12. Organizing Documents

One underused feature that Acrobat 8 inherited from Acrobat 7 is the Organizer. This astonishingly handy tool provides lists of your PDF files categorized a variety of ways for convenient access:

• You can find files according to when you last looked at them (yesterday, last week, and so on).

• You can find files in any location on your hard disk.

• You can create a list of favorite folders on your hard disk, which can be examined with a single click.

• You can create collections of PDF files pertaining to a particular task or topic. A collection’s files can be scattered throughout your hard disk but are all accessible in the same list.

I find I use this tool all the time, particularly when I’m working on a project that ...

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