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Category: Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat 9: Expand Your PDF Portfolio Layout Options

by David R. Mankin By now, many of you have discovered the most amazing new feature of Acrobat 9 Professional – the PDF Portfolio.  The PDF Portfolio is a unique and exciting type of file that allows you to share and distribute ANY type of file – not just PDFs.  These files are wrapped up in a […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Did you Know Acrobat.com has Shared Workspaces?

by David R. Mankin We all used to share documents by shooting them back and forth via email.  Many people still do.  Not me – not anymore.  I signed up for my free Acrobat.com account right after Adobe made the amazing service available.  I’ve written about it several times.  From a browser on any computer in […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Proofing a Large Doc on a Small-Format Printer

by David R. Mankin You want a big sign!  Nothing permanent, but you’d like to make a quick, VERY large printout.  Your printer, however, can’t accommodate paper larger than legal size.  Let me show you how to print a “normal-sized” document to larger proportions… using Acrobat! The print dialog box in Acrobat is one of the […]

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Adobe Acrobat 9: Think Reader Can’t Do That? Presto! Now it Can!

by David R. Mankin If Acrobat was free, everyone would own it. Acrobat is a very sophisticated application allowing you to work with, create, enhance and edit those amazing PDF files. Sadly, Acrobat isn’t free and not everyone owns it. People who do not have Acrobat still need to work with PDF files, which is where […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Search is King!

By David Mankin Find You have a PDF file, and you need to locate a word or phrase in it.  How convenient – there’s a Find tool right there on your toolbar: You type in your search term and press enter.  Instantly, you are brought to that phrase in your PDF.  But it wasn’t the passage you needed.  […]

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Acrobat 9: Crop Anyone?

by David Mankin It’s a good bet that you’ve used a crop tool in a variety of software applications for many years. The crop tools have typically looked the same, regardless of the program. You’ve probably come to expect that the cropping process is a rectangular trimming of an area. Fair enough… unless you’re working […]

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Expand Your PDF Portfolio Layout Options

by David Mankin By now, many of you have discovered the most amazing new feature of Acrobat 9 Professional – the PDF Portfolio.  The PDF Portfolio is a unique and exciting type of file that allows you to share and distribute ANY type of file – not just PDFs.  These files are wrapped up in a beautiful […]

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A History Lesson You’re Gonna Love – Acrobat’s Organizer!

by David Mankin How much time have you spent looking for a PDF file you worked on a while ago? Like most other applications, Acrobat’s File Menu lists your most recently opened files.  By default, you see the last five documents opened, but that sixth one will require some fishing to locate.  This is an […]

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My Top 10 Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts…

by David Mankin, Adobe Certified Instructor on Acrobat 9 Here are my top 10 favorite keyboard shortcuts that I have grown to rely on in Acrobat 9 Professional. You may know all of them, some of them, or maybe none at all. Everyone uses their applications differently. I used to be a mega-mouse-clicker. Over the […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Controlling a PDF File’s Initial View

by David R. Mankin Bookmarks are text based links that live in the Bookmarks Panel along the left edge of Acrobat & Reader’s interface. They are very useful in accurately navigating through a long PDF file. Seasoned Acrobat/Reader users know to look for bookmarks right away, but what of the newcomers to Acrobat files? Can […]

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