe Acrobat 6: Pro and Standard" show you how to nest, create, and edit bookmarks.
Bring Ideas to Life Through Rich, Interactive PDFs
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.
Building a Slideshow Presentation with Picture Tasks
Jul 14, 2006
Suppose you need to present a series of photographs to a committee that will decide which one belongs in a company brochure. Or imagine that you are preparing a collection of shots, one of which will appear in a newspaper ad. How can you present the selection of possibilities to a client in a way that is both professional and interesting? Acrobat 7 includes a plug-in called Picture Tasks that allows you to easily manage a group of images and prepare different types of output, including a slideshow and various print options. In this chapter's project, you'll learn how to use the plug-in to create a slideshow and customize it, as well as to send the final product automatically by e-mail from within Acrobat.
Converting Web Pages to Adobe PDF
Oct 17, 2008
Have you ever printed a page directly from the Web, and discovered with dismay that the finished product looked nothing like the original version onscreen? The Adobe Creative Team shows how Adobe Acrobat 9 can help solve that problem (and others!) by enabling you to save a web page directly to PDF.
Create a Shared PDF Review Using Acrobat.com for Easy Managing and Review-Tracking
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.
Create Fillable PDF Forms Easily
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 FrameMaker Clickable Hyperlinks that Work in Acrobat
Dec 6, 2001
Learn how to save time by creating hypertext links in FrameMaker that work in Acrobat PDF.
Creating Auto-Calculating Form Fields
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.
Diving into Acrobat: A Preflight Profile of Your Very Own
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
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!
Diving into Acrobat: Jetspeed Searches with Indexes
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
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!
Enhancing PDF Documents
Jul 15, 2015
In this chapter from Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, you'll learn how to enhance Adobe PDF documents, including rearranging, rotating, renumbering, and inserting pages, editing links and bookmarks, and inserting video and other multimedia files.

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