Adobe Acrobat training courses

Are you new to using Adobe Acrobat Professional?  If so, our 1-day Acrobat DC Introduction course is an ideal starting point to cover the basics needed to create, modify, review and output your documents.
The Acrobat DC Form Creation course is aimed at those wanting to produce interactive forms for distribution via print or mobile.

We also provide training for older versions of Adobe Acrobat, just call for a course outline.

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Adobe Acrobat DC Introduction course

1 day

This Adobe Acrobat Introduction course is designed to introduce delegates to Adobe Acrobat’s Portable Document Format (PDF) – the industry standard for electronic document exchange.  Learn how to convert documents into PDF format whilst maintaining page layout and preventing changes to documents, even if they are shared with others.  You will create, edit and combine PDF files, add navigation, optimise fonts and images to ensure a small file size and cross platform compatibility.

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What will you learn?

At the end of this Adobe Acrobat Introduction course, delegates will be able to:
  • Convert documents, in a number of different ways, into a PDF and modify them
  • Work with multiple PDFs
  • Protect documents from printing or changes
  • Optimise PDFs for different uses (e.g. CD, print, pre-press, website)
  • Make large documents navigable using bookmarks and hyperlinks


Anyone needing to create, edit and distribute documents using this format.

Course Contents

What is Adobe Acrobat

  • Overview of Reader, Distiller & Catalog
  • What can Acrobat produce – Limitations
  • Explore the interface

Creating a PDF file

  • Using PDFMaker
  • Printing to PDF from Microsoft Office


  • Acrobat Distiller vs. PDFWriter
  • Distiller’s preset job options
  • Using Open as PDF
  • Embedding fonts
  • Colour management issues

Acrobat basics

  • Moving through documents
  • Zooming in and out
  • Screen modes – Home, Index, List
  • Searching a document & indexes
  • Setting preferences

Navigation controls

  • Using bookmarks & thumbnails
  • Work with Links
  • Define articles
  • Using articles for navigation
  • Page actions
  • Using links and buttons
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Editing PDF files

  • Modifying/Formatting text
  • Selecting and moving graphics
  • Pencil and Line tools
  • Insert, Delete, Extract & Move pages
  • Headers and Footers
  • Page numbering
  • Watermarks
  • Cropping pages
  • Attaching Notes and Files to documents
  • Adding multimedia
  • Accessibility

Comments (text and graphical)

  • Highlighting and marking
  • Exporting and importing comments
  • Reviewing comments
  • Changing comment authors

Working with multiple PDF documents

  • Combine multiple PDFs into one file
  • Combine into a Portfolio
  • Redact PDFs
  • Search multiple documents


  • Document Security, Passwords and Permissions
  • Digitally sign a document
  • Verify an ID
  • Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES encryption

Distributing PDFs

  • Emailing from Acrobat
  • Exporting to Microsoft Office
  • Optimising files – compacting
  • Specifying how documents open
  • Using full-screen mode
  • Embedding searchable information
  • Checking spelling

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.  These may be either paper based or in Adobe pdf format or a combination thereof. Enliten IT reserves the right to modify course content and materials as required in the interests of continuous course improvement, at any time, without notification.
““Excellent course. Really useful !! Should have done this years ago””Excellent course. Really useful! Should have done this years ago..


No prior knowledge of Acrobat is assumed.

Additional Information

NOTE: We only offer this Adobe Acrobat Introduction course on a private in-house basis. For pricing and availability just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 1085481.

Enliten IT reserves the right to modify course content and materials as required in the interests of continuous course improvement, at any time, without notification.

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