Introduction to Adobe Acrobat XI

Introduction to Adobe Acrobat XI

Bascom Bridge’s  Introduction to Adobe Acrobat XI training teaches attendees the Acrobat skills they need to create and edit Acrobat documents, to set up Acrobat document review cycles, to build Acrobat forms, and to take advantage of Acrobat’s security and signature features.



All students will:

  • Discover how to create Acrobat documents from Microsoft Office and a wide range of other sources
  • Learn how to control Adobe PDF output quality for print, web, and other distribution media
  • Master editing PDF files and using PDF as a platform for collaboration
  • Understand how to secure PDF documents and take advantage of signatures
  • Learn how to build and use PDF forms
  • Discover how to implement and execute PDF document review cycles


No prior experience is presumed.


All students will receive a copy of Adobe Press’ Adobe® Acrobat® XI Classroom in a Book, as well as a copy of the instructor’s presentation.


  • Acrobat XI Professional (for Windows or Mac)
  • Microsoft Office
  • For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor’s screen simultaneously with working on their own.


  • Introducing Adobe Acrobat XI
    • About Adobe PDF
    • About Adobe Acrobat
    • About Adobe Reader
    • Adobe PDF on the web
    • A first look at the work area
    • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
    • Viewing PDF files in Read mode
    • Designing documents for online viewing
    • Getting help
  • Exploring the Work Area
    • Opening a PDF file
    • Working with the toolbars
    • Working with task panes
    • Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
    • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
    • Navigating PDF documents
  • Creating Adobe PDF Files
    • About creating Adobe PDF files
    • Using the Create command
    • Dragging and dropping files
    • Converting and combining different types of files
    • Using PDFMaker
    • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
    • Reducing file size
    • About compression and resampling
    • Scanning a paper document
    • Making scanned text editable and searchable
    • Converting email messages to PDF (Windows)
    • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
  • Reading and Working with PDF Files
    • Changing the opening view
    • About the onscreen display
    • Reading PDF documents
    • Searching PDF documents
    • Printing PDF documents
    • Filling out PDF forms
    • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
    • Working with accessible documents
    • Making files flexible and accessible
    • Using the Acrobat accessibility features
    • Sharing PDF files
  • Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows)
    • Getting started
    • About Acrobat PDFMaker
    • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
    • Converting Excel documents and starting a review
    • Converting PowerPoint presentations
    • Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
    • Saving PDF files as Word documents
    • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets
  • Enhancing and Editing PDF Documents
    • Examining the work file
    • Moving pages with page thumbnails
    • Editing Adobe PDF pages
    • Renumbering pages
    • Editing links
    • Working with bookmarks
    • Adding multimedia files
    • Editing text
    • Copying text and images from a PDF file
    • Setting document properties and metadata
  • Combining Files in PDF Portfolios
    • About PDF Portfolios
    • Creating a PDF Portfolio
    • Customizing your PDF Portfolio
    • Sharing your PDF Portfolio
    • Searching a PDF Portfolio
  • Adding Signatures and Security
    • Getting started
    • Viewing documents in Protected Mode(Windows only)
    • About security
    • Viewing security settings
    • Adding security to PDF files
    • About digital signatures
    • Creating digital signatures
    • Signing a document digitally
    • Modifying signed documents
    • Certifying PDF files
    • Signing certified documents
    • Using security envelopes
  • Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
    • About the review process
    • Getting started
    • Adding comments to a PDF document
    • Working with comments
    • Initiating a shared review
    • Initiating live collaboration
  • Working with Forms in Acrobat
    • Getting started
    • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
    • Adding form fields
    • Distributing forms
    • Collecting form data
    • Working with form data
    • Calculating and validating numeric fields
  • Using Actions
    • About actions
    • Using predefined actions
    • Creating an action
    • Sharing actions
  • Using the Legal Features
    • Legal features in Adobe Acrobat XI
    • About Bates numbering and redaction
    • Applying Bates numbering
    • Defining Bates numbering
    • Editing Bates numbering
    • Applying redaction
    • Changing the appearance of redactions
    • Searching text for redaction
    • Assembling PDF documents
    • Marking redactions across multiple pages
  • Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
    • Creating PDF files for print and prepress
    • Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
    • Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
    • Setting up color management
    • Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
    • Advanced printing controls
  • Conclusion

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  • Course No : ACRBT-108
  •  Theory : 40%
  •  Lab : 60%
  • Duration : 12 hours
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