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In Acrobat X Essential Training, author Anne-Marie Concepción demonstrates how to create, modify, review, and share PDFs in Adobe Acrobat X Standard or Pro. Starting with a tour of the new panels-based interface, the course covers the basics of the software, such as creating and customizing PDFs, searching, editing text and graphics, and extracting PDF content to use in other programs. Also included are tutorials on creating forms, inserting interactivity and rich media, using the prepress tools, combining PDFs with other types of files to create customized portfolios, and ensuring document security. Exercise files accompany the course.
Here's another neat way to make a PDF, and actually it comes in really handy in lots of different situations, whether you're creating a PDF from scratch or you just want to insert something into an existing PDF, in that Acrobat can take what's inside your clipboard memory and convert that to a PDF on the fly. For example, say that you are working in Word and you want to create a PDF that just starts out with this paragraph, or that only consists of this paragraph. So you select it in Word and then copy it to the clipboard. Switch to Acrobat and if you want to create a completely new PDF, from what's inside your clipboard from that paragraph, just go to the Create menu and choose PDF from Clipboard.
It might take a minute or so, we'll just give it a second, and bam! There you have the PDF. So there it is, and it maintains the formatting. So it's not just text selections but also basically anything that can be selected, can be converted. So, let's try, for example, InDesign. Here I have a very heavily designed catalog opened for Hansel and Petal, and say that I want to convert just this headline that says shrubs, and then these pictures right below it to a PDF.
I don't have to export the entire page to PDF, and then delete everything; I can just create a PDF out of the selection. So I select that stuff, go to the Edit menu, choose Copy, jump over to Acrobat, Create PDF from Clipboard, even faster, maybe because InDesign uses the PDF engine internally. There it is fitting in the window. Pretty neat, huh? So whenever you need just to quickly create a PDF from a selection of text or images, just remember that you can always to do so, by choosing Create PDF from the Clipboard.
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