Acrobat Pro: Create, Edit and Optimize PDFs

Upcoming Dates

Thu-Fri, December 14-15, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
Trainer: Beverly
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Thu-Fri, February 1-2, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
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Mon-Tue, March 5-6, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
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Quotes from our Acrobat Pro students

  • "You have such a nice place. Very professional yet comfortable class setting. Thank you especially for the refreshments…nice touch! I’ll be back and I will recommend you to friends and co-workers!"
    - Tab Brannan, Olive Garden Operations Training Manager
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the training, and I learned SO much! Thank you for a wonderful experience. Tell Bill he did a great job, and he was extremely helpful and thoroughly explained things.
    - Elaine, Carter Consulting

Class Details

Price per person:$795
Length of class:two days
Version covered:DC


This two-day class, taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, immerses you into all you can accomplish with Adobe Acrobat Professional. You will learn to create navigable PDFs from various applications, how to export PDF content so you can use it in MS-Office apps, enhance existing PDFs by inserting and deleting pages, adding text, links, headers and footers, page numbers, attachments and watermarks. You will search PDFs, explore ways of reducing PDF file size, and create PDF portfolios. You will review and add comments to existing PDFs, including creating a shared review. You will compare a revised PDF to an earlier version, as well as extract pages out of PDFs. You will add passwords and permissions to secure PDFs, create actions to perform batch processes automatically and apply redaction to remove sensitive information. You will convert existing PDFs into forms, add text fields for entering zip codes, phone numbers and dates, and insert checkbox, radio button and drop-down list fields. You will make forms interactive, showing and hiding fields based on user selection, automatically calculating subtotals and grand totals, and showing pop-up windows. Finally, you will add buttons to print, save, submit and reset the form.


This class is suitable for anyone with basic computer skills like using a mouse and opening and closing windows.


Acrobat Interface
- Navigating PDF documents
- Magnification shortcuts
- Working with documents
- Setting Preferences

Viewing PDF Files
- In Read mode
- In Full Screen mode
- Splitting the view

Toolbars, Task Panes and Panels
Creating PDFs from Various Sources

Repurposing PDFs
- Exporting to .docx and .xlsx
- Saving images from PDF files

Enhancing and Editing PDF Files
- Inserting, rotating and deleting pages
- Renumbering pages
- Editing text and adding links
- Adding a video to a PDF
- Setting document properties and adding metadata
- Copying text and images from a PDF file
- Editing images and other objects in PDF files

Reducing PDF File Size
Attaching Files to PDFs
Viewing Portfolios (legacy support)
Searching PDFs
- Searching for text in PDF files
- Using advanced search options

Reviewing and Commenting on PDF Files
- The Commenting tools
- Adding comments to a PDF
- Importing, exporting and summarizing comments
- Creating a shared review

Comparing a Revised PDF to an Earlier Version
Extracting Pages and Splitting a Document

Securing PDF Files
- Adding password & permissions security
- Security policies
- Using security envelopes

Using Actions
- Using predefined actions
- Creating an action
- Saving, testing and sharing actions

Removing Sensitive Information from PDF Files
- Applying redaction
- Changing the appearance of redactions
- Searching text for redaction

Converting PDFs to Interactive forms
- using automatic field detection
- using manual field detection

Adding Fields
- inserting text fields
- adding zip code, phone and date fields
- aligning fields
- inserting checkboxes and radio buttons
- creating drop-down lists

Adding Interactivity
- showing and hiding fields interactively
- creating calculation fields
- adding Javascript calculation scripts
- creating rollover buttons and pop-ups

Creating Buttons
- adding a Print button
- adding a Save button
- adding Submit and Reset buttons
- choosing form submission options

Accessibility Options (time permitting)
- overview of requirements
- verifying compliance with Section 508

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