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If you're like most Acrobat users--creative, business, and engineering pros who work with complex electronic documents--you can ill afford to miss a beat in your production workflow. Then again, you can ill afford being left behind when it comes to mastering the newest version of the important tool on your desktop, Adobe Acrobat 7. Not to worry: Adobe has brought the classroom to you in this handy volume, completely revised to cover all that's new and different in Acrobat 7. Through a series of self-paced lessons (each of which builds on the last and includes hands-on projects that the you can create using the files on the accompanying CD-ROM), this guide acquaints you with all of Acrobat 7's features for creating, reviewing, editing, commenting on, restructuring, and preflighting PDF files, including the newest: a tool for creating 3D objects, improved security, new tools for repairing errors in print preflight, structured bookmarks, the ability to export comments to Word docs, and more. Professional tips and techniques are scattered throughout!

 

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Acrobat Professional and Acrobat Standard
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Acrobat
    5. Starting Adobe Acrobat
    6. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
      1. To install the Classroom in a Book files
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe certification
  3. 1. Introducing Acrobat
    1. About Adobe PDF
    2. About Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Professional
      1. Creating Adobe PDF
      2. Working with PDF files
      3. Reading PDF files
    3. Adobe PDF on the World Wide Web
    4. Looking at some examples
    5. Designing documents for online viewing
    6. Using Organizer
      1. Using the History component to locate PDF files
      2. Creating a collection
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  4. 2. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Opening the work file
    2. Using the Acrobat tools, toolbars, and task buttons
      1. Reviewing the toolbars
      2. Selecting tools
      3. Using the Tools menu
      4. Docking toolbars
      5. Customizing toolbars
      6. Locking toolbars
      7. Resetting toolbars
    3. Using the navigation pane and tabs
      1. Displaying the navigation pane and tabs
      2. Changing the navigation pane display
    4. Using context menus
    5. About the onscreen display
    6. Setting up a work area
      1. Organizing the toolbars
    7. Using the navigation controls in the status bar
      1. Browsing the document
      2. Browsing with page thumbnails
      3. Changing the page view magnification
      4. Using the Dynamic Zoom tool
    8. Following links
    9. Printing PDF files
    10. Opening the How To pages
    11. Linking to the online Help
    12. Navigating the How To pages
    13. Closing the How To pages
    14. Using the Complete Acrobat 7.0 Help
      1. Opening the Complete Acrobat 7.0 Help
      2. Using the index
      3. Using the Search feature
      4. Printing help topics
      5. Printing the complete online Help
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  5. 3w. Converting Microsoft Office Files (Windows)
    1. About PDFMaker
    2. Converting a Microsoft Word file to Adobe PDF
      1. About the Microsoft Word file
      2. Converting Word headings and styles to PDF bookmarks
      3. Converting Word comments to PDF notes
      4. Adding security to your Adobe PDF file
      5. Changing the conversion settings
      6. Converting your Word file
    3. Converting and emailing a PowerPoint presentation
      1. About the PowerPoint file
      2. Checking the conversion settings
      3. Converting and emailing the presentation
    4. Converting an Excel document and starting a review
      1. About the Excel file
      2. Converting the entire workbook
      3. Checking the conversion settings
      4. Starting an email-based review
    5. Converting and attaching a file in Microsoft Outlook
    6. Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
    7. Exploring on your own: Exporting tables from PDF files
    8. Exploring on your own: Converting and combining multiple Office files
    9. Exploring on your own: Converting emails and email folders in Microsoft Outlook
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  6. 3m. Converting Microsoft Office Files (Mac OS)
    1. About PDFMaker
    2. Converting a Microsoft Word file to Adobe PDF
      1. About the Microsoft Word file
      2. Changing your conversion settings in Distiller
      3. Adding security to your Adobe PDF file
      4. Converting your Word file
    3. Converting and emailing a PowerPoint presentation
      1. About the PowerPoint file
      2. Checking your conversion settings and security settings in Distiller
      3. Converting and emailing the presentation
    4. Tips on converting Excel files
      1. About the Excel file
      2. Converting the entire workbook
      3. Checking the conversion settings
      4. Creating an Adobe PDF file
      5. Consolidating PDF files
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  7. 4. Converting Files to Adobe PDF
