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Lesson 2. Getting to Know the Work Area > Navigating the magazine

Navigating the magazine

Acrobat provides a variety of ways for you to move through and adjust the magnification of a PDF document. For example, you can scroll through the magazine using the scroll bar at the right side of the window, or you can turn pages as in a traditional book using the browse buttons in the command bar. You can also jump to a specific page using the status bar at the bottom of the window.

Browsing the document

1.
If needed, click the Show/Hide Navigation Pane button () to hide the navigation pane. In addition, if you have a palette displayed in a floating window, choose the palette's Hide command from the Window menu.

2.
Select the hand tool () in the tool bar, move your pointer over the document, and hold down the mouse button.

The hand pointer changes to a closed hand when you hold down the mouse.

3.
Drag the closed hand in the window to move the page around on the screen. This is similar to moving a piece of paper around on a desktop.


Drag with hand tool to move page.



Result


4.
Press Enter or Return to display the next part of the page. You can press Enter or Return repeatedly to view the document from start to finish in screen-sized sections.

5.
Click the Fit in Window button () to display the entire page in the window. If needed, click the First Page button () to go to page 1.

6.
Place the pointer over the Down arrow in the scroll bar, and click once.

The document scrolls automatically to display all of page 2. You can control how PDF pages scroll and display in the document window.

7.
Click the page layout pop-up menu in the status bar to display the page layout options. Notice that the Single Page option is currently chosen.

8.
Choose Continuous from the pop-up menu. Then use the scroll bar to scroll to page 3.

The Continuous option displays pages end to end like frames in a filmstrip.


Click Down arrow in scroll bar.



Choose Continuous from pop-up menu.


9.
Now choose Continuous - Facing from the pop-up menu to display page spreads, with left- and right-hand pages facing each other, as on a layout board.


Continuous option



Continuous - Facing option


10.
Click the First Page button to go to page 1.

In keeping with the conventions of printed books, a PDF document always begins with a right-hand page.

11.
Reset the layout to Single Page.

You can use the page box in the status bar to switch directly to a specific page.

12.
Move the pointer over the page box until it changes to an I-beam, and double-click to highlight the current page number.

13.
Type 4 to replace the current page number, and press Enter or Return.

You should now be viewing page 4 of Digital Arts.

The scroll bar also lets you navigate to a specific page.

14.
Begin dragging the scroll box upward in the scroll bar. As you drag, a page status box appears. When page 1 appears in the status box, release the mouse.


A. Scroll box B. Page status box


You should now be back at the beginning of Digital Arts.

Changing the view magnification

You can change the magnification of the page view using controls in the command and status bars, or by clicking or dragging in the page with the zoom-in or zoom-out tool.

1.
Click the Fit Width button (). This control adjusts the magnification to spread the page across the whole width of your screen. Notice that a new magnification appears in the status bar.

2.
Click the Next Page button () to advance to page 2. Notice that the magnification remains the same.

3.
Click the Actual Size button () to return the page to a 100% view.

4.
Click the magnification pop-up menu in the status bar to display the preset magnification options. Drag to choose 200% for the magnification.



You can also enter a specific value for the magnification.

5.
Move the pointer over the magnification box in the status bar until it changes to an I-beam, and double-click to highlight the current magnification.

6.
Type 75 to replace the current magnification, and press Enter or Return.


Double-click to highlight magnification.



Type new magnification, and press Enter or Return.


7.
Now click the Fit in Window button () to display the entire page in the window.

Next you'll use the zoom-in tool to magnify a specific portion of a page.

8.
Enter 3 in the page box to go to page 3. Then select the zoom-in tool () in the tool bar.

9.
Click in the top right section of the page to increase the magnification. Notice that the view centers around the point you clicked. Click in the top right section of the page once more to increase the magnification again.

10.
Now press Ctrl (Windows) or Option (Mac OS). Notice that the zoom pointer now appears with a minus sign, indicating that the zoom-out tool is active.

11.
With Ctrl or Option pressed, click in the document to decrease the magnification. Ctrl- or Option-click once more to decrease the magnification again. Then release Ctrl or Option.

The entire page should fit on your screen again.

Now you'll drag the zoom-in tool to magnify the Contents area.

12.
Place the pointer near the top left of the Contents, and drag over the text as shown in the following illustration.


Marquee-zooming


The view zooms in on the area you enclosed. This is called marquee-zooming.

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