Adobe Acrobat 5: The Professional User's Guide / Edition 1

Adobe Acrobat 5: The Professional User's Guide / Edition 1

by Donna L. Baker, Donna Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590590236

ISBN-13: 9781590590232

Pub. Date: 04/08/2002

Publisher: Apress

Adobe Acrobat 5: The Professional User's Guide is designed for professionals, covering all of the programs major components, and providing thorough instruction on how to use Acrobat as effectively as possible. Throughout the book, renowned author Donna Baker includes a series of "Workflow Tips" designed to give you immediate direction on

Overview

Adobe Acrobat 5: The Professional User's Guide is designed for professionals, covering all of the programs major components, and providing thorough instruction on how to use Acrobat as effectively as possible. Throughout the book, renowned author Donna Baker includes a series of "Workflow Tips" designed to give you immediate direction on how to use Acrobat's features, how to make planning decisions, and how to avoid common mistakes. This book also includes a comprehensive project chapter that illustrates a real-life scenario involving project planning and form design processes.

The book is organized into functional sections for ease of use. After a general introduction to Acrobat 5, the book moves on to creation and security issues, and then covers output options, with several chapters devoted to different forms of output. An extensive chapter on Acrobat JavaScript is also included for reference. All topical chapters have projects, tutorials, and demonstrations.

The accompanying CD-ROM includes complete source files from the books projects and tutorials, as well as completed versions of the project files for reference and troubleshooting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590590232
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/08/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

About the Authorxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Chapter 1Welcome to Acrobat 51
Welcome2
What's New in Acrobat 52
You Can't Use Acrobat Without PDF10
What Can Acrobat 5 Do?12
Context Is Key14
Publishing--What a Concept15
From the Inbox to the Outbox and Beyond19
Who Should Read This Book21
Up Next23
Chapter 2How Acrobat Works25
What's in the Cupboards?26
A Look at the Interface26
Menus and Palettes and Toolbars, Oh My!30
Adding Comments to a Document38
Creating Custom Stamps43
Managing Comments47
Setting Preferences for Comments53
Up Next54
Chapter 3Creating PDF Files55
Where Do the Files Come From?56
Converting Microsoft Office Files59
Converting HTML Files69
Importing Scanned Files76
Up Next81
Chapter 4Making Your Documents Secure83
Protecting Your Work84
Security Settings87
Acrobat Self-Sign Security92
Creating Your Signature Profile93
Adding Graphics to Signatures96
Using Signatures, Custom or Otherwise101
Sharing Is a Good Thing106
Up Next116
Chapter 5Collaborating on Document Creation and Modification117
Creating a Workflow118
Using the Editing Tools119
Commenting127
Using Document Versions137
Up Next140
Chapter 6Repurposing Content141
What's in a Name?142
What's in a Document?144
Working with Bookmarks147
Creating Tagged PDF Files160
Up Next168
Chapter 7Planning and Preparing for Output171
What If I Want to Make ...?172
Using PDF Consultant172
Batching Files for Conversion178
All About Articles189
Creating Web Output196
Document Metadata202
Up Next203
Chapter 8Making Documents Accessible to Everyone205
What Does "Accessible" Mean?206
W3C Standards206
What Acrobat Can Do209
Using the Accessibility Tools214
Reflowing Tagged PDF Documents222
Consider the Source225
Up Next234
Chapter 9Indexing and Structuring Documents237
Indexing: More Than It Seems238
What Indexing Can Be238
Preparing a Document Collection240
Defining and Constructing an Index245
Customizing Indexes250
Managing Indexes260
Setting Preferences for Catalog and Searches261
Up Next266
Chapter 10Creating Forms with Acrobat267
Forms, Forms, Everywhere ...268
Go to the Source271
Some Advanced Functions288
Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files301
Up Next305
Chapter 11Print It!307
Enhancing Print Workflow308
A Run Through Distiller310
Acrobat Distiller Preferences314
Print Job Options319
Fonts323
Managing Color in Acrobat327
Advanced Print Settings331
Exporting to PostScript333
Exporting to EPS334
Soft-Proofing Colors336
Up Next336
Chapter 12Using Advanced Acrobat Activities339
For All the Mighty Brains Out There340
Using PDFs vs. Other Media Formats341
CD-ROM Distribution343
Working with Destinations346
Byte-Serving PDF Files on the Web358
Reducing File Size359
Up Next361
Chapter 13All About E-Books363
The E-Book Story364
Creating an E-Book Template365
Converting Source Material to E-Book Format366
Navigation Design Issues371
Navigation Elements373
Security and Distribution Options383
Using the docBox Plug-In385
Handheld Devices: A Special Case390
Up Next392
Chapter 14Collaborating over Networks393
That's Collaboration with a Capital "C"394
On Using Networks395
Network Options399
Making Acrobat Work Better for You401
Online Commenting402
Importing and Exporting Form Data406
Up Next419
Chapter 15Putting It All Together421
Advanced Workflow422
Tackling the Project Construction430
Design the Information Content431
Project Files433
The Big Question456
Up Next456
Chapter 16More on JavaScript457
JavaScript and Socks458
Let's Start at the Beginning458
Why I Went Shopping in the First Place462
Using JavaScript in Acrobat466
Editing Scripts474
Field Calculations487
External JavaScripts502
Creating Batch Sequences Using JavaScript504
Up Next513
Appendix AReferences and Further Information515
Adobe Sites516
Information Sites516
Organizations517
Appendix BAcrobat Plug-ins519
Adobe Plug-ins Included with Acrobat520
Third-Party Plug-ins Included with Acrobat521
Other Plug-ins Used in This Book523
Readers526
Appendix CAdobe Certified Expert Exam Criteria531
Exam Criteria532
Index535

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