This series will open your eyes to all the essential features available in Acrobat 9 and will show you just how easy using Acrobat in your workflow can be.
Get an in-depth look at Acrobat capabilities, including its support for several collaborative processes.
Learn how to speed up the business process using Acrobat's electronic forms.
Discover how PDF files created using Acrobat 9 are far more than just electronic paper – they can contain Flash video and applications, hyperlinks, 3D models, and even other files.
Find out how to use the review and comment workflows, regardless of the version of Acrobat your clients or colleagues are using.
Learn all about Acrobat.com and how it provides a complete platform for business and personal collaboration: share files with SHARE, collaborate in real time with ConnectNow, and work on word processing documents on-line with BuzzWord.
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During this Acrobat 9 Pro: Essentials series, you’ll discover the Acrobat interface and learn about how to create, manage and use PDF in ways you’ve probably never considered. You’ll also learn how to use Acrobat to collaborate with coworkers, no matter where they are. This training is just what you need to increase your productivity and improve your skills when working with Acrobat 9.
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERFACE (19 min)
Toolbars & the Navigation Panel
Common Toolbar Options
Page View Modes & the Help System
Chapter 2: NAVIGATING PDFS (21 min)
Using the Menu Bar & the Pages Panel to Navigate
Selecting & Copying Content, Rulers & Guides
Entering Form Data
Creating & Managing Bookmarks
Hyperlinks & Searching
Saving & Exporting PDFs in Different Formats
Chapter 3: CREATING PDFS (40 min)
Direct Export & Distill a PDF
Editing Standard PDF Settings
Color & Advanced Settings
Printing to PDF
Combining Files into a Single PDF
Creating PDF Portfolios
Building a PDF from a Web Page
Chapter 4: WINDOWS®-ONLY PDF CREATION FEATURES (13 min)
Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft® Word
Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft PowerPoint®
Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft Publisher
Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft Excel®
Creating a PDF from Windows Explorer
Chapter 5: MANIPULATING PDFS (31 min)
Inserting, Deleting & Replacing Pages
Adding Headers & Footers
Adding Watermarks & Background Images
Comparing Two PDFs
Chapter 6: CREATING PDF FORMS (21 min)
Creating a New Form
Adding a Reset Button
Distributing a Form to Collect Data
Collect Data & Export the Results
Building a Form from a Scanned Document
Chapter 7: OPTIMIZING PDFS (8 min)
Reducing File Size
Chapter 8: EXPLORING OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION (10 min)
Create a New PDF from a Scan & Configure Conversion Settings
Convert a Scan to a Searchable PDF & Run OCR
Chapter 9: PDF SECURITY (4 min)
Creating Security Policies
Securing the PDF
Removing Security from a PDF
Chapter 10: PDF REVIEW & COMMENTING (33 min)
Using the Commenting Tools
Commenting on Video
Sending a Document for an Email-Based Review
Sending a Document for Shared Review
Checking for & Replying to Comments
Using the Review Tracker
Merging, Importing & Summarizing Comments
Chapter 11: ADDING ACCESSIBILITY TO PDFS (14 min)
Accessibility Setup, Full Check & Report
Adjust Language Settings & Tag PDF for Accessibility
James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.
James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works. He blogs at www.jameslockman.com/jamesblog/
James lives in Maine with his wife and three sons, and enjoys making maple syrup and playing the tuba.