Acrobat has a robust user interface. In this video, become familiar with Acrobat's interface and the purposes of each area.
- [Narrator] Let's start exploring the Acrobat interface. At the top, there's file, edit, view, window, and help. We always need help. And then you'll see home, tools, and then in this tab, it's the name of the document that I have open. Let's take a look at home. If I'd opened up a bunch of documents previously, you'd see them in this recent list, but this is the only file I've opened so far. You'll see some operations listed up here that you might commonly perform like sharing a file with somebody else, maybe exporting the content of a PDF to another format, adding comments, and so forth. So, since these are common operations, they thought they'd put these out front for you to find easily. Let's explore what we have here at the left. I don't have any scans to show, but if I did, that's where I would find them. And then, some file locations. I could look locally on my computer. If I have stored any PDFs in Document Cloud, I could find them here. And online storage accounts are easily accessed here like Box and Dropbox. I love Dropbox. I couldn't live without it. If I had shared any files for other people to view, or review, or perhaps even sign, I'd see them listed here. But I haven't done any of that yet so I'm going to go back and choose recent. Let's take a look at tools. Now these are all sets of operations that you can perform to a PDF. On the right, you'll see that some tools are already in a convenient place for you to find all the time, but if you want to use any of the additional tools, they're easy to add. For example, If I want to add the ability to compare files, I can just click add and it magically appears over here on the right. If I decide I'm not going to need that very often, I can easily get rid of it by clicking on the x. And then, if I want to just go back to viewing my document, I can just click on the document tab. If you'll notice on the left side, there's a gray bar with a little arrow in it. If you click on the bar, and you can click anywhere, you don't have to click on the arrow, this reveals what's called the navigation panes. And these are multiple ways to find your way through the document or find some other operations. For example, if I wanted to see multiple pages in the document, I could view them here. Now this is a really simple document. It only has one page so that doesn't really help me much. When I click the x, that closes it out. If I want to further collapse it, I can click that little gray bar again. And on the right, you'll notice those tools are now represented by very simple icons. But if I want to expand that view, there's another gray bar. I can click on that and now they're wide open. To close it, I click on the gray bar again. So, think of this as sort of the 40,000 foot view of Acrobat and we're going to dig a little deeper in future videos.
- Searching PDFs
- Creating PDFs from Microsoft Office and Adobe CC
- Exporting and Printing to PDF
- Converting a scan to searchable text
- Adding hyperlinks and bookmarks
- Combining multiple PDFs
- Exporting to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Commenting and reviewing
- Building fillable forms
- Protecting content
- Ensuring accessibility