Adobe Acrobat Training when you need it
Adobe Acrobat is used to create and manage Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This is a file format used to present and exchange documents reliably, independent of software, hardware, or operating system. PDFs can contain links and buttons, form fields, audio, video, and business logic.
If you need to share secure documents with staff or clients in different operating environments, PDF is the best tool to use. Documents created with Acrobat can also be signed electronically and are easily viewed using free Acrobat Reader software.
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Our Adobe Acrobat course can be tailored to the unique requirements of your team. Our Off the Shelf courses are modularised with this option in mind, which means that you could mix and match from a selection of existing topics, or we can work with you to develop something specific to your organisation. Either way, we are on hand for advice on the best way to structure your customised training course.
To help you with your customised option, you can choose from our extensive list of course topics. We can then help you to assign the appropriate amount of content based on your training timeframe, and the best order of topics to ensure your training flows well. Our aim is to help every participant gain valuable knowledge and skills.
Standard 1 Day Adobe Acrobat Courses
Comprehensive training manual with exercise files. Lifetime post-course support.
Pricing from: $480 / per participant.
Learn the best ways to use this incredibly versatile, but largely misunderstood application. Create PDF documents from multiple sources before combining, modifying, collaborating and adding bookmarks, plus a whole lot more.
Adobe Acrobat Introduction
Participants in this Adobe Acrobat Introduction 1 day course will gain an understanding of the principles of Acrobat and the PDF process. You will be given a solid foundation of skills upon which to build.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of Acrobat, however, people with limited exposure to the software and those who are self-taught will also benefit from attending this course.
Mark was a great trainer, he knew his material and was passionate about sharing it with us. He was also very good at assessing our skills and needs and adjusting the pace of the course accordingly.
- The Acrobat Interface
- Using Menus and Toolbars
- Using the Panels Area
- Using the Navigation Pane
- Viewing and Printing PDFs
- Using Navigation Tools
- Changing Views
- Using the Zoom Tools
- Multiple Documents
- Printing a PDF
- Using The PDF Printer Driver
- Acrobat PDFMaker
- From Microsoft Office Files
- From Windows Explorer
- From Web Pages
- Creating a Postscript File
- Using Distiller
- Using Batch Mode
- From Clipboard
- Creating PDFs from a Scanner
- Merging Multiple Files
- Creating a PDF Portfolio
- Working with a Portfolio
- Inserting and Deleting Pages
- Extracting Content
- Replacing Pages
- Cropping Pages
- Moving and Rotating Pages
- Renumbering Pages
- Adding Headers and Footers
- Adding Watermarks
- Editing Text
- Placing Images
- Reducing File Size
- Creating Bookmarks
- Editing Bookmark Destinations
- Nesting Bookmarks
- Changing the Appearance of Bookmarks
- Bookmark Actions
- Creating Links
- Duplicating Links
- Editing Links
- Creating Destination Links
- Creating Links to Another PDF
- Adding Sticky Notes
- Using the Annotations Tools
- Inserting Digital Identity Stamps
- Initiating an Email Review
- Returning a Reviewed PDF
- Summarising Comments
Searching PDF Documents
- Finding Words
- Searching Multiple PDFs
- Advanced Search
- Securing Your Documents
- Adding Permissions Passwords
Frequently Asked Questions
Adobe Acrobat is almost universal in business use due to its ability to create documents in a portable document format. This means documents created with Acrobat can be used and read on any device, such as a PC, a Mac, or a mobile or tablet device. Documents created using Acrobat can be secured to ensure unauthorised changes cannot be made.
Key features of Acrobat:
- Document Security
- Readable on any device
- Permanent information removal (Redaction)
- Export document to Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Outlook integration
These are just some of the features in Adobe Acrobat, but it’s a huge application so of course there are many more.
Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, it’s probably because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use software by someone at work. Although this can be useful, it also means we tend to spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error, unfortunately, involves a lot of error, and the bad habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so soon they spread across the business, meaning entire teams can end up working inefficiently.
At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find an Acrobat for Dummies book to help solve some of those tricky issues. That’s a step in the right direction, and we sometimes use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that trying to learn by trial and error may cost you many times the cost of a good training course.
Our Adobe Acrobat courses are designed to target the key features and tools included in the application to help you get back to work and apply them right away.
At Keystroke Learning we pride ourselves in helping people to get the most out of the Adobe Acrobat software they are using. We emphasise working smarter, not harder. Participants often tell us that they are saving lots of time by using the tips and shortcuts they learn during our courses.
Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.
You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.
Basically, the Adobe Reader does just what it says on the tin: allows reading of PDF files and performs some very basic tasks such as enabling the user to fill in form fields and add some highlights. That’s about it. If that is all you want to do then the Adobe Reader will be fine for your needs. The Adobe Reader is available as a free download from Adobe.
Acrobat, which is available in Standard and Pro versions, can be used to create PDF files from many other formats, edit them in various ways, add form fields, security settings, and it has a huge range of other options. If you need to be able to create a PDF from a variety of formats and initiate document reviews, create forms, or perform complex editing and manipulation of PDF documents, Adobe Acrobat should be your choice.
A PDF can be split into sections by using the extract pages options. Do this by opening the navigation panel on the left of the screen and ensuring that the page thumbnails view is displayed. Select the pages you want to extract. At the top of the panel, click the options button, then select Extract Pages. In the dialog box, confirm the pages and choose the relevant options for extraction, then click OK.
This is something that Adobe Acrobat is particularly good at. Before you can perform a search, you will first need to run something known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on your document. Once this has been completed your document will be fully searchable. If required, you can also copy the content after the OCR has been completed.
PDF files created using Adobe Acrobat are ideal for use on touchscreen devices such as iPads. As the name suggests, PDF documents are first and foremost, portable. This means they can be read, reviewed and edited on a variety of devices. If you are using a touchscreen with a stylus, you can annotate your PDF file using digital ink, and even add your signature if you want.
Depending on the version of Acrobat you are using, you can also store your document in the cloud and sync changes you make on one device to your other devices so that you can carry on editing wherever you are.
This is a good one! Most PDF files open with the pages panel hidden, forcing the user to open the panel to navigate the document. To make it easy for the reader, set the initial view. To do this, go to File, Properties, then select Initial View. From here you can set the page magnification level, the page layout, and scroll options. You can also select the navigation panels you want the user to see, and even set the document to open at a specific page if you want.
Once these changes have been made, the next time the document is opened, it will be displayed exactly the way you intended.
Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.
If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Adobe Acrobat, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.
We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.
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