Hot Adobe Acrobat How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Add music to a PDF slideshow from Lightroom in Acrobat

At first glance there doesn’t look like a way to save your slideshows into a format that you can send to some one. If you look a little further you’ll see you can indeed export them though. It exports the whole slideshow into a PDF Presentation (much like Photoshop’s PDF presentation automation). However, it won’t include any music tracks you’ve added in Lightroom. Well there’s a workaround if you’ve got Acrobat Professional. You can go in after the fact and embed the music to the presentatio...

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 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: 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: 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: Protect PDFs with a password in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In order to secure a PDF with a password when opened in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, press the secure button and go into password security settings. Here you can change on what versions of this software the file will run on, the next option asks which portion of the document is to be encrypted when a password is placed. Further below here is where you actually choose the password, this ensures that only people who know the password will be able to see the contents of the document. Below this is the d...

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: 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: 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: 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 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: Combine files into a PDF file in Acrobat 8

This video shows you how to combine multiple files of various types into one sequentially numbered PDF file in Acrobat 8. You also learn how to manage the options for combining files, and wrap the separate files into a PDF Package that retains individual attributes of the files. Check out this lesson from Brian Wood now! Combine files into a PDF file in Acrobat 8.

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: 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: 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: 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: Remove sensitive information in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

This video speaks about removing sensitive information in Adobe Acrobat 9. The viewer might get a very obvious idea of removing sensitive information by redaction. Redaction is the process of permanently removing sensitive information from a PDF file. This is done by opening the Advanced menu, clicking "Redaction" and then clicking "Show redaction tools", which can be in any format, images or text. The viewers will definitely get a clear idea of removing such sensitive information by redactio...

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.

How To: Mark up design changes with the pencil tool in Acrobat

In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to use the Pencil Tool. You'll learn how to mark up design changes and create call out boxes for instructions. The Pencil Eraser tool can be used to erase any parts of your Pencil-drawn line. 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. Mark up design changes with the pencil tool in Acrobat.

How To: Create fillable forms using Form Wizard in Acrobat 9

Are you interested in becoming a master Adobe Acrobat 9 user? Who better to teach you than this expert user from Adobe TV? This video tutorial narrates how to create basic fillable forms within Acrobat 9 using the Live Cycle Designer form wizard. An exact replication of what you can expect to see on your own screen makes the process incredible easy to follow. You can become a seasoned Acrobat 9 professional in no time with this series of fantastic videos.

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: 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.

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