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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 456
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32314-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32314-0

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Acrobat 5 in 24 Hours shows readers how to effectively create, manage, and use PDF files to improve productivity.

Going beyond the "how-to" involved with making and distributing PDF files, this book also explores when to use PDF files for collaboration on projects.

Adobe Acrobat accommodates a wide range of users' different needs, and Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Acrobat 5 in 24 Hours clearly spells out the steps and settings necessary for each type of project.

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Where Do PDF Files Come From?

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and Workshop.)



Hour 1. What's So Great About PDF?

How Can PDF Change Your Office Environment? How Do PDF Documents Differ from Other Documents? Adobe Acrobat or Reader—What's the Difference? System Requirements. What's in the Box and What's Available. The Acrobat Interface. Navigating in Acrobat.

Hour 2. Navigating in PDF Files.

Page Modes. Page Layout. Navigation Tools and Techniques.


Hour 3. Where Do PDF Files Come From?

Not All PDF Files Are the Same Quality. PDF Files as eBooks. Tools for Creating PDF Files.

Hour 4. Creating PDF Files from Your Electronic Documents.

A Short History of WYSIWYG. The Best Choice for Making PDF Files: Acrobat Distiller. The Acrobat Distiller Main Window. Making a PDF File Using Distiller. Customizing Distiller Settings. Creating Personalized Settings for Distiller. Security. Automating Distiller: Creating Watched Folders. Creating PDF Files Without Launching Distiller.

Hour 5. Easy PDF Creation for MS Office Users with PDF Maker.

PDF Maker—Creating PDF Files Easily. Customizing Settings for PDF Maker. Using the Convert to Adobe PDF and Email Option.

Hour 6. Converting Paper Documents to PDF.

About Acrobat Capture. Scanning Documents into Acrobat. Converting Previously Scanned Files to PDF. Making Scanned Files Searchable: OCR in Acrobat. Cleaning Up OCR Mistakes. Paper Capture Online.

Hour 7. Converting HTML to PDF with Web Capture.

HTML Versus PDF—What's the Difference? Why Use Web Capture? Converting HTML to PDF: Capturing a Page or Site. Conversion Settings. Setting Web Capture Preferences. Locating Web Links Within a Document. Adding PDF Pages from Web Links.


Hour 8. Managing Pages with Thumbnails.

What Are Thumbnails? Embedding Thumbnails in a PDF File. Using Thumbnails for Navigation. Rearranging Page Sequence. Deleting Pages. Merging Pages Between Documents. Using Menu Commands and Context Menus.

Hour 9. Creating an Interactive TOC with Bookmarks.

Navigating and Using Bookmarks. Creating and Customizing Bookmarks. Modifying Bookmarks. Applying Actions to Bookmarks. Renaming Bookmarks. Arranging Bookmarks. Setting a Document to Show Bookmarks When Opened. Bookmark Properties. Deleting Bookmarks.

Hour 10. Using Links to Add Interactivity to PDF Files.

Using Links. Creating Links Within PDF Files. Link Properties and Actions. Editing an Existing Link. Automatically Creating Links to Web Sites. Setting Page Actions. Creating and Modifying Destinations. Using Articles. Changing Existing Articles.


Hour 11. Extracting Text and Graphics.

Extracting Portions of Text. Extracting Tables and Formatted Text (Windows Only). Extracting Entire PDF Files for Editing. Extracting Images.

Hour 12. Editing a PDF File.

Editing Text with the TouchUp Text Tool. Limitations to Text-Editing Capabilities. Changing Text Attributes. Additional Text-Editing Capabilities. Editing Graphics with the TouchUp Object Tool. Using Third-Party Editing Tools. Editing Entire PDF Files.

Hour 13. Adding Comments and Annotations.

A Few Facts About the Use of Comments. Comments Tools. Graphic Markup Tools. Text Markup Tools. Other Things You Can Do with Comments in Acrobat. Sharing Comments Online.


Hour 14. Creating and Applying Digital Signatures.

Using Digital Signatures. Creating a Profile. Sharing Your Public Profile. Importing Signature Certificates. Verifying Digital Signatures. Using the Signature Palette. Applying a Signature. Invisibly Signing Documents. Changing the Appearance and Properties of Your Signature.

Hour 15. Protecting Your PDF Files.

About Document Security with Acrobat. Applying Password Security for Opening a Document. Using Security to Restrict Access to Features. Applying User-Level Security with Digital Signatures. Changing Security Options. Digital Rights Management and eBook Security.



The Power of Creating Forms in Acrobat. PDF Forms Versus HTML Forms. Creating Form Fields. Working with Form Fields. Validating and Calculating with a Form Field. Form Data Use Over the World Wide Web.


Hour 17. Enhancing a PDF with Multimedia.

Using Movies and Sound Within PDF Files. Correct File Formats for Movie and Sound Files. General Information about Inserting Movies into PDF Documents. Inserting Sounds into PDF Documents. Adding Buttons Such as Stop, Play, and Pause. Important Considerations When Using Movies and Sounds. Using a Page Action to Play a Sound.

Hour 18. Using Acrobat for Presentations: The Full-Screen Mode.

Creating Presentations. Design Considerations for Full-Screen Presentations. Setting Documents to Open in Full-Screen Mode. Changing Full-Screen Preferences.


Hour 19. Automating Acrobat with Batch Processing.

Overview of Batch Processing. Using Predefined Batch Sequences. Editing the Batch Sequences. Creating Your Own Batch Sequence. Sharing Batch Sequences among Other Computers. Useful Batch-Processing Examples.

Hour 20. Setting Preferences and Properties.

Document Properties. Accessing Other Document Properties. Document Summary. Working with Document Preferences. Setting Table/Formatted Text Preferences. Web Capture Preferences. Internet Settings.

Hour 21. Searching Multiple PDF Files.

Why Index Your PDF Documents? Building a Searchable Index. Finding Versus Searching. Refining a Search. Purging and Rebuilding Indexes.

Hour 22. Designing PDF Documents.

Paper Versus Digital. Screen Sizes and Resolution. Typeface Considerations. Graphic Resolution. Color Space.

Hour 23. Making PDF Files Accessible for All.

Accessibility Features. Verifying Line Endings in a Reflowed PDF Document. Changing the Reflow Order in Tagged PDF Documents. Converting Existing PDF Documents to Accessible PDF Documents. Checking for Accessibility. Checking Accessibility. Editing the Logical Structure Tree Using the Tags Palette.

Hour 24. Printing with Acrobat.

Printing Annotations. Printing Page Ranges and Nonconsecutive Pages. Printing a Portion of a Page. Adjusting Print Sizes. Printing Oversize Documents. Prepress Options in Print Settings. Trapping Key. Printing and Prepress Plug-ins. Troubleshooting Printing Problems.


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