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Adobe® Acrobat® 8 PDF Bible by Ted Padova

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Chapter 5. Viewing and Navigating PDF Files

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Arranging tools

  • Using the Navigation tools

  • Zooming and scrolling views

  • Setting page views

  • Setting initial views

  • Viewing open documents

  • Using linked views

  • Opening PDFs

Acrobat viewers provide you with many different kinds of tools to view pages and move around PDF documents. As a visitor to PDFs created by other PDF authors, you can use many tools within the program to browse pages and find information quickly. As a PDF author you can create viewing options and links to views you know will help the end user explore your files. In this chapter, I cover all viewing tools, pages, documents, and the different kinds of viewing options you have available in Acrobat viewers. I leave the authoring items and how-to methods to other chapters. For now, just realize this chapter is an abbreviated form of looking at a huge list of possibilities for viewing and navigation. The amplified explanations follow in several other chapters.

If you're familiar with Acrobat 7 viewers, you'll find little change with viewing options in Acrobat 8. Some of the tools have been reorganized a little, but their uses and the menu commands options are very similar to earlier versions of Acrobat.

Setting Up the Work Environment

At the beginning of all subsequent chapters, I begin the chapter by offering suggestions for setting up your work environment. As you can see in Chapter 1, all the Acrobat viewers contain many tools and palettes, and most of these tools and palettes ...

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