How To Do Everything With Adobe Acrobat 6.0

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There's so much more to Acrobat than the application that pops up when you double click a file with a PDF extension. Learn how and why major corporations, software manufacturers, and businesses use the full version of Acrobat to create and publish documents for electronic distribution.
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Overview

There's so much more to Acrobat than the application that pops up when you double click a file with a PDF extension. Learn how and why major corporations, software manufacturers, and businesses use the full version of Acrobat to create and publish documents for electronic distribution.
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As Adobe increasingly drives Acrobat into the enterprise, many business professionals are creating Acrobat documents for the first time. Even longtime Acrobat users will find plenty that’s new in Acrobat 6.0. Whatever category you’re in, this book offers quick solutions for your day-to-day tasks -- and clues you in to features you never knew were there.

Doug Sahlin begins with an overview of the (revamped) Acrobat interface, with special attention to new features. For instance: new tools for reflowing document structure without changing content; improved import/export for repurposing PDF content; and new commands for adding headers/footers and watermarks. Next, you’ll drill down into the meat-and-potatoes tasks associated with creating PDF documents from sources ranging from Word to web pages and scanned documents.

Sahlin then turns to Acrobat 6.0’s improved PDF editing features -- including adding, cropping, and replacing pages; annotations; managing reviews with the new Review Tracker; and adding basic navigation. There’s a full section on PDF security and distribution, including password protection, Digital IDs, and Trusted Identities -- features that make it far easier to safeguard documents against unauthorized access.

There’s also a full section on Professional’s high-end features. You’ll learn how to create your own sophisticated PDF forms, complete with radio buttons, list boxes, input validation, and other goodies. There’s a full chapter on using Acrobat Catalog to create searchable indexes of your PDFs. Sahlin even shows you how to add multimedia elements such as sound files, video files, and Flash SWF movies to your PDFs. Nope, this ain’t your grandfather’s Acrobat. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072229462
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
  • Publication date: 6/12/2003
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Welcome to Adobe Acrobat 6.0
Ch. 1 Get to Know Adobe Acrobat 3
Ch. 2 Navigate the Acrobat Workspace 25
Ch. 3 Read PDF Documents with Adobe Acrobat 6.0 55
Pt. II Create PDF Documents
Ch. 4 Create a PDF Document 91
Ch. 5 Create PDF Documents in Authoring Applications 127
Ch. 6 Capture PDF Documents 149
Ch. 7 Create Navigation for PDF Documents 173
Ch. 8 Create Interactive PDF Navigation 195
Pt. III Edit PDF Documents
Ch. 9 The Basics of Editing PDF Documents 211
Ch. 10 Review PDF Documents 235
Pt. IV Add Security and Distribute PDF Documents
Ch. 11 Add Digital Signatures and Document Security 271
Ch. 12 Optimize PDF Documents 301
Ch. 13 Create PDF Documents for the Web 329
Pt. V Create Enhanced PDFs with Acrobat Professional
Ch. 14 Create Forms 347
Ch. 15 Add Multimedia Elements to PDF Documents 383
Ch. 16 Create a PDF Index 399
App. A Acrobat 6.0 Keyboard Shortcuts 417
App. B Acrobat Resources 423
Index 427
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