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Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-61291-0
936 pages
February 2011
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The classic Acrobat and PDF reference, updated to cover the latest release

Consistently the most authoritative and comprehensive resource on the Acrobat PDF format, this standard reference returns with in-depth coverage of the newest version of Acrobat. Written by bestselling author Ted Padova, this book is packed with real-world insights and techniques gained from Padova's daily use of Acrobat under deadline constraints. You'll discover everything there is to know about using Acrobat X for print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs, and other forms of media.

  • Popular author Ted Padova shares everything you need to know about the latest release of Acrobat—Acrobat X
  • Explores the updated functions of the new Acrobat and using it for print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs, and more

As the ultimate resource for all things Acrobat and PDF-related, Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bible is an update of a classic.

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Table of Contents

Preface xxix

Acknowledgments xxxvi

Introduction xxxvii

Part I: Introducing Adobe Acrobat 1

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Adobe Acrobat 3

Chapter 2: Using Acrobat Viewers 33

Chapter 3: Using Help and Resources 43

Chapter 4: Getting Familiar with Adobe Reader 55

Chapter 5: Viewing and Navigating PDF Files 67

Chapter 6: Searching PDF Files 109

Part II: Converting Documents to PDF 159

Chapter 7: Converting Files to PDF 161

Chapter 8: Using Acrobat PDFMaker with Microsoft Programs 197

Chapter 9: Exporting to PDF from Authoring Applications 223

Chapter 10: Exporting PDF Content 253

Part III: Editing PDFs 267

Chapter 11: Combining, Packaging, and Attaching PDFs 269

Chapter 12: Editing Text 307

Chapter 13: Redacting PDFs 325

Chapter 14: Editing Images and Objects 341

Chapter 15: Editing Pages 365

Chapter 16: Scanning and OCR Conversion 411

Chapter 17: Repurposing and Creating Actions 445

Chapter 18: Enabling Features for Adobe Reader 463

Part IV: Using PDF Interactivity 471

Chapter 19: Annotating PDFs 473

Chapter 20: Working with Review Sessions 507

Chapter 21: Creating Links and Actions 529

Chapter 22: Working with Multimedia and PDFs 575

Chapter 23: Creating Accessibility and Tagging PDF Files 591

Part V: Publishing PDF Files 607

Chapter 24: Using Authentication and Security Methods 609

Chapter 25: Working with PDFs and the Web 643

Chapter 26: Using Acrobat.com for Online Collaboration 659

Chapter 27: Working with eBooks 675

Chapter 28: Printing to Desktop Color Printers 685

Chapter 29: Using Commercial Printing and Prepress 709

Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms 743

Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools 745

Chapter 31: Working with Form Data 795

Chapter 32: Understanding JavaScript 833

Index 867

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Author Information

Ted Padova is the author of all previous editions of the Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible, and he is one of the country's top Adobe Acrobat experts. He has written for the Los Angeles Macintosh Users Group Digest and has published over 40 journal articles on digital prepress and application software methods. Padova has been featured in Macweek, Publish, and other industry magazines.
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