Hot Adobe Acrobat How-Tos

How To: Download, install & test Adobe Acrobat Reader

In this walk-through video ClearTechInfo shows you how to download, install and test Adobe Acrobat Reader. First download the software from the mentioned website making sure to un-check the Google tool-bar option. Install the software for all users as shown accepting the license agreement. After the installation is done open your browser go to Google.com and search for the Adobe Acrobat Reader test as shown and go to the test site and confirm the successful installation of the software.

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 multimedia to PDFs in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

In this Adobe video the tutor shows how multimedia can be added to your PDF document to make it richer and more appealing. She shows the basics of the software taking you around the tools available to place multimedia content in the PDF. Now she opens a blank page where she intends to put the multimedia content. She shows how to mark the area of the document so that you can insert multimedia content there. She says that in this latest version you do not need Quick time or Windows media player...

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: 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: 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: 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 and combine PDF documents in Acrobat Pro 9

Acrobat 9 allows you to create and combine PDF files into one PDF file or portfolio. This tutorial shows you how to create portfolios, add multimedia documents, and convert files to FLV for playback in Acrobat 9 Pro. Since you will be sharing all your information with others, it's important to know how to protect your work, so you will also learn how to add permissions to portfolios and PDF's created in Acrobat 9 Pro.

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 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 bookmarks in Acrobat

In this tutorial, Geoff Blake gets started using bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat. 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: 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: 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: 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: Digitally sign PDFs in Adobe Acrobat

Want to know how to set PDFs up so that they can be digitally signed? In this Adobe acrobat tutorial you'll see how to set up a PDF to accept a digital signature. You all also see how to create your own digital signature for signing and a strategy to work with your clients so that you know who is signing those documents.

How To: Create an internal page link in Acrobat 5

If you have a website, and would like to direct people to it via your free ebook, you might want to include an Internal Page Link in it. In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to create an Internal Page Link by adding a link action, setting default page scale, and saving and viewing the working link. 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 an internal page...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Insert and delete pages in Acrobat 5

Do you want to include more pages after your file is published into PDF? Or you have accidentally included pages that are not meant to be in the PDF? In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to insert and delete pages in a PDF document. 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 and delete pages in Acrobat 5.

How To: Add movie clips to PDF files in Acrobat 5

PDF is no longer limited to text and images. In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to add movie clip to PDF files, and adjust clip properties. 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 movie clips to PDF files in Acrobat 5.

How To: Navigate multiple page documents in Acrobat 5

If you have just downloaded a 500-page PDF ebook, you might really enjoy this video. In this Adobe Acrobat video tutorial you will learn how to navigate multiple page documents using free scroll, thumbnail view, focus square, and view documents as spread. 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. Navigate multiple page documents in Acrobat 5.

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: 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 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.