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PDF has become the standard format for electronically sharing documents. But what can you do with your PDFs once they're created? Acrobat 7 Essential Training shows you how to take your PDFs to the next level by adding interactive elements such as links, bookmarks, and form fields. You'll learn to tweak your PDFs using Acrobat Distiller, make changes to them using Acrobat's editing tools, and keep them safe using the new security features. Covering both the Standard and Professional versions of Acrobat 7, these movies ensure that you'll master the key features of this diverse application in no time.
In this movie I want to quickly take a look at how to customize the tool bar area of Acrobat 7. This is important if you are new to Acrobat and maybe watching along with these movies you might notice that my tool bar might look different than yours at certain times depending on how I have moved things around so its important to know how to move these things around yourself, how to place them where you want and how to get to the toolbars that you need to do your work. Right now I have the default toolbar configuration in Acrobat 7, but as I mentioned in the previous movie you'll notice there are these little handles called anchors on the left hand side of the different tool sets. Those allow me to drag and move these tool bars around.
I can move them around in the tool bar area, if I drag down a little further see that little black line that appears there and I released and I actually created a new row for new tools here. I'm going to right click or control click in this tool bar area, and lets say I wanted to work with my advance editing tools I could go ahead and select those. You'll notice they appear as this free-floating toll bar area in here. Let me just bring up a couple of these, like so.
Depending on how much screen real estate and your preference you can leave these floating wherever you want, maybe put them up towards the top of your screen or towards the bottom. You can also drag them into the tool bar area up here and just dock them up there, like so. You can set these up in any order that you want. You can spend as much time as you like moving around your tool bars and determining what works best for you. Again, if you drag one of these out of here and accidentally close it you can always get it back by right clicking in here and choosing the tool bar that you want and moving it back in.
As well as they are available under the view menu under tool bars and you can select any of them from here. Another thing about the tool bars and the various tools is you will notice some of the tools have these little black triangles next to them. Those always indicate there are more tools hidden within that particular tool that you are looking at. If you look at this zoom in tool that I have selected here, if I click the arrow next to it, you can see I have these different tools to choose from. I can select the tool, or maybe I want to change this to the zoom out tool, like so, or if I'm going to be accessing a lot of these tools while I'm working, I can come down here and say, show zoom tool bar, which is going to open up this zoom tools tool bar and give me quick access to all of the zoom tools that are available to me.
You can see as I'm clicking the one I have selected is changing up there. Just like any other tool bar, I can just drag this up into my tool bar well, like so. That pretty much goes for any tool that has a little black arrow next to it can always show the tools that are within that one particular tool. Now you might not want to work like this all the time so if you wanted to get back to your original tool set, all you have to do is right click or control click in the tool bar area and choose to reset your tool bars.
It'll take you back to the original default tool set. Another way to save some space up here, again if I right click or control click up here, I can choose to show the button labels. You'll notice that some of these tools have text labels next to them. So if you go to show button labels, I'm seeing the default labels. I can choose all labels and you'll notice that takes up a lot more space because each one of these tools has a text description next to it, or, I can choose to show no labels and that gives me a lot more room to work with.
This requires that you know what each one of these icons means, but once you get that under your belt, then maybe you do want to come in here and choose to show no labels to save yourself some space up in the tool bar. I'm just going to reset everything back to its default. I still have to choose default labels. Those are just some ways you can work with and customize your tool bars.
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