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Acrobat X Essential Training

with Anne-Marie Concepción

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Hey, that was fun, wasn't it? But wait, there is more. I want to thank you, first of all, for sticking with me, and for joining me in learning all about Adobe Acrobat X and Reader and Acrobat now. But I know that you probably have some questions. You know, I didn't get to touch on everything. This is an essentials title. And I didn't get to go as deeply into some aspects as I wanted to. So let me show you a few resources that you should know about if you're going to be using Acrobat a lot, or if you have more questions. So I've queued up a few of my favorite sites in Firefox.
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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

Final thoughts

Hey, that was fun, wasn't it? But wait, there is more. I want to thank you, first of all, for sticking with me, and for joining me in learning all about Adobe Acrobat X and Reader and Acrobat now. But I know that you probably have some questions. You know, I didn't get to touch on everything. This is an essentials title. And I didn't get to go as deeply into some aspects as I wanted to. So let me show you a few resources that you should know about if you're going to be using Acrobat a lot, or if you have more questions. So I've queued up a few of my favorite sites in Firefox.

First of all, you have to go to acrobatusers.com. This is a fantastic resource. It is definitely sponsored by Adobe, okay, so it's not completely independent--it's owned by Adobe--but they have so much information. They have so many video tutorials. They have such great blogs and forums. It's free to join. It is just one of the best sources for Acrobat information out there ever, all right? So check out Acrobatusers.com. Another wonderful place is right on Adobe's own forums. They are kind of buried, because they've redesigned their web site but check out the URL forums.adobe.com/community/Acrobat.

Go there and you are going to see all the different Acrobat forums that are available to you. You can see that there have been over 15,000 discussions just in the Windows section alone. And then if you go to those forums, you can see what people have posted, and how many responses they've received as well. So if you have a question about a problem, or where is a certain feature, how a certain feature works in Acrobat, this a great place to post it. This is not a policed or moderated by Adobe. This is actually a user to user forum, so other users are going to help you out with answers.

It's a wonderful place to learn all about the program, even if you don't have questions, is to see what other people are asking about and the answers to those. Then if you just search for PDF or Acrobat, seriously, on Goggle, you are going to come up with so many hits. Because PDF is the standard file format for printing, for example, there are a ton of print-specific blogs and web sites to newsletters that cover a lot of PDF stuff. Here is just one example. This is planet PDF. These people have been around forever. They have three main divisions: they have Enterprise and Government, Creative and Print, and Developer.

So like here in the Enterprise and Government, it's all about the Section 508, who owns PDF, how to convert and combine different file types in Acrobat. You can see that in Creative and Print, there is a ton of information about using PDF standards for printing and print production, and why is PDF to Word conversion so hard to do? I guess they haven't checked out Acrobat X yet. Then there are blogs just about Acrobat. Like the official, the big one is the Adobe Acrobat blog. Right now, Max is happening in Los Angeles, where they are showing Acrobat X publicly for the first time.

But you see lots of videos, and you can actually reply to the people who are posting. The best part about blog is that you can actually have a conversation with the person who is writing. And then one of my favorite blogs is Acrobat for Legal Professionals, even though I'm not in the legal field. Rick Borstein has been with Adobe for a long time. He is a good friend of mine. And he has fantastic tips for people who are using Acrobat in the legal profession, so lots of things that I've learned too. So, like I learned all about PDF/A from reading Rick Borstein's blog posts, and lots of good stuff on redaction.

It's a wonderful web site. You should check it out. That's Acrobat for Legal Professionals. So I urge you, don't stop here. What I covered here was just sort of like maybe a little below the tip of the iceberg, but there is a lot more information to help Acrobat users, no matter what you're using it for. So, please, investigate some of these web sites, and let me know about the ones that you like. Be sure to contact me at amarie@senecadesign.com.

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