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Acrobat X Tips and Tricks
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Acrobat X Tips and Tricks

with Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: Welcome

Hi, there! I am Anne-Marie Concepcion and welcome to Acrobat X Tips and Tricks. In this course, we will reveal the best ways to get things done quickly in this popular program. I am going to show you some secrets of the quick tools toolbar. I'm going to explain when to use the Typewriter tool, versus the Text Box tool. We will learn how to edit PDFs, including text and images; how to repurpose the content, so you can use your text and images elsewhere.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 27m 18s
    1. Making a PDF of the Help file
      3m 28s
    2. Locating your favorite tools in the new Acrobat X interface
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing the toolbars
      4m 16s
    4. Discovering the secrets of the Quick Tools bar
      4m 49s
    5. Finding the most useful secret toolbar
      4m 54s
    6. Locating the missing Create a New... command
      3m 35s
  3. 11m 32s
    1. Faster zooming with the Loupe tool
      4m 14s
    2. Creating and viewing facing pages
      3m 2s
    3. Viewing splits
      4m 16s
  4. 59m 5s
    1. Editing existing text
      7m 8s
    2. Creating client-editable PDFs
      8m 43s
    3. Adding text with the Typewriter tool
      5m 54s
    4. Adding text with the Text Box tool
      6m 18s
    5. Erasing private info
      6m 51s
    6. Scaling and cropping images
      3m 2s
    7. Checking and changing image resolution
      4m 34s
    8. Updating content without losing buttons and links
      7m 25s
    9. Increasing page size
      4m 49s
    10. Converting color to grayscale
      4m 21s
  5. 13m 28s
    1. Extracting text without tears
      8m 44s
    2. Extracting images and graphics to use elsewhere
      4m 44s
  6. 28m 7s
    1. Printing double-sided pages
      4m 24s
    2. Printing posters and banners
      5m 35s
    3. Scaling and resizing PDFs to your paper size
      12m 19s
    4. Printing a booklet
      5m 49s
  7. 16m 59s
    1. Making a friendlier cover sheet
      5m 23s
    2. Changing the cover sheet for all portfolios
      6m 4s
    3. Forcing a sort order
      1m 25s
    4. Editing Acrobat 9 portfolios in Acrobat X
      4m 7s
  8. 12m 27s
    1. Creating signature stamps for casual signing
      7m 29s
    2. Creating simple secure signatures
      4m 58s
  9. 43m 38s
    1. Getting rid of the purple bar
      1m 59s
    2. Designing forms that Acrobat can convert
      8m 47s
    3. Creating interactive form fields in InDesign
      6m 4s
    4. Converting a form to a regular PDF
      3m 48s
    5. Flattening a form
      3m 59s
    6. Filling out a flat (not interactive) form
      7m 43s
    7. Updating a form field without redoing the fields
      5m 22s
    8. Enabling and customizing Auto-Complete
      2m 35s
    9. Creating a form that lets Reader users save their data
      3m 21s
  10. 9m 11s
    1. Printing comments
      2m 54s
    2. Exporting comments to Microsoft Word
      6m 17s
  11. 8m 55s
    1. Searching a scanned PDF
      2m 45s
    2. Highlighting all found text in your PDF
      6m 10s
  12. 11m 40s
    1. Creating a batch action with hot folders
      5m 15s
    2. Converting JavaScript to Actions
      6m 25s
  13. 26m 17s
    1. Building smaller PDFs with the same content
      8m 4s
    2. Making PDFs open to a useful view
      6m 11s
    3. Making shortcuts with smart bookmarks
      4m 41s
    4. Testing font embedding for true previews
      4m 43s
    5. Enabling full commenting tools for Reader
      2m 38s
  14. 3m 43s
    1. Next steps
      3m 43s

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Acrobat X Tips and Tricks
4h 33m Intermediate Sep 28, 2011

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Let Anne-Marie Concepción share her intimate knowledge of Acrobat with you, and reveal the application's hidden gems. This course goes beyond the manual to reveal the secret techniques of Acrobat power users: editing text and graphics directly within the PDF, adding the Typewriter tool to the toolbar, creating a better default preview for portfolios, outputting double-sided pages and printer spread booklets, and converting JavaScript into one-click actions. These tools can be put to use immediately on the PDFs that users receive and distribute every day.

Topics include:
  • Discovering secret toolbars
  • Hiding the superfluous form bar
  • Mastering the Typewriter and Text Box tools
  • Importing new artwork into an existing PDF
  • Creating quick and useful signature stamps
  • Making PDF portfolios backward compatible
  • Searching text in a scanned PDF
  • Decreasing PDF file size for faster downloading
  • Creating a batch action with hot folders
Subjects:
Business Productivity PDF
Software:
Acrobat
Author:
Anne-Marie Concepción

Welcome

Hi, there! I am Anne-Marie Concepcion and welcome to Acrobat X Tips and Tricks. In this course, we will reveal the best ways to get things done quickly in this popular program. I am going to show you some secrets of the quick tools toolbar. I'm going to explain when to use the Typewriter tool, versus the Text Box tool. We will learn how to edit PDFs, including text and images; how to repurpose the content, so you can use your text and images elsewhere.

You'll see how you can create a booklet out of your PDF, and of course, tons of tips for working with forms, and comments, and portfolios. This is a fun course with something for everyone, so let's jump into Acrobat X Tips and Tricks.

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