Adobe Acrobat is for creating, editing, and organizing PDF files. PDF is a world recognised standard file format for distributing and sharing documents across diverse platforms.
PDF stands for “portable document format”. It was introduced to ease the sharing of documents between computers and across operating system platforms when you need to save files that cannot be modified but still need to be easily shared and printed.
Today almost everyone has a version of Adobe Reader or other program on their computer that can read a PDF file.
During our Getting Started with Adobe Acrobat training course, attendees are shown how to create PDF files from inside the program. Properties of the Acrobat Distiller routine are discussed. These are used to control the quality and size of resultant PDF file.
An existing PDF can be modified by Inserting / Replacing / Deleting / Re-ordering pages. Very limited editing can be achieved with the “Touch-up” Tools.
Bookmarks can be added to help readers navigate around the document. A wide range of annotations are available to add comments to a file.