The following is excerpted, published with the expressed permission of the author and publisher, from an introductory chapter of ‘Adobe Acrobat 6: Complete Course‘ book.
When you first opened the PDF after distilling it in Acrobat Distiller, the PDF page opened in a Fit Width view. Only a portion of the document page was displayed in the Document pane. You can establish the opening view of a PDF file and determine which zoom view the file will be displayed in when it’s opened. Before saving a PDF as a final file, you’ll often want to establish the opening view. In this segment, you learn how to control the page view when an Acrobat viewer opens a PDF.
- Download cb_annualReport_wm_comment.pdf [PDF: 0.8 MB]
- Open cb_annualReport_wm_comment.pdf in Acrobat
- Choose File > Document Properties.
The Document Properties dialog box opens.
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- Click Initial View in the left pane.
- Open the Page Layout pull-down menu by clicking the down-pointing arrow. Choose Single Page.
- Open the Magnification pull-down menu and choose Fit Page.
- Click the OK button.
Each time a user opens the file, the initial view opens the document in a single page layout view and fits the page completely in the Document pane. The changes you make in initial view take place only after you save the file.
- Choose File > Save As and save the file to the tutorial folder. Click Yes when an alert dialog box opens.
When you choose File > Save As and save a file to the same folder using the same filename, Acrobat opens a dialog box informing you a file with the same name already exists in the target folder. It asks whether you want to replace the file. When you choose yes, you completely rewrite a file. By rewriting a file after several edits, the file is optimized and the result is a more efficient document with a smaller file size. As a matter of practice, always rewrite a file as your last editing step.