handouts & presentations
(n.b, Most of the content in this handout is still accurate for version 8 and 9 although some of the menu items and toolbars have changed.)
Acrobat 7 for Windows includes a new application, Adobe LiveCycle Designer that creates Acrobat forms from scratch and allows editing of form fields and all other text in a form and may include form functions that aren’t available in Acrobat. Forms can still be created and edited in Acrobat in the manner for previous versions. This handout is only for creating forms in Acrobat and does not include directions for Designer.
Acrobat 6 (1.3MB)
Acrobat 5 (998K)
Includes step by step instructions for creating acrobat files, modifying
acrobat files, creating forms, and submitting forms data with the
full version of Adobe Acrobat.
Distributing and compiling data from forms. (1.5 MB) Version 9 has new features which allow filled-in forms to be saved with the free Adobe Reader, have those forms returned, and compile the data from the forms.
files referenced in the workshop handout. This is a zip archive.
You'll need a zip utility like
WinZip or MacZip
to unzip this file.
are in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need to download and install
the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read them.You can download
it free from Adobe.
pdf with fields that can be filled in on screen.(216K)
pdf document before form fields were created.(172K)
you have the original file
files were created from a one
page Word document (156 K) that included 5 fonts not available
to the average user, a photo image, a screen shot and an object
oriented graphic. The type and object oriented graphic are scalable
in all of them, but the font substitution in the without fonts example
and lower resolution of the images in the screen settings version
may be apparent.
settings (196 K) It's also the first page of the handout.
without fonts (116K) Acrobat will use it's substitution fonts
to closely maintain the original formatting.
file was created from a 3
page word document (84K) with just text.
file was created from the same 3
page word document (84K) with just text, but which used fonts
not installed on the average users computer which were not included
with the document. Acrobat will use it's substitution fonts to closely
maintain the original formatting.
you only have a printed document
files were created from a scanned page which includes a photograph,
type and a diagram. They were created by printing to Acrobat Distiller
rather than just saving in Acrobat.
settings with 24 bit, 125 dpi scan (152K)
with 24 bit, 125 dpi scan (72K)
settings with 24 bit, 125 dpi scan but with minimum quality JPEG
settings with black and white 1 bit, 300 dpi scan (420K
file was created from a scanned page which only had black text and
lots of white space.
settings with black
and white 1 bit, 300 dpi scan (60K