Adobe Acrobat Publishing Software
Stage 2 - Convert to the PDF "Container" and add reflections
"Print" the file to the PDF Writer (turn the document into a PDF
file) as soon as it is completed.
|Hold down Control key
File Menu ->Print
Give the file a name
Remember where you save the file!
|Select the PDFWriter from the printer name menu and click OK
Give file a name.
OR File Menu ->Create Adobe PDF
Add contemporaneous reflections on the document just converted using
the Acrobat Annotations Tools.
Stage 4 - Presentation
Edit in Acrobat
If you have not used Acrobat Exchange before, navigate around the document
you just created using the arrow buttons, the "go back" button
Change the magnification of the page
Crop pages so that only the necessary part of each page is visible (PowerPoint
margins are 0.5 inches. Document Menu> Crop
Click on the Bookmarks and Page icon to display your bookmarks (there arenít
Create bookmarks for each major section of the documents. To make
a bookmark, go to the page, select New Bookmark from the Document Menu.
Type in the name of the bookmark.
OR, using the Text Select tool [abc], select text on the page before making
the bookmark. That selected text automatically becomes the title
of the bookmark.
Create links between the first page and the first section of each set
of standards. HINT: use the bookmark to navigate to the page.
Before you save the PDF file, select File Menu -> Document Info -> Open
and fill in the settings. Click OK and save the PDF file.
Add other files to your PDF file
Creating Electronic Portfolios
using Adobe Acrobat 4.0
Take the other file that you have brought with you, or created while you
are here, (the "artifact") and create another PDF file.
Insert your second document into the standards document, either at the
end of the document or after the appropriate page
Create a link from the appropriate standard (from steps above) to the first
page of your portfolio (a table of contents).
(a PDF file covering the in-depth skills involved in creating Acrobat-based
portfolios) © 2000, Helen C. Barrett
Using Adobe Acrobat
for Electronic Portfolio Development
(submitted to the 2001 Conference Proceedings of the Society for Information
Technology and Teacher Education)
Tutorials on the Internet
Magazine article on Making Portable & Engaging Presentations with Acrobat
(in PDF format)
To Use Adobe Acrobat