Chapter 23. Working with Multimedia and PDFs

Acrobat offers a wide range of possibilities with animation, motion, and sound. You can import sound files in PDFs, import movie files, import and convert Flash files to PDF, convert Web pages with Flash animation, convert PowerPoint files with motion objects using Adobe Presenter, and create animation by writing JavaScript routines. With the exception of writing JavaScripts, you create animation and sound in other applications and import them in PDF documents or you can convert a media file directly to PDF.

Movie files added with the Video tool and sounds added with the Sound tool are available only in Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Pro Extended. Acrobat Standard does not have these tools and you have no way of adjusting properties for movie and sound files with Acrobat Standard. However, after you've added movie and sound files in Acrobat Pro or Pro Extended, all Acrobat viewers, including Adobe Reader, can play the movies and sounds.

In this chapter you learn how to import multimedia files into PDF documents, set a number of import options choices, import 3D files, adjust media properties, and convert media files directly to PDFs.

Setting Up the Multimedia Environment

You import sound and video files with the Video, Flash, or Sound tools and import 3D files with the 3D tool. All the tools are available from the new Acrobat 9 Multimedia toolbar. To open the toolbar, either select Tools

Working with Sound Files

You import sounds in Acrobat in one ...

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