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Knowledge Center: Adobe Acrobat Design Tips

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Adobe Acrobat Tips and Articles

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Digital Acrobat Tips: The Ins and Outs of Document Review
When you're sharing comps with colleagues and clients more than a hallway away, sending PDFs via email for review is the fastest and easiest route. Here are tips for sending the PDFs so any recipient can comment; comparing differences between PDFs before and after the review, and spell-checking your comments.

Digital Quick Tips for Acrobat 7
Acrobat isn't as complex as some other Adobe apps ([cough] Photoshop [cough]) but you've got to admit that Acrobat is getting deeper with every version! That's why we've compiled a bevy of quick tips to give you back control.

Digital Acrobat Tip: Make Last-Minute Corrections
When you need to correct an Acrobat PDF but can't or don't want to open the original file, try the TouchUp Object tool. Here's how.

Digital Acrobat How-to: Share the Love With Acrobat 7.0
Before the current version of Adobe Acrobat, only those who paid for the program could use its commenting tools. People with just the free Reader were left out in the cold and out of all online collaboration and review processes. Now, thanks to Acrobat 7.0 and this easy tutorial, you can bring everyone into the fold.

Acrobat How-To: Previewing Color Separations Onscreen
This tutorial shows you how to "soft-proof" your document before you send it off to your printer. Not only will you catch costly errors, but your neighborhood prepress professional will love you for making this effort.

Acrobat How-to: Softproofing PDFs with Acrobat's Preflight Tools
Even as PDF is becoming a preferred format for final delivery of print-ready files, many creative professionals the technical glitches that can arise in this relatively unfamiliar workflow. That's why Adobe built preflight tools into Acrobat 6 Professional. Here's how to spot common errors.

Acrobat How-to: Traditional Proofreading in PDF
While the so-called paperless workflow has many benefits, some things are just better done on paper, like proofreading and copy-editing, for instance. Is it possible to replicate traditional methods in a digital environment? You can with Acrobat's markup tools.

Plug-Ins and XTensions: Helpers for Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, and QuarkXPress
This month's round-up of plug-ins and XTensions includes tools for getting better black-and-white images, adding frames to photos, exporting PSD files from PDFs, educating style sheets in Quark, and more.

Let Acrobat Organize You
Most people who use Acrobat 7 don't realize that it comes with its own free file browser and manager, called the Organizer. It gives you quick access to files anywhere on your hard drive, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. It can track locations of any PDF you've viewed in the last 24 months, show you the date and time a file was modified, let you group aliases of PDFs into virtual collections or make new combined PDFs, and a lot more.

Plug-Ins and XTensions: Helpers for Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, and InDesign
This month's new and updated products let you fix an unfocused image; remove noise; mimic a page curl; build RSS feeds; convert QuarkXPress 3, 4, 5, and 6 files to InDesign; and more!

Plug-Ins and XTensions: What's New for Photoshop, QuarkXPress, InDesign, and Acrobat
This month's new and updated products let you apply toad-skin effects to images, mask faster, control QuarkXPress printing to the nth degree, activate iTunes from InDesign, and more!

Plug-Ins and XTensions: What's New for Photoshop, QuarkXPress, InDesign, and Acrobat
Do you have the wrong colors? Too smooth a bevel, or too noisy an image? Inconsistent tables? Is your printing out of control? We've got the software solutions for you.

Plug-Ins and XTensions: Amp Your Apps
Whether you're an expert who knows all the shortcuts or your software skills could use a helping hand, specialized plug-ins let you work smarter, not harder. Check out this round-up of the latest plug-ins for Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and QuarkXPress.

Plug-Ins and XTensions: InDesign Scripting, Photoshop Compositing, Acrobat Layering
This month's overview of plug-ins and XTensions includes prepress scripts, images managers and composting tools. Make some nifty charts and graphs, and automate picture distortions too.

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