2. Viewing a Document

Once you’ve launched Acrobat and have become familiar with its interface, you’re ready to navigate among the pages of an open document. This chapter will describe the tools in Acrobat that you use to view a PDF document. We’ll look at some routine things, such as all the ways to move from page to page and how to zoom in and out, as well as some of Acrobat’s more exotic capabilities, such as measuring the length and area of items on the page.

Opening a PDF File

Arguably, the most basic activity you can carry out in Acrobat is opening a PDF file. You can do this several ways, most of them identical to the way you open files in other applications.

To open a file from the Finder or Windows Explorer

• Do either of the following: ...

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