Chapter 5. Viewing and Navigating PDF Files

Acrobat viewers provide you with many different kinds of tools to view pages and move around PDF documents. As a visitor to PDFs created by other PDF authors, you can use many tools within the program to browse pages and find information quickly. As a PDF author you can create viewing options and links to views you know will help the end user explore your files. In this chapter, I cover all viewing tools, pages, documents, and the different kinds of viewing options you have available in Acrobat viewers. I leave the authoring items and how-to methods to other chapters. For now, just realize this chapter is an abbreviated form of looking at a huge list of possibilities for viewing and navigation. The amplified explanations follow in several other chapters.

Some of the most dramatic changes in Acrobat X over previous releases are related to viewing PDFs and accessing tools. In this regard, Adobe has made radical changes in the program. Regardless of whether you are an experienced user or a novice, this chapter covers some fundamental ways you work with all Acrobat viewers.

Using Read Mode

When Adobe engineers went to work on Acrobat X, they made many inquiries to the user community to discover the most common uses for Acrobat and the tools that users most ...

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