Acrobat Tutorials - Acrobat Reader Tutorial - A step-by-step tutorial on how to use Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents.
Acrobat Tutorials - How to save a PostScript file as PDF in Distiller - The basic steps for creating a PDF file from a PostScript file using Adobe Acrobat Distiller.
Acrobat Tutorials - Adobe Acrobat Technical Guides - Adobe Acrobat customer support for configuring Windows browsers for reader, resolving printing problems, and troubleshooting download problems.
Acrobat Tutorials - How to Create Adobe PDF eBooks: Tutorial - Creating eBooks that can be bought, downloaded, and viewed online has never been easier
.Acrobat Tutorials - Noddy's Guide to Acrobat and PDF - Description of what Acrobat and a PDF is and goes into detail.
Acrobat Tutorials - Creating a PDF File Using Adobe Acrobat Distiller 3.01 - This viewlet shows the basic steps to create a PDF document from a PostScript(.ps) file.
Acrobat Tutorials - How to Use Distiller - Distiller is the most complete way to create a PDF file. It retains virtually all of the features of the original Postscript document, offers a range of options for compressing it, allows control over font embedding, and is simple to use. Distilling involves the following steps
Acrobat Tutorials - Downloading and Installing Acrobat Reader - Covers Downloading and Installing Acrobat Reader, Installing PDFViewer in an Internet Browser, Navigating a PDF file in Reader (or Exchange), Purchasing the Reader/PDFWriter Bundle Offer, Viewing PDFs through a Cimmetry's AutoVue
Acrobat Tutorials - How to make PDFs from QuarkXPress for your Desktop Printer - You cannot print high resolution images directly from your QuarkXPress software to your desktop printer unless you have QuarkXPress 6. So, if you need to print a proof or you want to see how your images will actually look when commercially printed, your only option is to make a PDF. In addition to QuarkXPress you need PDF creation software, such as Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Tutorials - Understand and make the most of PDF - Acrobat PDF is one of the most important and most versatile
of all file formats. Probably most users' first experience
of PDF will have been as an electronic replacement for a
printed software manual, but the format keeps cropping up
in different contexts.
Acrobat Tutorials - Reducing PDF File Size - Want to slim down those PDF files for posting to a web site or sending off via email? This tip explains how.
Acrobat Tutorials - Extracting Content from Acrobat - We explain how to extract usable content from PDF documents.
Acrobat Tutorials - Applying Custom Distiller Settings - If you use Acrobat Distiller to create PDF files, then you've probably made custom settings. This little-known feature of Adobe Distiller will add efficiency and accuracy to your PDF production. We explore how you can use it.
Acrobat Tutorials - Paper Capture - Tom Arah takes a look at how best to convert paper to PDF. Adobe Acrobat PDF is a very versatile format, but one of its strongest roles is generally under-appreciated - archiving.
Acrobat Tutorials - PDF: The Future of Professional Print - Tom Arah looks at the benefits and pitfalls of the PDF-based publishing workflow
.Acrobat Tutorials - Job Settings in Acrobat Distiller - Adobe Acrobat Distiller is the best way of creating a PDF file that will provide you with great printability and cross-platform functionality.
Acrobat Tutorials - Making a PDF with Acrobat Distiller - Now that our Acrobat Distiller is set up with job options that we have tweaked to our liking, we are ready to make a PDF.
Acrobat Tutorials - Font problems when editing PDFs - When touching up a PDF, how can you tell if you?re using the proper font?
Acrobat Tutorials - De-skewing pages in Acrobat - Is there a plug-in to de-skew PDFs?
Acrobat Tutorials - Copy and paste sections of PDFs to new files - I would like to double check whether it is possible to copy and paste sections of a PDF file into a new PDF, Excel or Word file without losing the formatting of graphs, charts etc?
Acrobat Tutorials - Streamline Your PDF Review Process - Collaboration is a crucial part of any QA process. This tip from Adobe.com explains how to make the best use of Acrobat's commenting features and integration with Office to optimize your collaborative workflow.
