Hot Adobe Acrobat How-Tos

How To: Use OCR scans in Acrobat 7 Professional

OCR is usually a bad word to most computer users, but in Acrobat it's the next best thing to sliced bread. Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional not only employs Optical Character Recognition for your text, it does Page Recognition to preserve the geometry of your pages. Everything stays in place and your paper documents become searchable, reusable text!

How To: Work with layers in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

This Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro tutorial shows you how to work with layers. Learn how to view, navigate and control layers in Acrobat 9. Also learn how to add a PDF page as a layer, and use Adobe 9 Pro Preflight tools to assign objects to different layers. Great tutorial for anyone new to using Acrobat Pro, or needing to view the newer tools in Acrobat 9 Pro.

How To: Use the Adobe Acrobat article tool

RC covers the use of Acrobat’s Article tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash.

How To: Get started with Acrobat 3D Toolkit

The application Acrobat 3D comes with an associated utility called Acrobat 3D Toolkit, which allows the 3D content in the PDF file to be enhanced by editing lighting, adding textures and materials, and creating animations. In this video tutorial you will learn to set up the Acrobat 3D Toolkit environment for technical illustration. Learn about the shortcuts and quick keys to quicken your workflow!

How To: Develop a business workflow in Acrobat 9 Pro

In this Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro tutorial you will learn how to develop a business workflow. Learn how to work with Microsoft Office products like Excel, PowerPoint, CAD drawings and more to create PDF versions of your Office documents, or create entire portfolios to give to clients right in Acrobat 9. Learn how to send files for review, add comments and interactive elements, and enhance PowerPoint presentations in this Acrobat 9 Pro tutorial.

How To: Add headers & footers to your PDFs in Adobe Acrobat 9

In this Adobe Acrobat series of video the instructor shows how to add headers and footers to your PDF documents. Headers and footers help give your integrated document a unified look and feel. You can use the combine feature in the Acrobat to combine information obtained from various sources and integrate it in a single PDF. In the Acrobat software go to the document menu option and from the drop down box select the Header and Footer sub-menu, from which you can add a new or delete or modify ...

How To: Edit form fields in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Learn how to edit form fields in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Start by looking at a automated form that has some errors in the field of gender and marital status. To correct click on forms add or edit fields. Click on the field that needs correcting and figure out the error. Rename the fields to reset them and correct the field. Double check that the name an tool tips have been fixed. Create a cross hairs that you can type over with the correct values you want. You can also shift over boxes. A specia...

How To: Create fillable forms with Acrobat 7 Professional

In this Podcast you’ll see how to make a form using Adobe InDesign CS2 and then export it as a PDF file. After your form is in PDF form, you can open it in Acrobat 7 Professional and create fields on top of the PDF. This enables users to fill out the form right inside their web browsers with the Free Adobe Reader. Check out this video and learn how to do it now!

How To: Export PDF files to Office formats in Acrobat 9 Pro

In this Adobe Acrobat tutorial the instructor shows how to export PDF files to other office formats. He shows how to do this with a live example. He chooses the file menu and from there goes to the export sub menu and shows all the different file format options that are available for exporting. For demonstration purposes he saves the current PDF in Microsoft Word format. He opens the converted file and shows the results of conversion. This video demonstrates the features of Adobe Acrobat 9 to...

How To: Create interactive PDF forms in Acrobat Pro

Dave Cross developed an interactive PDF for people planning to attend Photoshop World in Las Vegas this September. In this tutorial, he breaks down how he used Acrobat Pro tools, like combo box, to create the form. You can take the Photoshop World example and apply it to your own interactive form creations in Acrobat. Create interactive PDF forms in Acrobat Pro.

How To: Add a url link inside a PDF page in Acrobat 5

In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to add an url link inside a PDF page. Many Internet businesses use this feature to promote their websites by distributing free ebooks. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Add a url link inside a PDF page in Acrobat 5.

How To: Flatten transparency in PDFs using Acrobat

The introduction of transparency has been quite controversial in print production over the past few years, though the fact is that for most transparency in Adobe files works just fine. However, those of us out there with older RIPs may have issues printing transparency. In this video you'll see how to flatten transparency in your PDF files before you ever hit the Print command.

How To: Combine documents into a single PDF in Adobe Acrobat 9

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to combine documents into a single PDF in Adobe Acrobat 9. Go to the 'combine' menu and select 'merge files in to a single PDF'. Click on 'add files' and 'add folders'. Now create a new folder and click OK. Then drag and drop files in to the folder. You can then arrange them in the order you want. You can also delete any document that you don't want. You can also choose pages from a document. With all the documents selected, you can go ahead ...

How To: Add watermarks to your PDF documents in Acrobat 9 Pro

Do you have PDF documents that you want to make sure people know belongs to you? Don't want people to use your PDF documents without permission? Well, this video will teach you exactly how to add watermarks to your documents using Acrobat 9 Pro. The watermarks will stay on the documents, so that who ever uses it will know who the document belongs to. This is very useful in protecting your content from being used without your permission or credit. This is a short 3 minute video, the steps are ...

