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In this lesson we'll talk about how to navigate around a PDF file, and also how to customize the experience.
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So let’s start talking about navigating around the PDF. Acrobat has a lot of tools aimed at that purpose. And so for example, I could come up here and go to the document page by page buy clicking on these little arrows. Or if I know that there is a particular page that I want to go to, I can just select it, type in that page and hit return.
But frankly, I don’t ever do that. That’s there if it is useful. But if want to get around the document page, I am very quickly going to come over the pages panel and open it and use that as a method for getting around or inside of the document. The page’s panel shows me into the pages. It gives me a little thumbnail that I can use that helps me more quickly to get into the page that I think that I’m looking for.
So in this case, I want to get to the first page of this presentation. There it is. I click. And in the document window, I will see the first page of the presentation which in this case happens to be the second page of the document. And, I can quickly jump around inside the document using the icons or the thumbnails in the page’s panel and it is a very efficient way to get where I want to go.
Now, once that I am on a particular page, so I will return to page one, I might want to zoom in on an aspect of that page to really focus on something, for example, this logo here is something that I want to look at quite closely. Again, as with the tools that I showed to move around the page of the document, there are some tools that allow me to zoom in and zoom out. So I got this plus sign here which allows me zoom in, a minus sign which allows me to zoom out, or if I happen to know the zoom effect that I want to go to, I can actually type it right in and hit return. But, it doesn’t actually take me exactly to where I want to go. So, I am going to go ahead and type in 100% —zoom back out to 100%. What instead is a much more efficient way to zoom on an aspect of the document is to use this zoom tool here. And when I select it, I’ll come over to the logo. I’ll click and I’ll drag, and the document window will fill as best as it can with the object that I have selected. Now, if I want to zoom back out, instead of typing in 100% into the zoom field, I am actually just going to click this button right here which fills the document window as best as it can with the entire document. And so, I am going to go ahead and zoom in on this paragraph here because I want to point out how the magnification and the pages panel work together in tandem to allow me not only to get to a specific aspect of the page but to see where I am in context to that page.
If you look at the pages panel, you’ll see that there’s a red rectangle. What the red rectangle represents is everything that is showing on the document window. And, it is more than just a visual tool. It is actually a tool that allows me to move around within the document and the document window. Let me show you what I mean.
I am going to move my cursor over the red box, I am going to click and I am going to drag, and you can see that I can change the view in the document window by doing so. And, if I want to, I can even use that little red tool as a way to zoom in. So, I’m going to grab on its corner and I am going to zoom in to magnify on the logo and then I can just quickly adjust its location. So, by using the magnifying tool in the pages panel, I can focus on just that part of the document that I need to focus on. And then, when it is time to view the overall document, I will return to that fit in window magnification by simply clicking on that icon there and it will zoom all the way out and allow me to see everything in the document within the document window.