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The Adobe Acrobat DC Course course is a comprehensive class covering how to build, edit, format and distribute PDF files using ACrobat DC.
This course is taught using Acrobat Pro DC. Older versions of Acrobat do not have the same GUI interface. If you are using an older version of Acrobat and take this class, note that the interface has changed. Also, Acrobat DC has several new features that will not be available in older versions. Users of prior Acrobat versions can take this class, but it is recommended that you consider upgrading to Acrobat DC because of its many enhanced capabilities.
This course is for individuals who are new to Adobe Acrobat Pro, but need to create and share PDF files and PDF portfolios.
Students should have some experience using office productivity applications, such as a word processor, a multimedia presentation application, or a spreadsheet application.
1 INTRODUCING ADOBE ACROBAT DC
About Adobe Acrobat
About Acrobat Reader
About the Acrobat DC mobile app
Using PDF on the web
Opening a PDF file
Adding Acrobat Reader installers
Working with toolbars
Working with tools
Tools in the Tools pane
Navigating PDF documents
Viewing PDF presentations in Full-Screen mode
Viewing PDF files in Read mode
Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
Setting Acrobat preferences for web browsing
2 CREATING ADOBE PDF FILES
About creating Adobe PDF files
Using the Create PDF tool
Dragging and dropping files
Creating Adobe PDFs from Microsoft Office files (Mac OS)
Converting different types of files
Inserting a blank page Using PDFMaker
Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
Reducing file size
Adobe PDF presets
Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
Creating files from the clipboard
Scanning a paper document
Making scanned text editable and searchable
Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
3 READING AND WORKING WITH PDF FILES
About the onscreen display
Reading PDF documents
Searching PDF documents
Printing PDF documents
Filling out PDF forms
About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
Working with accessible documents
Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
Sharing PDF files
4 ENHANCING PDF DOCUMENTS
Examining the work file
Moving pages with page thumbnails
Applying Bates numbering (Acrobat Pro only)
Working with bookmarks
Naming bookmarks automatically
Adding multimedia files
Setting document properties and metadata
Setting up presentations
5 EDITING CONTENT IN PDF FILES
Working with images in a PDF file
Redacting text (Acrobat Pro only)
Copying text and images from a PDF file
Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation
Saving PDF files as Word documents
Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets
6 USING ACROBAT WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES (WINDOWS)
About Acrobat PDFMaker
Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
Converting Excel documents
Creating Adobe PDF files from Word mail-merge templates
Converting PowerPoint presentations
7 COMBINING FILES
About combining files
Selecting files to combine
Merging the files
Creating a PDF Portfolio (Acrobat Pro)
8 ADDING SIGNATURES AND SECURITY
Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader (Windows only)
About security in Acrobat
Viewing security settings
Adding security to PDF files
About digital signatures
Sending a document for others to sign
Creating digital signatures
Using the Fill & Sign tool
Signing in Preview mode
Sharing certificates with others
Signing a document digitally with certificates and digital IDs
Modifying signed documents
Certifying PDF files
Signing certified documents
Securing PDFs in FIPS mode (Windows)
9 USING ACROBAT IN A REVIEW CYCLE
About the review process
Adding comments to a PDF document
Commenting in Acrobat Reader
Working with comments
10 WORKING WITH FORMS IN ACROBAT
Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
Adding form fields
Specifying an answer format
Types of form fields
Working with form data
Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields
11 USING ACTIONS (ACROBAT PRO)
Using predefined actions
Creating an action
Avoiding the Full-Screen mode warning
12 USING ACROBAT IN PROFESSIONAL PRINTING
Creating PDF files for print and prepress
Guidelines for creating print-ready PDF files
Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
Custom preflight profiles
What is rasterization?
About flattening options in the Flattener
Preview dialog box
Setting up color management
Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
Advanced printing controls
Please check the course description to find prerequisite information.
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