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Enhancing PDF Documents in Adobe Acrobat XI

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Learn how to rearrange pages in a PDF document, rotate and delete pages, insert pages, edit links and bookmarks, renumber pages, insert video and other multimedia files and set document properties and add metadata to a PDF.

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Manipulating pages

If you look at the first page of the presentation (page 1 of 13), you’ll notice that the first page, the Table of Contents page, is rather plain. To make the presentation more attractive, you’ll add a cover page, which you’ll then rotate to match the other pages in the presentation.

Inserting a page from another file

You’ll start by inserting the cover page.

  1. Open the Tools pane, and then expand the Pages panel.

  2. In the Insert Pages area of the panel, select Insert From File.
  3. Navigate to the Lesson04 folder, and select Conference Guide Cover.pdf. Click Open or Select.
  4. In the Insert Pages dialog box, choose Before from the Location menu, and select First in the Page area. Then click OK. You want to insert this PDF file before any of the pages in your document.

    The cover document appears as page 1 in the Conference Guide_revised.pdf document.

  5. Choose File > Save to save your work.

Rotating a page

The cover page is now in the conference document, but it has the wrong orientation. You’ll rotate the new page to match the rest of the document.

  1. In the Pages panel, select Rotate.
  2. From the Direction menu, choose Counterclockwise 90 Degrees.
  3. Select Pages, and make sure the rotation will affect only page 1 to 1. Then click OK.

Acrobat rotates the page so that it matches the rest of the document. To ensure that only the first page was rotated, click the Next Page button in the Common Tools toolbar to page through the document.

Deleting a page

The last page in the document doesn’t quite fit with the others, and the conference committee has decided to distribute it separately. You’ll delete it from the document.

  1. Go to the last page in the document (page 14).
  2. In the Pages panel, select Delete.
  3. In the Delete Pages dialog box, make sure From is selected, and that you’re deleting only page 14. Then click OK.
  4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete page 14.

    The page is deleted from the Conference Guide_revised.pdf file.

  5. Choose File > Save to save your work.
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