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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)

Acrobat technical requirements

These are the Windows system requirements:

  • Processor: Intel® or AMD processor – a 1.5GHz or faster processor
  • Operating system: Windows 11 (64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) version 1809 or later, Windows 8 or 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit), or Windows Server – 2008 R2 (64-bit), 2012 (64-bit), 2012 R2 (64-bit), 2016 (64-bit), or 2019 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 2 GB of RAM
  • Hard disk space: 4.5 GB of available hard-disk space
  • Monitor resolution: 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Graphics card: Video hardware acceleration is optional

Here are the macOS system requirements:

  • Processor: Intel processor – M1 Apple Silicon processor
  • Operating system: macOS v10.15, macOS v11, or macOS v12
  • RAM: 2 GB of RAM
  • Hard disk space: 2.75 GB of available hard-disk space
  • Monitor resolution: 1024x768 screen resolution

To follow the step-by-step instructions in the book, you will need desktop versions of Adobe Acrobat Pro and MS Office installed. For chapters covering online services, you will need internet access and an Adobe account to sign in.

The Acrobat tab in MS Office applications needs to be available to access PDFMaker. If you don’t see it, visit this link with instructions on how to fix it:

Additionally, review the Changing the default application to open PDF section in Chapter 1, Understanding Different Adobe Acrobat Versions and Services, to see if you need to change any operating system preferences to open .pdf files in Adobe Acrobat Pro by double-clicking in a file browser. The default may be set to launch Adobe Reader.

Chapter 6 and Chapter 8 may require a friend to swap .pdf files with while testing reviewing and signature functions. You will have more fun too.

Chapter 10, Integration with Adobe InDesign, requires Adobe InDesign and Bridge installed.

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