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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)

Accessibility design and workflow

In this section, we will focus on Adobe InDesign’s set of controls to produce publications that are fully accessible when exported to .pdf. Authors and graphic designers who understand accessibility can take advantage of the following functions:

  • Parent pages for page layout elements that should be treated as background or navigation
  • Paragraph, character, and object styles
  • Tables formatted using Table and Cell styles
  • Threading stories across pages in multi-article journals or newsletters
  • The Articles panel to control the content of a tag structure and the reading order in Acrobat
  • Anchoring images and image groups for precise positioning within text
  • Adding alternate text to images and charts using metadata and/or object styles
  • Paragraph style settings to control the creation of corresponding accessibility tags when exported
  • Hyperlinks, cross-references, bookmarks, and text anchors
  • A generated table of...