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Adobe Acrobat Essentials Course

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Onsite and ONLINE

Training Modules (Overview)

  • Acrobat’s New Interface
  • Creating PDFs
  • Acrobat Ribbon in Microsoft Office
  • Editing Existing PDFs
  • Adding Interactivity to a PDF
  • Reducing PDF File size
  • Securing a PDF
  • Annotations, Markups and Review Cycles
  • Using the PDF Portfolio Tool

What You Get

  • Adobe Classroom in a Book (eBook)
  • Class Exercises Relevant to Industry
  • AATC Adobe Authorised Certificate
  • Choice of Mac or PC
  • After Course Support
  • Free Course Resit (9 months)*
  • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)
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Course Outline

Acrobat’s Interface

  • Panes, Panels, Toolbars and Toolsets
  • Viewing and Navigating the Document with the View Menu
  • Optimal Viewing and Navigation using the Pages Pane
  • Adding and Hiding Tools from your Tool Set
  • Tailoring the Workspace for your Needs

Creating PDFs

  • Creating PDFs from within Acrobat
  • Dragging and Dropping Files to Create PDFs
  • Creating PDFs from Different Sources – File, Microsoft Office, Web, etc
  • Creating PDFs via the Adobe PDF Printer
  • Creating a Reduced Size PDF
  • Creating an Optimised PDF that allows you to Control the Visual Quality of Specific Elements
  • Using Acrobat to Combine Different Formats (Word, Excel, Images) into a Single PDF
  • Understanding PDF Settings and Presets
  • Understanding Compression and Resampling
  • Converting Scanned Text into Live Text using OCR Technology and the Text Recognition Tool

Acrobat Ribbon in Microsoft Office

  • Using the Acrobat Ribbon in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Creating PDFs from Documents within Native Application
  • Create Restricted PDFs from Documents within Native Applications to Prevent Unauthorised Viewing or Editing
    of Content
  • Convert Microsoft Word Bookmarks into Acrobat Bookmarks
  • Configure Outlook to Auto-Archive your Emails to PDF
  • Create and Attach PDF Documents to Emails in Outlook
  • Export PDF Tables to Live Excel Spreadsheets

Working with Existing PDFs

  • Using the Find/Replace Function
  • Using the Pages Panel to Add, Extract, Replace and Delete Pages
  • Using the Pages Panel to Hard Edit Page Rotation, Crop and Add Design Elements
  • Adding Page Numbers
  • Setting Up a Bates Numbering System
  • Using the Content Editing Panel to Add and Edit Text and Images
  • Extracting Text and Images from PDFs
  • Formatting Text – Font, Size, Colour, Alignment, Placement, etc.
  • Replacing Images in an Existing Frame
  • Opening Images in their Native Program from Acrobat to Seamlessly Edit their Appearance in the PDF
  • Exporting PDF Documents to Office Documents

Adding Interactivity to a PDF

  • Creating a Working Table of Contents that Links to the Correct Page
  • Creating Buttons that Link to a Page or Web Address
  • Using the Bookmarks Pane to Link to Sections
  • Using the Nested Bookmarks Tool to Link to Subsections
  • Adding a Video File

Securing a PDF

  • Understanding the Different Degrees of Protection
  • Securing a Document with the Security Tab
  • Using the Password Encryption Feature
  • Creating a Security Envelope to Protect Multiple Documents
  • Using the Redact Feature to Disable the Viewing of Sensitive Content or Remove it Altogether

Annotations, Markups and Review Cycles

  • Recognising Annotations and Markups in a PDF Document
  • Adding Annotations such as Comments and Sticky Notes to a PDF
  • Using the Stamps Palette
  • Highlighting Text
  • Using Tools to Indicate where Text needs to be Inserted or Replaced
  • Using Other Tools such as Strikethrough and Underline
  • Drawing Markups to bring Attention to Points in a Document
  • Uploading a PDF document to the Adobe Server and Selecting Recipients to Participate in a Shared Review
  • Importing Annotations and Markups into a PDF Document using the FDF Format

Using the PDF Portfolio Tool

  • Creating a Presentation using the PDF Portfolio Tool
  • Selecting and Customising a Premade Template
  • Adding your Content

Acrobat Essentials Testimonials

I really enjoyed this course and learnt a lot. The online experience was very good (I usually prefer in-person) and I would do it again. Acrobat has so much more to offer than I thought...
Linda H, Senior Psychologist
Online learning was easy to follow and the presenter handled everything really well.
Armodee R, PA to Director
Thank you to City Desktop Training for a well-structured and insightful delivery of Acrobat training online. The interaction and pace was just right.
Trudi M, Project Manager
Such a well organised course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and constantly keeping everyone involved.
Sophie U, Admin Assistant
David was very knowledgeable and professional. Friendly and patient! Highly recommended. He covered everything I needed to know about Acrobat and more tips to help improve my productivity, etc.
Anne Suteras, Executive Assistant
Steven made this very easy learning; well paced and very knowledgable facilitator.
Katie Fleming, Events Supervisor
The Trainer has excellent knowledge of the subject matter and happy to answer any questions.
C Latimer, Snr Project Officer
I would highly recommend City Desktop Training to anyone who was interested in learning in a friendly environment.
Alicia, Marketing Manager
The course was well suited to my abilities and the course presenter was very pleasant and thorough in his delivery.
Camille Mercep, Project Officer
The trainer handled a group of teachers well :). No suggestions for improvement.
Marcus, Head Teacher