ADOBE ACROBAT 8 PROFESSIONAL
Retrace your viewing path
You can find PDF pages that you viewed earlier by retracing your viewing path. It’s helpful to understand the
difference between previous and next pages and previous and next views. In the case of pages, previous and next refer
to the two adjacent pages, before and after the currently active page. In the case of views, previous and next refer to
your viewing history. For example, if you jump forward and backward in a document, your viewing history retraces
those steps, showing you the pages you viewed in the reverse order that you viewed them.
Retrace your path in a PDF
1 Choose View > Go To > Previous View.
2 To continue seeing another part of your path, do either of the following:
• Repeat step 1.
• Choose View > Go To > Next View.
You can make the Previous View button
nd Go To Next View button
available in the toolbar area by
right-clicking/Control-clicking the Page Naviga
olbar and choosing them on
context menu, or choosing Show
Retrace your path through multiple PDFs
Choose View > Go To > Previous Document or Next Document. These commands open the other PDF
documents if the documents are closed.
If Acrobat is open in a web browser, you can use the web browser’s Back and Forward options as usual to retrace
Change the PDF/A viewing mode
PDF/A is an ISO standard for PDFs. Documents you scan to PDF are PDF/A-compliant. You can specify when and
whether you want to view documents in this viewing mode.
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Acrobat> Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Select Documents under Categories.
3 Choose an option for View Documents In PDF/A: Never, Always, or Only For PDF/A Documents.
You can switch in or out of PDF/A viewing mode by changing this preference setting again.
Navigate with links
Links can take you to another location in the current document, to other PDF documents, or to websites. Clicking
a link can also open file attachments and play 3D content, movies, and sound clips. To play these media clips, you
must have the appropriate hardware and software installed.
The person who created the PDF document determines what links look like in the PDF.
Unless a link was created in Acrobat using the Link tool, you must have the Automatically Detect URLs From Text
option selected in the General preferences for a link to work correctly.
1 Choose the Select tool
2 Position the pointer over the linked area on the page until the pointer changes to the hand with a pointing finger.
A plus sign (+) or a w appears within the hand if the link points to the web. Then click the link.