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Take a tour of Acrobat XI, compare its three editions, and get a fresh look at what you can do with Acrobat. This course demonstrates the basics of working with PDFs: how to create, combine, edit, export, and review documents. Author Claudia McCue also shows how PDFs integrate with Microsoft Office applications and introduces the basics of working with forms.
I'm collaborating on this project with a colleague and I have a couple of quick questions. One is about this text in this column in the middle of the page, and the other is just about sort of general layout of it. But I need something to attach to an email so that she understands what I'm talking about. So Acrobat offers a couple of interesting methods for capturing content out of this page and turning that content into little PDFs. To just capture the text I can get the Selection tool, just click and drag to highlight the text, and then copy it to the clipboard. And then when I go to Create, I have this option: Create > PDF from Clipboard.
There's a little progress bar, and in a moment Acrobat gives me a new PDF created from that content. Now notice it doesn't look like the page. It's really just that content. So if she and I are having conversation about the text that should go in there, and she wants to see what's in there now, this is just a quick way to send it to her. Now let's see the other method. Under Edit, we have this Snapshot tool. When you choose take a snapshot, your cursor changes to a little crosshair. You just click and drag across the part of the page you want to capture.
It tells you that that's been copied, and it's been copied to the clipboard so you go back to Create, and again, you choose PDF from Clipboard. Now notice that the text is all pixelated, so it hasn't picked up searchable text. It's really a glorified screenshot, but it's contained in a PDF, or it will be if I save my file. So at the moment it just exists in RAM. Notice that the name of the file is Untitled PDF. So I'd need to save it and then I'd attach it to an email so that I can explain to my colleague what I want to change about the layout of this file.
So it's just a quick way to sort of contain a screenshot or contain some text, and it just serves us sort of support for a conversation you're having with somebody else.
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