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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 Reader (free version)

The simplest form of Acrobat is the free Acrobat Reader software. Unlike Adobe Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Reader is available both on Windows, macOS, and all mobile devices. The reader is mainly meant to allow you to view a PDF document, but you can also comment/annotate, share, sign, print, collect signatures, and fill out, and save forms.

Here are the limitations of Acrobat Reader, both in desktop and mobile versions:

  • It does not allow you to edit the text and images in a PDF.
  • You cannot scan or convert a PDF into Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.
  • It allows only a limited amount of signing, tracking, and sending of PDFs.
  • You cannot redact content or add password protection.
  • The compare files feature is not included.
  • Accessibility features are built-in to help users with visual and/or hearing impairments. The application can read out loud, for example, but it does not have the tools to test or make a PDF meet PDF/Universal...