Offering a raft of Microsoft Office collaboration features (plus the ability to review and comment on Acrobat Procreated documents using just Reader), Acrobat is no longer just for pre-press and creative professionals. Acrobat can simplify workflows in all kinds of business settings. All you need is this handy guide to delineate those uses and show you how you can put Acrobat to work to make your own life easier! In these pages, veteran author Donna L. Baker uses cases studies and real-world examples to show you how to use Acrobat for everything from sending documents securely to creating forms and building presentations. Each case study details the most efficient ways to convert source documents into PDF documents, and reveals the how's and whys of using Acrobat in specific situationsfrom creating an annual report to setting up an email ordering system for a take-out restaurant. You'll learn how to create archives of Outlook email threads, manage document feedback, embed fonts, and more on your way to Acrobat proficiency.
What do college students, software product managers, and deli owners have in common? Aside from the obvious answer that they are presumably human? My answer is that they can all, in one way or another, make their lives simpler and more productive using Acrobat 7 Professional.
Everybody who uses a computer has seen and worked with PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. We all know they are used for viewing documents that look and print like the original, complete with formatted text, images, and layout structure. But that, my friends, is the mere tip of the iceberg. Consider these questions:
Are you tired of running around the office, report draft in hand, making sure everyone has reviewed it and given you feedback?
What if you are a government employee and looking for a way to send plans and proposals to a select group of decision makers, while ensuring that the content is secure from unauthorized viewing? Do you hand deliver or send couriers?
How can you write a manual that incorporates your material and provides links to your accessory information, such as data tables, interviews, information from Web sites, and other sources?
What if your business wants to create an order form for your customers that can be filled out and e-mailed back to you, shortening the ordering and fulfillment process, thereby increasing your customer's satisfaction and, ultimately, your bottom line?
And what about pictures? Sporting your new digital camera, you take numerous pictures of your products or services in actionhow can you easily share them with colleagues and customers?
The answers to all these questions can be found in Acrobat. You just need to know how to find them.