I Didn’t Know You Could Do That with Acrobat

Acrobat 9: More than just a document printer

As part of our District’s rollout of the Adobe Digital School Collection, teachers and students now have much wider access to the creative tools found in the suite–Photoshop and Premiere Elements as well as Soundbooth–but they also have access to Acrobat 9 Professional.

You might wonder why Acrobat is even included in that package since most of us think of PDFs as just a way to convert a Word document or to download and view some sort of legal or business form. Truth is, as a program that has been around for quite a few years and has grown quite a bit in that time, Acrobat can do WAY more than just create viewable electronic documents. In fact, one of the really compelling uses for Acrobat in the classroom is its ability to create student portfolios of digital work done by students. That will be the focus we take in our trainings and the work we’ll be doing with our teachers.

In the video below from Lynda.com (by way of the free Adobe TV website) you’ll see a quick overview of the many things that Acrobat can do. I bet you’ll find more than a few things that surprise you!