    1. About creating Adobe PDF files
    2. Creating an Adobe PDF file using the Create PDF command
    3. Converting and combining different types of files
      1. Assembling the files
      2. Converting and consolidating the files
      3. Adding header text and page numbers
      4. Editing headers and footers
      5. Adding a watermark image
    4. Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
      1. Finding your Adobe PDF printer
      2. Printing to the Adobe PDF printer
    5. Searching a PDF file
    6. Exploring on your own: Dragging and dropping files
    7. Exploring on your own: Creating Adobe PDF from the context menu (Windows)
      1. Using the Convert to Adobe PDF command
      2. Using the Combine in Adobe Acrobat command
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  8. 5. Creating Adobe PDF from Web Pages
    1. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
    2. Connecting to the web
    3. Setting options for converting web pages
    4. Creating an Adobe PDF file from a web page
      1. Downloading and converting links in a converted web page
      2. Deleting converted web pages
    5. Updating converted web pages
    6. Building an Adobe PDF file of favorite web pages
    7. Converting web pages in Internet Explorer (Windows)
      1. Setting the conversion preferences
      2. Opening the Adobe PDF pane
      3. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
      4. Converting linked pages
      5. Printing web pages
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  9. 6. Customizing Adobe PDF Output Quality
    1. Controlling Adobe PDF output quality
    2. About the Adobe PDF Settings
      1. Changing the Adobe PDF Settings in Distiller
      2. Changing the Adobe PDF Settings in PDFMaker (Windows)
      3. Changing the Adobe PDF Settings in the Adobe PDF printer
    3. Using the default Adobe PDF Settings
    4. About compression and resampling
    5. Using custom compression settings
      1. Customizing the Adobe PDF Settings
      2. Processing the color file with custom settings
    6. Reducing file size
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  10. 7. Modifying PDF Files
    1. Opening and examining the work file
    2. Moving pages with page thumbnails
    3. Editing Adobe PDF pages
      1. Rotating a page
      2. Inserting a page from another file
      3. Cropping a page
    4. Editing links
    5. Inserting PDF files
    6. Looking at bookmarks
      1. Adding a bookmark
      2. Changing a bookmark destination
      3. Linking a bookmark to an image or a block of text
      4. Moving bookmarks
      5. Deleting a page
    7. Renumbering pages
    8. Adding sound
    9. Setting an opening view
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  11. 8. More on Editing PDF Files
    1. About this lesson
    2. Viewing the work file
    3. Looking at articles
      1. Opening the Articles tab
      2. Defining an article
      3. Reading an article
    4. Editing text
    5. Copying text and images from a PDF file
      1. Copying all the text and images
      2. Copying and pasting small amounts of text
      3. Copying individual images
    6. Acrobat 7.0 Professional: Editing Images using the TouchUp Object tool
      1. To edit an image or object with the TouchUp Object tool:
    7. Converting a PDF page to an image format file
      1. Converting PDF pages to image files
      2. Converting PDF images to image files
    8. Reducing the file size
    9. Exploring on your own: Using photo print sizes and layouts
    10. Exploring on your own: Optimizing for page-at-a-time downloading
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  12. 9. Making Documents Accessible and Flexible
    1. About this lesson
    2. About flexibility
    3. About accessibility
    4. About structure
    5. Looking at accessible documents
      1. Working with a tagged Adobe PDF file
      2. Checking for accessibility
      3. Reflowing a flexible PDF file
      4. Saving as accessible text
    6. Looking at the reading order
    7. Making files flexible and accessible
    8. Acrobat 7.0 Professional: Viewing the results of adding tags
      1. Editing the reading order
      2. Adding Alt Text (alternative text)
    9. Using the Acrobat accessibility features
      1. Using the Accessibility Setup Assistant
      2. About automatic scrolling
      3. About keyboard shortcuts
      4. Changing background color
      5. Smoothing text
      6. Magnifying bookmark text
      7. Setting screen reader and reading out loud preferences
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  13. 10. Using Acrobat in a Document Review Cycle
    1. About the review process
    2. Opening the work file
    3. Working with comments
      1. Opening the commenting toolbars
      2. Looking at other reviewer's comments
      3. Setting the appearance of comments
      4. Changing the author name for comments
    4. Exporting and importing comments
    5. Setting the review status and replying to comments
    6. Marking up a document
      1. Marking up a document with text markup tools
      2. Editing text
      3. Deleting a comment
      4. Adding a file attachment
      5. Marking up a document with drawing tools
    7. Summarizing comments
