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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)

Including Acrobat Reader users in a review process

Since many users are still working on a desktop (or laptop) version of Acrobat when reviewing a .pdf document, their access to features depends on which application they use: Acrobat, Acrobat Pro, or a free version Acrobat Reader.

In free Acrobat Reader, the commenting features are available only in a .pdf file with commenting enabled. This requires an extra preparatory step using a full version of Acrobat, before sending files for review.

To ensure that editors working with a free Acrobat Reader have the ability to participate in a review, you need to activate Enable Document for Commenting. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a .pdf file that will be distributed to free Acrobat Reader users.
  2. Select these options from the top menu: File | Save As Other | Reader Extended PDF | Enable Commenting and Measuring.
  3. An alert will appear, reminding you that the copy of the file will be altered:
Figure 6.22 – Browser-based markup tools while working offline