ADOBE ACROBAT XI PROFESSIONAL

Learn how to convert almost any digital document into an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Preserve the exact look including the identical text layout with accurate fonts and embedded graphic images. Distribute your documents to any viewer with the freely available Acrobat Reader. Easily convert Microsoft Word and Excel files into PDFs for distribution via email or from within a web site. Develop online forms that are secure and user friendly and are also able to meet 508 compliance. Use Acrobat XI to convert documents with plain text and images into effective multimedia presentations for greater communications and impact. With Acrobat’s full featured compression capabilities you can reduce file sizes on the fly and create faster downloads for mobile phones and tablets.

Please contact the DBC at 405.595.4090 to set up a class time.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

ENHANCING AND EDITING PDF DOCUMENTS

  • Examining the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Editing Adobe PDF pages
  • Renumbering pages
  • Editing links
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Adding multimedia files
  • Editing text
  • Copying text and images from a PDF file
  • Setting document properties and metadata

COMBINING FILES IN PDF PORTFOLIOS

  • About PDF Portfolios
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio
  • Customizing your PDF Portfolio
  • Sharing your PDF Portfolio
  • Searching a PDF Portfolio

ADDING SIGNATURES AND SECURITY

  • Getting started
  • Viewing documents in Protected Mode (Windows only)
  • About security
  • Viewing security settings
  • Adding security to PDF files
  • About digital signatures
  • Creating digital signatures
  • Signing a document digitally
  • Modifying signed documents
  • Certifying PDF files
  • Signing certified documents

USING ACROBAT IN A REVIEW CYCLE

  • About the review process
  • Getting started
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • Working with comments
  • Initiating a shared review
  • Exploring on your own: Initiating live collaboration

WORKING WITH FORMS IN ACROBAT

  • Getting started
  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Working with form data
  • Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields

USING ACTIONS

  • About actions
  • Using predefined actions
  • Creating an action
  • Sharing actions

WHY USE ADOBE ACROBAT XI

  • About Adobe PDF
  • About Adobe Acrobat
  • About Adobe Reader
  • Adobe PDF on the web
  • A first look at the work area
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Viewing PDF files in Read mode
  • Designing documents for online viewing
  • Getting help

EXPLORING THE WORK AREA

  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with the tool bars
  • Working with task panes
  • Customizing the Quick Tools tool bar
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
  • Navigating PDF documents

CREATING ADOBE PDF FILES

  • About creating Adobe PDF files
  • Using the Create command
  • Dragging and dropping files
  • Converting and combining different types of files
  • Using PDF Maker
  • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • Reducing file size
  • About compression and resampling
  • Scanning a paper document
  • Making scanned text editable and searchable
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

READING AND WORKING WITH PDF FILES

  • Changing the opening view
  • About the onscreen display
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Searching PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms

WORKING WITH ACCESSIBILITY AND 508 COMPLIANCE

  • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
  • Working with accessible documents
  • Making files flexible and accessible
  • Using the Acrobat accessibility features

USING ACROBAT WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES (WINDOWS)

  • About Acrobat PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Excel documents and starting a review
  • Converting PowerPoint presentations
  • Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
  • Saving PDF files as Word documents
  • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets