Chapter 11. Saving and Versioning Files


  • Using the Save commands

  • Saving data in different formats

  • Using Version Cue

To begin this section on editing PDF documents I'll start with saving files and exporting data. As you find in this chapter, Acrobat has Save tools and commands and supports exporting your PDF data in a variety of file formats. As you learned in Part II, files are not originally authored in Acrobat, but rather, they are converted to the PDF format. If you need to perform some major editing, it's always best to try to return to the original authoring application, make your edits, and then convert to PDF. In some cases however, you may not have an original authoring application document. In such circumstances, you may need to get the PDF data in a format that you can manipulate and edit in another program. Fortunately, Acrobat supports exporting to many different file formats that can be imported in other programs.

In addition to saving documents, you may find a need to create several versions of a file. If you plan on engaging in a review session, you may want to send several versions of a document to your review committee or share different versions in a workgroup. A nice feature in Acrobat 8.0 is support for the Version Cue workspace, in which you can save different document versions just like you find with all Adobe Creative Suite programs. In this chapter, you learn how to save PDF documents, update edits, and export data into other formats.

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