Getting Started with Adobe Acrobat

Course Objectives

This course is designed to introduce Adobe Acrobat – “The essential tool for universal document interchange”
Attendees learn how to create documents that anyone can open, streamline document review cycles and to migrate paper forms to the Web.


A basic understanding of Windows and this application is recommended.

Course Duration

1 day

Course Content

  • Looking at the Work Area
    • Menu and Toolbars
    • Using the Grid and the Info Palette
    • Navigating PDF documents
    • Printing PDF documents
  • Creating PDF Files
    • Using Acrobat Distiller
    • Converting Microsoft Office files
    • Image HTML and Text files
  • Converting Web Pages to PDF
    • Downloading pages in Acrobat
    • Working with captured pages
  • Acrobat Distiller Options
    • Embedding Fonts
    • Managing Colour
    • Compression and Resampling
    • Setting Job Options
  • Organisation and Navigation
    • Working with Thumbnails
    • Creating Bookmarks
    • Links and Weblinks
  • Searching and Indexing
    • Using the Find Command
    • Building a Search Index
    • The Search Command
  • Repurposing PDF Documents
    • Different PDF document types
    • Saving pages as editable text
    • Saving pages as images
    • Exporting images from a PDF
  • Working with PDF documents
    • Copying text and graphics
    • Cropping and Rotating pages
    • Insert/Delete/Replace pages
    • Editing text and graphics
    • Comparing two PDF documents
  • Adding Comments
    • Using the Comment Tools
    • Graphic Markup Tools
    • Text Markup Tools
  • PDF Forms
    • Creating Form Fields
    • Text Boxes / Combo Boxes
    • Check Boxes / Radio Buttons
    • Form Field Options
    • Making Forms Web-ready
  • Distributing PDF Documents
    • E-mail from within Acrobat
    • Preparing documents for distribution

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