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Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Page Thumbnail Basics

Acrobat features page thumbnails, which are miniature portraits of pages in a document. With page thumbnails, you can quickly navigate to a selected page and adjust the view of the page.

return to topViewing Page Thumbnails

Page thumbnails can be viewed when you click the Pages tab in the Navigation pane. For large documents, generating the thumbnails can take several seconds. Once page thumbnails are loaded, you are able to toggle between reduced or enlarged page thumbnails.

  1. From the Navigation pane, click PAGESPages button
    NOTE: This action toggles between hiding and displaying the Pages pane.

  2. To change the size of the thumbnails, from the Options pull-down listOptions pull-down list buttonselect Reduce Page Thumbnails or Enlarge Page Thumbnails as desired

return to topEmbedding Page Thumbnails

You can embed page thumbnails into a document so that they do not need to be redrawn every time the Pages pane is opened.
NOTE: Embedding page thumbnails uses approximately 3 KB of space per page thumbnail.

  1. From the Navigation pane, click PAGESPages button
    NOTE: This action toggles between hiding and displaying the Pages pane.

  2. From the Options pull-down listOptions pull-down list buttonselect Embed All Page Thumbnails

return to topRemoving Embedded Page Thumbnails

Removing the embedded thumbnails reduces the file size of the document.

  1. From the Navigation pane, click PAGESPages button
    NOTE: This action toggles between hiding and displaying the Pages pane.

  2. From the Options pull-down listOptions pull-down list buttonselect Remove Embedded Page Thumbnails
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  3. Click OK
    All of the embedded page thumbnails are now removed.

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