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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.
Adobe has made it really easy to share your PDFs that you're looking at in Reader with other people directly from Reader. It's kind of neat. So let's say, for example, that you have added a couple of comments to a PDF, and now you want to send it to somebody for them to read your comments. What I normally would have to do would be to close this document, start up my e-mail program, click Attach document, look for the PDF on my hard drive, and attach it. But I can actually bypass all that by attaching it to an e-mail directly from within Reader. It's really cool.
You can do so in two places. One, you can go into the File menu and simply choose Attach to E-mail. Or you can go to the Share panel, where you have a couple of more choices. One of them is under Send Files. You can choose Attach to E-mail right here. It assumes that this is the file that you want and then you click Attach. And it's automatically going to boot up your e-mail program, if it's not already running, and then it's going to going to attach this PDF to an outgoing e-mail message.
So I click on Outlook, and there it is, an outgoing e-mail message, with this document already attached. You know, I use that feature all the time in Reader, and it's also there in Acrobat. Let's go back to Reader. And there is another option here that unfortunately I'm so sorry, I cannot show you how it works because it's not live yet. I'm recording this really kind of early. And they tell us that Adobe SendNow will be made live some time in November of 2010.
Adobe SendNow is kind of like a YouSendIt.com, if you have ever used that service. When you have a very large file that you need to send to somebody, sometimes attaching it to an e-mail doesn't work, because mail servers have a limit of how large an attachment they will allow through. So what Adobes SendNow service will do will allow you to upload it to their web site in the Clouds, and then they will send an e-mail message to your recipient-- whoever you enter here--that you have uploaded a file, and then they will have a link with them to download it.
It's a really nice service, and I can't wait to see it work. But it's called Use Adobe SendNow Online. And it will be a free service that you can use in addition to just attaching a PDF to an e-mail. You can just Use Adobe SendNow Online directly from here.
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