Create an Electronic Thesis or Dissertation Using Adobe Acrobat


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Tutorial created by The Ohio State University, Technology Enhanced Learning & Research
Funded by Adobe® Systems


This tutorial was created to help you learn how to convert your own thesis or dissertation into a PDF file using Adobe® Acrobat® Standard or Professional. This lesson was written for Acrobat 6 Standard or Professional. However, you should easily be able to duplicate the following steps in later versions of Acrobat. You must have the software installed on your computer to create a PDF file. Acrobat Reader, which is freely available for downloading from many Internet sites, can only be used to read a PDF file. You cannot use it to create a PDF file.

The tutorial is in PDF format and links to demo movies on the Internet. Either open ETD_Tutorial.pdf in Acrobat and follow the tutorial from the CD or copy the entire ETD_Tutorial folder to your hard drive.To avoid any difficulty navigating through the tutorial, open the tutorial using the stand-alone version of Adobe Acrobat rather than opening the Acrobat files via your browser.

The tutorial consisits of 5 Lessons, each containing exercises to help you complete specific tasks. Each exercise links to a corresponding demo movie so you can see the task performed. To view the demo, either click on the blue button by each exercise title or click the corresponding bookmark in the navigation pane. Your browser will open to display the movie page. Click the play button to begin the demo.

Open ETD_Tutorial.pdf to begin.