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Lesson 1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat > Looking at some examples

Looking at some examples

Publishing your document electronically is a flexible way to distribute information. Using Adobe PDF, you can create documents for printing, for multimedia presentations, or for distribution on a CD or over a network. In this lesson, you'll take a look at some electronic documents designed for printing on paper and at some designed for online reading.

1.
Start Acrobat.

2.
Choose File > Open. Select Introduc.pdf in the Lessons/Lesson01 folder, and click Open. If necessary, use the scroll bars to bring the bottom part of the page into view.

The previews in this document are links to the corresponding electronic documents. The top three previews link to documents designed to be both distributed and viewed electronically; the bottom three previews link to documents intended to be distributed online, but printed out for reading.

3.
Click the Schedule preview in the bottom row to open the corresponding PDF file.

This document is a work schedule that has been converted to Adobe PDF for easy electronic distribution.

4.
Look at the status bar at the bottom of the document window. Notice that the page size is a standard 8-1/2-by-11 inches, a suitable size for printing on a desktop printer.

You might glance at the schedule online, but you'd also want to print out a hard-copy version for handy reference.

5.
Click the Go to Previous View button () in the toolbar to return to the previews in the Introduc.pdf document.

Another example of a publication designed for printing is the Documentation file. This text-intensive document is much easier to read in printed format than online.

6.
Click the Documentation preview in the bottom row to look at the file, and then click the Go to Previous View button to return to the previews.

7.
Click the Slide Show preview in the top row to open that document.

This document is a marketing presentation designed to be shown and viewed exclusively on-screen. Notice that the presentation opens in Full Screen mode to occupy all available space on the monitor.

8.
Press Enter or Return several times to page through the presentation. The colorful graphics, large type size, and horizontal page layout have been designed for optimal display on a monitor.

The Full Screen preference settings let you control how pages display in this mode. For example, you can have a full-screen document with each page displayed automatically after a certain number of seconds.

9.
Press the Escape key to exit Full Screen mode.

10.
Click the Go to Previous View button until you return to the previews in the Introduc.pdf document.


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