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Setting initial view options


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Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects

with Brian Wood

Video: Setting initial view options

If you want your documents to open in Full Screen Mode when someone else opens the file, we need to set it up so that it saves with the file. Because if you just go up to the menu and let's say under View and choose Full Screen Mode, it won't save it. In this case, we are going to set probably one of the simplest ways to set and save Full Screen Mode and that's in what's called Initial View options. So with this file open, any file as a matter of fact, I'll come under File. You are going to see we have our Properties. These used to be called Document Properties. So if I choose Properties, take a look, we'll see Initial View.
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  1. 5m 42s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 8s
    3. Isn't a PDF just for reading?
      3m 26s
  2. 36m 15s
    1. Using links
      4m 35s
    2. Creating links
      4m 28s
    3. Editing links
      4m 22s
    4. Creating web links
      4m 9s
    5. Cross-document linking
      6m 21s
    6. Links and destinations
      6m 11s
    7. Creating link shortcuts
      6m 9s
  3. 38m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 50s
    2. Creating rollover buttons
      8m 8s
    3. Duplicating buttons
      5m 47s
    4. Using buttons to show and hide fields
      8m 43s
    5. Creating multiple action buttons
      2m 17s
    6. Button extras
      5m 21s
  4. 11m 50s
    1. Understanding multimedia and your audience
      4m 46s
    2. Understanding the difference between Acrobat Standard Pro and Pro Extended
      2m 27s
    3. Embedded vs. linked multimedia
      4m 37s
  5. 55m 13s
    1. Inserting Flash (SWF files)
      3m 33s
    2. Setting advanced options
      4m 51s
    3. Editing the play area
      2m 20s
    4. Inserting Flash content with resources
      5m 29s
    5. Working with ActionScript FlashVars and Acrobat (Acrobat version detect)
      6m 36s
    6. Working with existing chapter points
      9m 12s
    7. Adding chapter points when converting to FLV (Pro Extended only)
      3m 38s
    8. Converting to FLV (Pro Extended only)
      5m 39s
    9. Setting a page action to auto run multimedia
      4m 24s
    10. Adding video to Microsoft Office files
      5m 43s
    11. Commenting on video
      3m 48s
  6. 51m 28s
    1. Adding legacy multimedia
      7m 41s
    2. Setting the appearance (legacy media)
      4m 55s
    3. Setting playback settings
      8m 9s
    4. Adding alternate renditions (legacy media)
      5m 47s
    5. Linking to URL video
      6m 6s
    6. Controlling playback with buttons
      8m 25s
    7. Setting multimedia playback and multimedia trust preferences
      6m 5s
    8. Creating a PDF from drag and drop
      4m 20s
  7. 49m 37s
    1. Understanding audio formats
      4m 19s
    2. Inserting an audio file for Acrobat 9 playback
      6m 50s
    3. Inserting an audio file for Acrobat 8 and earlier playback
      6m 19s
    4. Setting the appearance of legacy sounds
      4m 24s
    5. Setting a page action for control
      10m 23s
    6. Controlling playback with buttons
      8m 17s
    7. Creating audio renditions
      6m 24s
    8. Understanding the difference between audio comments and multimedia audio
      2m 41s
  8. 22m 13s
    1. Understanding layers
      2m 13s
    2. Creating layers
      3m 28s
    3. Setting layer properties
      5m 9s
    4. Using button actions to show and hide layers
      3m 27s
    5. Using bookmarks to interact with layers
      4m 6s
    6. Importing a file as a layer
      3m 50s
  9. 44m 19s
    1. Understanding full-screen presentations
      2m 36s
    2. Setting initial view options
      4m 22s
    3. Setting full-screen preferences
      5m 50s
    4. About page actions
      2m 30s
    5. Creating a full-screen presentation using a page action
      4m 36s
    6. Adding a button to enter and exit full-screen mode
      6m 43s
    7. Setting transitions
      4m 48s
    8. Adding a document action to enter full-screen mode
      3m 16s
    9. Controlling full-screen mode using JavaScript
      9m 38s
  10. 1h 4m
    1. Introduction to JavaScript and Acrobat
      4m 2s
    2. Where does JavaScript go?
      5m 28s
    3. Creating a pop-up menu system
      10m 3s
    4. Manipulating PDF layers
      6m 3s
    5. Showing and hiding text fields
      8m 40s
    6. Spawning page templates
      11m 4s
    7. Popping an Alert window
      6m 14s
    8. Creating an Acrobat version detect pt. 1
      6m 21s
    9. Creating an Acrobat version detect pt. 2
      6m 18s
  11. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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Watch the Online Video Course Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects
6h 19m Intermediate Jul 21, 2009

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Acrobat 9 Pro has the ability to integrate JavaScript, multimedia, and Flash within interactive PDFs. In Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects, Brian Wood teaches web developers, graphic designers, and anyone else how to use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. He shows how to create visually exciting PDF presentations, documents, and interface elements for distribution on the web, on CD/DVD, and via email. Brian explains the difference between embedded and linked media elements and shares several JavaScript examples that relate to all aspects of multimedia. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Working with the new Flash CS4 video integration Embedding and linking to all types of multimedia Creating links, buttons, and other navigation systems Integrating layers and buttons for web page-like effects Adding sounds to complement embedded video action Using buttons and bookmarks to interact with layers
Subject:
Business
Software:
Acrobat
Author:
Brian Wood

Setting initial view options

If you want your documents to open in Full Screen Mode when someone else opens the file, we need to set it up so that it saves with the file. Because if you just go up to the menu and let's say under View and choose Full Screen Mode, it won't save it. In this case, we are going to set probably one of the simplest ways to set and save Full Screen Mode and that's in what's called Initial View options. So with this file open, any file as a matter of fact, I'll come under File. You are going to see we have our Properties. These used to be called Document Properties. So if I choose Properties, take a look, we'll see Initial View.

