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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)

Adding Digital Signatures and Security Settings

PDFs have evolved from simple read-only pages to documents rich with features that include interactive forms, multimedia, scripts, attachments, and much more. The exciting possibilities unfortunately make the files vulnerable to malicious code that can steal data, damage your computer, or waste resources.

Security lets you protect computers and entire networks against these threats by either blocking potentially damaging actions or selectively permitting those only from trusted files and locations. As everyone adopted the use of .pdf format as a common digital page, concern for the privacy of the content of many types of documents, such as personal taxes or confidential correspondence, also became an issue.

Security concerns can be addressed in two general categories: software active on users’ systems or other devices, and .pdf document content security.

Application security is meant to protect Acrobat and Reader against...