Introduction to Adobe Acrobat for Business Users

Duration: 1 Day


To provide office users, marketing personnel, IT staff and others with the skills needed to create PDFs from Microsoft Office Applications for archiving, emailing and electronic distribution who already have some knowledge of Acrobat.


A knowledge of the chosen operating system (Mac OSX or Windows) and Microsoft Office.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Background - history and uses of the PDF format

  • What is PDF?
  • What is Acrobat? - Reader v Full Version

Creating PDFs

  • From Microsoft Office
  • From InDesign, QuarkXPress and Illustrator
  • From JPEG, TIFF, PNG and text files
  • Generating PDFs from web pages
  • Scans and OCR
  • Generating PDFs from the clipboard
  • Merging PDFs, combining PDFs and converting PDFs
  • PDF Portfolios
  • Output of PDF to Microsoft Office

Using Acrobat Distiller to Create PDF

  • Advantages of the Distiller method
  • Distiller settings

The Acrobat Environment

  • Task based menu
  • Toolbars
  • Tabs
  • Page Display and Navigation
  • Document Properties
  • Automation of tasks

Page Manipulation

  • Adding, deleting and replacing pages
  • Rearranging, extracting and rotating pages
  • Headers, Footers and Watermarks


  • The commenting process
  • Commenting toolbar and tools
  • Comment management, collating and tracking
  • Enabling for Reader
  • The Review process

Introduction to Forms

  • The Form Wizard
  • Creating basic form fields
  • Form field attributes
  • Collating form data to a spreadsheet

Document security

  • Simple password security
  • Security policy - Certificates, ID and Signature
  • Reduction

Document review

  • Sharing and collaborating
  • Save and export searches


  • Basic tagging and content flow

Enhancing the document

  • Bookmarks
  • Links to pages, other documents and hyperlinks
  • Articles
  • Placing Multimedia clips in a PDF document
  • Document comparison

Useful Document Know-how

  • File size reduction, optimising and usage audit
  • Font embedding
  • Touch up Text and Touch up Object Tools

Questions and Answers

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Acrobat® Pro ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Acrobat.

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