Learn Acrobat XI
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Learn Acrobat XI

Learn all about how to create, edit, and build the best and most robust PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat XI.
4.4 (12 ratings)
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372 students enrolled
Created by Lori Kassuba
Last updated 9/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Acrobat XI Std. or Pro. software
  • PC or Mac
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.
Who 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 For This Course
Expand All 78 Lectures Collapse All 78 Lectures 09:54:01
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Introduction
3 Lectures 09:45

Exercise Files to Download
00:03

In this session, we'll specifically review what has changed between Acrobat X and XI.
Preview 07:25
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Getting Started
6 Lectures 37:20
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.
Using the Workspace
08:25

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.
Navigating PDF Files
06:51

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.
Customizing the Toolbars and Panels
06:55

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.
Using Read Mode/Read Out Loud
07:31

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.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts
04:30

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.
Preferences
03:08

Questions related to working in and navigating within Acrobat XI .

Getting Started Quiz
3 questions
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Working in PDF Files
7 Lectures 50:39
This session explores Acrobat's vast capability to search across one or more PDF files on your computer system or network.
Searching PDF Files
05:35

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.
Copying and Pasting Text and Graphics
08:43

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.

Working with Document Properties
08:14

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.
Comparing Documents
07:23

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.
Preview 06:33

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.
Sending PDF Files through Email
06:07

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.
Using Files with Acrobat.com
08:04

Working in PDF File Quiz
3 questions
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Creating PDF Files
8 Lectures 01:00:44
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.
Preview 06:40

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.
Creating and Combining New Files
08:05

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.
Creating PDF Files from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Windows)
12:27

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.
Creating PDF Files from Microsoft Outlook (WIndows)
05:51

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.
Creating PDF Files from Web Pages
06:40

Learn how you can create a PDF document from any software application that can print either on the Windows or Mac platform.
Creating PDF Files from any Application
05:12

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.
Creating PDF Files for Mobile Devices
07:52

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 Standards-Compliant PDF Files
07:57

Creating PDF Files Quiz
3 questions
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Editing PDF Files
2 Lectures 17:43
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.
Editing Text in a PDF File
08:24

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 Graphics in a PDF File
09:19

Editing PDF Files Quiz
3 questions
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Converting PDF Files to other Formats
5 Lectures 36:50
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.
Converting PDF Files to Word Documents
09:19

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.

Converting PDF Files to Excel Documents
07:39

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.

Converting PDF Files to PowerPoint Documents
04:21

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.
Preview 06:27

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.
Extracting Graphics from a PDF File
09:04

Converting PDF Files Quiz
3 questions
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Scanning and OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
6 Lectures 38:49
In this session, we'll explore how to turn paper documents into PDF files by scanning them directly within Acrobat.
Scanning a Paper Document
08:16

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.

Recognizing Text in a Scanned PDF File
06:57

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.

Correcting OCR Suspects
04:15

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.
Editing a Scanned PDF File
02:53

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.
Optimizing a Scanned PDF File
08:17

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.
Converting Scanned PDF Files to Word
08:11

Scanning and OCR Quiz
3 questions
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Manipulating PDF Documents
5 Lectures 35:44
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.
Reorganizing Pages
09:16

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.
Numbering Pages
10:00

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.
Cropping Pages
06:05

This session covers various techniques that you can use to reduce the file size of one or more PDF documents.
Reducing PDF File Size
03:35

This session reviews numerous techniques you can use to optimize and reduce your PDF file size using the Pro. version of Acrobat.
Optimizing a PDF File
06:48

Manipulating PDF Documents Quiz
3 questions
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Enhancing PDF Documents
6 Lectures 01:03:34
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.
Working with Bookmarks
11:58

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.

Working with Links
11:39

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.

Adding a Watermark or Background
09:59

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.
Adding Headers and Footers
08:31

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.

Working with Layers
10:47

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.

Adding Sound, Video, SWF, or 3D Content
10:40

Enhancing PDF Documents Quiz
3 questions
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Working with PDF Forms
7 Lectures 01:06:55
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.
Creating a New Form
09:09

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.
Creating a Form from an Existing File
04:58

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.
Adding and Editing Form Fields
14:21

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.
Distributing PDF Forms
11:57

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.
Tracking and Managing Form Responses
08:24

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.
Collecting and Managing Responses using FormsCentral
08:34

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.
Creating EchoSign Form Fields
09:32

Working with PDF Forms Quiz
3 questions
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About the Instructor
Lori Kassuba
4.4 Average rating
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372 Students
1 Course
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.