Getting The Most Out of Adobe Acrobat

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PDFs are now an integral part of e-filing in all Federal courts, and many state courts. Learning to manage and manipulate PDFs is critical for lawyers who work with PDFs.

This presentation teaches lawyers and legal professionals how to get the most out of Adobe Acrobat, concentrating on only those functions that apply to the legal profession.

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  • Favor storing all your digital data in one format. That way you don’t have to use many programs to view your information. If you’re manipulating a document then keep it as a word processing doc or email. But if you’re just storing it or planning to use it at trial then make it a PDF. Treat PDF as ‘digital paper.’ PDFs are in wide use so the odds are extremely high that you’ll always be able to access that information later.\n
  • Favor storing all your digital data in one format. That way you don’t have to use many programs to view your information. If you’re manipulating a document then keep it as a word processing doc or email. But if you’re just storing it or planning to use it at trial then make it a PDF. Treat PDF as ‘digital paper.’ PDFs are in wide use so the odds are extremely high that you’ll always be able to access that information later.\n
  • Favor storing all your digital data in one format. That way you don’t have to use many programs to view your information. If you’re manipulating a document then keep it as a word processing doc or email. But if you’re just storing it or planning to use it at trial then make it a PDF. Treat PDF as ‘digital paper.’ PDFs are in wide use so the odds are extremely high that you’ll always be able to access that information later.\n
  • Need something to manipulate digital paper (PDFs). If you just want to read, zoom in, then free reader. But you want to be able to insert pages, remove pages, rotate, white out parts (redact), bookmark, write marginalia, bates-stamp. So you need something more.\n
  • Need something to manipulate digital paper (PDFs). If you just want to read, zoom in, then free reader. But you want to be able to insert pages, remove pages, rotate, white out parts (redact), bookmark, write marginalia, bates-stamp. So you need something more.\n
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  • Getting The Most Out of Adobe Acrobat

    1. 1. Getting the Most From Adobe Acrobat Ernest Svenson PDFforLawyers.com DigitalWorkflowCLE.co m
    2. 2. I skate to where the puck isgoing to be, not where ithas been.
    3. 3. I skate to where the puck isgoing to be, not where ithas been. –Wayne Gretsky
    4. 4. Imagine someone proposes this...
    5. 5. Let’s chop down trees, buy expensiveprinting presses, and a fleet ofdelivery trucks, so we can put piecesof paper in the hands of people whowant to read about what happenedyesterday.
    6. 6. Let’s chop down trees, buy expensiveprinting presses, and a fleet ofdelivery trucks, so we can put piecesof paper in the hands of people whowant to read about what happenedyesterday. –Warren Buffett
    7. 7. PDFs
    8. 8. PDFsportable document format
    9. 9. PDFsportable document formatnow in widespread use
    10. 10. PDFsportable document formatnow in widespread usea/k/a: ‘digital paper’
    11. 11. Adobe Acrobat
    12. 12. Adobe Acrobat Standard
    13. 13. Adobe Acrobat Standard Professional
    14. 14. Acrobat X Standard Professional OCRBates-stamp RedactionCompare PDFs
    15. 15. How to digest this info
    16. 16. How to digest this info1. What’s possible?
    17. 17. How to digest this info1. What’s possible?2. How did he do that?
    18. 18. How to digest this info1. What’s possible?2. How did he do that?3. Learn incrementally
    19. 19. How to digest this info1. What’s possible?2. How did he do that?3. Learn incrementally4. Know where to get help
    20. 20. Shortcuts
    21. 21. Shortcuts (take control)Ctrl
    22. 22. Live Demo
    23. 23. Live Demo
    24. 24. Email me:
    25. 25. Email me:esvenson@gmail.com Web sites:pdfforlawyers.comdigitalworkflowcle.com

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