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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By : Urszula Witherell
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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By: Urszula Witherell

Overview of this book

Adobe Acrobat can help you solve a wide variety of problems that crop up when you work with PDF documents on a daily basis. The most common file type for business and communication, this compact portable document format is widely used to collect as well as present information, as well as being equipped with many lesser-known features that can keep your content secure while making it easy to share. From archive features that will keep your documents available for years to come to features related to accessibility, organizing, annotating, editing, and whatever else you use PDFs for, Acrobat has the answer if you know where to look. Designed for professionals who likely already use Adobe Acrobat Pro, this guide introduces many ideas, features, and online services, sorted and organized for you to easily find the topics relevant to your work and requirements. You can jump to any chapter without sifting through prior pages to explore the tools and functions explained through step-by-step instructions and examples. The information in some chapters may build on existing knowledge, but you are not expected to have an advanced level of prior experience. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the many capabilities of PDFs and how Acrobat makes it possible to work in a way that you will never miss good old ink and paper.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Adobe Acrobat Standard subscription

Adobe Acrobat Standard is Windows-only; it is not available on macOS. It is the next tier down from the Pro version. It has fewer features than the Pro version. Here is a list of functions that are not included:

  • The ability to compare two versions of a PDF to review differences.
  • The ability to turn basic scanned-image PDFs into text-editable and text-searchable PDFs.
  • Redaction tools for removing/blocking information.
  • PDF validation to ISO and accessibility standards.
  • Measuring tools.
  • Actions, which are scripts that perform several steps on a PDF file. You cannot add JavaScript to expand interactivity.
  • A Bates numbering feature for legal documents.
  • High-end print production preflight tools.
  • The ability to add audio, video, and interactive objects to PDF files.
  • The ability to optimize PDFs to reduce file size.

What does that leave in Acrobat Standard? Here is a list of available features:

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