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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 multimedia using Rich Media tools

Adding multimedia to a PDF publication is done by using toolbar tools under the rich media tool. In this section, we will enhance a presentation created in InDesign and exported to .pdf by adding navigation buttons, a video, and sound. Let’s start with buttons that will take us places.

Adding navigation buttons

Navigation buttons in PDFs need both a background and interactivity through action. Both components can be created in Acrobat. However, to have more precise control over color and position in the layout, it is better to create the background for buttons during authoring. The click action will be added to the visual area of the button. Here are the steps:

  1. Locate Rich Media on the Tools page, add it to the column of panels on the right, and click it to open its top toolbar. Tool names are self-explanatory, each one providing a unique function – a lot like all the previous tools we used.
  2. We will add actions...