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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)

Using the document comparison feature

To use this feature, two .pdf versions of the same document are needed. An earlier one can be compared to a newer one. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a .pdf file that you would like to work with.
  2. Select Compare Files from Tools if not available already in the tool column in the right area of the screen.
  3. A new screen opens, allowing you to choose two files and select options.
  4. Select the newer file using the dropdown. Both filenames will be shown on the screen.
  5. Click Settings to open the dialog box. Here is a screenshot:
Figure 6.17 – Compare Files option settings

Figure 6.17 – Compare Files option settings

You can choose to compare only a portion of a file if you change the range of pages in the Compare Page Range fields. Selecting one of the Document Description options will tell Acrobat how to determine results. Here are the choices:

  • Autodetect allows Acrobat to choose a type of document.
  • Reports, spreadsheets, magazine...