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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #63: Creating an Adobe Presenter Publication
Oct 30, 2008
Donna L. Baker points out how to work with Adobe Presenter to make the best use of your PowerPoint presentations.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #64: Specifying a Theme for an Adobe Presenter Publication
Oct 29, 2008
The default theme in Adobe Presenter is nice but kind of dull. You can jazz it up by creating your own themes with custom colors that match your logo, your own brand name appearing as the download text, and more. Donna L. Baker explains how.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #84: Comparing Documents
Oct 29, 2008
Acrobat 9 can compare two documents to see what changes have been made from one version to another. Donna L. Baker discusses the Compare feature and explains how comparing differs from reviewing.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #109: Commenting and Measuring on a PDF Map
Oct 28, 2008
Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (Windows) allows you to mark geographic locations, search for a map location, and add measurement markups on maps with embedded georeference data. Donna L. Baker discusses this powerful new feature.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #57: Editing Text and Modifying Attributes
Oct 28, 2008
The TouchUp Text tool in Acrobat 9 is designed for making quick textual and formatting changes in a document. Donna L. Baker walks us through the process of using the TouchUp Text tool.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #61: Extracting Active Text from an Image in Acrobat 9
Oct 28, 2008
One cool feature in Acrobat 9 is the ability to convert an image containing text into real text, using optical character recognition (OCR). It isn't perfect, as Donna L. Baker notes, but Acrobat can save you a significant number of keystrokes that you would otherwise spend in retyping content.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #110: Bookmarking Drawings, Maps, or Layers
Oct 27, 2008
Bookmarks are familiar to all of us from their use in browsers. Donna L. Baker explains how to extend the capability of bookmarks by adding them to Adobe Acrobat documents containing special elements such as drawings, maps, or layers.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #94: Handling Form Returns
Oct 27, 2008
Donna L. Baker shows how to use the portfolio features in Adobe Acrobat 9 to keep form returns organized and find the specific results you need.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #100: Measuring 3D Objects
Oct 23, 2008
Three-dimensional objects in many documents need measurements (height, width, and so on) to be displayed with the object. Donna L. Baker shows how to use the 3D Measurement Tool in Adobe Acrobat 9 to measure a 3D model and display handy measurement labels.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #56: Selecting and Editing Text in a PDF
Oct 22, 2008
The Select tool in Adobe Acrobat 9 is an intelligent tool for selecting text, images, and tables. Donna L. Baker explains how to use the Select tool to grab bits and pieces you want to combine to create new content.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #91: Simplifying a Visually Complex Form
Oct 22, 2008
Donna L. Baker demonstrates the power of Adobe Acrobat 9 to recognize form fields, a very useful capability when you need to bring forms (intact, if possible) into PDF files.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #99: Editing in Adobe 3D Reviewer
Oct 22, 2008
Adobe 3D Reviewer is a separate application that's installed with Acrobat Pro Extended. In this How-To, Donna L. Baker describes some of the uses of Adobe 3D Reviewer for working with 3D files.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #30: Managing and Distributing a Portfolio
Oct 21, 2008
By combining files in a portfolio PDF, you can keep related documents organized and share them easily. Donna L. Baker points out some useful capabilities for managing portfolios in Adobe Acrobat 9.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #65: Recording and Using Audio and Video
Oct 21, 2008
Adding audio and video capabilities to your presentation can make it much more interesting for your audience. Donna L. Baker shows how to work with these features in Adobe Acrobat 9.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #85: Tracking a Review
Oct 21, 2008
The Tracker feature in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat can help to keep you from going crazy with trying to remember which files you've reviewed, which you've sent to someone else for review, and the current stage of the various files in the process. It sounds much more complicated than it is, as Donna L. Baker shows in this How-To.
Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #106: Using Data Embedded in a Document
Oct 20, 2008
A number of programs produce PDF files that contain metadata converted from custom information embedded in the source files. Donna L. Baker shows how to view and work with this embedded object data, using Adobe Acrobat 9.
Guidelines for Creating Print-Ready PDF Files in Adobe Acrobat 9
Oct 20, 2008
Choose one: a) Pay a professional printer a wad of cash to get great results from your PDF file. b) Keep some of that money in your pocket by following the Adobe Creative Team's suggestions on how to prep the file before you take it to PDF. Your call.
Working with 3D Content in Adobe Acrobat 9
Oct 20, 2008
Adobe Acrobat 9 offers some pretty spiffy 3D capabilities, including the ability to rotate, spin, zoom, and add custom views of your 3D models. The Adobe Creative Team walks us through the coolest 3D features.
Converting Web Pages to Adobe PDF
Oct 17, 2008
Have you ever printed a page directly from the Web, and discovered with dismay that the finished product looked nothing like the original version onscreen? The Adobe Creative Team shows how Adobe Acrobat 9 can help solve that problem (and others!) by enabling you to save a web page directly to PDF.
Getting to Know the After Effects CS3 Workflow
Oct 17, 2008
Whether you use After Effects to animate a simple DVD title sequence or to create complex special effects, you generally follow the same basic workflow. The Adobe Creative Team demonstrates how to use this workflow to create a simple animated video.