Hot Adobe Acrobat How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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...

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