    8. Acrobat 7.0 Professional: Comparing two Adobe PDF documents
    9. Spell checking comments
    10. Printing documents with comments
    11. Acrobat 7.0 Professional: Inviting users of Adobe Reader to participate in reviews
      1. To invite users of Adobe Reader to participate in an email-based review
    12. Exploring on your own: Custom stamps
      1. Creating a custom stamp
      2. Applying a custom stamp
    13. Exploring on your own: Email-based reviews
      1. Setting up an email-based review
      2. Participating in an email-based review
      3. Receiving review comments
      4. Managing email-based reviews
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  14. 11. Adding Signatures and Security
    1. Looking at your Security preferences
    2. Opening the work file
    3. Creating a digital ID
    4. Signing the advertisement
      1. Adding an image to a digital signature
      2. Modifying a signed document
    5. Certifying a PDF file
    6. Signing a certified document
    7. Looking at security settings
    8. Adding security to your PDF files
      1. Adding passwords
      2. Opening a password-protected file
    9. Exploring on your own: Using eEnvelopes
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  15. 12. Creating Multimedia Presentations
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding an interactive animation
      1. Adding a button
      2. Adding an action to stop the animation
    3. Adding a Show/hide field
    4. Adding a movie clip and controlling it with buttons
    5. Adding, aligning, and duplicating navigational buttons
      1. Adding a first page button
      2. Aligning buttons
      3. Duplicating buttons
    6. Adding a sound file and adding two actions to one button
      1. Adding multiple actions to one button
    7. Creating page actions to control multimedia clips
    8. Creating page actions to start multimedia clips
    9. Opening a movie clip in a floating window
    10. Creating a full screen presentation with transitions
    11. Exploring on your own: Creating multimedia presentations
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  16. 13. Using Acrobat's Engineering and Technical Features
    1. Getting started
    2. Merging documents
    3. Enhanced navigation tools: Pan & Zoom
    4. Working with layers
      1. Changing layer attributes
    5. Using measuring tools
      1. Using rulers and the Distance tool
      2. Measuring perimeter and area
    6. Enhanced navigation tools: Loupe
      1. Using the Cloud Annotation tool
    7. Preparing engineering documents for distribution
      1. Cropping pages
      2. Set Initial View to show layers panel and page
      3. Set security to no changes
    8. Comparing documents
    9. Exploring on your own: Using Acrobat's technical features
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. 14. Creating PDF Forms
    1. Getting started
    2. Converting paper forms to PDF forms
    3. Adding text fields
      1. Formatting multiple form fields
    4. Adding special format restrictions
    5. Adding check boxes
    6. Creating a multi-line text field
    7. Adding radio buttons
    8. Adding print and reset buttons
    9. Creating a reset button
    10. Exporting form data
    11. Creating an electronic order form
    12. Adding combo boxes
    13. Duplicating fields
    14. Validating text/numeric fields
      1. More numeric fields
      2. Calculating numeric fields
    15. Formatting a date field
    16. Adding a submit button
      1. Importing form data
      2. Using automatically calculated form fields
    17. Exploring on your own: Enhancing PDF forms
    18. Review questions
    19. Review answers
  18. 15. Using Adobe Acrobat for Professional Publishing
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating PDF files for print & prepress
    3. Preflighting
      1. Creating a custom preflight profile
    4. Layers
    5. Output preview
    6. Working with transparency
      1. Previewing transparency
      2. Setting flattener preview settings
    7. Advanced printing controls
      1. Flattening transparency
      2. Setting up color management
    8. Exploring on your own: Acrobat's prepress features
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  19. 16. Creating Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer
    1. Getting started
    2. Getting to know the work area
    3. Working with objects and palettes
    4. Changing views
    5. Building a new form
    6. Adding text to a form
    7. Adding graphics to a form
      1. Adding more text
    8. Grouping Objects
    9. Adding content to the form body
    10. Creating a radio button
    11. Duplicating an object
      1. Adding and duplicating a check box
    12. Adding and using Custom Library items
    13. Adding shapes
    14. Adding a drop-down list
      1. Adding another text field
      2. Copying a text field
      3. Adding the current date
      4. Adding a list box
      5. Adding the last Text Field
    15. Creating a Submit button
    16. Previewing and exporting the form
    17. Exploring your own: Using Adobe Designer
    18. Review questions
    19. Review answers
  20. Article
    1. Production Notes
      1. Typefaces used
      2. Update team credits