Adobe Acrobat 6: The Professional User's Guide / Edition 1

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Acrobat 6 contains strong business applications, and this book is the first to delve into them. In the first edition, acclaimed author Donna Baker devoted a chapter to ways that Acrobat can be used to streamline your business processes. She has expanded on this information in this edition, demonstrating the usefulness of Acrobat for both businesspeople and designers of different backgrounds ranging from engineering to graphics.

If you are a professional computer user familiar with Acrobat basics, and you want to broaden your knowledge on how Acrobat can be applied to your daily work actitives, this is the book for you. Baker and coauthor Tom Carson offer in-depth instruction on methods and processes, real-world tutorials and projects, and detailed coverage of advanced Acrobat features, providing you with invaluable knowledge on how to apply Acrobat to a wide range of industry needs. Whether youre a web designer, hospital administrator, or engineer, this book will expand your knowledge of Acrobat in ways you didnt realize were possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590592328
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/21/2003
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

strongDonna L. Baker/strong is an information developer and graphic designer. She is also contributing editor for the online magazine,, and is the author of emCoursebuilder for Dreamweaver F/X and Design /em(2002)em,/em iHow to Use Adobe After Effects 5.0 & 5.5/i (2002), and emAdobe Premiere 6.5 Complete Course/em (2003). Throughout her career, she has been involved in software, teaching, and knowledge management in different forms, from being a technical writer for a software company to working as a college curriculum developer and instructor. Find out more about Donna and what's new and interesting in her world by visiting her home page,

Tom Carson is a professional engineer and Adobe Certified Expert on Acrobat 4 through 6. He has a master's degree in civil/environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, with an emphasis on solid and hazardous waste. While working on remote construction sites remediating environmental problems, he dreamed of an electronic workflow instead of the tons of paper he generated. In 1999, his dream came true when he discovered Adobe Acrobat 3.0. Carson worked on applying Acrobat to engineering problems and has provided considerable input to Adobe in designing Acrobat 6.0 Pro. Carson is chief implementer for Applied PDF, a company he cofounded. Tom is an Adobe Certified Trainer who spends most of his time training workers in hospitals, government, and other businesses, applying Acrobat to specific industry problems.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Ch. 1 Welcome to the Acrobat 6.0 Family 1
Ch. 2 What's Under the Hood? 29
Ch. 3 Creating PDF Files 45
Ch. 4 Linking, Navigating, and Repurposing 71
Ch. 5 Commenting and Advanced Editing Tools 93
Ch. 6 Collaboration 117
Ch. 7 Making Your Documents Secure 131
Ch. 8 Creating Forms with Acrobat 167
Ch. 9 Searching and Indexing Documents 215
Ch. 10 Making Documents Accessible to Everyone 235
Ch. 11 Planning and Preparing for Output 257
Ch. 12 Print It! 291
Ch. 13 All About eBooks 329
Ch. 14 Using Advanced Acrobat Activities 359
Ch. 15 About JavaScript 381
Ch. 16 Putting It All Together 437
App. A: References and Further Information 461
App. B Acrobat Plug-ins 465
Index 471
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