Adobe Acrobat

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About this course

Adobe Acrobat enables business professionals to reliably create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection.  This class will enable you to prepare and edit PDF documents, as well as add the interactive features which have made Acrobat so successful in the business environment today.

 

What you’ll learn

Introducing Adobe Acrobat

  • Adobe Acrobat vs. Adobe Reader
  • Using PDF on the web
  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with the toolbars
  • Working with task panes
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
  • Navigating PDF documents
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Designing documents for online viewing
  • Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
  • Creating a custom tool set

 

Exploring the Work Area

  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with the toolbars
  • Working with task panes
  • Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
  • Navigating PDF documents

 

Creating Adobe PDF Files

  • About creating Adobe PDF files
  • Using the Create command
  • Converting and combining different files
  • Using PDFMaker
  • Using Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • Reducing file size
  • About compression and resampling
  • Making scanned text editable and searchable
  • Converting email messages to PDF (Windows)
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

 

Reading and Working with PDF Files

  • Changing the opening view
  • About the onscreen display
  • Searching PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms
  • Using the Acrobat accessibility features
  • Sharing PDF files

  

Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files

  • About Acrobat PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Excel documents
  • Converting PowerPoint presentations
  • Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
  • Saving PDF files as Word documents
  • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets

 

Enhancing and Editing PDF Documents

  • Examining the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Editing Adobe PDF pages
  • Renumbering pages
  • Editing links
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Adding multimedia files
  • Editing text
  • Setting document properties and metadata

 

Combining Files in PDF Portfolios

  • Creating a PDF Portfolio
  • Customizing your PDF Portfolio
  • Sharing your PDF Portfolio
  • Searching a PDF Portfolio

 

Adding Signatures and Security

  • Viewing documents in Protected Mode
  • Viewing security settings
  • Adding security to PDF files
  • About digital signatures
  • Creating digital signatures
  • Signing a document digitally
  • Modifying signed documents
  • Certifying PDF files
  • Signing certified documents
  • Using security envelopes

 

Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle

  • About the review process
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • Working with comments
  • Initiating a shared review
  • Initiating live collaboration
  • Working with Forms in Acrobat
  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Working with form data
  • Calculating and validating numeric fields

  

Using Actions

  • About Actions
  • Using Predefined Actions
  • Creating an Action
  • Sharing Actions

 

Using the Legal Features

  • Legal Features in Adobe Acrobat
  • About Bates Numbering and Redaction
  • Apply Bates Numbering
  • Defining Bates Numbering
  • Applying Redaction
  • Changing the Appearance of Redaction
  • Searching Text for Redaction
  • Marking Redaction across Multiple Pages

 

Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

  • Creating PDF Files for Print and Prepress
  • Preflighting Files (Acrobat Pro)
  • Working with Transparency (Acrobat Pro)
  • Setting Up Color Management
  • Previewing your Print Job (Acrobat Pro)
  • Advanced Printing Controls