Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book
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Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book

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Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for students to learn how to reliably create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat DC. Each of the 13 lessons in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on their growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows students how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share their work across multiple platforms and devices (including via the new Adobe Document Cloud service), and speed up their production and business task workflow with Acrobat DC.

All of the book's screenshots have been updated for the new edition, showing users how to navigate the completely overhauled user interface-a selling point for existing users of the software. Readers will also learn how to use the new Tool pane so they can easily convert files (Microsoft Office documents and graphics) to PDF and then learn how to directly edit text and images in their PDFs. They'll also learn how to use the newly refreshed tools to build PDF or web forms, speed up business workflow by gathering feedback and approval via online document reviews. And they'll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, how to add signatures and security to their PDF files, and much more.

All of the project files used in the book's lessons are available for readers to download at peachpit.com.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 312 pages
  • 190 x 231 x 15mm | 630g
  • Adobe Press,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0134171837
  • 9780134171838
  • 569,599

Table of contents

GETTING STARTED


About Classroom in a Book


Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard


Prerequisites


Installing Adobe Acrobat


Options for purchasing Acrobat DC


Starting Adobe Acrobat


Online content


Additional resources


Adobe Authorized Training Centers


Going mobile


1 INTRODUCING ADOBE ACROBAT DC


About PDF


About Adobe Acrobat


About Acrobat Reader


About the Acrobat DC mobile app


Using PDF on the web


Adding Acrobat Reader installers


Opening a PDF file


Working with toolbars


Working with tools


Tools in the Tools pane


Navigating PDF documents


Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode


Viewing PDF files in Read mode


Setting Acrobat preferences for web browsing


Customizing the Acrobat toolbar


Customizing the brightness of the user interface


Getting help


Review questions and answers


2 CREATING ADOBE PDF FILES


About creating Adobe PDF files


Using the Create PDF tool


Dragging and dropping files


Saving PDF files to cloud accounts


Converting different types of files


Inserting a blank page


Using PDFMaker


Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files


Reducing file size


Adobe PDF presets


Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)


Creating files from the clipboard


Scanning a paper document


Making scanned text editable and searchable


Converting web pages to Adobe PDF


Review questions and answers


3 READING AND WORKING WITH PDF FILES


About the onscreen display


Reading PDF documents


Searching PDF documents


Printing PDF documents


Filling out PDF forms


Printing booklets


About flexibility, accessibility, and structure


Working with accessible documents


Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)


About tags


Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)


Sharing PDF files


Review questions and answers


4 ENHANCING PDF DOCUMENTS


Examining the work file


Moving pages with page thumbnails


Manipulating pages


Renumbering pages


Applying Bates numbering (Acrobat Pro only)


Managing links


Working with bookmarks


Naming bookmarks automatically


Setting document properties and metadata


Adding multimedia files


Setting up presentations


Review questions and answers


5 EDITING CONTENT IN PDF FILES


Editing text


Redacting text (Acrobat Pro only)


Working with images in a PDF file


Copying text and images from a PDF file


Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation


Saving PDF files as Word documents


Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets


Review questions and answers


6 USING ACROBAT WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES


Getting started


About Acrobat PDFMaker


Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF (Windows)


Creating Adobe PDF files from Word mail-merge templates


Converting Word documents to PDF (Mac OS)


Converting Excel documents (Windows)


Converting Excel spreadsheets (Mac OS)


Using the spreadsheet split view


Converting PowerPoint presentations (Windows)


Converting PowerPoint presentations (Mac OS)


Review questions and answers


7 COMBINING FILES


About combining files


Selecting files to combine


Arranging pages


Merging the files


Creating a PDF Portfolio (Acrobat Pro)


Review questions and answers


8 ADDING SIGNATURES AND SECURITY


Getting started


Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader (Windows only)


About security in Acrobat


Viewing security settings


Adding security to PDF files


About digital signatures


Sending a document for others to sign


Creating digital signatures


Using the Fill & Sign tool


Signing in Preview mode


Signing a document digitally with certificates and digital IDs


Sharing certificates with others


Modifying signed documents


Certifying PDF files


Signing certified documents


Securing PDFs in FIPS mode (Windows)


Review questions and answers


9 USING ACROBAT IN A REVIEW CYCLE


About the review process


Getting started


Adding comments to a PDF document


Commenting in Acrobat Reader


Working with comments


Initiating an email-based review


Summarizing comments


Starting a shared review


Comparing versions of documents


Review questions and answers


10 WORKING WITH FORMS IN ACROBAT


Getting started


Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms


Types of form fields


Adding form fields


Specifying an answer format


Using image buttons


Distributing forms


Collecting form data


Tracking forms


Options for distributing forms


Working with form data


Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields


Review questions and answers


11 USING ACTIONS (ACROBAT PRO)


About actions


Using predefined actions


Creating an action


Avoiding the Full Screen mode warning


Sharing actions


Review questions and answers


12 USING ACROBAT IN PROFESSIONAL PRINTING


Creating PDF files for print and prepress


Guidelines for creating print-ready PDF files


Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)


Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)


Custom preflight profiles


PDF standards


What is rasterization?


About flattening options in the Flattener Preview dialog box


Setting up color management


Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)


Advanced printing controls


Review questions and answers
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About Lisa Fridsma

Lisa Fridsma is has long loved the process of teaching others to use Adobe product. She has written, edited, and designed over thirty books in the Classroom in a Book series over the last decade and a half (including books on Photoshop and After Effects), going back to her time on-staff at Adobe. She's currently the owner of Darlington Hill Productions (Informational illustrations and publishing). Lisa lives in Bethesda, MD with her family and two above-average dogs.



Brie Gyncild aims to make technical information accessible to those who need it. Brie has authored The Photoshop CS5 Pocket Guide and The Photoshop Elements 8 Pocket Guide. She has also co-written The Photoshop Show Starring Russell Brown; numerous editions of the Classroom in a Book series on Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, and Acrobat; and several editions of the How to Wow series. Brie lives in Seattle with two cats and an overgrown garden.
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