Acrobat Tutorials - Publish PDF files to CD - For PDF files on the go, gather a collection of PDF files onto a CD and use the Catalog feature in Adobe Acrobat 7.0 to make the documents searchable. This tip from Adobe.com explains how Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional makes it easy for you to prepare documents so that recipients can find what they want.
Acrobat Tutorials - PDF FAQs - Get the answers to all your basic Adobe Acrobat and PDF questions.
Acrobat Tutorials - Speed Loading of PDF Files - Get Acrobat reader to load faster by unplugging the parts you don't need.
Acrobat Tutorials - Splitting a Multi-Page PDF for Viewing - What's the best way to split a multi-page PDF so people can view it a page at a time?
Acrobat Tutorials - Converting PDF to Word - What's the best way to convert PDFs back to Word for editing?
Acrobat Tutorials - Making booklets with Adobe Reader - Have you ever wanted to make a booklet from a PDF document? Until the Acrobat 7 family was released, the only way to accomplish this was with 3rd party tools, but Adobe Reader 7 can now accomplish this out of the box. Chris Dahl explains how in this tip.
Acrobat Tutorials - How to Use Acrobat - Most everything you could need to know about using Acrobat.
Acrobat Tutorials - Calling up PDFs within HTML documents - What commands are used to call up a specific PDF page from within an HTML document?
Acrobat Tutorials - Convert PDF to Word - Adobe is the company that created the Portable Document Format (PDF) file format, and Adobe Acrobat is the product that made the format famous.
Acrobat Tutorials - Convert PDF with columns into Word - Is there an easy way to capture a PDF file and convert it into Word? The PDF is laid out in columns.
Acrobat Tutorials - Searching PDF files with Adobe Reader - A major benefit of PDF documents over their hard-copy counterparts is their electronic nature. This makes them both simple to transmit via email or the web and capable of being automatically searched. Bee Documents CEO Adam Behringer explains how to use Adobe Reader 6.0 to search PDF document sets.
Acrobat Tutorials - Setting the Opening View in a PDF - First impressions count. Whether it's just to save time, or just to give the right impression, it's possible to set the initial view of your PDF documents from within Acrobat. In this Acrobat tip, Ted Padova explains how.
Acrobat Tutorials - Creating PDF Page Links - In addition to the tools used for navigation in the Status Bar, you can add interactive elements to a PDF document to assist a user in navigating pages in open PDF documents and in navigating among a collection of different PDF documents. The Link tool is used to create hyperactive links. In this tip, Ted Padova shows you how to add interactive links with the Link tool.
Acrobat Tutorials - Converting an Image File to PDF - In addition to using the Acrobat Distiller software, Acrobat can convert many file formats to PDF. In this tip, Author Ted Pavoda teaches you to use the Convert PDF From File command to convert image formatted files.
Acrobat Tutorials - Converting a PostScript File to PDF - One way to convert to PDF is to first print a PostScript file to disk, and then convert the PostScript file to PDF with Acrobat Distiller. In this tip, author Ted Padova describes how to use the Acrobat Distiller software to convert a PostScript file to PDF.
Acrobat Tutorials - Editing Text in a PDF - Do you need to make minor textual updates to a PDF file? If you don't have the time or inclination to go back to the source file and regenerate the PDF from scratch, Author Donna Baker offers an alternative: text editing from within Acrobat.
Acrobat Tutorials - Adding Headers and Footers in Acrobat - Along with assigning page numbers to documents, you can add precise headers and footers to the pages. When adding them in Acrobat, you should avoid using source documents with visible headers and footers to prevent confusion. Donna Baker explores how it's done.
Acrobat Tutorials - How to Get Text or Images Out of a PDF File - Depending on your needs and the security options set in the individual PDF there are several ways to do extract text and images from a PDF for use in other applications.
Acrobat Tutorials - PDF File Creation - Adobe is the company that created the Portable Document Format (PDF) file format, and Adobe Acrobat is the product that made the format famous.
Acrobat Tutorials - Auto-numbering PDF Pages - Is there an easy way to auto-number a PDF document?
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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