Learn Acrobat XI

Learn all about how to create, edit, and build the best and most robust PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat XI.
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Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

Learn Acrobat XI is comprehensive online training for Acrobat XI Std. or Pro. Learn how to create, edit, enhance, scan, convert to other formats, and build interactive forms, PDF Portfolios, mobile PDF files, or PDF files that are accessible those with disabilities. The sessions are organized and developed so you can begin at any point or topic in the course.  Whether you’re new to Acrobat XI, upgrading, or simply looking to expand your current knowledge of Acrobat, these sessions explore the product in detail.

This course includes exercise files that you can follow along with as well as extras you won't find in other courses like watermark files, Actions, and fix ups that you can customize for use in your own projects.

What are the requirements?

  • Acrobat XI Std. or Pro. software
  • PC or Mac

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the best way to create PDF files for use on many different types of devices including mobile.
  • Learn how to enhance your PDF files with interactive elements such as bookmarks, links, and multimedia.
  • Learn how to improve your business workflow through the use of commenting, security, and electronic signatures.
  • Learn how to build interactive forms and easily gather the responses.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginning users of Acrobat XI
  • Intermediate users of Acrobat XI
  • Users that are upgrading to Acrobat XI

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome
Preview
02:17
Exercise Files to Download
Article
07:25
In this session, we'll specifically review what has changed between Acrobat X and XI.
Section 2: Getting Started
08:25
This session focuses on the main elements of the Acrobat XI workspace, which is useful for those individuals that are new to Acrobat XI or upgrading from version 9 or earlier. Detail on how run Acrobat XI on a touch device like an iPad using an app running off a Citrix Server is also included.
06:51
This session focuses on the tools and techniques to help you effectively navigate within various types of PDF documents including oversized files and engineering drawings.
06:55
Learn how to customize the commands that appear in the Toolbars and Panels in Acrobat XI to reduce the number of steps it takes to perform various tasks.
07:31
In this session you'll learn how to improve the everyday reading experience if a PDF file using Reader Mode in Acrobat, Adobe Reader, or a web browser. You'll also learn how to have the contents of your PDF file read out loud, which is very beneficial for the visually impaired.
04:30

Sometimes you may find it easier to use keyboard commands rather than the mouse in Acrobat. This session focuses on keyboard shortcuts or keystrokes for selecting tools, working with comments, and navigating within a PDF or the panes and panels.Specific settings for accessibility are also covered.

03:08
In this session we’ll focus on some of the preferences that are new in Acrobat XI, which incude email accounts, touch devices, online accounts, the default PDF application that launches when you click on a PDF file to open it, and application security.
3 questions

Questions related to working in and navigating within Acrobat XI .

Section 3: Working in PDF Files
05:35
This session explores Acrobat's vast capability to search across one or more PDF files on your computer system or network.
08:43
This session offers a detailed explanation of how to use the copy and paste tools in Acrobat, including the new ability to copy and paste graphics within the same document.
08:14

This session explores how to gain valuable insight about your PDF document and how to make sure the PDF file has been set up for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) if you're posting it to the web.

