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Adobe Acrobat Classes

Use Adobe Acrobat Pro to convert almost any document to a PDF, which can be shared across all platforms, sent to print shops, and viewed on the Web with the free Acrobat Reader. [More on Acrobat]

Introduction to Adobe Acrobat

(Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Mac OS X.) Acrobat can change the way your organization creates and distributes documents through e-mail, print, tablets, or the Web. PDF (Portable Document Format) files are sharable across platforms and devices, eliminating such problems as computer system differences or font availability. In this course, learn how to convert existing files or websites into PDF format according to your desired settings. Discover how to navigate PDFs and use the Acrobat editing tools. Send your PDFs for review and learn how to add comments and use the markup and stamp tools. Set basic security options to control how your PDF is handled, and find out how to attach supporting documents. Topics include working with images, using the snapshot tool, and initiating a review through e-mail. Additional topics include working with bookmarks and exporting information from existing PDFs into other formats.
Fee: $239

Version: Acrobat DC  [Course Outline]
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8190 Thurs., Oct. 12West CountyNancy Haupt

Intermediate Applications of Adobe Acrobat

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Acrobat or equivalent experience.) Learn the features of Acrobat that will enhance your documents and increase your efficiency. Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make PDFs searchable, and find out how to compare document versions. Examine documents for sensitive information and use the redaction tools to permanently remove unwanted information. Discover more about the security features and how to synchronize page views for easier real-time collaboration. Learn how your Acrobat documents can be more accessible when used with assistive technologies and mobile devices. Find out how actions can save you time and how simple JavaScript actions can add interactivity to your documents. Learn to combine multiple files into a visually rich PDF Portfolio. Additional topics include adding multimedia, backgrounds, and watermarks.
Fee: $239

Version: Acrobat DC  [Course Outline]
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8191 Wed., Oct. 18West CountyNancy Haupt

Advanced Topics in Acrobat: Forms

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Acrobat or equivalent experience.) Online forms have become important tools in gathering information from employees and clients. Acrobat Pro allows you to easily create forms from scratch or convert existing forms to PDF format. This course will show you how to design an efficient form, use different field types, validate user input, and perform calculations. You will also work with simple scripts and find out how to process returned form data.
Fee: $239

Version: Acrobat DC  [Course Outline]
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8192 Wed., Oct. 25West CountyNancy Haupt

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

You may also be interested in classes in Adobe InDesign, a sophisticated page layout program. InDesign is used to create both print and digital publications including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, e-books and books, manuals, and reports.