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This course introduces new and existing users of Adobe Acrobat to the skills and knowledge needed to create and modify Portable Document Format (PDF) files. You will learn how to view, create and modify PDF files You will also learn how to make your PDF files more accessible to your audience by adding navigation elements and security.
This course is available to be run on your site only.


  • Duration: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: Basic Windows and file management skills
  • Versions: XI (Version 11)
  • Target Audience: This course will suit you if you need to view, create and modify PDF documents and make your PDF documents more accessible to your audience by adding navigation elements and security.

  • Access information in a PDF document
  • Create PDF documents in Acrobat and other programs
  • View and print PDF documents
  • Modify PDF documents
  • Create navigation elements using bookmarks and links
  • Create and use forms
  • Work collaboratively with comments and review tools
  • Search PDF documents for specific content
  • Secure a PDF document with passwords and digital signatures

Getting started with Acrobat

  • Acrobat and PDFs
  • Starting Acrobat and opening a PDF
  • The Acrobat interface
  • Using menus and toolbars
  • Using the navigation pane

Viewing and Printing PDFs

  • Using navigation tools
  • Changing views
  • Splitting documents into multiple views
  • Working with multiple documents
  • Working with the organiser
  • Printing a PDF document

Creating PDFs

  • Using the PDF printer driver
  • Acrobat pdfmaker
  • Creating PDF from MS Office files
  • Creating PDF from Windows Explorer
  • Creating PDF from web pages
  • Adobe Distiller settings
  • Creating a postscript file
  • Creating PDF from a single file
  • Creating multiple PDF in a batch
  • Creating PDF from a blank page
  • Creating PDF from clipboard content
  • Creating PDF from a scanner
  • Optimising a scanned document

Modifying PDF Documents

  • Extracting content
  • Moving and rotating pages
  • Cropping pages
  • Renumbering pages
  • Adding headers and footers
  • Adding watermarks and backgrounds
  • Editing text
  • Placing images or objects
  • Copying content
  • Reducing file size
  • Attaching documents to a PDF


  • Creating bookmarks in a source document
  • Editing bookmark destinations
  • Nesting bookmarks
  • Changing the appearance of bookmarks
  • Bookmark actions


  • Creating and duplicating links
  • Editing links
  • Creating destination links
  • Creating links to another PDF

PDF forms

  • Creating and editing forms
  • Adobe LifeCycle Designer

Working collaboratively

  • Comments
  • Annotations
  • Adobe review process

Securing PDF files

  • Finding words
  • Searching multiple PDF
  • Performing an advanced search

Securing Documents

  • Adding a document open password
  • Adding permissions passwords
  • Removing password protection
  • Creating a self-signed digital ID
  • Certifying a PDF
  • Digitally signing PDF
  • Exporting a digital id certificate
  • Verifying a digital signature
  • Encrypting for certain ids using certificates
  • Creating a user security policy
  • Sending files as a secure attachment

Exercise Files

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Please note there is no pre-course work for this course.

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