Tips & Tricks

Creating PDFs

Posted by 26 May, 2009

Today’s blog post will show you some Tips and Tricks on creating a PDF right inside of Acrobat. 1. You can create a PDF from a file stored on your computer by simply holding down the “Ctrl key” and the “letter N key” or under the File Tab in the Acrobat program select Create PDF […]

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Today’s blog post will show you some Tips and Tricks on creating a PDF right inside of Acrobat.

1. You can create a PDF from a file stored on your computer by simply holding down the “Ctrl key” and the “letter N key” or under the File Tab in the Acrobat program select Create PDF from file.

2. You can create a PDF from a scanner that is hooked up to your computer by again going to the “File Tab in Acrobat” and selecting “Create PDF From Scanner”. This will give you the option of creating a black & white document, grayscale document, color document, color image or a customize scan.

3. You can also create a PDF off a web page. Under the File tab select Create PDF and from the fly out menu select “From Web Page”  or use the keyboard shortcut by selecting and holding down the “Shift + Ctrl + O keys”

4. You can create a PDF from a 3D Capture by loading the file you want to capture in the CAD application and hit the Print Screen key to do a 3D Capture.

5. You can also create a PDF from a Blank Screen right inside of Acrobat. To do this Select Create PDF under the File menu and in the fly out menu select “From Blank Page.”

For more advanced PDF creation you can also use the Create PDF tab under the File menu to Assemble PDF Portfolios, Merge Files into a Single PDF or Batch & Create Multiple Files

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Overview of Acrobat.com

Posted by 16 Apr, 2009

In today’s blog post I want to give you a brief overview on Acrobat.com With Acrobat.com you can create and share documents, communicate in real time and simplify working with others. At the Acrobat.com site you have 5 portals which are: Adobe Buzzword, Adobe ConnectNow, Create PDF, Share, File Storage. With Adobe Buzzword you have […]

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In today’s blog post I want to give you a brief overview on Acrobat.com

With Acrobat.com you can create and share documents, communicate in real time and simplify working with others. At the Acrobat.com site you have 5 portals which are: Adobe Buzzword, Adobe ConnectNow, Create PDF, Share, File Storage.

With Adobe Buzzword you have the ability to write & collaborate on documents anywhere, anytime (think your word editor on the web) Adobe Buzzword is a new online word processor which you can create & print documents, collaborate with only the people you choose and you can access your documents from anywhere as it operates inside your web browser. Adobe Buzzwords is free.

With Adobe ConnectNow you can meet live over the web and share your screen with anyone. Share your ideas complete projects together all online. With ConnectNow you can reduce your travel costs while saving time and increasing productivity. One feature that is available that I highly recommend you to try is the remote control. This is where you can take control of another meetings participants desktop with their permission. This is useful for collaborative work as well as technical support. Other features include video conferencing, Integrated audio choices (VoIP) and chat pods. Adobe ConnectNow is free.

With Create PDF you have the ability to convert up to five files to Adobe PDF online. Create PDF documents from your existing files in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications.

With My Files you can store your files online for easy access from anywhere. Acrobat.com provides a file sharing portal to help you easily organize all of the files you want to share online. You can store Microsoft Word files, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files and images and its free.

With Share Acrobat.com provides online file sharing where you can send files to others for easy access while you maintain control and its free.

To get started using Acrobat.com and all of its features go to www.acrobat.com and sign up to get your Adobe ID and your personal URL address. If you are interested in seeing a demo of Acrobat.com and all its features please send me an email.

*Some of the verbage for this blog post was found at http://www.adobe.com/acom/

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See What Acrobat Can Do

Posted by 23 Mar, 2009

Adobe in conjunction with ESPN has created a great interactive PDF form in relation to the NCAA Basketball tournament. The Acrobat 9 interactive PDF allows fans to get the latest NCAA tournament news downloaded to their desktops dynamically which in turn offers fans a new way to experience the tournament. With the interactive PDF form […]

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Adobe in conjunction with ESPN has created a great interactive PDF form in relation to the NCAA Basketball tournament. The Acrobat 9 interactive PDF allows fans to get the latest NCAA tournament news downloaded to their desktops dynamically which in turn offers fans a new way to experience the tournament.

With the interactive PDF form you can complete or view the updated tourney challenge bracket, view video spotlights on all the teams and get the latest news all in a single PDF file.

To get the ultimate interactive PDF tourney guide click here.

*Blog verbage created from help off of the Adobe home page.

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Using Acrobat for Full Screen Presentations

Posted by 20 Jan, 2009

Did you know that in Acrobat you can set your PDF presentation to work & open in full screen mode? Full screen mode offers you many different viewing options when you want to show your presentation. How to set your Acrobat PDF to work in full screen: Go to the View command and drop down […]

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Did you know that in Acrobat you can set your PDF presentation to work & open in full screen mode? Full screen mode offers you many different viewing options when you want to show your presentation.

How to set your Acrobat PDF to work in full screen:
Go to the View command and drop down to Full Screen Mode or use the shortcut key (Ctrl L) for Win or (Ctrl K) Mac.

To set your Full Screen preferences:
Choose Edit > Preferences shortcut key (Ctrl K)  Acrobat > Preferences (Mac) (Ctrl K)

Preference choices include:
Full Screen Setup/Setting up Full Screen Navigation bar/Full Screen Appearance/Full Screen Transactions/Setting Escape Key exists.

Full Screen viewing also supports file linking with link & button actions.

Your Full Screen online presentations can be delivered through email, Acrobat ConnectNow & Adobe ConnectPro.

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3 Tips & Tricks in Acrobat 9

Posted by 3 Nov, 2008

Did you know that you can create a blank PDF document in Acrobat 9? To do this click on the file tab than drop down to create PDF and on the pull out menu choose from blank page. Did you know that in Acrobat 9 you can compare 2 documents side by side? To do […]

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Did you know that you can create a blank PDF document in Acrobat 9? To do this click on the file tab than drop down to create PDF and on the pull out menu choose from blank page.

Did you know that in Acrobat 9 you can compare 2 documents side by side? To do this go to the Document tab in Acrobat 9 drop down to compare documents and than select the 2 documents you want to compare. With the compare documents feature you can compare reports, spreadsheets, magazine layouts, drawings and illustrations as well as scanned documents. This is a very handy feature when you want to look at changes that were made from the original document.

Did you know that Acrobat has an automatic save feature which you can adjust to suit YOUR work flow? Go to the edit tab in Acrobat and choose the preference menu (or hold down the control key and the letter K to bring up the dialog box) and than under categories choose documents than check the box Automatically save document changes and select the minutes (1-99) you want Acrobat to automatically save or backup your work.

Check back for future tips and as always if you have a question dealing with Acrobat 9 leave me a comment or drop me an email at gary@acrobatspecialist.com

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Use the new Adobe Acrobat 9 to:

Posted by 12 Jun, 2008

Share your ideas Use Acrobat 9 to create polished PDF files, present multiple documents in a PDF Portfolio, and even add multimedia. And all in a single file. Control your work Use Acrobat 9 to apply passwords, set permissions, and permanently remove sensitive information — so you can feel confident your work is safe. Work […]

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Share your ideas

Use Acrobat 9 to create polished PDF files, present multiple documents in a PDF Portfolio, and even add multimedia. And all in a single file.

Control your work

Use Acrobat 9 to apply passwords, set permissions, and permanently remove sensitive information — so you can feel confident your work is safe.

Work better with everyone

With Acrobat 9, your entire team can view and respond as comments are being made — streamlining your reviews and approvals.

Simplify form creation

With just a few clicks, you can create a form that virtually anyone can fill out and save electronically.

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