Acrobat XI Training

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This Adobe Acrobat XI training class takes students through all the major features of Adobe Acrobat XI. It is packed with hands-on exercises so that students can learn by doing. Students will learn to create, edit and manipulate PDF files, to combine files into portfolios, and to secure PDF documents. They will also learn how to work with many of the advanced features of Adobe Acrobat XI.

  1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat XI
    1. About Adobe PDF
    2. About Adobe Acrobat
    3. About Adobe Reader
    4. Adobe PDF on the Web
    5. Adding Adobe REader Installers
    6. Opening a PDF File
    7. Working with the Toolbars
    8. Working with Task Panes
    9. Same Tools, Different Locations
    10. Panels in the Tools Pane
    11. Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Select Tools
    12. Navigating PDF Documents
    13. Viewing PDF Presetnations in Full Screen Mode
    14. Viewing PDF Files in Read Mode
    15. Designing Documents for Online Viewing
    16. Setting Acrobat Preferences for Web Browsing
    17. Customizing the Quick Tools Toolbar
    18. Creating a Custom Tool Set
  2. Creating Adobe PDF Files
    1. Using the Create Command
    2. Dragging and Dropping Files
    3. Creating Adobe PDFs from Microsoft Office Files (Mac OS)
    4. Converting and Combining Diferent Types of Files
    5. Inserting a Blank Page
    6. Using PDFMaker
    7. PDFMaker Options
    8. Using the Print Command to Create Adobe PDF Files
    9. Adobe PDF Presets
    10. Reducing File Size
    11. Optimizing PDF Files (Acrobat Pro Only)
    12. Creating Files from the Clipboard
    13. Scanning a Paper Document
    14. Making Scanned Text Editable and Searchable
    15. Converting email Messages to PDF (Windows)
    16. Converting Web Pages to Adobe PDF
  3. Reading and Working with PDF Files
    1. Changing the Opening View
    2. About the Onscreen Display
    3. Reading PDF Documents
    4. Searching PDF Documents
    5. Printing PDF Documents
    6. Printing Booklets
    7. Filling out PDF Forms
    8. About Flexibility, Accessibility, and Structure
    9. Sharing PDF Files
  4. Enhancing PDF Documents
    1. Examining the Work File
    2. Moving Pages with Page Thumbnails
    3. Manipulating Pages
    4. Renumbering Pages
    5. Managing Links
    6. Applying Bates Numbering
    7. Working with Bookmarks
    8. Naming Bookmarks Automatically
    9. Adding Multimedia Files
    10. Setting Document Properties and Metadata
    11. Setting Up Presentations
  5. Editing Content in PDF Files
    1. Editing Text
    2. Redacting Text (Acrobat Pro Only)
    3. Working with Images in a PDF File
    4. Copying Text and Images from a PDF File
    5. Exporting PDF Content to a PowerPoint Presentation
    6. Saving PDF Files as Word Documents
    7. Extracting PDF Tables as Excel Spreadsheets
  6. Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows)
    1. About Acrobat PDFMaker
    2. Converting Microsoft Word Files to Adobe PDF
    3. Creating Adobe PDF Files from Word Mail-merge Templates
    4. Converting Excel Documents and Starting a Review
    5. Converting PowerPoint Presentations
    6. Converting Web Pages from Internet Explorer
  7. Combining Files
    1. About Combining Files
    2. Selecting Files to Combine
    3. Arranging Pages
    4. Merging the Files
    5. Creating a PDF Portfolio (Acrobat Pro)
  8. Adding Signatures and Security
    1. Viewing Documents in Protected Mode (Windows only)
    2. About Security
    3. Viewing Security Settings
    4. Adding Security to PDF Files
    5. About Digital Signatures
    6. Creating Digital Signatures
    7. Signing in Preview Mode
    8. Sharing Certificates with Others
    9. Signing a Document Digitally
    10. Modifying Signed Documents
    11. Using Adobe EchoSign
    12. Certifying PDF Files
    13. Signing Certified Documents
    14. Securing PDFs in FIPS Mode (Windows)
    15. Exploring on Your Own: Using Security Envelopes
  9. Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
    1. About the Review Process
    2. Getting Started
    3. Adding Comments to a PDF Document
    4. Commenting in Adobe Reader
    5. Working with Comments
    6. Summarizing Comments
    7. Initiating a Shared Review
    8. About Acrobat.com
    9. Starting an Email-based Review
  10. Working with Forms in Acrobat
    1. Converting PDF Files to Interactive PDF Forms
    2. Adding Form Fields
    3. Specifying an Answer Format
    4. Types of Form Fields
    5. Distributing Forms
    6. Tracking Forms
    7. Options for Distributing forms
    8. Collecting Form Data
    9. Working with Form Data
    10. Exploring on Your Own: Calculating and Validating Numeric Fields
  11. Using FormsCentral (Acrobat Pro)
    1. About FormsCentral
    2. Getting Started
    3. Creating a Form from a Template
    4. Distributing a Form
    5. Tracking a Form
    6. Sharing Form Responses
    7. Creating a Form from Scratch
  12. Using Actions
    1. About Actions
    2. Using Predefined Actions
    3. Creating an Action
    4. Avoiding the Full Screen Mode Warning
    5. Sharing Actions
  13. Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
    1. Creating PDF Files for Print and Prepress
    2. Guidelines for Creating Print-ready PDF files
    3. Preflighting Files (Acrobat Pro)
    4. Custom Preflight Profiles
    5. Working with Transparency (Acrobat Pro)
    6. PDF Standards
    7. What Is Rasterization?
    8. About Flattening Options in the Flattener Preview Dialog Box
    9. Setting Up Color Management
    10. Previewing Your Print Job (Acrobat Pro)
    11. Advanced Printing Controls

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