While you may be old friends with Adobe Reader, you may be less familiar with the humble document viewer’s dynamic and richly featured big brother Adobe Acrobat, a powerful piece of software used to create and edit PDFs.
Using Acrobat, you can combine multiple file types into a single PDF, add, delete or extract pages from an existing PDF, and resave PDFs in a variety of different formats such as DOC or JPEG. Useful, but you probably knew that!
With Acrobat, you can easily add interactive elements to documents, such as a table of contents that allows users to click through instantly to a selected page, and embed multimedia elements such as a video clip to take the edge off a dry presentation.
How many times have you been sent an important PDF from a colleague, only to find a niggling spelling error? Well, now you can add, edit, replace and precisely position text and images all from within Acrobat, no other files necessary!
Or alternatively, perform Acrobat functions without having to open the program at all – create PDFs from within Word, Excel and Outlook using Acrobat’s clever in-built toolbar, and discover the compatibility between Acrobat and Microsoft Office.
With so much editing functionality now available from within Acrobat, users may also benefit from exploring its equally robust security tools to make sure nothing is viewed or altered without your permission.
And if you need a second opinion, you can use Acrobat’s Shared Review tool to upload your PDF to a server where it can be accessed by a list of selected recipients who can add and view Annotations and Mark-Ups to it in real time.
At City Desktop Training – an Adobe Authorised Training Centre – upon course completion participants receive a Certificate endorsed by Adobe.