Now, when I go to set Full Screen Mode, there are certain things you don't have to do. You don't have to set the Page Layout or the Magnification, because it tends to fit it in the screen and it tends to show a whole page basically. So you are not going to do that little toilet paper scroll thing with Full Screen Mode open. You can open to a different page if you want to. Like let's suppose you are in a presentation and you don't want them to see the cover, you want them to go right into the meat of the content. You can say go to page 2 if you wanted to. I won't do that. If you look down here, you are going to see the one option we need to select, Open in Full Screen Mode.

This allows us to save the file with Full Screen set. That way, anybody that views this thing in Reader Full Version, it will immediately kick into Full Screen Mode when it opens. Now, if you do that, a couple of things you can do here. If you look, resize the window itself to the initial page. Now, it's not going to do anything in Full Screen Mode, because in Full Screen Mode, you actually see the document with by default a black border around it, and that's it. Center window, that's going to happen by default, Show File Name, doesn't matter because the bar up top is not going to show at all.

If you look down here, you are going to see that we have User Interface Options. Now, Full Screen Mode, by default, hides all this stuff. So it hides the menu bar, the menus and window controls, you don't need to set these. As a matter of fact, you got to be careful with this. If you actually do this, and then you click OK and you are like cool, I've got everything hidden. It will go Full Screen, well, great. What that means is if somebody kicks out of Full Screen Mode, by default, initially, these are going to be hidden and we don't want to do that. So I'll turn these back off. So there we go. Just select Full Screen Mode.

If I click, what we got to do to test it is you are going to save your file, close it and open it. Because Initial View means when you first open the document, what does it look like. So I'm going to do a File > Save As right here, and I'll just slap this on my desktop and I'll save it out there. Now, I'll close it up. So I'll go to File > Close. Lot of times when you work in PDFs to get things to test, you either have to close them or close Acrobat. So if I come to History down at the bottom, you should see that. You can also come up to Organizer and open the Organizer it's called and see a list of recent files.

I'm going to just click Catalogue what I opened before, and you should see this Full Screen dialog box opened here saying once again, you are about to do this thing, do you want to do it? I'll click Yes. Now remember my choice for this document, I just want to mention one thing here. If you select that, for you it will remember this. It won't remember for anybody else. So I'll click Yes and it should kick into Full Screen Mode and there we go. Now, when you are in Full Screen Mode, we have the option of doing all sorts of different things. The cursor is hidden after a delay typically.

You are also going to see that we have a background color of black out there by default and if you click, it will typically transition to the next page of the PDF. If you have a scroll-wheel, you can actually use your scroll-wheel to kind of scroll up and down too. That's what I'm doing right now with the scroll-wheel. We can use things like the Enter key, Up and Down Arrows and I'm just trying a bunch of different things in here. To get out of this, we are going to press Escape. You can also use the shortcut which is Ctrl+L on Windows or Command+L on Mac, and if you want to see that, you can go under the View menu, and you will see it says Full Screen Mode, there is the shortcut right there.

So that's how we can set up Full Screen Mode using the Initial View. Now, the only thing about doing it this way, you don't have a lot of control. Meaning, you can't tell it how fast to transition, do you want to fade between pages some PowerPoint style things. But this is just for a really simple presentation you want to get out there. Just as a quick tip, you can actually grab a bunch of PDF files, and batch process them to do this. If you come under Advanced, you will see something like Document Processing, Batch Processing. So in Pro Extended, we can see that, and be able to do that.

Anyway, setting up a simple, Full Screen document, Initial View.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects .


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Q: In the "Introduction to JavaScript and Acrobat" movie a URL is referred to at: http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9/...
I get error page when typing in this address. Do you have the correct URL?
A: The new link is:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9.1/Acrobat9_1_HTMLHelp/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm?&accessible=true.
Q: In the Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects title, the author adds video controls by adding "skins" to the SWF videos in the PDF. It appears he does this by using the Resources tab in Flash preferences. When trying to duplicate the author’s method, however, the SWFs plays endlessly (loops), unless you right-click and choose Stop from the contextual menu. Is there a tutorial that specifically walks through getting the skins and using them to add the video controls?
A: Skins can be inserted if the file is converted to FLV when adding video into Acrobat Pro Extended. This is detailed in the Chapter 4 video "Converting to FLV.” Otherwise, the skin can be added in Flash before adding the video to Acrobat. Check out the "Working with Video" chapter in Flash CS5 Essential Training.
 
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