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Adobe Acrobat 9

This course covers both Adobe Professional and Acrobat Standard for designers, developers, and business users. Where a tool or feature is specific to Acrobat Professional, the information is italicized and called out with an icon in the coursebook. This course is two days in length.

Duration: 2 days

Price: 695.00
GSA Price: 665.20
Online Price: 795.00

Course Prerequisites

To successfully complete this course, you should know how to:

  • Use the mouse, standard menus and commands
  • How to open, save and close files

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Use Adobe Organizer to locate your content
  • Effeciently create optimized PDF files from Microsoft Office documents
  • Add multimedia to a PDF
  • Create PDF Portfolios
  • Secure a PDF with passwords
  • Effectively use Digital Signatures
  • Use Acrobat in a Review Cycle
  • Redact content from a PDF
  • Preflight PDF files for professional printing

Course Outline

Unit 1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat 9

  • About Adobe PDF
  • About Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe PDF on the web
  • A first look at the work area
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Designing documents for online viewing
  • Using Organizer
  • Getting help
  • Review

Unit 2. Looking at the Work Area

  • Opening a PDF file in the work area
  • Working with Acrobat tools and toolbars
  • Working with Acrobat task buttons
  • Working with the navigation pane
  • Using Organizer
  • Review

Unit 3. Creating Adobe PDF Files

  • About creating Adobe PDF files
  • Using the Create PDF command
  • Dragging and Dropping files
  • Converting and combining different types of files
  • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • About the Adobe PDF Settings (presets)
  • Reducing file size
  • About compression and resampling
  • Inserting Multimedia files
  • Scanning a paper document
  • Converting emails to PDF (Windows)
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
  • Exploring on your own: Creating Adobe PDF from the context menu (Windows)
  • Review

Unit 4. Creating Adobe PDF from Microsoft Office Files (Windows)

  • About PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Inserting 3D content into PowerPoint presentations (Acrobat Pro Extended)
  • Converting Excel documents and starting a review
  • Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
  • Exploring on your own: Exporting tables from PDF files
  • Exploring on your own: Converting and combining multiple Office files
  • Review

Unit 5. Combining Files in PDF Portfolios

  • About PDF portfolios
  • Getting started
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio
  • Customizing your PDF Portfolio
  • Sharing your PDF Portfolio
  • Securing a PDF Portfolio
  • Searching a PDF Portfolio
  • Review

Unit 6. Reading and Working with PDF Files

  • Changing the opening view
  • About the onscreen display
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Searching PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms
  • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
  • Looking at accessible documents
  • Making files flexible and accessible
  • Adding tags
  • Adding Alt Text (alternate text)
  • Using the Acrobat accessibility features
  • Review

Unit 7. Enhancing and Editing PDF Documents

  • Looking at the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Editing Adobe PDF pages
  • Editing links
  • Inserting one PDF file into another PDF file
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Deleting a page
  • Renumbering pages
  • Editing and extracting text and images
  • Editing images using the TouchUp Object tool
  • Converting PDF pages to image format files
  • Review

Unit 8. Adding Signatures and Security

  • About digital signatures
  • Creating digital signatures
  • About security
  • Looking at security settings
  • Adding security to PDF files
  • Adding passwords
  • Certifying PDF files
  • Signing certified documents
  • Exploring on your own: Using security envelopes
  • Review

Unit 9. Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle

  • About the review process
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • About the commenting tools
  • Working with comments
  • Initiating a shared review
  • Exploring on your own: Interactive live collaboration
  • Review

Unit 10. Working with Forms in Acrobat

  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Working with form data
  • Explore on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields
  • Review

Unit 11: Creating Multimedia Presentations

  • Adding a video file to a PDF file (Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended)
  • Adding a Flash animation (Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended)
  • Adding a poster file for a video or animation (Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended)
  • Creating a presentation
  • Review

Unit 12. Using the Legal Features

  • About Bates numbering and redaction
  • Applying Bates numbering
  • Defining Bates numbering
  • Editing Bates numbering
  • Applying redaction
  • Setting the Redaction tool properties
  • Searching text for redaction
  • Creating PDF portfolios
  • Review

Unit 13: Using the Engineering and Technical Features

  • Working with layers
  • Using the Pan & Zoom tool
  • Using the 2D measuring tools
  • Using the Loupe tool
  • Converting a drawing file to PDF (Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended)
  • Permanently removing text from PDF documents
  • Using the PDF Maps feature
  • Geospatial registration (Acrobat Pro Extended)
  • Review

Unit 14. Using Acrobat in Professional Publishing

  • Creating PDF files for print and prepress
  • Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended)
  • Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended)
  • Setting up color management
  • Previewing your print job
  • Advanced printing controls
  • Review

Unit 15. Working with 3D in PDF Files

  • About Acrobat Pro Extended and Adobe 3D Reviewer (Windows)
  • Working with 3D content in PDF files
  • Reviewing and commenting on 3D models
  • Converting 3D design files to PDF (Acrobat Pro Extended)
  • Using 3D PDF files in your manufacturing workflow (Acrobat Pro Extended)
  • Using 3D models in technical publishing (Acrobat Pro Extended)
  • Review

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