07:23
This session reviews an invaluable feature in Acrobat that allows you to compare two versions of the same document by detailing even the smallest pixels changes in your graphics.Note that this feature is only available when using the Professional version of Acrobat.
06:33
In this session you'll learn how easy it is to work with files in SharePoint or Office 365 workspaces. Whether you're using the Windows or Mac version of Acrobat, you'll be able to access your files from any Open or Save dialog.
06:07
This session details how to send PDF attachments through webmail, which is new to Acrobat XI and works in both the Windows and Mac environment.
08:04
In this session, you'll learn about the new Acrobat.com online service that you can access directly from within the Acrobat XI open and save dialogs, as well as the toolbar. This new service allows you to store and access files from multiple types of devices like an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone.
Working in PDF File Quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Creating PDF Files
06:40
Learn about the various ways to create a PDF files directly from within Acrobat including the new ability to open Microsoft Office files on the Mac platform. Creating content directly from the clipboard, blank pages, and batch file conversion is also discussed.
08:05
Learn how to create, combine, and rearrange multiple types of files into a single PDF file or PDF portfolio in one simple step, eliminating the need to rework your PDF document after it has been created.
12:27
Learn about the robust capability of the PDFMaker Add-ons for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel including the ability to create tagged PDF files for accessibility and reflow on mobile devices. This feature is only available for the Windows version of Acrobat.
05:51
In this session, we'll review the PDFMaker Add-on for Microsoft Outlook that allows you to convert your email messages into a single PDF file or PDF Portfolio. You can also set up an automated archive that will convert your email messages to PDF at specified intervals. This feature is only available for the Windows version of Acrobat.
06:40
This session reviews how to convert a website or webpage into a PDF file using either Acrobat or the PDFMaker Add-on found within Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome on Windows. Converting text files to PDF documents will be covered as well.
05:12
Learn how you can create a PDF document from any software application that can print either on the Windows or Mac platform.
07:52
Learn about the various techniques that you can use to improve the reading experience of PDF files on mobile devices. Many of these techniques require the Professional version of Acrobat.
07:57
In this session, you'll learn about the numerous ways to create standards-complaint PDF files using Acrobat and the PDFMaker Add-ons for Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. Many of these techniques require the use of Acrobat Pro.
Creating PDF Files Quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Editing PDF Files
08:24
In this session, you'll learn how to edit text in a PDF file using either Acrobat XI Std or Pro. We'll also review limitations you might encounter during the text editing process. Editing text in a PDF file that has been scanned will be covered during the Scanning and OCR sessions.
09:19
In this session we'll discuss how to use the new Content Editing panel to edit both image and vector-based graphics in a PDF file. This capability is available using either Acrobat XI Std. or Pro.
Editing PDF Files Quiz
3 questions
Section 6: Converting PDF Files to other Formats
09:19
In this session, we'll cover how to convert your PDF file into an editable Word document that retains graphics, text formatting, table of contents, headers and footers, tables, and autonumbering. Converting scanned PDF content to Word is covered as well. Detail on how to convert just a portion of your PDF file or how to convert multiple files at the same time will also be reviewed.
Support for Windows Office 2016 and Mac Office 2016 (from within Acrobat only) was introduced in the 11.0.16 update.
07:39

In this session we’ll discuss how to convert content from a PDF file back into Excel, including scanned PDF content. We'll also discuss tips on how to tag tabular content in Acrobat Pro. so that you can properly copy and paste it into Excel. 

Support for Windows Office 2016 and Mac Office 2016 (from within Acrobat only) was introduced in the 11.0.16 update.

04:21

In this session we'll discuss how to convert PDF documents to editable PowerPoint files with Acrobat XI Pro. This new feature converts background layouts, formatted text and tables, bulleted lists, speaker notes, and even transitions.

Support for Windows Office 2016 and Mac Office 2016 (from within Acrobat only) was introduced in the 11.0.16 update.

06:27
In this session we’ll discuss how to convert a PDF file into an editable HTML file that maintains images, tables, hyperlinks, and table of contents.
09:04
In this session we’ll discuss how to convert an entire PDF page to an image file such as JPEG or TIFF or extract individual images on each page. We’ll also walk through how to convert individual vector graphics in a PDF to an image format. At the end, we’ll discuss how to do this in an automated fashion using the Pro. version of Acrobat.
Converting PDF Files Quiz
3 questions
Section 7: Scanning and OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
08:16
In this session, we'll explore how to turn paper documents into PDF files by scanning them directly within Acrobat.
06:57

In this session, we'll discuss how you can change the text from a scanned page image into real text in your PDF document so that you can search for words, copy/paste text, or even redact the page content. We also review to recognize the text in multiple files all at one time.

