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Up and Running with Acrobat XI
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Editing graphics


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Up and Running with Acrobat XI

with Claudia McCue

Video: Editing graphics

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.
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  1. 1m 3s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      16s
  2. 9m 13s
    1. Understanding the Portable Document Format
      1m 55s
    2. Comparing the three versions of Acrobat
      7m 18s
  3. 16m 11s
    1. Navigating through documents
      4m 57s
    2. Changing the screen view
      7m 29s
    3. Understanding the Tool panels
      3m 45s
  4. 15m 45s
    1. Combining PDFs
      2m 57s
    2. Inserting pages
      2m 33s
    3. Replacing pages
      1m 59s
    4. Changing page order
      1m 29s
    5. Extracting pages
      1m 47s
    6. Creating portfolios
      5m 0s
  5. 16m 28s
    1. Creating PDFs from Word documents
      8m 20s
    2. Creating PDFs from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 5s
    3. Creating PDFs from Excel spreadsheets
      2m 0s
    4. Creating PDFs on a Mac
      3m 3s
  6. 14m 1s
    1. Converting web pages to PDFs
      3m 43s
    2. Scanning hard copy
      5m 27s
    3. Creating PDFs from text and image files
      1m 37s
    4. Converting selected areas of a document and clipboard contents into a PDF
      1m 49s
    5. Printing to PDF
      1m 25s
  7. 9m 43s
    1. Exporting PDF documents to Word
      3m 4s
    2. Exporting PDF documents to Excel
      1m 22s
    3. Exporting PDF documents to PowerPoint
      3m 0s
    4. Extracting images
      2m 17s
  8. 13m 21s
    1. Editing text
      3m 3s
    2. Editing graphics
      2m 38s
    3. Adding hyperlinks
      3m 23s
    4. Adding bookmarks
      4m 17s
  9. 17m 4s
    1. Adding annotations
      2m 32s
    2. Using drawing markups
      6m 48s
    3. Creating email reviews
      3m 26s
    4. Using shared reviews
      4m 18s
  10. 4m 23s
    1. Understanding interactive forms
      2m 27s
    2. Creating forms from Word documents
      1m 56s
  11. 58s
    1. Next steps
      58s

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Up and Running with Acrobat XI
1h 58m Appropriate for all Oct 08, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Inserting, replacing, and extracting pages
  • Combining PDFs
  • Creating PDFs from Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Converting web pages to PDF
  • Scanning hard copies of documents
  • Printing to PDF
  • Exporting to other formats from Acrobat (such as the Excel .xls)
  • Adding hyperlinks and bookmarks
  • Marking up a PDF with annotations and drawings
  • Using shared reviews
Subjects:
Business Collaboration Productivity
Software:
Acrobat
Author:
Claudia McCue

Editing graphics

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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