USING ACROBAT X PRO
PDF Portfolios and combined PDFs
Last updated 10/11/2011
portfolios, form response files, and secured PDFs, choose View > Portfolio > Preview File. To close Platform preview,
click the close button in the upper-left corner or press Esc.
Switch between Preview mode and Edit mode
The button to switch between Preview and Edit modes is a toggle button in the PDF Portfolio toolbar.
Layouts provide one way to unify a wide range of content in a PDF Portfolio. When you create a PDF Portfolio, you
can choose from various layouts included with Acrobat. If available, you can import and use a custom layout from a
developer or designer.
For best performance, use the Click-Through or Linear layout when you have more than 15 component files. Grid,
Freeform, and Wave layouts take longer to load because they generate all thumbnails before displaying the first card.
Acrobat includes the following layouts:
Allows you to click through a series of files. You can reorder files, navigate through the files linearly, or
find files in the mini-navigator at the bottom of the window.
Arranges files in a scattered placement of thumbnails. You can rearrange the order and configuration of
Arranges files in an orderly grid that can scale to accommodate numerous files.
Arranges files in a linear path and guides the user through each file in the sequence. Descriptive text appears to
the left of the card.
Arranges files in a spinning path that fans out off the screen.
PDF Portfolios created in Acrobat 9
PDF Portfolios created in Acrobat 9 can be opened in Acrobat X and Reader X. However, layouts, color schemes, and
other PDF Portfolio elements differ significantly between Acrobat 9 and Acrobat X. When you open an Acrobat 9 PDF
Portfolio in Acrobat X, the Acrobat 9 design appears as expected. Minor editing is allowed, such as adding or deleting
files, and editing filenames or descriptions. You can save these changes in Acrobat 9 format. For extensive edits, you
can convert the PDF Portfolio to Acrobat X, if you’re using Acrobat X Pro. The layout and colors convert to Click-
Through layout with the Clean visual theme. Welcome pages, headers, and color palettes are removed. You can redo
headers in Acrobat X, but Welcome pages are not supported.
1 In Acrobat X, open a PDF Portfolio created in Acrobat 9.
The PDF Portfolio opens in Preview mode.
2 Do any of the following:
• To edit filenames in Layout view, click the filename and type. You cannot edit descriptions.
• To add files, drag them in Layout view.
• To delete files, select them in Layout view and press the Delete key.
• To save the changes in Acrobat 9 format, choose File > Save Portfolio, or File > Save As > PDF Portfolio.
• To convert the PDF Portfolio to Acrobat X, click the Edit button. Then click Convert Now in the dialog box.