Acrobat Fundamentals: An Introduction to Acrobat DC

Acrobat Fundamentals: An Introduction to Acrobat DC Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

In this course, you’ll get an excellent overview of how to convert your work into Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) using Adobe Acrobat. You will learn to use Acrobat’s cross-platform capabilities to distribute your documents efficiently without sacrificing the original design. You will learn how to incorporate text, notes, graphics, movies, and links to the Internet. You will gain an excellent understanding of the menu and tools in Acrobat and be able to use Acrobat at a high level of efficiency.

Next Class Dates

Mar 5, 2018 – Mar 7, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Jun 4, 2018 – Jun 6, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Sep 5, 2018 – Sep 7, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET

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Intended Audience for this Acrobat Fundamentals: An Introduction to Acrobat DC Course

  • » Professionals who need to produce superb PDF documents

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Course Prerequisites for Acrobat Fundamentals: An Introduction to Acrobat DC

  • » Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows skills.

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Acrobat Fundamentals: An Introduction to Acrobat DC Course Objectives

  • » Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC
  • » Creating Adobe PDF Files
  • » Reading and Working with PDF Files
  • » Enhancing PDF Documents
  • » Editing Content in PDF Files
  • » Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows only)
  • » Combining Files
  • » Adding Signatures and Security
  • » Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
  • » Working with Forms in Acrobat
  • » Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
  • » Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

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Acrobat Fundamentals: An Introduction to Acrobat DC Course Outline

      1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC
        1. About PDF
        2. About Adobe Acrobat
        3. About Adobe Reader
        4. About the Acrobat DC mobile app
        5. Using PDF on the web
        6. Opening a PDF file
        7. Working with toolbars
        8. Working with tools
        9. Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
        10. Viewing PDF files in Read mode
        11. Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
        12. Getting help
      2. Creating Adobe PDF Files
        1. About creating Adobe PDF files
        2. Using the Create PDF tool
        3. Dragging and dropping files
        4. Converting different types of files
        5. Inserting a blank page
        6. Using PDFMaker (Windows only)
        7. Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
        8. Adobe PDF presets
        9. Reducing file size
        10. Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
        11. Scanning a paper document
        12. Making scanned text editable and searchable
        13. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
      3. Reading and Working with PDF Files
        1. About the onscreen display
        2. Reading PDF documents
        3. Searching PDF documents
        4. Printing PDF documents
        5. Filling out PDF forms
        6. About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
        7. Working with accessible documents
        8. Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
        9. Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
        10. 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. Applying Bates numbering (Acrobat Pro only)
        6. Managing links
        7. Working with bookmarks
        8. Setting document properties and metadata
      5. Editing Content in PDF Files
        1. Editing text
        2. Working with images in a PDF file
        3. Redacting Text (Acrobat Pro only)
        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 only)
        1. Acrobat PDFMaker
        2. Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
        3. Converting Excel documents
        4. Converting PowerPoint presentations
      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. Getting started
        2. Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader (Windows only)
        3. About security in Acrobat
        4. Viewing security settings
        5. Adding security to PDF files
        6. About digital signatures
        7. Sending a document for others to sign
        8. Creating digital signatures
        9. Signing a document digitally with certificates and digital IDs
        10. Modifying signed documents
        11. Certifying PDF files
        12. Signing certified documents
      9. Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
        1. About the review process
        2. Adding comments to a PDF document
        3. Working with comments
        4. Initiating an email-based review
      10. Working with Forms in Acrobat
        1. Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
        2. Adding form fields
        3. Types of form fields
        4. Distributing forms
        5. Collecting form data
        6. Working with form data
        7. Calculating and validating numeric fields
      11. Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
        1. About actions
        2. Using predefined actions
        3. Creating an action
        4. Sharing actions
      12. 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. Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
        5. PDF standards
        6. About flattening options in the Flattener Preview dialog box
        7. Setting up color management
        8. Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
        9. Advanced printing controls

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics

Bio:

Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.

Bio:

Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.

Bio:

Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.

Bio:

Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Excellent Instructor! Very clear instructions, easy to understand, patient and a good sense of humour
Vijayanti R.
Course(s) Taken

» Adobe Graphic and Web Designer CS5 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)

I would highly recommend NetCom because they are professional and I learned so much in the classes. The instructors are amazing. I think like the classes where some so I felt it was a very personalize situation, therefore I got so much more out of it. Classes are not easy but very professional and I love that you can retake the course and view online (webinar) nothing bad to say.

-Jodine R.
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» Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Combo

I wish NetCom offered the next level of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop classes. I would like to learn more and feel that it is necessary for me to go beyond the basics offered to excel in my field of fashion design.

-Kim B.
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» Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Combo

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