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with Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: Editing images and graphics

So, in addition to being able to edit type to a limited extent in a PDF, you can also edit the objects and objects are considered blocks of text, or little art elements like these lines or mainly images. The first thing you need to do before you can actually edit the object is to select the object, and to do that, you use the Edit Object tool, which is part of the tools panel. It's part of the Content. So, open up the Content section and you want to choose the Edit Object tool. So just click anywhere on the page and you'll see this blue line appear surrounding the boundary of the object that you've selected.
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  1. 1m 53s
    1. Welcome
      1m 33s
    2. Using the exercise files
      20s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. Opening documents and moving them around
      6m 3s
    2. Working with the toolbars
      5m 59s
    3. Working with the panels
      3m 43s
    4. Customizing the toolbar with Quick Tools
      4m 40s
    5. Using the Pages panel to navigate
      3m 57s
    6. Selecting and copying text and graphics
      3m 24s
    7. Rotating pages
      4m 49s
    8. Changing the viewing options
      6m 12s
    9. Reviewing preferences
      7m 6s
    10. Finding words and phrases
      2m 35s
    11. Searching a PDF and working with the Search panel
      4m 21s
    12. Sharing PDFs by email and with Adobe SendNow
      2m 11s
  3. 33m 18s
    1. Creating PDFs from Microsoft Office applications
      9m 46s
    2. Creating PDFs from Creative Suite applications
      8m 57s
    3. Creating PDFs from within Acrobat Pro
      4m 27s
    4. Creating PDFs from a web site
      8m 22s
    5. Creating PDFs from the clipboard
      1m 46s
  4. 30m 58s
    1. Editing text
      8m 51s
    2. Adding text
      4m 40s
    3. Editing images and graphics
      3m 39s
    4. Changing the page number display
      3m 48s
    5. Digitally signing PDFs
      6m 26s
    6. Cropping pages and documents
      3m 34s
  5. 1h 6m
    1. Adding watermarks
      6m 17s
    2. Adding page backgrounds
      5m 41s
    3. Adding page numbers
      5m 56s
    4. Adding headers and footers
      9m 7s
    5. Adding bookmarks
      11m 30s
    6. Attaching files to a PDF
      7m 11s
    7. Adding metadata
      3m 45s
    8. Optimizing a PDF for file size and compatibility
      10m 12s
    9. Creating initial view settings
      7m 16s
  6. 37m 59s
    1. Adding hyperlinks to URLs
      7m 33s
    2. Creating links with the Link tool
      6m 9s
    3. Working with interactive actions
      6m 56s
    4. Creating and adding buttons
      6m 28s
    5. Adding video, sound, and SWF files
      7m 29s
    6. Adding page transitions
      3m 24s
  7. 27m 12s
    1. Extracting pages
      3m 53s
    2. Splitting a PDF into multiple files
      4m 13s
    3. Inserting pages from files and other sources
      5m 42s
    4. Moving, copying, and replacing pages
      8m 17s
    5. Combining PDFs
      5m 7s
  8. 27m 9s
    1. Exporting text
      8m 33s
    2. Exporting images
      6m 33s
    3. Exporting PDFs to Microsoft Word
      7m 21s
    4. Exporting PDFs to Microsoft Excel
      4m 42s
  9. 26m 27s
    1. Working with portfolios
      6m 57s
    2. Creating portfolios
      6m 26s
    3. Customizing portfolios
      7m 23s
    4. Optimizing backward compatibility
      5m 41s
  10. 32m 9s
    1. Creating an interactive form
      6m 42s
    2. Working with form fields
      6m 41s
    3. Editing field properties
      5m 34s
    4. Distributing and collecting forms
      9m 43s
    5. Enabling Reader to save form data
      3m 29s
  11. 34m 26s
    1. Adding sticky notes and other annotations
      9m 2s
    2. Using the drawing markup tools
      6m 10s
    3. Viewing, filtering, and replying to comments
      5m 24s
    4. Printing, summarizing, and exporting comments
      6m 35s
    5. Exporting comments to Word for Windows
      3m 28s
    6. Enabling extended commenting in Acrobat Reader
      3m 47s
  12. 25m 29s
    1. Understanding the different review processes
      2m 7s
    2. Using the email review process
      4m 33s
    3. Conducting a shared review with Acrobat.com
      6m 54s
    4. Using the Review Tracker
      4m 32s
    5. Using the Collaborate Live review process
      7m 23s
  13. 31m 2s
    1. Reviewing the print production tools
      5m 18s
    2. Previewing color separations
      3m 51s
    3. Using the Object Inspector to learn details
      3m 13s
    4. Working with the Preflight dialog box
      5m 34s
    5. Fixing hairlines
      3m 57s
    6. Converting colors
      2m 27s
    7. Saving as a standards-compliant PDF
      6m 42s
  14. 19m 16s
    1. Scanning a paper document to PDF
      4m 44s
    2. Setting up optimization options
      6m 48s
    3. Recognizing text in a scanned PDF
      4m 43s
    4. Reviewing and correcting OCR suspects
      3m 1s
  15. 17m 18s
    1. Using the built-in Actions for automation
      5m 32s
    2. Editing Actions
      4m 7s
    3. Creating new Actions
      4m 51s
    4. Sharing Actions with others
      2m 48s
  16. 35m 27s
    1. Choosing a security method
      5m 27s
    2. Password-protecting a PDF
      7m 28s
    3. Securing a PDF with a certificate
      5m 6s
    4. Creating a digital id
      5m 43s
    5. Removing sensitive content with the Redaction feature
      6m 52s
    6. Revealing and clearing hidden information
      4m 51s
  17. 33m 45s
    1. Opening and navigating PDFs in Reader
      7m 30s
    2. Adding comments
      3m 14s
    3. Viewing extended features
      6m 53s
    4. Digitally signing a PDF
      6m 15s
    5. Sharing PDFs
      2m 29s
    6. Using Acrobat.com
      7m 24s
  18. 3m 54s
    1. Final thoughts
      3m 54s

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Acrobat X Essential Training
8h 59m Beginner Nov 19, 2010

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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.

Topics include:
  • Creating PDFs from web pages, Office files, and Creative Suite files
  • Signing PDFs with a digital signature
  • Creating interactive forms
  • Annotating PDFs with comments
  • Collaborating with others using PDF reviews
  • Making scanned documents searchable with OCR
  • Preparing documents for print with print production tools
  • Automating routine tasks with Actions
  • Securing PDFs with encryption and password-protection
  • Removing sensitive content with the Redaction feature
  • Sharing PDFs
  • Using the new features in Reader X and Acrobat.com
Subjects:
Business PDF
Software:
Acrobat
Author:
Anne-Marie Concepción

Editing images and graphics

So, in addition to being able to edit type to a limited extent in a PDF, you can also edit the objects and objects are considered blocks of text, or little art elements like these lines or mainly images. The first thing you need to do before you can actually edit the object is to select the object, and to do that, you use the Edit Object tool, which is part of the tools panel. It's part of the Content. So, open up the Content section and you want to choose the Edit Object tool. So just click anywhere on the page and you'll see this blue line appear surrounding the boundary of the object that you've selected.

You can start dragging in a blank area, and the Edit Object tool will select multiple objects, whatever fits within its selection boundaries. But let's just select let say this picture right here of the Bonsai Tree. I'm going to zoom in a bit with Ctrl+Plus or Cmd+Plus on a Macintosh, and if you right-click after you've selected something with the Edit Object tool, right-click with that tool and you'll see a bunch of very interesting things you can play with. Like for example, Flip Horizontal, if you want this Bonsai Tree to face the other way, you could do that, or if you want it growing from the roof down, you could choose Flip Vertical.

You can rotate the selection as well, but you can also actually edit the image in an image editor. Before I choose that, let me make a trip to Preferences. If you go to Edit and choose Preferences, or on a Mac, under the Adobe Acrobat menu, choose Preferences, at the very bottom, in TouchUp, which is what you're actually doing with these things that you are about to edit, you'll want to check to make sure that it has the correct image editing program selected. If you have the Creative Suite installed, if you have Illustrator and so on installed, it's going to automatically choose Photoshop as your Image Editor, meaning paint or pixel-based images, and Illustrator as your Page/Object Editor, meaning text and then graphics that were drawn, like simple lines and shapes and filled shapes.

You can always click these buttons and choose any other program, though it's kind of iffy if they're going to work with the elements coming from Acrobat. If they're PDF aware then they should work. We're just going to leave it at Photoshop and Illustrator and click OK. Now I showed in the video on editing text how you can select a block of text, right-click, choose Edit Object and edit this object in Illustrator. What I want to show here is how you can right-click on an image and choose Edit Image. This is going to open up in Photoshop, because that was our default editor.

You're always going to get this little warning until you say don't show again, just telling you that you can add all sorts of layers, but when you click Save, when you leave here, in order to update the PDF file it's going to have to flatten that. So it opens up the image, the Layers panel, just like a regular Photoshop image. All right. So I'm now going to double-click this to turn it into a regular layer, and let's do something major to it. For example, I might use an image adjustment layer down here and let's try Invert. You can go to the Image menu - this is something I actually use this quite a bit for - to change the Image Size.

Right now that resolution is fine. When you're done, you're just going to click the close box here. If for some reason you actually want to use this image elsewhere, you could do a Save As, but this image itself is going to update the PDF file. So when you close it and you're prompted to save it, say Yes, assuming that you do want to update the Acrobat file, and then go back to Acrobat to look at the PDF. It actually is kind of magical; I think a lot of people don't realize that you can do quite a bit of editing, especially to images. I think in many ways it's a lot easier to edit images in a PDF than it is to edit text, and the key is to remember that the tool that you want to use is right over here, the Edit Object tool.

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