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Lawyer's Guide to Adobe Acrobat, The (Second Edition)

By David L. Masters

Lending Library Number: 34

Now updated to cover Acrobat 6.0 and 7.0!
Whether you need to share files with a partner down the hall, the courtroom across town, or a client halfway around the world, Adobe Acrobat can enable lawyers to simplify their document management procedures. Information is a lawyer's stock in trade. Digital information can be stored, manipulated, analyzed, and managed much more effectively and efficiently than information maintained in paper format. In addition, as more and more court systems move to permit electronic filings, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is fast becoming the de facto standard for their file systems.

Although many lawyers realize they need to have rudimentary Acrobat skills, most are not utilizing this powerful software to its fullest potential. Now you can tap into Acrobat's full potential as a necessary piece of the legal arsenal with this book.

Written by a practicing lawyer for lawyers, this manual will help you master Adobe Acrobat by providing you with concise information on how to get the most from all aspects of the program. You'll get hands-on examples of how the software provides unique solutions for law firms, along with useful tips and shortcuts. The book is filled with step-by-step explanations of the various techniques needed for opening and publishing all types of documents using Adobe Acrobat, including advice on:

  • Creating PDF files using five separate techniques
  • Creating and using navigation aids, including bookmarks and links
  • Using comments, text boxes, notes, and stamps
  • Creating and managing digital signatures
  • Extracting content, searching, and indexing PDF documents
  • Managing basic and advanced (certificate) document security
  • Planning, creating, and organizing e-briefs
  • Adding and using plug-ins
  • Using Acrobat in the paperless office
  • And much more!

In addition, the book examinations the new features of Acrobat 7.0, including the improved menu commands, the new find function, automatic optical character recognition, and the new call-out tool that speeds up the processing of graphic based documents. There are dozens of screen shot images to guide you through the processes outlined in the book. The Lawyer's Guide to Adobe Acrobat is the perfect guide for everyone in your law office.