Hot Adobe Acrobat How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Insert image files into PDF pages in Acrobat 5

PDF files could be boring to the readers if filled only with text. You can easily make a difference by adding graphics to your PDF. In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to insert image files into PDF pages. 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. Insert image files into PDF pages in Acrobat 5.

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: 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 PDF portfolios in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

A PDF Portfolio is a bundled collection of content compressed into one PDF file. Watch this 5 minute overview and learn how you can bundle documents, e-mail, drawings, flash presentations and even video into one sleek package that can be used for presentations or project management for your organization. Your portfolio can include introductory text and sets of data that can be sorted geographically by being linked to clickable maps. Not only can the entire portfolio be branded with your logo ...

How To: Touch up text in Adobe Acrobat

In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to touch up text in a PDF file. This video shows you how to open a PDF file, and edit the page title, as well as change fonts and font colors. 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. Touch up text in Adobe Acrobat.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Add AVI movies to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat

Need a video presentation in your product catalog? In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to add AVI movies to PDF files. 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 AVI movies to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat.

How To: Simplify PDF form creation in Acrobat Pro 9

In this Adobe CS4 software tutorial you will learn how to work in Acrobat Pro 9 in a way that will simplify form creation. You will learn how to create fillable PDF forms, add interactive elements and distribute forms in Acrobat 9. The Acrobat 9 Pro tutorial also covers how to review, filter, and export form responses.

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: Create page navigation in Adobe Acrobat

It's important to assist your readers as they browse through your PDF document, especially it has a lot of pages. In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to create basic buttons for navigation between pages. You'll see how to create a default view state, and save buttons with actions inside the file. 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 page navigation i...

How To: Use Web Capture & Compare in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Learn how to use the Web Capture and Compare Documents commands in Acrobat 9 Pro with this tutorial selected by experts at Adobe. You can use this command to compare the differences between two versions of a web page. First, you have to convert the pages to PDF files using the built-in Convert-to-PDF command in Acrobat 9. Then, select the Compare Document command from the Document menu, choosing the settings. The program will run through the two files, compare them and present the results in ...

How To: Use Microsoft SharePoint to view Acrobat 9 reviews

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Microsoft SharePoint to view Acrobat 9 reviews. First, go to the comment bar and click "send for shared review". In this wizard, click internal and then click next. Then, click SharePoint workspace, then type in the URL to the server, then click "get workspaces" and you now may have to enter in your username and password. Now you will have to choose your workspace and document library. After this, click on next and click if you want to have it attached fo...

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: 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...

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