PDF Like a Boss

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)


Clean Design // 6601 Six Forks Road, Suite 400 // Raleigh NC, 27615 – View Map

Ever opened the export panel in InDesign and thought…what does all this stuff even mean? Ever tried to make a PDF from Powerpoint and it was absolutely huge?

Confused by Acrobat DC? Can you even renumber your pages now? And did they really go and change commenting…again?

Ever thought there has to be an easier way to______? We’ll show you some cool tools to make your life easier including Automator, tools in Acrobat and more!

Want to be a PDF boss? Well, join us on August 17th at Clean Design, when we take a look at our old friend Acrobat and help you own aspects of PDFs that you didn’t even know existed. We’ll delve into various PDF topics such as:

  • Taming the tools in Acrobat DC
  • Explore PDF compatibility and standards
  • Making the best PDFs from InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Powerpoint and more.
  • Distilling
  • Renumbering pages
  • Using Automator
  • Tips, tricks and much more
As always, to pay for our expenses, we rely upon our popular raffle instead of a member subscription. For only $1 per ticket, you have the chance to win books, plugins, software, T-shirts, and more. Please bring a few dollars cash to purchase some raffle tickets.

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