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Adobe® Acrobat® 8 PDF Bible by Ted Padova

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Chapter 28. PDFs and Presentations

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Using presentation authoring programs

  • Presentation documents and Adobe PDF Layers

  • Editing PDF presentation files

  • Using page transitions

  • Viewing presentations in Full Screen mode

Among the many uses for Acrobat PDF files is presentations. Acrobat does not provide the robust features for creating title slides, importing text and graphics in an open PDF document, or creating handouts such as those found in dedicated slide-authoring programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple's Keynote. However, if you're willing to put in a little work in either designing a slide presentation in a layout program or converting a slide show from PowerPoint or Keynote to PDF, you can explore many other opportunities in Acrobat for making slide presentations dynamic and suitable for any kind of audience through the use of file linking, JavaScripts, and other interactive elements. In this chapter, you learn some helpful methods for producing PDF documents suited for presentations.

Setting Up the Work Environment

Interactivity is one element you'll want to add to documents designed for presentations. To add interactive buttons and fields, open the More Tools window by selecting More Tools from a context menu and check the Advanced Editing toolbar. To create interactive buttons you'll want the Forms tools (Acrobat Professional only). Check the box for the Forms toolbar. For access to all the navigation tools, scroll down to the Page Navigation toolbar and check ...

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