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With Adobe Acrobat Pro you can create and share professional work with virtually anyone, anywhere. Unify the widest range of content — including documents, spreadsheets, e-mail, images, video, 3D, and maps — in a single compressed and organized PDF Portfolio.
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Exploring key features of Adobe Acrobat 9
From the Adobe site: Welcome to the world of Acrobat. We've assembled tutorials, training videos, and sample files to help you quickly get up to speed on several key areas of Acrobat 9. Navigate these PDF Portfolios to learn about creating PDF files; making PDF files secure; collaborating with colleagues; working with interactive forms; and creating your own PDF Portfolios.
Invite your colleagues to a shared review or host a meeting with Adobe ConnectNow. Acrobat makes it easier to work together.
Collaborating with Acrobat: hands-on tutorials and step-by-step videos
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CREATE PDF FILES
Turn any document into a PDF file that anyone can view with the free, downloadable Adobe Reader. You can easily create PDF files from any application, even web pages!
Creating PDF files: hands-on tutorials and step-by-step videos
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WORK WITH FORMS
Convert paper forms to interactive forms that anyone can complete with the free Adobe Reader, and then use Acrobat tools to collect the data. No need to decipher illegible handwriting!
Working with forms: hands-on tutorials and step-by-step videos
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ASSEMBLE PDF PORTFOLIOS
Pull together all the files associated with a project—PDF files, Word documents, email files, websites, and so on—into a cohesive, navigable PDF Portfolio.
Assembling PDF Portfolios: hands-on tutorials and step-by-step videos
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KEEP FILES SECURE
Password protection and encrypted security envelopes keep confidential files out of the wrong hands. And digital signatures make sign-off more efficient without compromising security.
Keeping files secure: hands-on tutorials and step-by-step videos
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Adobe Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts
Go to the Adobe Acrobat Online Help and you can see all of the Adobe Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts, divided into the following sections:
• Keys for selecting tools
• Keys for working with comments
• Keys for navigating a PDF
• Keys for general navigating
• Keys for working with navigation panels
• Keys for navigating the Help window
• Keys for accessibility
Adobe Acrobat 9 Classroom In A Book - 7 Free Sample Articles
No Acrobat user can afford to miss a beat in his or her production and business task workflow — which makes mastering new versions of key tools like Acrobat a problem. Realizing that the users Acrobat 9 is designed for — creative professionals, business users, and technical professionals — aren't going to interrupt their work schedules to take a class in the software, Adobe has brought the classroom to them in Adobe Acrobat 9 Classroom in a Book.
Through a series of self-paced lessons (each of which builds on the last and includes hands-on projects that the reader can create using the files on the CD-ROM), Adobe Acrobat 9 Classroom in a Book acquaints users with all of Acrobat's regular and industrial-strength features for creating, reviewing, editing, commenting on, modifying, and preflighting PDF files. Readers who are already familiar with the basics of using Acrobat will get up to speed on significantly overhauled new features available in Acrobat 9.
Acrobat 9 Pro offers a new PDF Portfolio feature that lets users bring multiple files together in a single interactive PDF portfolio. Acrobat 9 Pro also offers users a dramatically overhauled form creation tool; a streamlined, interactive document review process; synchronized document views; powerful redaction tools, and more.
Acrobat Pro Extended (formerly Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8) offers Windows users added functionality, such as new 3D capabilities, PDF mapping features, video conversion tools, native support for Flash technology (so users can include video, animations, and applications in Acrobat and Acrobat Reader PDF files), and Adobe Presenter, which lets users create interactive presentations with PowerPoint and then publish them to PDF.
Read Some Free Sample Articles From The Book
Here are some free sample articles you can read from this book.
Adding Signatures and Security in Adobe Acrobat 9
In this step-by-step exercise, the Adobe Creative Team shows how to work with digital signatures, certification, and password protection in Acrobat 9 documents.
Working with 3D Content in Adobe Acrobat 9
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. In this exercise, you'll open a 3D PDF file in Adobe Acrobat 9 and see how easily you can work with the rich 3D content without the need for complex CAD, CAM, or CAE applications.
Converting Web Pages to Adobe PDF
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.
Guidelines for Creating Print-Ready PDF Files in Adobe Acrobat 9
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 Bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat 9
Getting around in a huge PDF document can take a lot of time. The Adobe Creative Team shows how to speed things up by using the bookmark feature in Acrobat 9 to create and organize bookmarks that give you quick-click access to the page you want.
