ADOBE ACROBAT 8 PROFESSIONAL
General panel options
Use this panel to select a version of Acrobat for file compatibility and other file and device settings. (The panel
appearance differs in Windows and Mac OS.)
Sets the compatibility level of the PDF. Use the most recent version (in this case, version 1.7) to
include all the latest features and functionality. If you’re creating PDFs that will be distributed widely, choose an
earlier level, to ensure that all users can view and print the document.
Object Level Compression
Compresses structural information (such as bookmarks, accessibility, and noncom
pressible objects), making this information neither visible or usable in Acrobat 5.0 or Reader 5.0. Tags Only
compresses structural information; Off applies no compression.
Automatically rotates pages according to the direction of text.
Collectively By File
Rotates all pages to match the orientation of the majority of text in the document.
Rotates each page based on the orientation of the text on that page.
Prevents pages from rotating.
If Process DSC Comments is selected in the Advanced panel and if %%Viewing Orientation comments are
included, these comments take precedence in determining page orientation.
Specifies whether to display a PDF with left-side or right-side binding. The Binding setting affects the
display of pages in the Two-Up Continuous view and the display of thumbnails side by side.
Use for PostScript files to emulate resolutions based on the printer they are printing to. Permitted values
range from 72 to 4000. Use the default setting unless you plan to print the PDF on a specific printer while emulating
the resolution defined in the original PostScript file.
Increasing the resolution setting increases file size and may slightly increase the time required to process some files.
Specifies which pages to convert to PDF.
Embeds a thumbnail preview for each page in the PDF, increasing the file size. Deselect this
setting when users of Acrobat 5.0 and later will view and print the PDF; these versions generate thumbnails dynam
ically each time you click the Pages panel of a PDF.
Optimize For Fast Web View
Restructures the file for faster access (page-at-a-time downloading, or byte serving)
from web servers. This option compresses text and line art, overriding compression selections on the Images panel.
Default Page Size
Specifies the page size to use when one is not specified in the original file. EPS files give a
bounding box size, not a page size.
Images panel options
The options in the Images panel specify compression and resampling for color, grayscale, and monochrome images.
You may want to experiment with these options to find an appropriate balance between file size and image quality.
The resolution setting for color and grayscale images should be 1.5 to 2 times the line screen ruling at which the file
will be printed. The resolution for monochrome images should be the same as the output device, but be aware that
saving a monochrome image at a resolution higher than 1500 dpi increases the file size without noticeably improving
image quality. Images that will be magnified, such as maps, may require higher resolutions.
Resampling monochrome images can have unexpected viewing results, such as no image display. If this happens,
turn off resampling and convert the file again. This problem is most likely to occur with subsampling, and least likely
with bicubic downsampling.