Course Title: Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9
Everybody knows what a PDF document is, right? It's a file that you print. If that's all you've seen Acrobat do, you're in for a huge surprise! In this course, you'll discover how to bring together a wide range of content from dozens of programs that you can reuse and customize in Acrobat 9 Pro. Need to change some text? No problem. Create a new file? That's easy. Add a page from this file and an image from that file? Not a big deal. This software allows you to do all that and more!
Bringing together content is just the beginning. You'll work with many features, such as backgrounds and bookmarks, to help unify your documents and add navigation to guide your users. You'll see how to protect your work using password security. For the grand finale, you'll discover how to wrap a set of PDF files (and other documents, too) into a PDF Portfolio, complete with a Flash interface and display features.
Have you ever sent a document to a few people for feedback and then had to wait for replies? You probably had to send reminders, and maybe you even missed a deadline. If so, you'll be amazed at how the collaboration tools in Acrobat help you conduct, control, and manage the document review process. You'll even find out how to work in real-time using a chat window in Acrobat 9 Pro or online using a free Web conferencing room.
This course will also give you a taste of how Acrobat 9 Pro uses artificial intelligence to automatically find and configure fields on a page to convert to a form. It may sound complicated, but you'll be surprised at how simple it is! Then you can use form tracking features to send your form to others to fill in and send back to you, collect the data automatically, and zero in on results using filters and sorts. You can even send the results to a spreadsheet if you like.
Throughout the lessons, you'll see why Adobe Acrobat has become the best-selling Adobe software of all time. You won't find instructions that show you how to complete meaningless exercises. Instead, each lesson works with an important Acrobat 9 Pro feature or process. Along with guidance for using the features, you'll learn how to use the program for your own work and communication needs, and you'll discover just how much you can do with PDF documents!
In this introductory course, you'll learn how to combine, reuse, share, and distribute all sorts of content. First we'll cover common ways of using existing material to create new custom material. Then we'll dig into some online, interactive, and real-time ways to share and communicate. You'll discover that when you can create your own PDF documents, communicating doesn't have to be boring!
Confirmation of Completion awarded with passing score.
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Instructor Bio: Donna Baker
Donna Baker is a freelance graphic designer and the author of many books about design software and Web design. You can read tips and tutorials from her books through Adobe Design Center (www.adobe.com/designcenter), and on Web sites such as Creativepro.com. She writes a monthly column for one of Adobe's Web sites, and is an Adobe Community Expert and an Adobe Certified Expert, as well as a member of the Experts' Panel at acrobatusers.com, an Adobe community site.