How To: Create comments in PDFs with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Acrobat 9 Pro is an essential tool for creating, reviewing and sharing comments with others you work with. In this video you will learn about commenting PDF files and the methods for including others in your review process with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Learn how to use comment tools and review cycles in Acrobat 9 Pro as well as how to collaborate via email or Acrobat.com and share pages.

How To: Create full screen image slideshows in Adobe Acrobat

Geoff Blake talks about the little-known ability in Acrobat to create full-screen image slideshows. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash.

How To: Modify PDF files in Acrobat 8

This video shows you how to add, update, and remove information in headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds of PDF files in Acrobat 8. You also learn how to manage options and settings, crop a PDF file, add printer marks, and adjust images. Modify PDF files in Acrobat 8.

How To: Change the default PDF program on your Mac

In this tutorial, Luke shows you how to change your default PDF reader on your Mac computer. There are various programs that can be used to read PDFs and you don't have to decide on only one. Your Mac is probably pre-programmed to open up the "Preview" application when you click on a PDF file, but if you'd prefer to use something else, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, there is an easy way to change your default. Check out this tutorial, and set it up in just a few minutes.

How To: Remove sensitive information from PDF's in Acrobat 9

This video shows how to use a special tool to redact or remove sensitive information from Adobe Acrobat 9. This includes hidden metadata, file attachments, comments, hidden text and layer elements within a PDF file. You can also set it up when you're emailing. The Examine Document function highlights information that you may want to remove. You can then select the different types of data and choose which things you want to remove.

How To: Compare two PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this Adobe video tutorial the instructor shows how to compare two PDF documents. He says to go to the documents menu and choose the option to compare PDF's in Adobe Acrobat 9. This brings up a pop-up window where you can choose the files to be compared and all the various other options to choose from. This is the compare documents dialog box. Now he selects the old versions and new versions and performs other settings and shows how to perform comparisons. This video demonstrates the abilit...

How To: Develop a creative workflow in Acrobat 9 Pro

With Adobe Acrobat 9, creative professionals can take InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Photoshop iles and more and convert them to PDF or a unified PDF portfolio making it easier to share files with clients and others. This tutorial shows you how you can use Acrobat 9 Pro easily with Adobe CS4 documents and convert them to PDF's or create portfolios. Learn how to review files, brand PDFs, add multimedia, and use print production tools in Acrobat 9 Pro.

How To: Use built-in preflight tools in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

This Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro tutorial shows you how you can use the built-in preflight tools to identify issues in a PDF like colors, fonts, standards conformance and more. Learn how to analyze and fix an entire PDF, or run single checks and fixups on trouble spots or certain objects. You will also see how to embed an audio trail of the inspection in Acrobat 9 Pro.

How To: Optimize a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this tutorial, we learn how to optimize a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. This will adjust the size of the PDF to better adjust your need and work flow. Fire, go to file and then go to properties, then you will be able to see what size the file is. If you would like to change this, go to the PDF Optimizer, which has an "audit space usage" button. From here, you can change the compatibility level and also change the compression and the color bitmap resolution. After you are done editin...

How To: Use Adobe Acrobat to read PDF files

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to read PDF files. First, click on combined files on your desktop, then add files to the program. You will see different documents on your computer when you browse, then take these files and move them up and down in the order you want to read them. This can help you organize the file so if you send it in an e-mail it will look more put together. You will also be able to print out the document after you view it, in case you want to take it wi...

How To: Edit PDF files

Use Adobe Acrobat to edit your PDF files. With handy software like this you will be able create the perfect version of whatever project you are working on. Text, photos and images can all be changed with this handy advice.

How To: Enable usage rights for Adobe Reader in Acrobat 9 Pro

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to enable usage rights for Adobe reader. She begins by showing a multiple page PDF which can be viewed by anyone having a Acrobat reader. She goes to advance menu and chooses the option of expand features in Adobe reader. She says that by granting these rights in Adobe 9, we can let other people write into the forms of the document, comment it and even sign the document. Now she applies the features and saves the document to the desktop. Now she...

How To: Combine comments in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this Adobe Acrobat series of video the instructor shows how to combine comments in a PDF. When we receive comments as a part of a review of a document there is no need to view the comments is a separate document but you can view the comments in the same document. To do this go to the comments menu and select the option of import comments. Now from there you can select one or more PDF documents that contain the comments and integrate it to the current document. This video shows how to combi...

How To: Create and combine PDF documents in Acrobat Pro 9

Acrobat 9 allows you to create and combine PDF files into one PDF file or portfolio. This tutorial shows you how to create portfolios, add multimedia documents, and convert files to FLV for playback in Acrobat 9 Pro. Since you will be sharing all your information with others, it's important to know how to protect your work, so you will also learn how to add permissions to portfolios and PDF's created in Acrobat 9 Pro.

How To: Create a custom watermark in Adobe Acrobat

In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to create a custom stamp and apply it as a watermark. It might be a good way to add copyright notice to your PDF documents. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Create a custom watermark in Adobe Acrobat.

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