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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

  • Sep 19 - Sep 208:30am - 4:30pm$995Register
  • Nov 18 - Nov 198:30am - 4:30pm$995Register
  • Jan 16 - Jan 178:30am - 4:30pm$995Register

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

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