- Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 408 pages
- Dimensions: 203mm x 231mm x 25mm | 590g
- Publication date: 22 August 2003
- Publication City/Country: Foster City
- ISBN 10: 0764537601
- ISBN 13: 9780764537608
- Sales rank: 1,071,289
This work covers accessing and distilling PDF files; converting Microsoft Office documents; capturing paper documents and Web pages; printing, annotating, editing and securing PDF files; extracting text and graphics; cataloging and distributing PDF files; creating interactive forms; and building multimedia presentations. Readers can convert any document to this universal file format, preserving all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of the source document regardless of the application and platform used to create it. PDF files can be published and distributed anywhere: in print, attached to e mail, on corporate servers, posted on Web sites, or on CD-ROM. Adobe PDF is the emerging workflow standard in the $400 billion publishing industry and plays a key role in financial services, regulated industries, and government, with more than 155 agencies worldwide sharing Adobe PDF files.
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Greg Harvey is a veteran computer trainer and author who has written nearly 50 computer books. He owns and manages Mind Over Media, an electronic publishing venture.
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Share, review, print, and edit documents with Acrobat 6 PDFs Let others view your documents accurately, even without the software that created them When you get right down to it, PDF files are about bringing us all together. And this friendly book is about how to convert documents, distill files, make edits, extract elements, archive, and share your creations with others, even those whose systems are different from yours. You'll feel better - and much more productive. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
Table of contents
Introduction.Part I: Presenting Acrobat and PDF Files.Chapter 1: The Ins and Outs of PDF Files.Chapter 2: Accessing PDF Files.Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with Acrobat 6.Part II: The Wealth of Ways for Creating PDF Files.Chapter 4: Distilling PDF Files.Chapter 5: Converting Microsoft Office Documents.Chapter 6: Capturing Paper Documents.Chapter 7: Capturing Web Pages.Chapter 8: Printing PDF Files.Part III: Reviewing, Editing, and Securing PDFs.Chapter 9: Annotating PDF Files for Review.Chapter 10: Editing PDF Files.Chapter 11: Securing PDF Files.Chapter 12: Extracting Text and Graphics from PDF Files.Chapter 13: Cataloging and Distributing PDF Files.Part IV: PDFs as Electronic Documents.Chapter 14: Creating Interactive Forms.Chapter 15: Building and Publishing eBooks.Chapter 16: Making PDFs into Multimedia Presentations.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 17: Top Ten Third-Party Acrobat Plug-Ins.Chapter 18: Top Ten Online Resources.Index.