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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.
Acrobat can convert a number of file types directly to PDF without you having to open the originating application and do the conversion yourself. All you have to do is choose Create > PDF from File, and then choose the files. I have a folder full of images. I have a Word file and then a plaintext file. I actually have another image, but it's not showing up here, and here's why: it's because of its format. That image is a Photoshop PSD, and that's Photoshop's native format, and it's not a supported format for this procedure.
So I'm going to go with what I do have. I'm going to Shift+Click to select them all and let Acrobat convert them. So now it's given me PDFs for each of those formats. It's taken a TIFF and turned it to a PDF, so we can see what that looks like. And then I also have the JPEG, the PNG, and then I have my text excerpt that was from Word, and then I also have my text excerpt that was just plain text. Notice that there's a little bit of a problem with the plain text.
This text originated on a Mac and sometimes the special characters don't get translated correctly when you move that from a Mac to a PC. Still, I could correct this if I needed to; it's just something you have to kind of keep an eye out for. But again, I didn't have to go back to the originating application and create the PDF; Acrobat saved me a little time. I might have to go back and start over just on this text file, but the other files were converted correctly. So you may find that this speed things up for you when you need to make PDFs out of multiple files.
It saves you having to go back to the original application, and Acrobat does all the work for you.
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