The Acrobat PDF Bible preaches the gospel of the Portable Document Format (PDF) with religious thoroughness. Written by Ted Padova, a knowledgeable lecturer, businessman, and PDF zealot, it covers the fundamentals of Adobe Acrobat; the process of creating and enhancing documents with links, movies, and sounds; and the benefits of PDF on the Web, on CD-ROM, and in the world of digital prepress.
At over 700 pages, it's an impressive doorstop of a book. The writing style is clear if somewhat perfunctory. Screen shots are never merely decorative but rather are carefully chosen to enhance the reader's understanding, while the accompanying CD-ROM contains the stock selection of examples from the book, plus third-party shareware. The book particularly emphasizes third-party plug-ins--something you won't find in the "official" guide.
To be frank, this title probably contains more than most people want to know about a technology that has never become quite as widespread as many people believe it should be. The voluminous Acrobat PDF Bible is a book for those who really want an in-depth, cross-application, comprehensive treatment of PDF. --Josh Smith, amazon.co.uk
"The Adobe Acrobat 8 PDF Bible is the comprehensive guide to Acrobat for novices and power users alike. With a concise, easy-to-read format, you will be creating interactive XML forms, enabling streamlined document review processes, and publishing high-impact electronic documents in no time."
—Rick Brown, director of product management, Adobe Acrobat
The book you need to succeed with Adobe Acrobat!
Why do readers turn to the Adobe Acrobat Bible again and again? Because whether you're already experienced with Adobe Acrobat or you're learning to use this powerful tool for the first time, you'll find exactly what you need to know in these well-organized pages. Packed with helpful tips and step-by-step instructions, this latest edition will guide you through both basic and advanced features, enabling you to take full advantage of everything Acrobat 8 has to offer.
- Create, collect, and distribute forms with LiveCycleÐ® Designer
- Work seamlessly with MicrosoftÐ® Office applications
- Convert AutoCADÐ® and VisioÐ® files to PDF
- Discover new ways to edit PDFs and remove sensitive data
- Explore enhanced Shared Reviews tools with easy-to-use Wizard
- Collect form data by exporting it directly to Microsoft ExcelÐ®
- Combine files and create PDF Packages using new Acrobat 8 tools
What's on the CD-ROM?
- Adobe Reader software
- Entire book in searchable PDF with embedded index
- Windows demonstration plug-ins