Whenever you use Adobe Acrobat, you'll be working with PDF files. You can use Acrobat to prepare PDF files for commercial printing or to distribute via the web or email. That said, though, most files that you'll open and edit in Adobe Acrobat were usually saved in another file format, then converted to PDF. So, why would you want to convert to PDF in the first place? Why would you want to use Acrobat to edit those files instead of keeping them in their original file format, such as MS Word or Excel?
Below are just some of the benefits to using Acrobat as well as a PDF format.
What's New in Adobe Acrobat
The latest version of Acrobat contains some major improvements and added features to make using it even easier and better than before. If you're already familiar with Acrobat, here's what you should watch for:
You can now use Acrobat.com for shared reviews.
A Quick Look at the Program
Once you get Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you can either open it by clicking on the program's icon () or by going to the Start menu and finding it in All Programs.
Once you open the program, this is what you will see:
At the top, you'll see the Title bar.
You can right click in the Title bar to minimize or maximize the window, move the window, resize the window, or close the program.
On the right hand side of the Title bar, you can click the minimize, maximize, or close buttons, shown in that order below:
Below the Title bar is the Menu bar:
The Menu bar contains tools and commands that you will use to work with PDF files.
Below the Menu bar are the toolbars:
Below the toolbars is the Document area, or the Document Pane.
Above the Document area, you can see controls that you'll use to save, print, view pages, and zoom.
Take some time to click on toolbars or to explore the Menu bar. Learning where everything is located will make it easier to start to use your version of Adobe Acrobat.
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