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Adobe Acrobat 5 : The Professional User's Guide - Donna L. Baker

Adobe Acrobat 5

The Professional User's Guide

Paperback Published: 9th April 2002
ISBN: 9781590590232
Number Of Pages: 350

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Donna Baker's book is designed for professionals. It provides information on how to use the program, as well as how to use it effectively. Acrobat 5: A User Guide for Professionals covers all the major components of the program, and includes a multitude of Workflow Tips designed to give the reader immediate tips on how to use features effectively, how to make planning decisions, and things to watch for. Topics are self-contained within each chapter. Baker also includes a comprehensive project chapter that illustrates a real-life scenario, from project planning to form design processes. Acrobat 5: A User Guide for Professionals is organized into functional areas for ease of use. From a general introduction, the book moves into creation and security issues, then a general discussion on output options. Separate chapters are devoted to different forms of output. A chapter on JavaScript is also included for reference. All topical chapters have projects, tutorials, and demonstrations. The CD-ROM also contains a PDF version of "Appendix A: Other Resources" so the reader can link directly to the resources listed, using Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

About the Authorp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Welcome to Acrobat 5p. 1
Welcomep. 2
What's New in Acrobat 5p. 2
You Can't Use Acrobat Without PDFp. 10
What Can Acrobat 5 Do?p. 12
Context Is Keyp. 14
Publishing--What a Conceptp. 15
From the Inbox to the Outbox and Beyondp. 19
Who Should Read This Bookp. 21
Up Nextp. 23
How Acrobat Worksp. 25
What's in the Cupboards?p. 26
A Look at the Interfacep. 26
Menus and Palettes and Toolbars, Oh My!p. 30
Adding Comments to a Documentp. 38
Creating Custom Stampsp. 43
Managing Commentsp. 47
Setting Preferences for Commentsp. 53
Up Nextp. 54
Creating PDF Filesp. 55
Where Do the Files Come From?p. 56
Converting Microsoft Office Filesp. 59
Converting HTML Filesp. 69
Importing Scanned Filesp. 76
Up Nextp. 81
Making Your Documents Securep. 83
Protecting Your Workp. 84
Security Settingsp. 87
Acrobat Self-Sign Securityp. 92
Creating Your Signature Profilep. 93
Adding Graphics to Signaturesp. 96
Using Signatures, Custom or Otherwisep. 101
Sharing Is a Good Thingp. 106
Up Nextp. 116
Collaborating on Document Creation and Modificationp. 117
Creating a Workflowp. 118
Using the Editing Toolsp. 119
Commentingp. 127
Using Document Versionsp. 137
Up Nextp. 140
Repurposing Contentp. 141
What's in a Name?p. 142
What's in a Document?p. 144
Working with Bookmarksp. 147
Creating Tagged PDF Filesp. 160
Up Nextp. 168
Planning and Preparing for Outputp. 171
What If I Want to Make ...?p. 172
Using PDF Consultantp. 172
Batching Files for Conversionp. 178
All About Articlesp. 189
Creating Web Outputp. 196
Document Metadatap. 202
Up Nextp. 203
Making Documents Accessible to Everyonep. 205
What Does "Accessible" Mean?p. 206
W3C Standardsp. 206
What Acrobat Can Dop. 209
Using the Accessibility Toolsp. 214
Reflowing Tagged PDF Documentsp. 222
Consider the Sourcep. 225
Up Nextp. 234
Indexing and Structuring Documentsp. 237
Indexing: More Than It Seemsp. 238
What Indexing Can Bep. 238
Preparing a Document Collectionp. 240
Defining and Constructing an Indexp. 245
Customizing Indexesp. 250
Managing Indexesp. 260
Setting Preferences for Catalog and Searchesp. 261
Up Nextp. 266
Creating Forms with Acrobatp. 267
Forms, Forms, Everywhere ...p. 268
Go to the Sourcep. 271
Some Advanced Functionsp. 288
Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Filesp. 301
Up Nextp. 305
Print It!p. 307
Enhancing Print Workflowp. 308
A Run Through Distillerp. 310
Acrobat Distiller Preferencesp. 314
Print Job Optionsp. 319
Fontsp. 323
Managing Color in Acrobatp. 327
Advanced Print Settingsp. 331
Exporting to PostScriptp. 333
Exporting to EPSp. 334
Soft-Proofing Colorsp. 336
Up Nextp. 336
Using Advanced Acrobat Activitiesp. 339
For All the Mighty Brains Out Therep. 340
Using PDFs vs. Other Media Formatsp. 341
CD-ROM Distributionp. 343
Working with Destinationsp. 346
Byte-Serving PDF Files on the Webp. 358
Reducing File Sizep. 359
Up Nextp. 361
All About E-Booksp. 363
The E-Book Storyp. 364
Creating an E-Book Templatep. 365
Converting Source Material to E-Book Formatp. 366
Navigation Design Issuesp. 371
Navigation Elementsp. 373
Security and Distribution Optionsp. 383
Using the docBox Plug-Inp. 385
Handheld Devices: A Special Casep. 390
Up Nextp. 392
Collaborating over Networksp. 393
That's Collaboration with a Capital "C"p. 394
On Using Networksp. 395
Network Optionsp. 399
Making Acrobat Work Better for Youp. 401
Online Commentingp. 402
Importing and Exporting Form Datap. 406
Up Nextp. 419
Putting It All Togetherp. 421
Advanced Workflowp. 422
Tackling the Project Constructionp. 430
Design the Information Contentp. 431
Project Filesp. 433
The Big Questionp. 456
Up Nextp. 456
More on JavaScriptp. 457
JavaScript and Socksp. 458
Let's Start at the Beginningp. 458
Why I Went Shopping in the First Placep. 462
Using JavaScript in Acrobatp. 466
Editing Scriptsp. 474
Field Calculationsp. 487
External JavaScriptsp. 502
Creating Batch Sequences Using JavaScriptp. 504
Up Nextp. 513
References and Further Informationp. 515
Adobe Sitesp. 516
Information Sitesp. 516
Organizationsp. 517
Acrobat Plug-insp. 519
Adobe Plug-ins Included with Acrobatp. 520
Third-Party Plug-ins Included with Acrobatp. 521
Other Plug-ins Used in This Bookp. 523
Readersp. 526
Adobe Certified Expert Exam Criteriap. 531
Exam Criteriap. 532
Indexp. 535
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ISBN: 9781590590232
ISBN-10: 1590590236
Series: Expert's Voice
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 9th April 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 18.75  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.98