How To Do Everything With Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 5.0

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Another release in the extremely popular How to Do Everything series, this friendly, solutions-oriented book is filled with step-by-step explanations of the various techniques needed for opening and publishing all types of documents in a wide range of platforms using Adobe Acrobat. You'll learn to create and index PDFs and share and edit documents over the Internet.

Sahlin provides the user with concise information about getting the most from all aspects of Adobe ...

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Overview

Another release in the extremely popular How to Do Everything series, this friendly, solutions-oriented book is filled with step-by-step explanations of the various techniques needed for opening and publishing all types of documents in a wide range of platforms using Adobe Acrobat. You'll learn to create and index PDFs and share and edit documents over the Internet.

Sahlin provides the user with concise information about getting the most from all aspects of Adobe Acrobat version 5.0. It features hands-on examples of how the software provides unique solutions to real-world problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072195118
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
  • Publication date: 11/26/2001
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 1.27 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
Part I Welcome to Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Chapter 1 Get to Know Adobe Acrobat 5.0 3
About Adobe Acrobat 4
Create a PDF Document 14
Use Acrobat as a Publishing Solution 25
Chapter 2 Create PDF Documents 27
Learn to Navigate the Acrobat Reader Interface 28
Use Text and Graphics from PDFs in Other Applications 39
Save Time with Context Menus 43
Navigate the Acrobat Interface 44
Customize the Workspace 55
Get Online Help 59
Visit the Adobe Website 60
Set Preferences 61
Set General Preferences 61
Chapter 3 Read PDF Documents with Adobe Acrobat 5.0 63
Open a PDF Document 64
Navigate the Document 66
Change Document View 73
View Multiple Documents 79
Find a Word or Phrase 82
Search an Index of Documents 84
Customize Your Search 91
Conduct an Expanded Search 94
Get Document Properties 102
Print PDF documents 103
Part II Create PDF Documents
Chapter 4 Create a PDF Document 109
Create a PDF File 110
Open a File as Adobe PDF 110
Create a PDF File by Dragging-and-Dropping 115
Open Web Pages 118
Save PDF Files 120
Use the Save As Command 125
Save PDF Files in Other Formats 126
Create PDF Files with Acrobat Distiller 135
Chapter 5 Create PDF Documents in Authoring Applications 145
Create PDF Files from Microsoft Office Software 146
Create PDF Files from Microsoft Word Files 147
Create PDF Files from Microsoft Excel Files 159
Create PDF Files from Microsoft PowerPoint Files 159
Create PDF Files Using an Application Print Command 160
Create PDF Files in Adobe Programs 167
Create PDF Files from Vector Drawing Software 171
Chapter 6 Capture PDF Documents 181
Capture PDF Documents from a Scanner 182
Capture Documents as Searchable Text 187
Capture PDF Documents from Websites 192
Chapter 7 Create Navigation for PDF Documents 213
Use the Bookmarks Palette 214
Use the Thumbnails Palette 225
Create Links 230
Work with Actions 235
Use Page Actions 238
Use JavaScript Actions 240
Create Buttons 245
Chapter 8 Create an eBook 257
Create an eBook Cover 259
Complete the eBook in Acrobat 270
Create a Thread of Linked Articles 271
Number the Pages 277
Create eBook Navigation 279
Publish Your eBook 284
Create an eBook for Acrobat eBook Reader 289
Chapter 9 Create Forms 295
Create a PDF Form 296
Design a Form 298
Create Form Fields 301
Edit a Form 329
Use JavaScript Actions 335
Chapter 10 Add Multimedia Elements to PDF Documents 337
Work with Images 338
Add Sound to Documents 340
Add Movies to PDF Presentations 342
Create a Multimedia PDF Presentation 350
Create a Master Document 350
Work with Named Destinations 354
Create an Auto Run CD-ROM (Windows) 357
Part III Edit PDF Documents
Chapter 11 The Basics of Editing PDF Documents 365
Edit Visually with Thumbnails 366
Drag-and-Drop Editing 370
Edit with Menu Commands 373
Edit with Batch Processing 383
Append PDF Documents 389
Touch Up a PDF Document 390
Chapter 12 Review PDF Documents 399
Use the Comments Palette 400
Add Comments 406
Add Audio Comments 410
Create Text Annotations 414
Apply a Stamp 421
Mark Up a Document 427
Use Graphic Elements 432
Export Comments 441
Import Comments 442
Compare Documents 442
Chapter 13 Add Digital Signatures and Document Security 447
About Digital Signatures 448
Use Digital Signatures 450
Compare Two Versions of a Digitally Signed Document 470
About Acrobat Security 470
Use Acrobat Self-Sign Security 476
Add Self-Sign Security to a Document 480
Part IV Distribute PDF Documents
Chapter 14 Optimize PDF Documents 487
About Tagged Documents 488
Optimize Documents for the Visually Impaired 493
Optimize Documents for Print 498
Optimize Documents for CD-ROM Applications 498
Optimize Documents for the Web 499
Customize Distiller Job Options 499
PDF Font Considerations 520
Chapter 15 Create a PDF Index 525
Create an Index 526
Build an Index 531
Purge and Rebuild an Index 535
Set Catalog Preferences 536
Load a PDF Index 545
Move an Index 547
Chapter 16 Create PDF Documents for the Web 549
View PDF Documents in a Web Browser 550
Work with Comments Online 553
Prepare PDF Documents for the Internet 557
Save the Document for the Internet 564
Combine HTML and PDF Files 565
Create and Distribute PDF Documents via E-mail 567
Index 641
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