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Training in Versions?9, X, XI
Class Length?1–2 Days
Delivery?This class may be delivered on-site or remotely.
Price ? $1,295-1,595 per Day*

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Acrobat is a pro­gram (part of the Adobe Acrobat fam­ily of prod­ucts that includes other prod­ucts and ser­vices like) used to cre­ate, edit, and manip­u­lates Portable Document Files (PDF). PDF doc­u­ments are often referred to as Adobe Acrobat files, even if a dif­fer­ent pro­gram was used to gen­er­ate the file. Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre­sent­ing infor­ma­tion with a fixed lay­out sim­i­lar to a paper pub­li­ca­tion with­out hav­ing to address plat­form or native soft­ware issues.

What You Will Learn

  • PDF Accessibility
  • Portfolios
  • Document Security
  • Document Review
  • Forms
  • Actions
  • Legal Features
  • Color Management

Lesson Outline

The fol­low­ing is a list of pos­si­ble top­ics for you to use as a guide. Your course will be fully cus­tomized to your unique goals, work­flow, and learn­ing pace. Because every course Workflow Creative teaches is fully cus­tomized to each group, the fol­low­ing list of top­ics to be learned should be con­sid­ered a guide­line, one that will be expanded or altered as required to fit your needs.


  • About Flexibility, Accessibility, and structure
  • Working with Accessible Documents
  • Making Files Flexible and Accessible
  • Using the Acrobat Accessible Features

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

  • 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
  • Exploring on your own: Using secu­rity envelopes

Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle

  • About the Review Process
  • Sharing PDF Files
  • Adding Comments
  • Working with Comments
  • Initiating a Shared Review
  • Exploring on your own: Initiating Live Collaboration

Working with Forms in Acrobat

  • Converting PDF Files to inter­ac­tive PDF Forms
  • Adding Form Fields
  • Distributing Forms
  • Collecting form Data
  • Validating Numeric Fields
  • Working with Form Data

Using Actions

  • About Actions
  • Using Predefined Actions
  • Creating an Action
  • Sharing Actions

Using the Legal Features

  • Legal Features in Adobe Acrobat X
  • About Bates Numbering and Redaction
  • Apply Bates Numbering
  • Defining Bates Numbering
  • Applying Redaction
  • Changing the Appearance of Redaction
  • Searching Text for Redaction
  • Assembling PDF Documents
  • Marking Redaction across Multiple Pages

Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

  • Color Management
  • Creating PDF Files for Print and Prepress
  • Preflighting Files (Acrobat Pro)
  • Working with Transparency (Acrobat Pro)
  • Setting Up Color Management
  • Previewing your Print Job (Acrobat Pro)
  • Advanced Printing Controls