Chapter 5: Combining Files in PDF Portfolios (PDF)
Chapter 11: Creating Multimedia Presentations (PDF)
SiteGrinder 2 Photoshop Plugin Review
Review by Jennifer Apple
There often seems to be a strict division of labor within the world of web design and development. Creative professionals tend to stick to the Photoshop domain, while those well-versed in scripting are left to the task of implementing their work. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest.
Essentially, Photoshop is a no-holds-barred design studio, offering the artist a seemingly endless array of creative options. On the other hand, HTML, CSS, Java and the like follow strict rules of engagement, requiring the developer to take any number of esoteric concerns into consideration in order to ensure that designs are properly displayed on the web.
Turn Photoshop Into A Complete Web Design Tool
SiteGrinder 2 seeks to bridge this gap between design and development. Basically, this program turns Photoshop into an easy-to-use and fully functional web design tool. With SiteGrinder 2, designers will now have the freedom to totally let their creativity loose and then, without skipping a beat, transfer their designs to the web. Bringing esthetic concerns together with more practical considerations, this program is an amazingly powerful tool that would make a fantastic addition to any web designer's bag of tricks.
So how does it work? Think for a second about the normal flow of work for any web design project. You'll spend a great deal of your time designing the visual appearance of your website in Photoshop, only to turn around and spend even more time working with a code editor like Dreamweaver or GoLive, going through the labor-intensive process of reconstructing these designs for the web.
Not to mention that fact that your creativity is often significantly limited when you're using a design program that's completely separate from the program that's used to prep everything for the web. Not everything that you design will be functional when it's translated to the web, nor will it be compatible with all web browsers period! As such, you'll often find yourself not going that extra creative mile just because you know that your web developer will have to re-work your designs just to make sure that they can be used online.
Generate Your Web Pages Directly From Photoshop
SiteGrinder 2 throws all these considerations to the wind. By generating web pages directly from Photoshop, you'll be able to spend much more time on the creative end of the spectrum, since you'll know right off the bat how well particular designs will translate to the web. No more going back to the Photoshop drawing board after getting a phone call from your development team, telling you that what you had envisioned doesn't have a chance of being displayed on the web. You can immediately visually and interactively test your designs, which permits you to then make changes to either esthetics or functions while it's still relatively early on in the design process.
With SiteGrinder 2, you can easily convert Photoshop Type layers into CSS styled web text. Virtually all of Photoshop's character and paragraph styles are supported by CSS, so you'll be able to ensure a smooth transition from workspace to web browser. This includes everything from bold and italic to paragraph spacing and alignment. Even hyperlinking is made easy, as SiteGrinder 2 will automatically turn any HTTP and e-mail URLs into hyperlinks.
Create Buttons, Rollovers, Popups & Menus
Likewise, SiteGrinder 2 will convert image layers to web graphics, generating automatically the HTML needed to display your images on your website exactly where you had positioned them in Photoshop. All the basic elements of any standard website are also easy to achieve by using SiteGrinder 2 with Photoshop, which allows you to create buttons, rollovers, pop-ups and menus. Pretty much all you have to do is tell SiteGrinder 2 about special layers by including "hints" when you name the layers simply include "button", "rollover" or "pop-up" in your layer name and SiteGrinder 2 will create your preferred interactive feature automatically.
No Tables Here SiteGrinder Produces Valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS
It's also a breeze to create a multipage website from a single Photoshop document, by using a Photoshop tool called the Layer Comps palette. Often overlooked, this incredibly powerful little tool lets you save and name particular document states, including the position and visibility of every layer. To create multiple pages, all you have to do is make the document look the way that you want a page on your site to look, and then make a layer comp then set up the next page and make another layer comp, and so on. SiteGrinder 2 will then use these comps to figure out what to include on the web pages that it will generate for you. It's as easy as that!
SiteGrinder 2 effectively functions as your very own web technician, who knows all there is to know about CSS, HTML and other complex web formats.
You don't need to spend precious time and money learning the intricacies of web-speak when SiteGrinder 2 can do all this work for you, leaving you with much more time and freedom to explore the limits of your creative potential in the Photoshop world you know so well.
Pricing and Availability
Mac OS X and Windows versions of the SiteGrinder unlockable demo are available now via download. SiteGrinder 2 can be ordered from Media Lab's online store.