Acrobat DC Pro - Beginner

2 Hours, 49 Minutes


Delivery Method

Educate 360 Pro from New Horizons

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Course Overview

In this course, students will learn the basics of creating PDF documents and modifying PDFs within Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. Students will access PDF documents and learn to navigate the interface, use tools, menus, navigation bars, and change preferences. Students will create PDFs by various methods and learn to combine PDFs. In addition, students will learn to navigate PDFs, search, create bookmarks and links, comment in a PDF, send for review, modify text and images, and work with pages. Students will learn to optimize PDFs by reducing size, create and use actions, export PDFs to Word, Excel or RTF formats, redact content, and protect PDFs.

Course Objectives

Accessing PDFs, Creating PDFs, Navigating PDFs, Reviewing PDFs, Modifying PDFs, Optimizing PDFs, Exporting PDFs, Protecting PDFs

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Accessing PDFs

  • Introducing Acrobat & PDFs
  • Opening and Viewing PDFs
  • Using Tools and the Menu Bar
  • Using the Navigation Panels
  • Changing Preferences

3 - Creating PDFs

  • Creating PDFs from Office
  • Creating PDFs from Creative Cloud
  • Creating PDFs from Browsers
  • Storing a PDF
  • Combining PDFs

4 - Navigating PDFs

  • Using Search
  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Creating Links

5 - Reviewing PDFs

  • Commenting on a PDF
  • Sending for Review

6 - Modifying PDFs

  • Editing Text and Images
  • Cropping Images
  • Adding, Updating, and Removing Headers and Footers
  • Using Watermarks
  • Rotating Pages
  • Extracting Pages
  • Deleting Pages
  • Inserting Pages
  • Replacing Pages

7 - Optimizing PDFs

  • Reducing File Size
  • Advanced Optimization
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Actions

8 - Exporting PDFs

  • Exporting to Word
  • Exporting to Excel
  • Exporting to Rich Text Format

9 - Protecting PDFs

  • Redacting Content
  • Protecting a PDF

10 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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