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Acrobat Jumpstart – zero to HERO


Improve the way in which you create, combine, distribute and share Adobe PDF documents with this highly acclaimed introduction course. Scoring the highest marks out of all our Adobe courses- we highly recommend taking this 4 day zero to Acrobat HERO course.


This course is designed for anyone who will use a computer and Acrobat Standard or Professional to work with PDF files.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to; access information in a PDF document, create PDF documents, modify PDF documents, add PDF navigation aids, work with multiple PDF documents and review PDF documents.

  • Course content

    Create PDF from Microsoft Office

    • Generate PDFs from Microsoft Office
    • The PDF Maker
    • Embedding bookmarks, TOC, links

    Document repurposing

    • Powerpoint to PDF presentations
    • HTML pages to PDF

    Acrobat Distiller

    • Create low and high quality PDFs
    • Impact of resolution and font embedding
    • PDF versioning

    Generating PDF from Web pages

    • Conversion options
    • Selection mode
    • Output control
    • Embedded media settings
    • Flash control

    Combining PDFs

    • Combine PDFs into single file
    • Combine PDFs into PDF Portfolio
    • Advantages of single files
    • Advantages of PDF Portfolio
    • PDF Portfolio deep dive

    Layout modes

    • Appending different media
    • Customising Portfolio
    • Home, index and list modes
    • Upload to

    The Organiser

    • Explore the organiser
    • Favourite places
    • Exploring metadata
    • Network places


    • New customised toolbars
    • Reset workspace
    • Navigating views and pages
    • Keyboard shortcuts

    Editing and repurposing

    • Use the touch-up text tool
    • Change properties
    • RepurposeExport data from insi
    • Save out images
    • Document wide extraction
    • Conversion options

    Secure your PDF file

    • Different types of Acrobat security
    • Security Policies
    • Applying security and testing
    • Password and permissions restrictions
    • Removing security
    • Acrobat 8.2.3 security implications

    Optimise your PDF file

    • Check for file content
    • Reduce image size and compression
    • Edit font embedding and remove metadata
    • Flatten forms fields, remove comments

    • Hosted Adobe service
    • Connect as repository
    • Product overview
    • Creating a user account
    • Remote presentations
    • Gaining control of users desktop
    • Chat and communication pods
    • Adobe Buzzword
    • File Manager and uploading

    Adobe PDF Forms generation

    • Generating a simple PDF (Acro) Form
    • Discussing Adobe Livecycle Designer
    • Examples of Form field recognition
    • Understanding form field types
    • Recycle fields across documents
    • Repeating fields and form logic
    • Naming fields and workflow considerations
    • Form logic and validation
    • Using simplified field notation
    • Mandatory form entry and options
    • Sending a forms workflow message
    • Configure the reset, print and submit buttons
    • Personal or workgroup form distribution
    • Submitting and saving data with Adobe Reader
    • Using the forms tracker
    • Adobe Reader Extensions
    • Collecting data and analysis
    • Filtering and sorting results
    • Response file and PDF Portfolio
    • Merging older responses into current
    • Exporting to CSV and XML

    Playing Adobe Flash inside Acrobat

    • Embed FLV and SWF files into Acrobat
    • Benefits of Adobe Flash runtime
    • Conversion and viewing options
    • Managing Flash content inside of Acrobat

    Digital Signatures

    • Creating a password driven digital signature
    • Creating a signature appearance
    • Siging and document – visibly and invisible
    • Exchanging digital signatures
    • Creating trusted identities
    • Applying security policies with trusted identities

    Stamp customisation

    • Making a signature stamp
    • Configure user preferences for stamps
    • Printing and flattening stamps

    Send for Shared Review

    • On-line workflow
    • Sending a shared review invite
    • Connecting to shared server
    • Adding and manipulating comments
    • Collaborate Live on the same page
    • Shared Tracker Review

    Collaborate Live

    • Send for shared review
    • use hosting
    • Collaborate together within page
    • Shared panel options
    • Combined input

    Previewing content

    • Headers/footers and watermarks
    • Add heders and footers
    • Edit headers and footers
    • Transparency effects
    • Remove content

    PDF/X Standards for Publishing and Print**

    • PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and PDF/X-4 standards
    • Adobe PDF Print Engine

    Configure Adobe Acrobat

    • Page box geometry
    • Overprint preview
    • Page display options
    • Smooth line art

    Apply trapping

    • Integrate trapping
    • Trapping presets

    Output Preview

    • Simulation Preview
    • Object Inspector
    • Density readings
    • Rich ink control
    • Overprinting objects

    Preflight and fixups

    • Preflight templates
    • Fix-ups options
    • Build your own fixup
    • Building profiles
    • Conversion to PDF/X
    • Conversion to PDF/A
    • Preflight and fix-ups droplets

    Convert colours

    • Conversion from one colour space
    • Tag objects with ICC pfofiles
    • Embed output intent

    Crop pages

    • Enlarge PDF page sizes
    • Configure page boxes
    • Trim, bleed, crop, media and crop box

    Fixing Hairlines

    • Increase vector strokes
    • Convey minimum stroke weights for Type3

    Flatten Transparency

    • Flatten live transparency
    • Preview and conversion settings
    • Transparency overview

    Accessibility from Microsoft Word

    • Setting document structure
    • Using styles and choosing fonts
    • Document Properties
    • Tables and lists

    PDF Maker options for reflow

    • Setting options
    • Importance of reflow
    • Metadata
    • PDF presets and options

    Accessibility checker

    • Checking the PDF for accessibility
    • Understanding most common problems
    • Fixing most common problems
    • Font mapping and device issues

    Adding and modifying tags / structure

    • Changing the reading order of a tagged document
    • Adding document structure to an untagged document
    • Adding alt tags to objects
    • Remapping to artifacts and other elements

    Read-aloud and scrolling inside Acrobat/Reader

    • Configure display options
    • Configure read-aloud options
    • Configure scrolling options

Duration: 4 days
Level: Fast Track - Introduction
Price: £995.00

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