Adobe Acrobat 8 How-Tos: 125 Essential Techniques

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Increase your productivity with Acrobat, one technique at a time.

Now that PDF has become the ubiquitous electronic document format, it’s important to recognize that there’s much more to Adobe Acrobat than just managing your documents and improving workflow. With this powerful tool, you can now communicate with new commenting tools, collaborate with individuals and teams, automate forms, provide additional security, use redactive tools, and accom-plish tasks for greater productivity and efficiency. But with all this power, how do you bring your Acrobat skills up to speed quickly? Never fear, Acrobat expert Donna L. Baker has picked out the most integral techniques for accomplishing nearly any office communication task. You’ll be expanding your PDF skills in no time in this focused, handy guide. Here are just some of the things you’ll learn to do:
  • Conduct searches quickly by building an index and attaching it to files
  • Merge multiple files into a single PDF document and create a custom cover
  • Create comments in PDF documents, start a review, and work with comments
  • Use new form tools in Acrobat 8 for drawing fields, tracking responses, and creating a form automatically
  • Set up an online meeting in Acrobat Connect• Add movies and 3D content, and create interactive presentations
  • Assign levels of security and passwords to documents using new hashing algorithm support in Acrobat 8
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About the author

Donna L. Baker, an expert in online training and design, motion graphics design, and interactive knowledge prod-ucts, has worked for years as an information development consultant. Donna is the author of Adobe Acrobat 8 in the Office, and many other books and articles. Her writing has been featured on PlanetPDF and Adobe Studio Web sites, and she contributes a regular article to AcrobatUsers.com. Visit her Web site at www.donnabaker.ca.
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Adobe Press
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Published on
Feb 12, 2007
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9780132701228
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Desktop Applications / Desktop Publishing
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This content is DRM protected.
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Adobe Acrobat is one of the most widely recognized tools for document management, office communications, and improved workflow, and Acrobat 8 is the most powerful version yet, introducing new tools for shared reviews, creating automated forms, license management, additional security, and many others. Now that PDF has become the ubiquitous electronic document format, industries as diverse as engineering, legal, manufacturing, and government all rely on Acrobat to make their tasks run smoother and more efficiently. Here to help guide you, Acrobat expert Donna Baker presents real-life scenarios that you can apply to any situation in which document control and management is an issue. With practical advice, productivity tips, and step-by-step directions for using the latest Acrobat features, Acrobat 8 in the Office will help you understand the broad capabilities of this “what-can’t-it-do?” software. Among other useful features, this book also

• Shows you how to use Acrobat in real-life situations to improve productivity, cost savings, and communication.
• Covers the new features in Acrobat 8, including shared reviewing, Acrobat Connect (an online meeting room), auto-recognition form fields, new merging and document optimizing tools, redaction tools.
• Describes how to best combine new and existing Acrobat tools to accomplish nearly any office communication task.
• Includes a companion Web site at www.donnabaker.ca/downloads.html that contains source files for examples in the book, plus bonus projects and case study chapters.

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