Acrobat 7 Professional

Acrobat 7 Professional


Total Run Time: 8.6 hours

Master the most powerful document management software with Total Training For Adobe® Acrobat® 7 Professional. The software's many capabilities to simplify sharing spreadsheets, presentations, brochures, and graphics across different hardware and software platforms are revealed in this course.


  1. Protect confidential information and prevent others from changing documents.
  2. Speed up your document review processes, regardless of the location and number of reviewers.
  3. Enable users of free Adobe Reader 7 to use highlighter, sticky note, pen, and other commenting tools.

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You’ll get the job done faster and maximize your investment with Total Training for Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional. The series includes comprehensive lessons on how to: create and combine multiple PDF files, add bookmarks for quick navigation, secure documents with passwords, and integrate multimedia movies and sounds. The dynamic presentation format, applicable to both Mac and Windows users, is led by Tim Plumer, Jr., an Adobe Acrobat Evangelist. Tim covers more than eight hours of lessons, including two hours dedicated to advanced techniques.

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Course outline

Disc 1 – Creating Adobe PDF Files & Building a Document

Chapter 1: An Overview of Adobe Acrobat 7 (24 min)

  1. Converting Documents to PDFs
  2. Recognizing Text & Straightening Images
  3. Rotating an Image
  4. Using the Organizer
  5. Creating a PDF from Multiple Files
  6. Using Bookmarks
  7. Using the Pencil & Text Box Tools
  8. Cleaning Up a Scan
  9. Reordering Pages
  10. Securing & Emailing a PDF
Chapter 2: The Adobe Acrobat Interface (22 min)

  1. Setting Preferences
  2. Customizing Toolbars
  3. Managing Navigation Tabs
  4. Navigating a Document
  5. Working Efficiently
  6. Using the Organizer
Chapter 3: Creating Adobe PDF Files (31 min)

  1. Acrobat PDF Maker Conversion Settings
  2. Acrobat PDF Maker Application Settings
  3. PDF Security, Microsoft® Word & Bookmarks
  4. Examining Your New PDF File
  5. Building a PDF in Excel & Other Applications
  6. Creating a PDF from a Web Page
  7. Creating Links to a Web Page
  8. Creating a PDF from Scanner & Clipboard
Chapter 4: Exploring Adobe Acrobat Distiller (35 min)

  1. The Adobe PDF Settings
  2. Adjusting Image Settings
  3. Compressing Grayscale & Monochrome Images
  4. Setting a Policy
  5. Adjusting Font Settings
  6. Color & Advanced Settings
  7. Saving Your Adobe PDF Settings
  8. Producing a PDF File

Disc 2 – Searching, Reusing & Reviewing a PDF File

Chapter 1: Cataloging PDF Files (27 min)

  1. Searching in Adobe Acrobat
  2. Creating & Using Metadata
  3. Using the Catalog Tool
  4. Utilizing an Index
  5. Indexing Options
  6. Auto Loading an Index
Chapter 2: The Art of Linking (23 min)

  1. Linking to a URL
  2. Linking Pages within a PDF
  3. Linking to Other PDFs
  4. Creating a Custom Link Action
  5. Creating & Using Named Destinations
  6. Linking to an Online PDF
Chapter 3: Repurposing Content (26 min)

  1. Saving as a DOC
  2. Saving as HTML
  3. Saving as a TIFF
  4. Using the Select Tool
  5. Using the TouchUp Text Tool
  6. Using the TouchUp Object Tool
  7. Using the Snapshot Tool
Chapter 4: Using the Commenting Tools (31 min)

  1. Commenting in Acrobat
  2. Using the Comment Markup Tools
  3. Using the Indicate Text Edits Tools
  4. Using the Drawing Markup Tools
  5. Using the Cloud & Callout Tool
  6. Using the Dimensioning & Measuring Tools
  7. Using the Stamp Tool
  8. Adding Your Signature
  9. Attaching a File as a Comment

Disc 3 – Creating Forms, Security & Optimization

Chapter 1: Basic Forms (32 min)

  1. Creating a Text Field
  2. Choosing Text Field Properties
  3. Formatting a Date Field
  4. Calculating & Formatting Field Values
  5. Creating Check Boxes
  6. Using the Combo & List Tools
  7. Working with Radio Buttons
  8. Duplicating Fields
  9. Collecting Form Data
Chapter 2: Advanced Forms (21 min)

  1. Working with Icons
  2. Adding Text Labels
  3. Adding Functional Buttons
  4. Editing Button Actions
  5. Showing/Hiding Text & Buttons
Chapter 3: Adding Security to a Document (20 min)

  1. Setting Permissions & Passwords
  2. Managing Security Policies
  3. Using Public Key Certificates
  4. Creating a Secure eEnvelope
Chapter 4: Optimizing PDF Files (23 min)

  1. Checking PDF Accessibility
  2. Making a PDF More Accessible
  3. Preflighting a PDF
  4. Editing & Sharing Preflight Profiles
  5. Using the PDF Optimizer
  6. Auditing Space Usage & Creating a Preset

Disc 4 – Advanced Acrobat

Chapter 1: Working With Layered Files (21 min)

  1. Introducing Layers & Visibility
  2. Setting a Default Layer State
  3. Locking Layers
  4. Setting Up Initial State Properties
  5. Resetting, Merging, & Flattening Layers
  6. Creating Layer Actions
  7. Creating Multiple Copies of a Button
  8. Opening a PDF in Full Screen View
Chapter 2: Creating Print-ready PDF Files (39 min)

  1. Introducing Preflight
  2. Using Adobe Acrobat Distiller
  3. Sampling & Compression
  4. Creating Policies
  5. Using the Fonts Panel
  6. Using the Color Panel
  7. Using the Advanced & Standards Panels
  8. Setting Job Options
  9. Preflighting
Chapter 3: Accepting Print-ready PDF Files (53 min)

  1. Accepting a PDF in a Print Workflow
  2. Editing Preflight Profiles
  3. Checking Profiles
  4. Creating a Preflight Droplet
  5. Trapping & Converting Colors
  6. Using the Ink Manager
  7. Performing an Output Preview

Presenter Info

Tim Plumer, Jr.Tim Plumer, Jr. has a ten-plus year history implementing and selling Acrobat-based solutions for the business and graphics community, and he loves Acrobat because of the depth of the tool. His company, Working Words & Graphics helps customers implement and use Acrobat and PDF in a variety of interesting ways-all with the goal of saving time, money and energy. He worked at Adobe as an Acrobat Applications Engineer, a Business Development Manager, and Account manager. Tim has also developed and led his own printing software integration and training company, written for several graphic arts titles, and continues to provide technical editing services for a variety of authors.