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Acrobat 8 Professional Beyond the Basics

with Brian Wood

Video: Welcome

Demonstrates how to use Acrobat 8 to optimize PDFs, including how to collaborate with others and incorporate multimedia.
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  1. 28s
    1. Welcome
  2. 17m 23s
    1. Reading articles
      3m 49s
    2. Creating articles
      5m 21s
    3. Editing articles
      8m 13s
  3. 48m 48s
    1. Commenting preferences
      8m 11s
    2. Creating custom dynamic stamps
      7m 36s
    3. Exporting comments to Word
      9m 11s
    4. Exporting comments to AutoCAD
      5m 2s
    5. Browser-based reviews
      8m 56s
    6. Participating in a browser-based review
      4m 24s
    7. Tracking browser-based reviews
      5m 28s
  4. 20m 11s
    1. Setting up Acrobat Connect
      7m 41s
    2. Sharing with Acrobat Connect
      12m 30s
  5. 1h 16m
    1. Viewing multimedia
      3m 48s
    2. Adding link actions
      6m 10s
    3. Adding buttons pt. 1
      7m 55s
    4. Adding buttons pt. 2
      7m 41s
    5. Adding a rollover button
      6m 45s
    6. Page actions
      4m 18s
    7. Adding a movie
      7m 59s
    8. Editing a movie
      10m 42s
    9. Adding sounds
      3m 27s
    10. Showing/hiding fields
      7m 2s
    11. Full-screen view
      7m 46s
    12. Full-screen transitions
      3m 2s
  6. 1h 59m
    1. Examining a completed form
      5m 8s
    2. Running Form Field Recognition
      5m 48s
    3. Creating text fields
      11m 2s
    4. Formatting text fields
      7m 52s
    5. Radio buttons
      4m 33s
    6. Checkboxes
      5m 31s
    7. Creating a combo list
      9m 11s
    8. Performing simple field calculations
      3m 8s
    9. Preparing for more complex field calculations
      14m 14s
    10. Grand totals and calculation order
      3m 39s
    11. Creating form buttons
      8m 58s
    12. Distributing forms
      9m 30s
    13. Compiling form data
      6m 28s
    14. Tracking forms
      8m 37s
    15. Enable usage rights in Reader
      2m 14s
    16. Creating a Submit button using CGI
      4m 23s
    17. Creating barcodes
      9m 23s
  7. 1h 15m
    1. Introduction to LiveCycle Designer
      5m 59s
    2. Creating a form from a Word document
      7m 13s
    3. Creating a form from a template
      4m 39s
    4. Creating a form from scratch
      7m 29s
    5. Creating a text field
      4m 31s
    6. Drop-down menus
      4m 41s
    7. Creating radio buttons
      8m 31s
    8. Creating a Reset button
      4m 48s
    9. Creating checkboxes
      7m 12s
    10. Accessibility
      4m 32s
    11. Tab order
      3m 9s
    12. Submitting data
      5m 41s
    13. Viewing data
      7m 31s
  8. 1h 0m
    1. Introduction to JavaScript and Acrobat
      5m 24s
    2. Creating a pop-up menu system
      10m 33s
    3. Manipulating PDF layers
      4m 29s
    4. Setting Full-screen mode
      8m 53s
    5. Adding today's date
      4m 58s
    6. Spawning page templates
      8m 19s
    7. Popping an Alert window
      2m 35s
    8. JavaScript calculations extras
      6m 57s
    9. JavaScript extras
      8m 48s
  9. 58m 58s
    1. Creating a digital ID
      10m 31s
    2. Managing trusted identities
      9m 11s
    3. Certificate encryption pt. 1
      6m 56s
    4. Certificate encryption pt. 2
      2m 15s
    5. Certifying a document pt. 1
      4m 37s
    6. Certifying a document pt. 2
      2m 50s
    7. Creating a digital signature appearance
      5m 6s
    8. Digitally signing a document
      5m 48s
    9. Creating a security envelope pt. 1
      4m 56s
    10. Creating a security envelope pt. 2
      3m 44s
    11. Enabling a document for signing in Reader
      3m 4s
  10. 17m 53s
    1. Reducing file size vs. using PDF Optimizer
      3m 50s
    2. Auditing space usage
      2m 25s
    3. Optimization settings
      11m 38s
  11. 29m 11s
    1. Preparing for an index
      5m 51s
    2. Creating an index
      8m 57s
    3. Searching an index
      4m 16s
    4. Associating an index
      2m 52s
    5. Editing an index
      4m 54s
    6. Embedding an index
      2m 21s
  12. 30m 13s
    1. Creating an accessible PDF
      6m 52s
    2. Examining a tagged PDF
      5m 44s
    3. Creating a tagged PDF
      8m 44s
    4. Setting reading order
      8m 53s
  13. 19m 40s
    1. Batch processing
      8m 52s
    2. Troubleshooting PDFs
      6m 11s
    3. PDF preferences
      4m 37s
  14. 35s
    1. Goodbye

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Acrobat 8 Professional Beyond the Basics
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In Acrobat 8 Professional Beyond the Basics, instructor Brian Wood demonstrates how to use Acrobat 8 Standard and Acrobat 8 Professional to fully optimize PDF documents. The tutorials teach users how to collaborate with others to streamline the design and creation processes, and how to import and export images, text, sound, and movies. The training also covers optimizing security, creating interactive forms and documents, and much more. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.



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Q: How do I create a document that requires users to fill in all required fields before being able to print the document? Users should be able to see which fields are required and the PDF should display a message to users if all required fields are not filled in.
A: Since version 7 of Reader and Acrobat, form fields are highlighted by default on the page. To further highlight the fields by applying borders or a background color (or change any form fields), check out the video "Creating text fields" in the Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Forms title.

To make a field required before printing, you will need to use some JavaScript which we don't cover in the videos. Check out this post here for directions.

Check out for more information as well.





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