Ted Padova has written more than 30 computer books and is one of the world’s leading authors on Adobe Acrobat.
By Martin Sitter
When it came time for us to create Adobe Acrobat tutorial-videos, there was one name that topped the list of potential trainers - Ted Padova!
Ted Padova is the former chief executive officer and managing partner of The Image Source Digital Imaging and Photo Finishing Centers of Ventura and Thousand Oaks, California. He has been involved in digital imaging since founding a service bureau in 1990. He retired from his company in 2005 and now spends his time writing and speaking on Acrobat and PDF.
For more than 17 years, Ted has taught university and higher education classes in graphic design applications and digital prepress at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been, and continues to be, a conference speaker nationally and internationally at PDF conferences.
Ted has written more than 30 computer books and is one of the world’s leading authors on Adobe Acrobat. He has written books on Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite (versions 1, 2, 3,and 4), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Illustrator. Recent books published by John Wiley and Sons include Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible (versions 4, 5, 6, and 7, 8 and 9), Creating Forms with Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer Bible, Color Correction for Digital Photographers Only, Color Correction for Digital Photographers For Dummies, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies — Just the Steps, and Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Forms. He also co-authored Adobe Illustrator Master Class — Illustrator Illuminated and wrote Adobe Reader Revealed for Peachpit/Adobe Press.
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Jan Bliddal wrote on October 22, 2009
An excellent tutorial at the qualitylevel I have come to expect from this company. I have mostly bought the Final Cut Studio related tutorials as I am mostly Videoediting in my sparetime. I do however work for a large Mac and PC reseller in Denmark that happens to be one of the Adobe licenses Centers as one of the Adobe licenses specialists among other things. Adobe whants to spread the possibilities of creating pdf files in Acrobat and we have thus recieved Acrobat pro extended to play with. It is however a very daunting taske, but this Video and the video about forms has really helped me create pdf files and portfolios I would not have been able to create without these totorials. I haven't watched all of the tutorial, but I have been able to find a tutorial about a specific problem everytime I needed to do something specific. I am sure my Acrobat skills will improve tremendously as I explore this and the forms tutorial
Hisham wrote on October 21, 2009
I liked these tutorials because Ted guides you through the different aspects of the PDF world and shows you real examples. I would have liked to see a little more on a Mac, as there are some differences, but that's okay too. All in all, very useful information. Thanks Ted.
Bernard Phelan wrote on May 5, 2009
I'm really glad I came across your web site. I'm even more pleased with the Tutorials that i downloaded they are excellent.
Would definately recommend them to others.
Sid wrote on February 9, 2009
Being a medical person, I am trying to learn how to create decent pdf files for teaching purposes. I am working on this but the material seems laid out in an easy to understand format. These videos seem to serve that purpose.
Gavin Cullen wrote on December 3, 2008
I've used Acrobat for six years and only now learning all it is capable of. Thanks for making it easy to learn for someone who believes he knows it all!