This course is for Anyone who has never used Acrobat before or existing users who wish to extend their knowledge beyond the basics of using Acrobat to view and print PDF’s (Portable Document Format) files.
By the end of the course you will be confident in using the essential features of Acrobat to create PDF files from a variety of sources, modify them to include bookmarks, thumbnails and links, and prepare them for distribution.
What you will learn
In particular you will be able to:
- Create PDF files from a wide variety of source documents (including Microsoft office).
- Convert paper documents to PDF.
- Control the quality of your PDF files by setting Acrobat Distiller preferences.
- Select and make changes to text and images in a PDF document.
- Add headers/footers, watermarks and backgrounds to your documents.
- Create and edit bookmarks and links for easier document navigation.
- Use Acrobat to perform paperless document reviews within an organisation.
- Secure a PDF document against editing and extracting data.
Delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse.
Introduction to Acrobat: Creating, using and distributing PDF files, Opening files, Toolbars, Navigating & browsing documents, Zoom functions, Saving & closing.
PDF File creation, Creating PDF’s from other file types, Converting documents to PDF, Using PDFMaker, Using Acrobat Distiller, Controlling output quality, Setting Distiller preferences, Editing & Saving Adobe PDF settings.
Modifying & Editing PDF files: Rotating, cropping, inserting, extracting and re-numbering pages, Selecting & editing text and images, Creating headers and footers, Adding watermarks and backgrounds, Creating & editing bookmarks, Working with the link tool.
Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle: Commenting tools, Marking up a document, exporting & importing comments, summarising and reviewing comments, PDF security.
The ‘Small Print’
The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.