David Burnham harperburnham.com
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Acrobat, Acrobat Accessibility, Acrobat & LiveCycle Forms Trainer and Developer
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AC10 Adobe Acrobat DC: Essentials
Creating PDF files for Desktop and Mobile

Adobe Acrobat is the fastest way to publish any document online. In this course you will learn how to take digital files in any format, paper documents and web pages and create Portable Document Format files (PDF).


The audience for Adobe Acrobat is any one wishing to use Acrobat as a Business Solution for creating PDF files from Microsoft Office Suite, for enhancing navigation, for securing and distributing online documents, for commenting and review. These documents can be viewed and printed using the free Adobe Reader on computers, on tablets and mobile devices with pdf readers or presented as full screen multimedia presentations. You can distribute documents on the web, intranets and DVD-ROMs.

This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software.

Course topics include:

PDF File Creation

  • Acrobat and the Acrobat product family, Acrobat Professional, Acrobat Standard
  • Installing Acrobat and associated components for PDF creation
  • Overview of Acrobat interface, preferences and tools
  • PDF file navigation using links and bookmarks
  • Introduction to PDF file creation - creating PDF files for different purposes
  • Creating PDF files from Microsoft Office Suite Using PDF Maker
  • Converting PDF files back to Office formats
  • Creating PDF files from other business applications using the Adobe Printer
  • Using preset Acrobat Distiller settings to create PDF files
  • Creating PDF files from paper documents using OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Creating PDF files from web pages using Web Capture

Business Solutions

  • Editing PDF files - touching up text, object touch up, re-ordering, inserting, cropping, deleting, replacing pages and content
  • Working with image manipulation tools
  • Adding page numbers and watermarks to documents
  • Working with Portfolios to combine documents
  • Adding header and footers to combined documents
  • Review tools for document circulation and review
  • Organizing comments in the review process - email based review
  • Signing Documents with Digital Signatures
  • Working with Acrobat Standard Security in Acrobat
  • Adding MetaData to PDF documents, searching PDF files


Fee: Minimum 3 participants, pro-rated after 4 or more

Online* or Onsite**: $1,000 US ($1250 CD + HST) per day
Duration: 2 days, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm ET
Prerequisites - None

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*Online Fee does not include training materials. Training materials can be purchased online

.**Onsite Fee does not include training materials or travel and accommodationf for instructor.

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OnSite / Online Private Class:

If you are interested in this course we offer it as a private onsite / online class for groups of 3 or more.... Complete our Request for Onsite Quotation Form. We will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to you; or, email us at info@harperburnham.com to learn more about scheduling options.

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation

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