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Adobe Acrobat Training Course

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Acrobat Training Course Synopsis

Adobe Acrobat enables business professionals to reliably create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection. This class will enable you to prepare and edit PDF documents, as well as add the interactive features which have made Acrobat so successful in the business environment today.

Prerequisites for this Acrobat Training Course

Attendees should be familiar with the very basic Acrobat operations like opening and printing, but this class will start at the beginning and teach the Acrobat fundamentals so extensive experience with Acrobat is not required. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Acrobat software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe web site.

What You Will Learn in This Acrobat Training Course

  • Creating Adobe PDF Files
  • Reducing File Size
  • Enhancing and Editing PDF Documents
  • Combining Files in PDF Portfolios
  • Adding Signatures and Security
  • Working with Forms in Acrobat
  • Using Legal Features
  • Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

Acrobat Training Course Length and Time

This class is 2 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Acrobat - Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Locations for this Acrobat Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Goals for this Acrobat Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Lesson 1 - Introducing Adobe Acrobat

  • About PDF
  • About Adobe Acrobat
  • About Adobe Reader
  • Using PDF on the web
  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with the toolbars
  • Working with task panes
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
  • Navigating PDF documents
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Viewing PDF files in Read mode
  • Designing documents for online viewing
  • Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
  • Creating a custom tool set

Lesson 2 - Exploring the Work Area

  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with the toolbars
  • Working with task panes
  • Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
  • Navigating PDF documents

Lesson 3 - Creating Adobe PDF Files

  • About creating Adobe PDF files
  • Using the Create command
  • Dragging and dropping files
  • Converting and combining different types of files
  • Using PDFMaker
  • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • Reducing file size
  • About compression and resampling
  • Scanning a paper document
  • Making scanned text editable and searchable
  • Converting email messages to PDF (Windows)
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

Lesson 4 - Reading and Working with PDF Files

  • Changing the opening view
  • About the onscreen display
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Searching PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms
  • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
  • Working with accessible documents
  • Making files flexible and accessible
  • Using the Acrobat accessibility features
  • Sharing PDF files

Lesson 5 - Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows)

  • About Acrobat PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Excel documents and starting a review
  • Converting PowerPoint presentations
  • Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
  • Saving PDF files as Word documents
  • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets

Lesson 6 - Enhancing and Editing PDF Documents

  • Examining the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Editing Adobe PDF pages
  • Renumbering pages
  • Editing links
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Adding multimedia files
  • Editing text
  • Copying text and images from a PDF file
  • Setting document properties and metadata

Lesson 7 - Combining Files in PDF Portfolios

  • About PDF Portfolios
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio
  • Customizing your PDF Portfolio
  • Sharing your PDF Portfolio
  • Searching a PDF Portfolio

Lesson 8 - 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

Lesson 9 - Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle

  • About the review process
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • Working with comments
  • Initiating a shared review
  • Exploring on your own: Initiating live collaboration

Lesson 10 - Working with Forms in Acrobat

  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Working with form data
  • Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields

Lesson 11 - Using Actions

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

Lesson 12 - Using the Legal Features

  • Legal Features in Adobe Acrobat
  • 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

Lesson 13 - Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

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


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.

Upcoming Classes


Thu. Apr 26, 2018

Thu. May 03, 2018

Houston, TX $1095

Thu. May 24, 2018

Online $899

Thu. Jun 21, 2018

Online $899

Thu. Jul 19, 2018

Online $899

Comments from Students

I feel that after taking any of the classes that I have taken at Ledet, I have been able to use the program effectively and efficiently.

- Anonymous, May 31, 2017

Very informative. Was able to understand and feel comfortable knowing I can much better utilize adobe for my job.

- Anonymous, Jan 10, 2017

I would recommend this training to anyone who uses Adobe and has not taken a training yet due to the fact that I came in with the thought that I could manage my way through Adobe myself fairly well but found that I was sorely under-utilizing the program.

- Anonymous, Jan 10, 2017