Acrobat: Basic Training Course Outline

Adobe Acrobat Training CoursesAcrobat: Basic is the first of a two-course series that will teach students fundamental concepts and terminology, as well as the basic features of Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn how to create PDF documents, edit text, and modify images. They’ll also move pages, optimize file size, work with bookmarks, add links, and manage security issues by using password encryption, digital signatures, and electronic signatures. They'll explore document review techniques, including the use of comments, markups, and shared reviews.


Prerequisites: Windows XP or later: Basic or equivalent experience

Unit 1: Getting started
Topic A: The Acrobat environment
Topic B: Advanced navigation
Topic C: Finding text
Topic D: Organising PDF documents
Topic E: Getting help
Topic F: Setting preferences

Unit 2: Creating PDF documents
Topic A: Printing to PDF from any application
Topic B: Acrobat PDFMaker
Topic C: The Create PDF commands

Unit 3: Modifying PDF documents
Topic A: Moving document pages
Topic B: Modifying content
Topic C: Moving PDF content to other programs
Topic D: Adding multimedia
Topic E: Optimizing PDF file size

Unit 4: Document navigation tools
Topic A: Working with bookmarks
Topic B: Working with links

Unit 5: PDF accessibility
Topic A: Accessible documents
Topic B: Accessibility in the Acrobat environment

Unit 6: Document security
Topic A: Password protection
Topic B: Digital signatures
Topic C: Encryption certification and security envelopes
Topic D: Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES encryption
Topic E: Password and certificate security policies

Unit 7: Document review techniques
Topic A: Document reviews
Topic B: Reviewer tools
Topic C: Managing comments and markups