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Adobe® Acrobat® XI Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

Adobe Acrobat XI Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for creative professionals and business users to learn how to reliably create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat XI. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows you how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share your work across multiple platforms and devices, and speed up your production and business task workflow with Acrobat XI.

In this new version you'll learn how to use an integrated Acrobat toolbar (for popular Microsoft and browser apps) so you can easily convert files to PDF and then learn how to directly edit text and images in your PDFs. You'll also learn how to build PDF or web forms with the new built-in Adobe FormsCentral desktop app. We'll show you how to speed up your business workflow by gathering feedback and approval via online document reviews. And you'll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, how to add signatures and security to your PDF files, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. What’s on the Disc
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard
    4. Prerequisites
    5. Installing Adobe Acrobat
    6. Starting Adobe Acrobat
    7. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe certification
  6. 1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat XI
    1. About PDF
    2. About Adobe Acrobat
    3. About Adobe Reader
    4. Using PDF on the web
    5. Opening a PDF file
    6. Working with the toolbars
    7. Working with task panes
    8. Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
    9. Navigating PDF documents
    10. Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
    11. Viewing PDF files in Read mode
    12. Designing documents for online viewing
    13. Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
    14. Creating a custom tool set
    15. Getting help
    16. Review questions
    17. Review answers
  7. 2. Creating Adobe PDF Files
    1. About creating Adobe PDF files
    2. Using the Create command
    3. Dragging and dropping files
    4. Converting different types of files
    5. Using PDFMaker
    6. Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
    7. Reducing file size
    8. Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
    9. Scanning a paper document
    10. Making scanned text editable and searchable
    11. Converting email messages to PDF (Windows)
    12. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  8. 3. Reading and Working with PDF Files
    1. Changing the opening view
    2. About the onscreen display
    3. Reading PDF documents
    4. Searching PDF documents
    5. Printing PDF documents
    6. Filling out PDF forms
    7. About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
    8. Working with accessible documents
    9. Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
    10. Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
    11. Sharing PDF files
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  9. 4. Enhancing PDF Documents
    1. Examining the work file
    2. Moving pages with page thumbnails
    3. Manipulating pages
    4. Renumbering pages
    5. Managing links
    6. Working with bookmarks
    7. Setting document properties and metadata
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  10. 5. Editing Content in PDF Files
    1. Editing text
    2. Working with images in a PDF file
    3. Copying text and images from a PDF file
    4. Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation
    5. Saving PDF files as Word documents
    6. Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  11. 6. Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows)
    1. Getting started
    2. About Acrobat PDFMaker
    3. Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
    4. Converting Excel documents and starting a review
    5. Converting PowerPoint presentations
    6. Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  12. 7. Combining Files
    1. About combining files
    2. Selecting files to combine
    3. Arranging pages
    4. Merging the files
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 8. Adding Signatures and Security
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing documents in Protected Mode (Windows only)
    3. About security
    4. Viewing security settings
    5. Adding security to PDF files
    6. About digital signatures
    7. Creating digital signatures
    8. Signing a document digitally
    9. Modifying signed documents
    10. Certifying PDF files
    11. Signing certified documents
    12. Exploring on your own: Using security envelopes
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  14. 9. Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
    1. About the review process
    2. Getting started
    3. Adding comments to a PDF document
    4. Working with comments
    5. Initiating a shared review
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  15. 10. Working with Forms in Acrobat
    1. Getting started
    2. Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
    3. Adding form fields
    4. Distributing forms
    5. Collecting form data
    6. Working with form data
    7. Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  16. 11. Using FormsCentral (Acrobat Pro)
    1. About FormsCentral
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a form from a template
    4. Distributing a form
    5. Tracking a form
    6. Creating a form from scratch
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  17. 12. Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
    1. About actions
    2. Using predefined actions
    3. Creating an action
    4. Sharing actions
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  18. 13. Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
    1. Creating PDF files for print and prepress
    2. Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
    3. Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
    4. Setting up color management
    5. Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
    6. Advanced printing controls
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  19. Index
  20. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Team credits
  21. Ad Pages
  22. Where are the Lesson Files?