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Adobe Acrobat 8 Tutorial


Adobe® Acrobat® 8 is the premier PDF (Portable Document Format) creation and authoring tool that enables users and workgroups to easily create, manipulate, and re-purpose intelligent PDF documents for web, print, online collaboration, data collection and more. In this VTC course, Author Eric Butow demonstrates how to use Acrobat 8 by starting with the basic functions such as the getting started wizard, quick tasks, converting an existing file to PDF format, and setting Acrobat preferences. He then moves on to more advanced topics including editing PDF files, distributing PDF files, collaborating with other users within Acrobat, and collecting data from PDF forms. Instruction is applicable to both Acrobat 8 and Acrobat 8 Professional. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Adobe Acrobat 8 movie links.

Introduction

About this CD
New in Acrobat 8
Overview of Acrobat 8
Getting Started
Creating a PDF Document from a File
Close an Open PDF File

Viewing the Getting Started Wizard

The Main Wizard Window
Create a PDF File
Combine Files into One PDF File
Export PDF Files
Start a Meeting
Secure Your PDF Files
Sign a PDF Document
Create a PDF Form
Review and Add Comments to a PDF File
Close and Reopen the Wizard

Using Acrobat

The Acrobat Window
The Menu Bar
The Top Toolbar
The Bottom Toolbar
View Navigation Panels
Display and Snap to the Grid and Rulers
Go to a Specific Page
Read Out Loud
Display and Switch Between Open PDF Files
Get Assistance and Support
Check for Updates

Customizing Acrobat

Opening the Preferences Window
Commenting
Documents
Full Screen
Basic Tools
Page Display
3D Settings
Accessibility
Batch Processing
Catalog
Color Management
Convert from PDF
Convert to PDF
Forms
Identity
International
Internet
JavaScript
Measuring (2D)
Measuring (3D)
Meeting
Multimedia
Multimedia Trust
New Document
Online Services
Reading
Reviewing
Search
Security
Spelling
TouchUp
Trust Manager
Units and Guides
Web Capture

Creating a PDF Document

The Creation Process
Create from a File
Create from Multiple Files
Create from a Web Page
Create from a Scanner
Create from a Clipboard Image
Add Files into a PDF Package
Saving Your PDF File

PDF Document Security

Security Overview
Security Properties
Create a Digital ID
Configuring Servers
Manage Security Policies
Edit Security Policies
Create a Security Policy
Create a Security Envelope
Place a Signature
Create a Certified File
Preview the File
Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader

Create and Edit a PDF Form

Create a PDF Form from a Template
Save the PDF Form
Open and Edit the Form
Manage Form Data
Compile Forms
Distribute Forms
Track Forms

Edit a PDF File

Open a PDF File
Comment and Markup Tools
Advanced Editing Tools
Editing Text
Use the Typewriter
Add a Watermark
Insert Pages
Extract Pages
Replace Pages
Delete Pages
Crop Pages
Rotate Pages
Create a New Bookmark
Attach a File to the PDF File
Highlight and Stamps
Using the Measuring Toolbar

Add Comments

Add a Comment
Edit and Delete Comments
Show and Hide Comments
Show the Comments List
Summarize Comments
Print Comments Summary
Import and Export Comments

Produce and Track a PDF File

Previewing Your Output
Preflight Check
Check for Accessibility
Enable Commenting in Adobe Reader
Prepare a Batch Sequence
Process Links and Numbering
Set JavaScript Document Actions
Optimize Your PDF File
Examine the PDF File
Print a PDF File
Export a PDF File
Send a PDF File by E-Mail
Use the Review Tracker

Course Wrap Up

Conclusion
About this Author


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