Using Acrobat in Writing Classes: Primer
Adobe Acrobat Primer
Adobe Acrobat is a suite of software programs used
for electronic publishing. With Adobe Acrobat, PDF (Portable Document Format) files can published and
distributed electronically, such as e-mail attachments, Web sites, CD-ROM, and
Acrobat Reader software lets you view, navigate, and print PDF files regardless of the computer, monitor, or software version. You may make and distribute unlimited copies of the Acrobat Reader software. Reader is available to anyone to as a . Students must have Reader and a computer to view PDF files.
Acrobat has all the capabilities of Reader
but more, because it is the actual "authoring" program. It allows you to view,
create, and modify PDF files by adding
hyperlinks, bookmarks, thumbnails,
comments, and multimedia (such as movies and sounds). It also allows you to create PDF files from Web sites for viewing
Academic pricing for Acrobat 5.0, the current version, is $60 for an individual copy. A site license price will vary, depending upon campus agreements. For more information, see Adobe’s Education Site. Version 5.0 has several new features.
Distiller is a driver that converts
PostScript files to PDF. It has many options for output, such as the amount of
compression, color quality, embedding fonts, and image resolution.