Hot Adobe Acrobat How-Tos

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: 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 interactivity to PDFs in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Now in PDF document interactivity can be added. By using Hyperlink or bookmark one can start interactivity in PDF document. In Microsoft word there will be a acrobat ribbon. In preference setting there is option for creating link. There is also ANoption for bookmark. By this we can create our PDF. When we select bookmark automatically a related topic will come up. All the interactive options are editable. After following the steps in the video you can easily create bookmarks and hyperlinks wh...

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: 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 Form Tracker in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this software video tutorial you will learn how to use Form Tracker in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. The forms tracker window can be opened by clicking on the 'forms' on the toolbar, or 'forms' in the menu bar or, if Acrobat is not open, by double clicking on the notification button in the tray. Here you are taken to the latest update category. On the left hand side, you will find the response file location. Check its status; whether it is active or not by clicking on 'view responses'. This will gi...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Edit text in Acrobat 5

Some people wrongly believe that PDF files can never be changed. In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to edit text inside Acrobat 5. 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. Edit text in Acrobat 5.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Use the rubber stamp tool in Acrobat 5

In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to use the Rubber Stamp Tool. You use the Stamp tool in Acrobat 5 to apply a stamp to an Adobe PDF document in much the same way you would use a rubber stamp on a paper document. In addition to the standard stamps offered, dynamic stamps obtain information from your system and from the Identity panel of the Preferences dialog box, allowing you to indicate name, date, and time information on the stamp. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in ...

How To: Get & download Adobe Flash Player 10

First of all you have to go to Adobe. You have to hit on the button that says "get adobe flash player". Now you have to hit the button "Agree and install now". Now you have to click on 'save file ' tab. Once the download is finished then you have to click it to open. Then hit 'run' tab. You have to make sure that you have closed all programs running on the computer before doing this step. Now this program shall be installed successfully. Once installed you have to click on 'show details' and ...

How To: Sign PDFs & create appearances in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this video the author shows how to sign PDF files and create digital appearances. To do this open any document where there is a place provided to digitally sign it. Now double click that area and you will be shown a pop up menu that helps you to sign the document. Now if you already have a digital sign prepared you can go ahead and sign the document. If not there is an option to create a new sign and this video shows the procedure of how to get it done. Using this feature now you can digit...

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: 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: 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: 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.

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