Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 Guide

Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 GuideShort Description
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a universal file type for making paper documents available over the Web. It can also be used to convert other types of files to PDF format so they can be opened without the software originally used to create them. PDF files can be opened and printed by anyone with the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their computer, regardless of platform. (The reader can be downloaded for free from

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Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make the text searchable
If you selected Make Searchable (Run OCR) when you initially scanned your document (see p.2), this step is not necessary. But if you have a scanned PDF text document that has not had this done, you may wish to do this.
Performing OCR on the scanned text and makes the text selectable and searchable. The results vary, depending on the quality of the original scanned pages. Often (but not always), the file size is reduced as a result of OCR. In the menu under Document, select OCR Text Recognition – Recognize Text using OCR. In the Recognize Text window, select All Pages, or specific pages to be recognized, then click OK.

Bookmarks and Page Thumbnails
Bookmarks work the same as targets within a web page. They are useful if the document is long and has several sections.
• Click on the Bookmarks tab on the left side of the screen to open the bookmark window and begin creating bookmarks within the document.
• Scroll down in the document to where you want to create a bookmark, so that the location to be bookmarked is at the top of the window.
• Click on the Create New Bookmark button. Add a name for the bookmark. Repeat for additional bookmarks.
• To expand the current bookmark and create a hierarchy, click on Expand Current Bookmark.
• For additional bookmark options, click on Options.
• To delete a bookmark, drag it to the trash can.

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