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Adobe® Acrobat® 8 PDF Bible by Ted Padova

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Chapter 12. Combining, Packaging, and Attaching PDFs

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Combining PDFs

  • Packaging PDFs

  • Using file attachments

In Acrobat versions 6 and 7, we had a menu command for creating a single PDF from multiple files of different file formats. The Create PDF From Multiple Files menu command in the Create task button has been augmented with menu commands in the new Combine Files task button. A new feature introduced in Acrobat 8 is the PDF Packages command. These two new commands are like Create PDF From Multiple Files on steroids.

Read on to find out how to use Merge Files into Single PDF and Assemble Files into PDF Package and you'll learn why I rank these commands on my top ten list of the best new features in Acrobat 8.

Setting Up the Work Environment

Creating merged documents and PDF Packages requires no special tools loaded other than the default toolbars. However, later in this chapter I talk about adding file attachments that in some ways appear similar to files added in a PDF Package. Therefore, you'll want to load some commenting tools.

When you get to the section related to working with file attachments, open a context menu on the Toolbar Well and select More Tools. Scroll down to the Comment & Markup toolbar and check the box adjacent to Attach a File as a Comment and check the box adjacent to Record Audio Comment. Check the box adjacent to the Comment & Markup toolbar and click OK.

Open a context menu on the Toolbar Well and select Dock All Toolbars.

Note that if you want to ...

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