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R. Craig Collins, 2013
- Adobe Acrobat reader is a free download, used to read pdf files
- You do not need Adobe Acrobat Pro to create a pdf; Open Office, Libre Office, and Microsoft Office can all save as a pdf.
- When saving a PowerPoint as a pdf, instead of Save As pdf, I choose to Print and select pdf as my printer... this lets me select to print slides, notes, or handouts, including 3 to a page or 6 to a page handouts.
- I also suggest when printing a PowerPoint as a pdf that you choose pure black and white.
Adobe Acrobat Pro is a commercial software item that needs to be purchased. The reason some people decide to buy Acrobat Pro, even though other programs can save as a pdf are as follows:
- You can drive your scanner from Acrobat to better control the creation of a pdf... including if you are appending to an existing file, color or black and white, etc.
- Note: the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Engine in Acrobat is about 95% accurate
- You can convert almost any file type to pdf
- You can convert a pdf into a Microsoft Word document
- You can combine existing files into one pdf
- You can annotate a document
- You can do minor edits to a pdf
- You can prevent other people from copying, printing, or editing a document using passwords and policies
- You can make pdf forms that can be filled out and printed, or electronically submitted.
- From Adobe:Simplify form creation
• Video on creating a form
• Video on how to Edit a form
• Video on how to Collect and track forms
- Acrobat Pro can open Photoshop documents
- Acrobat can create a portfolio, one pdf document that contains multiple pdf files... ideal for Tenure documentation.