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Acrobat Professional

In this two-day course you'll explore the Acrobat work environment and practice creating and manipulating Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The course covers in detail, how to create professional-quality PDFs, convert existing PDFs into forms, set up and track a review process, and modify settings to produce high quality results.

Upcoming Classes

Saint Paul, MN

This course is currently offered as a Private Training. Please contact us to customize and schedule your individual or group event.

To conform with social distancing guidelines, we are only offering our classes online at this time.

Course Outline

Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC

  • About PDF, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Reader
  • Adobe the Acrobat DC mobile app
  • Using PDF on the web
  • Opening a PDF file
  • Adding Acrobat Reader installers
  • Working with toolbars
  • Working with tools
  • Tools in the Tools pane
  • Navigating PDF documents
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Viewing PDF files in Read mode
  • Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
  • Setting Acrobat preferences for web browsing

Creating Adobe PDF Files

  • Using the Create PDF tool
  • Dragging and dropping files
  • Creating Adobe PDFs from Microsoft Office files
  • Converting different types of files
  • Inserting a blank page
  • Using PDFMaker
  • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • Reducing file size
  • Adobe PDF presets
  • Optimizing PDF files
  • Creating files from the clipboard
  • Scanning a paper document
  • Making scanned text editable and searchable
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

Reading and Working with PDF Files

  • About the onscreen display
  • Reading, searching and printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms
  • Printing booklets
  • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
  • Working with accessible documents
  • Making files flexible and accessible
  • Using the Acrobat accessibility features
  • Sharing PDF files

Enhancing PDF Documents

  • Examining the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Manipulating and renumbering pages
  • Applying Bates numbering
  • Managing links
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Naming bookmarks automatically
  • Adding multimedia files
  • Setting document properties and metadata
  • Setting up presentation

Editing Content in PDF Files

  • Editing text
  • Working with images in a PDF file
  • Redacting text
  • Copying text and images from a PDF file
  • Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation
  • Saving PDF files as Word documents
  • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets

Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows)

  • About Acrobat PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Excel documents
  • Creating Adobe PDF files from Word mail-merge templates
  • Converting PowerPoint presentations

Combining Files

  • Selecting files to combine
  • Arranging pages
  • Merging the files
  • Creating a PDF portfolio

Adding Signatures and Security

  • Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader
  • About security in Acrobat
  • Viewing security settings
  • Adding security to PDF files
  • About digital signatures
  • Using the Fill & Sign tool
  • Signing in Preview mode
  • Sharing certificates with others
  • Signing a document digitally with certificate and digital IDs
  • Modifying signed documents
  • Certifying PDF files
  • Signing certified documents
  • Securing PDFs in FIPS mode

Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle

  • About the review process
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • Commenting in Acrobat Reader
  • Working with comments
  • Starting a shared review

Working with Forms in Acrobat

  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Specifying an answer format
  • Types of form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Tracking forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Options for distributing forms
  • Working with form data

Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

  • Creating PDF files for print and prepress
  • Guidelines for creating print-ready PDF files
  • Preflighting files
  • Working with transparency
  • Custom preflight profiles
  • PDF standards
  • What is rasterization?
  • About flattening options
  • Setting up color management
  • Previewing your print job
  • Advanced printing controls