In this chapter, you'll be introduced to the Acrobat X interface and see how to customize it to suit your needs.
The Acrobat X Interface
Nothing is more frustrating than struggling through the interface of a new application. Whether you're new to Acrobat or have used a previous version, this video will familiarize you with the Acrobat X interface.
After adjusting the page display and adding bookmarks to a document, you may want the reader to benefit from these settings as well. In this video you'll learn how to control the initial view of a PDF document to improve the reader's experience.
Acrobat X provides an easy way for you to search the contents of a PDF file to find specific words or phrases. In this lesson, you'll learn how to search within a PDF document or multiple PDF documents to find results quickly.
There are many ways to create PDF files. In this chapter you'll get a better understanding of how to control the different aspects of PDF creation. You'll also learn several methods by which you can create PDF files - from Office applications, from other applications, from a scanner, and more!
PDF Settings control all aspects of how a PDF file is generated. In this video you'll learn about the different options that can be controlled and how to change them.
If you have a scanner attached to your computer, you can convert that stack of paper documents to electronic form in no time at all. In this video you'll learn how to scan content to a PDF and even use OCR (optical character recognition) on the PDF to make the file searchable!
Acrobat X can convert a variety of different file types to a PDF file in the matter of a few clicks! In this lesson you'll learn how to do this and you'll use several images to create a PDF to share and distribute.
Once a PDF file is created, there are still things you can do to make it better. In this chapter, you'll learn how to apply modifications to PDF files such as adding headers, footers, and watermarks, and even doing basic PDF editing.
Modifying PDF Files
A watermark is a great way to indicate the current status of a document. In this video, you'll learn how to both create and remove a watermark in a PDF document.
Although making extensive edits to a PDF file is generally not recommended, basic edits are easy to do in Acrobat X. In this lesson you'll learn how to edit text, images, and objects within a PDF file.
A PDF portfolio can be a great way to transport a variety of different file formats within a PDF file. In this video you'll see how to create a PDF Portfolio, add files to it, and customize the appearance of the portfolio.
Once a PDF file is created you need to be able to make changes to the file. This chapter discusses how to indicate changes using the comment and markup tools and how to collaborate with other users while using those tools.
Sharing files with other users couldn't get any easier than it is with Acrobat X and the Adobe online services. In this lesson, you'll learn about these services and see how easy they are to use.
Acrobat X provides very useful comment and markup tools for indicating text and other changes to a document. In this video, you'll see how to use these tools and how to set up a document for users of the free Adobe Reader application so they can use these tools as well.
When extensive comments have been made to a document, it can be hard to keep track of them all. In this video, you'll learn how to create a comment summary to easily see what comments have been made and where they are located.
Applying changes indicated in a commented PDF file opens up the potential for errors. In this lesson, you'll learn how to automatically apply comments in a PDF file to the original Word document that created the PDF.
It can be difficult to manage comments from other users. This video introduces you to the email-based shared review process, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of managing comments from multiple reviewers.
Creating a shared review allows multiple people to add comments to a PDF file and then send them to the initiator as well as to other reviewers. In this video, you'll learn how to set up a shared review to get your work done faster!
Sometimes your PDF file may contain sensitive information that you need to protect. In this chapter, you'll learn how to password-protect a file and how to mask information in a PDF file with the redaction tools.
Password security allows you to limit a user's access to certain aspects of a file. In this video you'll learn how to apply security to a PDF file and how to control access.
A PDF form offers the advantage of portability to fillable forms. This chapter will show you how to take a flat PDF file and make it a fillable form. You'll also learn how to distribute forms in a variety of ways and how to efficiently collect the data entered into the forms by end-users.
PDF forms can be basic flat forms, or they can be fillable forms. In this video you'll learn the difference between these two types of forms and their uses.
When you have a form already created as a PDF file, Acrobat X can automatically detect where fillable form fields should be created in your document. In this video you'll learn how the Form Wizard works and how to make basic edits.