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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.
In this video, I'm going to show you two methods for inserting a page from one document into another document. So when we look at the page thumbnails for this History of Art book, you can see that there's something important missing: the book doesn't have a cover. So here is method one. In the Thumbnails panel--and just click that little pulldown by the Options icon and choose Insert Pages > From File. And then I am going to choose my Art_Cover, and that's my donor file. And I can choose where I want this page inserted. So I could say Before or After, I can choose First or Last, and I can even select two pages between which I would insert this.
So if I wanted it after Page 45, I could say After > Page > 45. But here of course I wanted before the first page. So when I click OK there is my cover. Now I want to show you method two. I would like to undo, but when I go up to Edit, you will notice that Undo is grayed out. So this is something you sort to have to learn to live with in Acrobat. There are lot of things you can do to a PDF for which Acrobat doesn't give you an Undo. So you learn to save your files frequently and if you just need to go back to the beginning, like I need to do, what you do is you choose File > Revert.
So that was method one. Here is method two. In method two, you open up the file that's going to be the donor. So I am going to open up my Art_Cover, and then I am going to tile the file side by side. So up under Window > Tile, I choose Vertically, and I need the Thumbnails panel opened on both documents. So on the cover file, I just choose little thumbnails. And here is all you do. You grab that thumbnail, hold down your mouse button, drag across to the target document, and notice that blue bar. That's the insertion point.
So this way I can visually determine where it's going to insert this new page and when I push it up so that the bar is above the first page, that's the right position, so I just release my mouse button. And there is my cover. And now everything is fine. So I am going to save this as Art_Book working, because we are going to do some other things to this. So if you are playing along, I would ask you to do the same thing. So it's just going to be A rt_Book_Working.pdf. Click Save and there we go. So it's your choice which method you prefer.
I like this thumbnail drag a little bit better, and that's because I can see what's happening. I can make sure that the page I am bringing in is exactly the page I want. Whereas if I just choose Insert Page, there is a chance that I might pick the wrong file, and since I don't have an Undo, I'd sort of like to get it right the first time. But again, it's up to you. You choose the method that you like the best.
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