Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information

In This Chapter

  • Discovering Acrobat and PDF files
  • Understanding when to use PDF files
  • Becoming familiar with the Acrobat workspace and tools

Adobe Acrobat XI provides a variety of tools for sharing and reviewing documents in the Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Creative Cloud applications can create PDF files, and you can also use Acrobat to create PDF files from programs that aren't part of the Creative Cloud, such as Microsoft Word. After you create a PDF file, you can use Acrobat to enhance it by adding interactivity, merging it with several related documents into a single PDF, adding comments or annotations, or applying security features that restrict document functions, such as printing, editing, or even opening the PDF file itself.

In this chapter, you find out why you may want to create PDF files and acquaint yourself with the Adobe Acrobat tools and workspace. You see how easy it is to navigate through PDF files with the navigational tools, tabs, and viewing options in Acrobat. In the following chapters of this minibook, you explore how to use Acrobat to create PDF files from documents produced in a variety of programs and discover ways to enhance your PDF files with Acrobat.

Working with PDF Files

With Adobe Acrobat, you can create, review, and modify PDF files. Because PDF is a common file format, you can use it to share Creative Cloud files for review, approval, or final publication, even with users who don't ...

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