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: 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: 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: Use commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to use commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat 9. He says that the look and feel of the commenting tools are very similar to the previous version tools which were used to mark and comment documents. He shows how to open the comment button from the menu bar and explains about the options present in there to use the commenting features. He demonstrates many ways to enable comments and markup tool bar in the application. Now he shows about the various ways of ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Use Acrobat 8 Preflighting and Fixups

In previous versions of Acrobat you could run PDFs against the Preflight tool and it would either pass or fail. If it failed you would then have to manually resolve the problems in the PDF or by generating a new PDF. In Acrobat 8 Professional you can now apply "Fix-ups" to correct the most common problems encountered in working with PDFs for print.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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...

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