04:15

In this session we'll explore how to correct text in a scanned document that has been incorrectly converted or not recognized by Acrobat during the Text Recognition process.

02:53
In this session, we'll review the steps you need to take if you want to edit the text in your document that originated as a scanned image.
08:17
In this session, we'll review the various techniques you can use to improve the overall appearance of a scanned document in Acrobat. We'll also explore how you can optimize multiple files at the same time using an Action if you have the Professional version of Acrobat.
08:11
In this session, we'll review how to convert a PDF document that originated as a scan back in to an editable MS Word file that retains text, tables, and graphics.
Scanning and OCR Quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Manipulating PDF Documents
09:16
In this session, we’ll focus on various techniques you can use to insert, delete, move, copy, extract, rotate, replace and split apart PDF pages.
10:00
This session will focus on three different numbering techniques: header and footer numbering, numbers in the Page Navigation toolbar, and Bates numbering. Bates numbering requires the use of Acrobat Pro.
06:05
This session explains how to remove or even add white space to a PDF file. You'll also learn how to crop and permanently delete content on a page. Portions of this session require the use of Acrobat Pro.
03:35
This session covers various techniques that you can use to reduce the file size of one or more PDF documents.
06:48
This session reviews numerous techniques you can use to optimize and reduce your PDF file size using the Pro. version of Acrobat.
Manipulating PDF Documents Quiz
3 questions
Section 9: Enhancing PDF Documents
11:58
This session covers how to automatically create bookmarks in your PDF file using either Acrobat Std. or Pro. Earmarking a specific location and advanced techniques such as executing a menu command, opening another PDF document, and creating structured bookmarks is also covered.
11:39

In this session we’ll discuss how to automatically build links from URLs and manually create links that can open a PDF attachment or play a video using Acrobat Std. or Pro. The ability to insert video requires the Pro. version of Acrobat.

09:59

In this session we’ll discuss how to add watermarks and backgrounds to ad PDF document, which are a great way to indicate the status of a particular document like if the file is a draft or contains confidential information. In addition we'll review how to add a watermark or background to multiple PDF files automatically.

08:31
In this session we’ll discuss how to combine different types of documents into a single PDF file and apply consistent numbering across the pages - to provide uniformity to your content. We’ll also touch on what you can do if you need to add a graphic image to your header or footer.
10:47

In this session we’ll discuss how to work with layers in a PDF document, including how to create a layered PDF from a file authored in AutoCad and then manipulate the layer visibility with an interactive link created in Acrobat. A few caveats about when it's not possible to create a new layer in a PDF document is also discussed at the end.

10:40

In this session we’ll discuss how to add multimedia and 3D content to a PDF using Acrobat Pro., as well as how to set launch behaviors and other options that determine how the content appears and plays in the PDF document.

Enhancing PDF Documents Quiz
3 questions
Section 10: Working with PDF Forms
09:09
In this session, we'll discuss how to create a new form using Adobe FormsCentral, a companion app that is installed with Acrobat XI Pro.
04:58
In this session we'll discuss how to create a form from an existing document like a Word or Excel file, or even a paper document located on your scanner. Tips on what to do if you need to update the original Word or Excel file after placing form fields on your PDF document is covered as well.
14:21
In this session we'll review all the different types of form fields you can add to a PDF document, techniques to facilitate the process, and specific properties that form fields can have.
11:57
In this session we'll discuss the three different methods you can use to distribute a PDF form - email, internal server, and FormsCentral. The FormsCentral option requires the Professional version of Acrobat XI and a subscription to the FormsCentral online service.
08:24
In this session, we'll discuss how you can easily keep tabs on forms you've distributed, who you've sent them to, and the responses you've received. We'll specifically focus on forms that are distributed through email or an internal network folder or server.
08:34
In this session we'll review how you can collect and work with form responses that have been distributed using Adobe FormsCentral. You can also easily share your form data with others.
09:32
In this session, we'll discuss how you can build EchoSign form fields into your PDF form in Acrobat, eliminating the need to perform this step within the EchoSign service.
Working with PDF Forms Quiz
3 questions
Section 11: Commenting and Reviewing
12:56
In this session we’ll focus on the types of comment tools that are available in Acrobat XI Std. and Pro., and their properties. We'll also discuss how you can comment on any content within your PDF file including embedded video.
08:46

In this session we’ll discuss how you can search, filter, sort, group, spell check, import and export, take ownership, summarize, and print comments in a PDF file using Acrobat Std. or Pro.

