Using Adobe Acrobat Professional DC

Prepare, protect, and deliver professional PDF communications

Introducing Adobe® Acrobat® DC Pro software. Experience the full power of Acrobat Dynamic PDF to deliver next-generation PDF communications. Collaborate more easily. Share information more securely. Gather feedback more efficiently. Increase impact by adding rich media.

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Currently offered only as a custom class. Please contact us for information on setting up a class for your group.

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Course Description

As with all of our classes, our Adobe Acrobat Professional classes are hands-on and project-driven. In this 2-day introductory class, the projects include creating a PDFs from a variety of sources, include Microsoft and Adobe applications. In addition, you will be working on enhancing a catalog and a conference brochure, exporting a Statement of Work document from Word and securing it, combining a variety of file formats into a single document for a board meeting, and creating a client feedback form. For more details on the specific features covered, see the list under Class Topics.

Because students will work along with the instructor to complete a series of projects, we recommend using two displays in our online classes (this could be two monitors, two computers or a computer and a tablet), so that the student can keep one eye on the instructor’s screen as they work.

A copy of the coursebook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class. The coursebook for this class is available as a paperback or as an eBook.

Who Should Attend the Adobe Acrobat Professional class?

This class is designed for someone who is comfortable using their computer, but is new (or fairly new) to using Acrobat Professional. It is also appropriate for those who are comfortable making basic PDFs, but do not feel confident editing and enhancing existing PDFs, or repurposing content.

We will address how to create good PDFs from the Microsoft Office applications, as well as the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, and the Adobe Technical Communication Suite applications.

Prerequisites

Students attending this training class should already have a solid understanding of their operating system (Mac or Windows), know how to use their keyboard and mouse, and how to drag a program from one window to the other on a dual monitor system. They should understand how to open programs, open, save and close files, and how to locate files on their computers. This is an introductory class, so no prior knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is required.

Class Topics

Creating Adobe PDF Files

Easily create PDF files from existing files, such as Microsoft Word documents, web pages, scanned documents, and images. Learn to convert scanned images into searchable text, reduce the size of a PDF, and convert multiple files at one time.

Reading and Working with PDF Files

Get the most out of the PDF documents you create and read using navigational aids like tools and bookmarks, the accessibility features for those with vision and motor impairments, search tools, and more.

Enhancing PDF Documents

Explore text, data and image editing, as well as repurposing content by copying or exporting it to another application. Learn how to redact content to remove permanently remove confidential data from a PDF, and how to apply Bates numbering to legal documentation.

Editing Content in PDF Files

You can modify PDF documents by rearranging, cropping, deleting, or inserting pages; editing text or images; or adding multimedia files. You can also add navigational aids such as bookmarks and links.

Adding Signatures and Security

Secure your PDF documents through password protection, certification, and digital signatures.

Using Acrobat in A Review Cycle

Discover how to use Acrobat’s robust commenting and markup tools to keep to review cycles efficient and make it easy for colleagues to give feedback on your documents.

Working with Forms

Learn how to create an interactive PDF form with text boxes, radio buttons and action buttons. Use Acrobat’s distribution and tracking commands to collect and compile the form data.

Using Actions

Actions automate repetitive tasks and make processes more consistent. Learn how to use the actions that come with Acrobat and create your own to use and share.

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