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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.
On this page of the catalog, I need to replace an image. This image is not the correct one, but I have the correct one. So, when I choose my Edit Text and Images icon, my Tools pane wakes up, and there's my control: Add Image. But first I'm going to delete the image that I don't want. So I just click on it, and when I hit Delete, it's gone. I think it would be better if I zoomed in, so I'm going to zoom in and scroll down here. I want it to line up of course with the existing files in the page. When I choose Add Image, I can go shopping for that image, and I will tell you that it's in the lesson seven folders, and it just called Painters.
I'm going to choose that and click open. There is my cursor. And I'm going to try to approximate the size I want it by clicking and dragging. So I can position it and then as I poll on the corners, I can scale it up. Now, notice that it scales in proportion. I'm not holding down a modifier key. Often you have to hold down Shift in graphic programs to maintain proportions. You don't have to do that here. Acrobats says, "Well, I will bet you don't want to distort it." So, that's about the right size. Now, once I have it, I can use my arrow keys on the keyboard to nudge it into position, I think that's about right.
But I need to crop out that left side. Watch what happens if I drag on the left side. Ooh, I'm going to distort it. I can undo that, thankfully, but if I need to crop, I need to come over here to my Content Editing pane and choose the Crop tool. Then you'll notice that handles change their appearance around the image. They are trying to tell you that you're now changing your mode. Now, as I drag, I'm not going to distort the image; I'm going to crop off the part that I don't want to show. Then in fact I think I'll even this out on a little bit on the right and then return to my main tool so that I'm not cropping, so that I'm just repositioning.
So, again I'm using my arrow keys to just nudge it over, because sometimes that's a bit more precise than just dragging with the mouse. I switch back to my Hand tool to see if what it looks like. I think this looks pretty good. I might want to nudge it one more time, so I rechoose the tool, select the image, and then move it up. In this case, it get might be a little better to use my mouse. Now, I don't want to constrain it, so as I move it up and down, I don't bounce at left and right. So, now I am holding down my Shift key to constrain it so it only was vertically and I don't mess it up horizontally.
There, I think that looks pretty good. So, in the past this was a challenge to do. It's very easy to do now in Acrobat 11. I will still give you the advice that it's best if you go back to your original file. If you don't have that luxury, Acrobat makes it easy to make the repairs that you need to make.
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