Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I heart Adobe Acrobat

Here it is, almost 11 o'clock, and I'm on campus, compiling things for my editing portfolio. It's coming along quite nicely, I'm looking through the electronic files and in one I'm particularly fond of, I found a horrific error, especially if I'm trying to pass myself of as an editor: I used "they're" instead of "their!" Holding in a gasp of horror, I try not to cry as I realize that the file is a pdf! I can't even fix it!

Just then, I remember my brother lauding Adobe Acrobat 8, saying it was worth the money he spent on CS3 just for Acrobat 8 alone. At the time, I thought that was a bit of an exaggeration resulting from the fact that he just didn't know the wonders of Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. But now, in my desperation, I cling to the hope that maybe he was right! Maybe Acrobat 8 can make my dreams come true!

Lo and behold, I discover in the help menu that yes! it is possible to edit a pdf if the fonts used are installed on the computer! Hallelujah for my total lack of typographic creativity! Of course the fonts are on the computer! Hardly daring to breath, I select the offending text and tentatively start typing. Yes! It works!

I'll never doubt Acrobat 8 again.

2 comments:

MOM said...

Megan--I LOVE YOU!!!!!

The Family said...

Hey Megan! This is Rachelle. I was able to get to your blog by going from Katie's to Rachel's and then to yours. It's fun to read and see what is going on in your life. Maybe we will see you at womens conference again this year. I hope so. Please refrain from subconciously editing this comment. I am sure it is full of mistakes.