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How to Do Everything Adobe Acrobat X

Book Description

Unlock the full potential of Adobe Acrobat X!

Now it's easier than ever to create interactive electronic documents that retain the look and feel of the originals. How to Do Everything: Adobe Acrobat X shows you how to create, secure, optimize, and distribute PDFs. Get tips for adding multimedia features, collaborating with other users, streamlining document reviews, and collecting different file types in a PDF Portfolio. Based on Acrobat X Pro, which includes all the features of Acrobat X Standard and more, this hands-on guide helps you maximize the capabilities of this powerful software in no time.

  • Convert virtually any document to PDF
  • Use Quick Tools and set Acrobat preferences
  • Create PDF documents in authoring applications, including Microsoft Office 2010
  • Capture PDF documents from a scanner or Web page
  • Create navigation devices, including bookmarks, thumbnails, and links
  • Use the Action Wizard and JavaScript to add interactivity
  • Review, edit, and annotate PDF documents
  • Add digital signatures and document security
  • Optimize PDF documents for print, CD/DVD applications, the Web, and other uses
  • Use Acrobat online
  • Create interactive PDF forms
  • Add multimedia elements

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I Welcome to Adobe Acrobat X
    1. 1 Get to Know Adobe Acrobat X
      1. About Adobe Acrobat
      2. About the PDF Format
      3. Adobe Acrobat X
      4. Adobe Acrobat Pro Components
      5. Create a PDF Document
      6. Create PDF Documents from Authoring Applications
      7. Create PDF Documents from PostScript Files
      8. Create PDF Documents for the Internet
      9. Capture Web Pages as PDF Documents
      10. Convert Scanned Documents to PDF Format
      11. Create PDF Documents for Print
      12. Create Interactive PDF Documents
      13. Create PDF Documents for Multimedia Presentations
      14. Create PDF Documents for Internal Distribution
      15. Optimize Documents for Distribution
      16. Optimize Documents for Intended Destinations
      17. Modify Conversion Settings
      18. View PDF Documents
      19. Use Acrobat as a Publishing Solution
      20. Summary
    2. 2 Navigate the Acrobat Workspace
      1. Navigate the Acrobat Interface
      2. Use the Acrobat Menu Commands
      3. Use Acrobat Toolbars
      4. Use the Panes
      5. Customize the Workspace
      6. Get Complete Acrobat X Help
      7. Set Preferences
      8. Summary
  9. Part II Create PDF Documents
    1. 3 Create a PDF Document
      1. Create a PDF File
      2. Use the PDF From File Command
      3. Use the Create | PDF From File Command
      4. Capture HTML Documents as PDF Documents
      5. Save PDF Files
      6. Set Document Properties
      7. Use the Save As Command
      8. Save PDF Files in Other Formats
      9. Summary
    2. 4 Create PDF Documents in Authoring Applications
      1. Create PDF Files from Microsoft Office Software
      2. Create PDF Files from Microsoft Word Files
      3. Create PDF Files Using an Application’s Print Command
      4. Summary
    3. 5 Capture PDF Documents
      1. Capture PDF Documents from a Scanner
      2. Capture PDF Documents from Websites
      3. Summary
    4. 6 Create Navigation for PDF Documents
      1. Use the Bookmarks Panel
      2. Use the Pages Panel
      3. Create Links
      4. Summary
    5. 7 Create Interactive PDF Navigation
      1. Work with Actions
      2. Use JavaScript Actions
      3. Work with the Destinations Panel
      4. Summary
  10. Part III Edit and Optimize PDF Documents
    1. 8 The Basics of Editing PDF Documents
      1. Edit Visually with Page Thumbnails
      2. Drag-and-Drop Editing
      3. Edit from the Pages Pane
      4. Touch Up a PDF Document
      5. Summary
    2. 9 Review PDF Documents
      1. Initiate an E-Mail Review
      2. Use the Tracker
      3. Use the Comments List
      4. Add Comments
      5. Add Audio Comments
      6. Create Text Annotations
      7. Attach Files to a Document
      8. Apply a Stamp
      9. Mark Up a Document
      10. Use Graphic Elements
      11. Export Comments
      12. Import Comments
      13. Summary
    3. 10 Add Digital Signatures and Document Security
      1. Remove Sensitive Content
      2. About Digital Signatures
      3. Use Digital Signatures
      4. About Acrobat Security
      5. Create a Security Envelope
      6. Summary
    4. 11 Optimize PDF Documents
      1. About Tagged Documents
      2. Optimize Documents for the Visually Impaired
      3. Optimize Documents for Your Local Printer
      4. Optimize Documents for CD/DVD Applications
      5. Optimize Documents for the Web
      6. Customize Acrobat Distiller Conversion Settings
      7. PDF Font Considerations
      8. Summary
    5. 12 Acrobat Online
      1. View PDF Documents in a Web Browser
      2. Conduct a Shared Review
      3. Prepare PDF Documents for the Internet
      4. Save the Document for the Internet
      5. Combine HTML and PDF Files
      6. Summary
    6. 13 Create Forms
      1. Create a PDF Form
      2. Use the Form Create Command
      3. Create Form Fields
      4. Use JavaScript Actions
      5. Distribute and Manage Forms
      6. Summary
    7. 14 Batch Process and Optimize PDF Documents for Print
      1. Use the Action Wizard
      2. Optimize PDF Documents for Print
      3. Create PDF/X-Compliant Documents
      4. Print Production
      5. Perform Prepress Production Tests
      6. Add Information for the Printer
      7. Summary
    8. 15 Add Multimedia Elements to PDF Documents
      1. Work with Images
      2. Add Sound to Documents
      3. Add Video Clips to PDF Presentations
      4. Edit Multimedia Annotations
      5. Summary
  11. Index