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Eric Wilson July 22, 2008 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 640902 The ABCs of PDFs Part 1: Getting Started Making PDFs.

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1 Eric Wilson July 22, 2008 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code The ABCs of PDFs Part 1: Getting Started Making PDFs

2 Maximize your CCC Confer window. Mute your phone (*6) if you have visitors or noise in your office. Please note phone audio may be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions over the phone when the presenter prompts. Ask questions throughout presentation via the chat window. Turn on or off Closed Captioning by clicking on the icon. Save the presentation or chat by clicking on the icon. Housekeeping

3 Outcomes Know what is PDF How PDF Files are produced What you need to produce and read PDF files How PDF files can be used

4 What the heck is PDF? Portable Document File A file converted to an image Combines all the elements such as fonts, pictures, tables and creates a single image file In reality, PDF files are TIFF files

5 Why is PDF Popular Resolves font issues Missing pictures Modified files Cross platform including PDAs and iPods Convert big files to small files Easier for and network printing

6 How is PDF File Created? Using a PDF printer, you print to PDF Fooling the computer, thinking it is printing to a printer In reality it is printing to a computer Creates a PDF file You will notice that when you create PDF files when the system will ask you where you want to save them

7 How do I print a PDF file? You need to have a PDF writer Adobe Acrobat family Adobe PDF Online Other 3 rd party software Recommend you stay with Acrobat Some programs have built in PDF capabilities

8 How do I View PDF Files? Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Family These allow you to do various tasks Create specialized PDF files PDF Forms Edit, Review and Modify PDF files Digitally sign a PDF form

9 Package Dont get excited about the package! Nice box with CD-ROM Note: if you have other Microsoft Office Plug-Ins, make sure they do not conflict with Acrobat

10 Resources - Books Adobe Acrobat Professional CIB Adobe Acrobat in the Office X VQG:Adobe Acrobat

11 Resources - Web Adobe (www.adobe.com)www.adobe.com PDF Zone (www.pdfzone.com)www.pdfzone.com Planet PDF (www.planetpdf.com)www.planetpdf.com

12 Eric Wilson, MS Ed Orange Coast College 2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA Q&A

13 Evaluation Survey Link

14 Thanks for Attending For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at:


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