Adobe Acrobat Course

Adobe Acrobat Course

Adobe Acrobat short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Learn the all-powerful software for your all-important documents with our Adobe Acrobat courses in Sydney.

With Adobe Acrobat Reader you can view, sign, comment on, and share PDFs – for free. And when you want to do more, Acrobat Pro DC lets you edit, export, and send PDFs for signature. Capture and transform any document into a versatile, high-quality PDF and get the tools you need to get work done anywhere on computers, mobile and web. Learn Adobe Acrobat with our Adobe Acrobat courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Adobe Acrobat course will provide suffiicent skills and knowledge to enable you to create and edit PDFs, use forms, collaborate with others and secure your documents.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Adobe Acrobat course you should be able to:

  1. Start Acrobat DC and have a basic understanding of its workspace.
  2. Work with toolbars and menus.
  3. Navigate and view PDFs using various methods.
  4. Create PDFs.
  5. Edit content in a PDF.
  6. Modify and work with the pages of a PDF document.
  7. Create and manage bookmarks.
  8. Combine multiple documents into a single PDF or a portfolio.
  9. Create and work with PDF forms.
  10. Use comments and other review processes to work collaboratively on a PDF.
  11. Search one or more documents for words or phrases.
  12. Work confidently with some of the security options in Acrobat.
  13. Share a PDF by exporting it, saving it and printing it.
  14. Access and use the Help options available in Acrobat.

Course Content

This Adobe Acrobat course will cover the following content:

Starting With Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Understanding Acrobat and PDFs.
  • Understanding Adobe Document Cloud.
  • Starting Adobe Acrobat in Windows.
  • Understanding Views.
  • Understanding the Home View.
  • Opening an Existing PDF File.
  • Understanding the Document View.
  • Understanding the Tools View.
  • Exiting Acrobat.

Using Adobe Acrobat Toolbars and Menus

  • Using Menus.
  • Working With Toolbars.
  • Using Tools.
  • Understanding Custom Toolsets.
  • Creating a Custom Toolset.
  • Using the Navigation Pane.
  • Understanding Page Navigation.
  • Using Page Navigation Tools.
  • Using Navigation Panels.
  • Adjusting PDF Views.
  • Understanding the Page Magnification Tools.
  • Using the Zoom Tools.
  • Using Split-Window View.
  • Working With Multiple Documents.

Creating PDFs in Adobe Acrobat

  • Understanding Saving.
  • Creating a PDF From a Single File.
  • Creating a PDF Using Drag and Drop.
  • Creating a PDF From Clipboard Content.
  • Creating Multiple PDFs From Multiple Files.
  • Understanding Acrobat PDFMaker.
  • Creating a PDF From a Microsoft Office File.
  • Creating a PDF Using the PDF Printer Driver.
  • Converting a Web Page to PDF in a Browser.
  • Converting Web Pages to PDF in Acrobat.
  • Creating a PDF From a Scanner.
  • Enhancing a Scanned PDF.
  • Creating a Postscript File.
  • Understanding Acrobat Distiller.
  • Creating a PDF Using Distiller.

Editing PDFs in Adobe Acrobat

  • Editing Existing Text.
  • Adding New Text.
  • Adding an Image.
  • Editing Scanned PDFs.
  • Adding a Link.
  • Adding a Web Link.
  • Converting a URL to a Live Link.
  • Editing Links.
  • Creating Links to Another PDF.
  • Creating Destination Links.
  • Understanding Multimedia.

Working With Pages in Adobe Acrobat

  • Selecting and Moving Pages.
  • Inserting and Deleting Pages.
  • Extracting Content.
  • Replacing Pages.
  • Cropping Pages.
  • Renumbering Pages.
  • Adding Headers and Footers.
  • Adding Watermarks.
  • Adding Backgrounds.
  • Attaching Documents to a PDF.
  • Managing Attachments.

Adobe Acrobat Bookmarks

  • Creating Bookmarks in a Source Document.
  • Creating Bookmarks Manually.
  • Editing Bookmark Destinations.
  • Nesting Bookmarks.
  • Changing the Appearance of Bookmarks.
  • Bookmarks Actions.

Combining Adobe Acrobat Documents

  • Merging Multiple Files Into a PDF.
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio.
  • Editing a Portfolio.
  • Editing Files in a Portfolio.
  • Securing a PDF Portfolio.

Adobe Acrobat Forms

  • Understanding PDF Forms.
  • Starting a Form With the Form Wizard.
  • The Prepare Form Toolbar.
  • Editing Form Fields.
  • Form Field Names.
  • Adding Text Fields.
  • Changing Field Properties.
  • Field Properties.
  • Numeric Fields.
  • Numeric Field Properties.
  • Calculating Fields.
  • Calculation Field Properties.
  • Adding Hidden Fields.
  • Adding Radio Buttons.
  • Adding Dropdown Lists.
  • Adding a Submit Button.
  • Creating Multiple Copies of Fields.
  • Adding Reset and Cancel Buttons.
  • Testing Your Form.
  • Editing a Tested Form.
  • Distributing Forms by Email.
  • Tracking Forms.
  • Returning a Completed Form.
  • Understanding the Form Responses File.

Working Collaboratively with Adobe Acrobat

  • Understanding Comments.
  • The Comment Toolbar.
  • Adding Sticky Notes.
  • Using the Annotations Tools.
  • Adding Comments Using Drawing Tools.
  • Inserting Digital Identity Stamps.
  • Understanding the Acrobat Review Processes.
  • Initiating an Email Review.
  • Returning a Reviewed PDF.
  • Merging Review Comments.
  • Understanding the Comments Panel.
  • Managing Comments.
  • Summarising Comments.

Finding and Searching in Adobe Acrobat

  • Understanding Finding and Searching.
  • Finding Words.
  • Searching Multiple PDFs.
  • Performing an Advanced Search.

Adobe Acrobat Document Security

  • Understanding Document Security.
  • Adding a Document Open Password.
  • Changing Password Protection.
  • Adding Permissions Passwords.
  • Removing Password Protection.
  • Creating a Self-Signed Digital ID.
  • Certifying a PDF.
  • Digitally Signing a PDF.
  • Exporting a Digital ID Certificate.
  • Verifying a Digital Signature.
  • Encrypting for Certain IDs Using Certificates.
  • Creating a User Security Policy.
  • Applying a Security Policy.
  • Sending Files as a Secure Attachment.

Saving, Exporting and Printing in Adobe Acrobat

  • Understanding Save Options.
  • Understanding Export Options.
  • Exporting to Word.
  • Exporting to an Image.
  • Exporting to HTML.
  • Understanding the Print Dialog Box.
  • Printing a Document.

Getting Help in Adobe Acrobat

  • Understanding the Help Menu.
  • Using Help.
  • Searching for Online Help.

Intended Audience

This Adobe Acrobat course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Acrobat. This course is ideal for new or existing Acrobat users seeking to learn Adobe Acrobat tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Adobe Acrobat course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.

Course Prerequisites

This Adobe Acrobat course assumes little or no knowledge of Acrobat. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

Bring Your Own Device Option

This course is also available to participants who are seeking a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option for users of Windows or Mac devices. Participants are able to bring and use their own laptop provided that they have a recent version of the software installed on their device. BYOD course participants are required to contact us on 02 8262 6400 (Option 4) between 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday to enrol in this course. This option may also be available for any classes currently marked as full.


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