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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)

Converting MS Office files to PDF on macOS

Apple macOS has been a wonderful environment for creative professionals. From the very beginning, they embraced the Graphical User Interface (GUI), rather than a code- and data-oriented world or personal computers at a time when standards were evolving and changing very quickly. We are now way beyond basic issues such as fonts, application availability, or software functions. Almost all features in Acrobat are the same as on Windows systems. Still, there are some major differences, which we will discuss here.

Beyond different keyboards, which can be addressed by providing both operating systems’ keyboard key labels, creating, saving, and printing .pdf files require a different approach on Macs.

This book’s focus and screenshots are centered on MS Windows and MS Office applications, mainly for the following reasons:

  • Statistics from the past 10 years suggest that the actual usage rates (not the sales rates) of users...