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Pace Your Reading or Present a Slideshow in Acrobat or Reader

You can make Acrobat or Reader advance a document at a preset interval, making it easy to maintain a given reading pace or to present slides.

If you are sitting down for a long, on-screen read, consider adding this “cruise control” feature to Acrobat/Reader. It turns PDF pages at an adjustable pace. Acrobat and Reader already have a similar “slideshow” feature, but it works only when viewing PDFs in Full Screen mode.

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In Acrobat or Reader 6.0, also try the View Automatically Scroll feature. It smoothly scrolls the pages across the screen.

Acrobat/Reader Full-Screen Slideshow

If you have a PDF photo album [Hack #48] or slideshow presentation, you can configure Acrobat/Reader to automatically advance through the pages at a timed pace. Select Edit Preferences . . . General . . . Full Screen (Acrobat/Reader 6 Windows) or Edit Preferences . . . Full Screen (Acrobat/Reader 5 Windows) or Acrobat Preferences . . . Full Screen (Acrobat/Reader 6 Macintosh). Set the page advance, looping, and navigation options as shown in Figure 1-11, and click OK. Open your PDF, select Window Full Screen View (Acrobat/Reader 6 for Windows or Macintosh) or View Full Screen (Acrobat/Reader 5), and the slideshow begins. To exit Full Screen mode, press Ctrl-L (Windows) or Command-L (Mac).


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