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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)


In this chapter, we learned what PDF accessibility and the Section 508 guidelines binding in the USA are. We reviewed what accessibility compliance guidelines are from a legal perspective.

We learned about impairments that restrict access to electronic information and explored methods that affected readers use to access information. This helped us to understand how publications need to be designed and published so that the support devices that those readers depend on can extract meaningful content. The principles of accessible document design were reviewed, and we looked at methods used to implement them.

Finally, we learned how Acrobat assists in evaluating the level of compliance, such as Accessibility Checker, and how to use tools to repair a document in need of remediation.

In the next chapter, we will move on to another rich function of Acrobat – a document review cycle. In our interconnected world, physical notations are a major limitation to efficient...