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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-Tos: 125 Essential Techniques by Donna L. Baker

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Chapter Fourteen. Using Drawings, Maps, and Layers

Over the last few years, Acrobat has made great strides in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) arena. Many Acrobat features are perfectly suited for AEC functions. For example, the hundreds of drawings and specifications needed for a project are readily brought together in a PDF portfolio, where they can be searched, organized, and presented (read about the PDF Portfolio feature in Chapter 4, “Producing a PDF Portfolio”). Individual drawings produced in CAD/CAM programs offer usable layers when imported into Acrobat.

The AEC features available in Acrobat aren’t just for engineers or architects. The measurement tools, for example, work equally well for measuring the width of a text box ...

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