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Adobe Acrobat 9: Creating PDF Files for Instruction

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  • 1. Adobe Acrobat 9: Creating PDF Files for Instruction Dorcas Chao Spring 2009 FDI Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 2. Agenda  Overview of PDFs in Teaching, Learning & Research  Features of Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro  Creation of PDFs with Acrobat 8  Hands-on Activities (Through-out) Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 3. Discussion  What does PDF stand for?  How often do you use PDFs?  What for? Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 4. Overview of PDFs in Teaching, Learning & Research  Portable Document Format  Takes a consistent look  Shares files even if audience do not have the source software  Web ready files for online and offline use  Customizable security policies  Easy for distributing, organizing, annotating and archiving files Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 5. What’s New with Acrobat 9 Pro?  PDF creation, editing, and searching  Collaboration  Forms  Multimedia and 3D models  And much more… Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 6. PDF/A  Subset of PDF  Long-term archival storage  100% Self-contained documents Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 7. OCR (Optical Character Recognition)  OCR recognition enables  Searchable text  Screenreader accessibility  Exportation to Microsoft Word Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/
  • 8. Additional Resources  InnovationSpace (1040 Torg)  Element K: Tutorials for Acrobat 9  Adobe Help and Support http://www.adobe.com/support/acrobat/  Adobe Acrobat User Community: http://www.acrobatusers.com/ Dorcas Chao: dchao@vt.edu Faculty Development Institute (FDI): http://www.fdi.vt.edu/

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