Books for the Acrobat and AirPort Aficionado

by Kevin Slimp, March 2005

Books for the Acrobat and AirPort Aficionado
Three books hit the shelves in March that will be of great interest to newspaper techies. The first, Adobe Acrobat 7 Tips and Tricks, by Donna Baker, guides readers through tips and tricks related to the latest version of Adobe’s preeminent application related to our industry. In addition to the standard tools used by newspaper designers, readers learn how to send comments to a workgroup, convert PDF files to and from Microsoft Word, use Adobe Designer to create simple or complex interactive forms, connect multiple documents and more. ISBN 0-321-30530-2. Adobe Press, $20 US/$28 CA/$30 AU.

Adobe Reader 7 Revealed, by Ted Padova, takes the reader on a journey through the free sibling of Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader. The most recent version of Reader does a lot more than just opening PDF documents. Reader 7 includes many of the commenting and reviewing tools available in Adobe Acrobat. ISBN 0-321-30531-0. Adobe Press, $25 US/$35 CA/$39 AU.

Like other industries, newspapers are beginning to move into the world of wireless networks. Take Control of Your AirPort Network, by Glenn Fleishman, is designed to help readers select the best networking gear for new and old Macs, connect a USB printer to any AirPort base station, position a base station for optimal performance, extend coverage area, solve Titanium PowerBook range problems, eliminate interference and evaluate security needs. ISBN 0-321-32116-2. Peachpit Press, $17 US/$24 CA/$28 AU.