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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.
I'd say at least half the time that I am working in Acrobat, the PDF that I am looking at, I need to send on to somebody else. So I can't tell you for how many years what I would do would be to close the document in Acrobat, switch to the Finder, start up my e-mail program, click Attach File, look for the PDF, I am trying to remember where did I just save that to, attach it and so on. It wasn't until, seriously, recently, that I discovered this friendly little command under the File menu to Attach to Email. It's so wonderful, you Attach to Email and this will start up your default e-mail program if it's not already running and it will go ahead and attach this PDF to a new outgoing message with the cursor blinking in the To field.
So nice, so much easier than what I used to do. Now in Acrobat X they have an actual Share panel. So that's another place where you can use the Attach to Email, so I can click right here and click Attach to Email and then just click Attach, that's all. Notice that they have this other service, which, unfortunately, I cannot show to you at this moment, because it's not live yet. It's called Adobe Send Now Online, and it's a free service, it's used for sending very large files. If you've ever used a service similar to yousendit.com, where instead of attaching a huge monster PDF, like these portfolios can get really big, to an e-mail, a lot of mail servers will not accept attachments that are above a certain size.
So instead you could move from your computer to a web server, a very large file, and then that service at the web server will send an e-mail to the recipient saying, hey, Anne-Marie sent you a huge file, here's the link to download it. That's what yousendit does, and that's what Adobe Send Now Online will do. I have seen a demo of it, it's very slick and it's really great, it is built right into the program. Instead of using Attach to Email, you could just say Use Adobe Send Now Online and just enter in your free adobe.com e-mail address and go ahead and send it using Send Now.
So whether you are going to attach your PDF to an e-mail or use this Send Now service, there is absolutely no reason to leave Acrobat in order to share your file with somebody else.
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