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Chapter 1. Introducing 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 the first part of this lesson, you'll take a look at some electronic documents designed for printing on paper and at some designed for online reading.

Start Acrobat.

Choose File > Open. Select Introduc.pdf in the Lesson01 folder, and click Open.

The views of the various documents in this overview represent links to the corresponding electronic documents. The top three images link to documents designed to be both distributed and viewed electronically; the bottom three images link to documents intended to be distributed online, but also printed out for reading.

Click the Schedule image 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.

Move your pointer () over the bottom left of the document pane, and notice that the page size is a standard 8.5-by-11 inches, a suitable size for printing on a desktop printer. The page size display disappears when you move the pointer away from the area.

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

Click the Previous View button () in the status bar to return to the overview in the Introduc.pdf document.

Notice that the Previous View button moves you between files as well as between pages.

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.

Click the Documentation image in the bottom row to look at the file. Notice that this file opens with bookmarks visible. You can click any of these bookmarks to move to the relevant section in the document. When you are finished looking at the document, click the Previous View button as many times as necessary to return to the Introduc.pdf document.

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 onscreen. Notice that the presentation opens in Full Screen mode to occupy all available space on the monitor. All the Acrobat toolbars and menus have disappeared.

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 in Acrobat let you control how pages display in this mode. For example, you can have a full-screen document with each page displayed automatically for a certain number of seconds.

Press the Escape key to exit Full Screen mode.

You can set your Full Screen preferences to ensure that you always have navigation controls, even in full screen view. In Acrobat, choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac OS), and select Full Screen in the left pane of the Preferences dialog box. Under Full Screen Navigation, check the Show Navigation Bar option. Click OK to apply your change. Whenever you open a document in full screen view from here on you will have Next Page, Previous Page, and Exit Full Screen View buttons at the bottom left of your document pane.

Click the Previous View button until you return to the overview in the Introduc.pdf document.



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