05:58
In this session we’ll discuss how to create a simple collaborative process called an Email Review using Acrobat XI Std. or Pro.
09:36
In this session we'll discuss how to start a collaborative review process in Acrobat XI Std. or Pro. that allows participants to read, reply, and receive new comment notifications from all the other reviewers. We'll also talk about how to incorporate reviewers who may not have access to your internal systems in a shared review process.
06:39

In this session we’ll discuss how you can easily keep tabs which files you've reviewed, which you've sent to someone else for review, and the current stage of the various files in the process.

06:21
In this session we'll discuss how to roundtrip comments between Word and Acrobat using Acrobat XI Std. or Pro. This is a Windows only feature.
01:50
In this session, we'll discuss how you can provide recipients of your PDF file that only use the free Adobe Reader (version 9 or X), access to all the commenting and markup tools. You'll need the Pro. version of Acrobat to do this.
Commenting and Reviewing Quiz
3 questions
Section 12: Electronic Signatures
07:19
In this session we'll explore the various things to consider when using different signing techniques in Acrobat or Adobe Reader. We'll also review how to use an image like your scanned signature when you sign a document.
11:19
In this session, we'll discuss how to create, sign, and validate PDF documents using certificate-based signatures.
04:05
In this session, we'll discuss how to certify a document in an effort to attest to the document's authenticity. This is very useful when other people that open your file need to fill in form fields and sign but not make additional changes to the document.
11:10
In this session, we'll review the two main interactions between the Adobe EchoSign online service and Acrobat XI. First, we'll discuss how you can sign a PDF document and then return it to the sender all electronically. Second, we'll focus on how you can take any PDF document and get it signed by others.
02:18
In this session, we'll discuss how you can create a PDF file that allows others using the free Adobe Reader version 8 or later to digitally sign a PDF using a certificate. This feature requires the Pro. version of Acrobat.
Electronic Signatures Quiz
3 questions
Section 13: Security
10:15
In this session we'll discuss the wide variety of security techniques you can use on a PDF file or portfolio. These techniques range from restricting certain capability within a PDF, like editing, to controlling who has access to a PDF file. We'll also cover how to apply security to multiple PDF files through the use of an Action in Acrobat Pro.
08:48
In this session, we'll discuss how to use the redaction feature in Acrobat Pro. to remove sensitive information from a PDF document. Tips for prepping your documents and automating this process are also reviewed.
05:21
In this session we'll discuss how to remove hidden information, like details about yourself or organization, from a PDF document using either Acrobat Std. or Pro.
Security Quiz
3 questions
Section 14: Creating and Designing PDF Portfolios
11:38
In this session we’ll focus on how to create a PDF Portfolio using Acrobat Pro., which incorporates PDF, PowerPoint, 3D, video, image, and Word files.
07:28
This session covers how you can navigate, search, print, and extract files from a PDF Portfolio using either Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader.
Creating and Designing PDF Portfolios Quiz
3 questions
Section 15: Actions

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Instructor Biography

Lori Kassuba, Content Developer at Allta Media

Lori Kassuba is a instructional designer and social media content developer at her company Allta Media. For the past 10 she was the Community Manager for Acrobat Users Community website. Prior to that she worked for 10 years at Adobe Systems in various roles supporting Adobe Acrobat. She is also an Adobe Community Professional and Acrobat XI Certified Expert.

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