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  Acrobat Beginner Course

Course Description:

Adobe Acrobat Beginners course will teach students fundamental concepts and terminology, and the basic features of Adobe Acrobat X Pro. Students will learn PDF basics and explore the Acrobat interface. They'll learn how to navigate and organise PDF documents.

Students will learn how to create a PDF document from within Acrobat. They will also create PDF documents from within other applications, and create documents from Web pages. They will learn to modify PDF content by rearranging, editing, and formatting existing text; and by adding headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds. They'll learn how to insert multimedia content, including audio, video, and flash files. They'll add bookmarks and links, and improve accessibility in a document.

Students will learn to manage security issues by using password encryption and digital signatures. They'll explore document review techniques, including the use of comments, markups, and automated reviews, such as Page View Sharing and Collaborate Live.

Target Audience:

Anybody that has little or no experience with Adobe Acrobat X. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient using Adobe Acrobat X Pro to create, modify and review PDF documents.

Pre requisites:

Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills.

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Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline

1.  Getting Started

  • • The Acrobat environment
  • • Advanced navigation
  • • Finding text
  • • Getting help
  • • Setting preferences

2.  Creating PDF Documents

  • • Printing to PDF from any application
  • • Acrobat PDF Maker
  • • The Create PDF commands

3.  Modifying PDF Documents

  • • Moving document pages
  • • Modifying content
  • • Moving PDF content to other programs
  • • Adding multimedia
  • • Optimising PDF file size

4.  Document Navigation Tools

  • • Working with bookmarks
  • • Working with links

5.  PDF Accessibility

  • • Accessible documents
  • • Accessibility in the Acrobat environment

6.  Document Security

  • • Password protection
  • • Digital signatures
  • • Encryption certification and security envelopes
  • • Adobe Live Cycle Rights Management ES encryption
  • • Password and certificate security policies

7.  Document Review Techniques

  • • Document reviews
  • • Reviewer tools
  • • Managing comments and mark-ups

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

  Acrobat Advanced Course

Course Description:

This course builds on the fundamentals taught in Acrobat X Pro: Basic. Students will learn how to ​produce high-quality PDF documents for press. They will learn how to discover geospatial data in a PDF map. They will learn prepress techniques including colour management, proofing and converting colours, colour separations, managing links, trapping, and transparency flattening.

Students will use the Preflight feature to test and convert a document to comply with print provider requirements or ISO9000 standards such as PDF/X, PDF/A, or PDF/E. Students will learn how to interact forms using both the Form Editor as well as Live Cycle Designer ES2. They will learn to distribute PDF documents and forms, and to compile form data returned from users.

Target Audience:

Students taking this course should have some experience using Adobe Acrobat X Pro to generate and modify PDF documents.Students will get the most of this course if their goal is to become proficient at using Adobe Acrobat X Pro to generate PDF documents intended for professional print production, manage colour in PDF documents and create interactive PDF forms.

Pre requisites:

Completed Adobe Acrobat Beginners or have equivalent working knowledge.

Sorry, we currently do not have any Acrobat Advanced Courses scheduled at this time. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you.

Course Outline

1.  High-Quality PDF's

  • • PDF generation methods
  • • PDF file attributes
  • • PDF settings
  • • Geospatial data

2.  Colour Management

  • • Colour management basics
  • • Colour management workflow
  • • Soft-proofing colours
  • • Converting colours

3.  Colour Separations

  • • Colour separation setup
  • • Separations preview
  • • Ink Manager
  • • Trapping
  • • Transparency flattening
  • • Printing colour separations

4.  Pre-flight and Validation

  • • Print problems
  • • Pre-flight profiles
  • • Pre-flight reports
  • • Pre-flight droplets
  • • Validation and conversion

5.  Interactive PDF Forms

  • • Forms and Live Cycle Designer ES2
  • • Creating a form
  • • Working with form fields
  • • Modifying a form
  • • Testing a form

6.  PDF Distribution and Management

  • • PDF distribution
  • • Form management 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private Acrobat course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer Acrobat training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe Acrobat

Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led Acrobat training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


If you would like to see our Acrobat Testimonials, please either contact us directly or view our client list and their experiences with our company.

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Which Acrobat Course do I take?

There are 2 courses on offer. A 1-day beginner and a 1-day advanced. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We recommend taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

Adobe Acrobat Onsite Course Options

Wherever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom Acrobat course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer Acrobat training for individuals, either at your corporate headquaters or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with Acrobat and MS Word and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our Acrobat instructor.

Adobe Acrobat Public Courses

Currently we only offer Public Acrobat courses in the Johanensburg and Cape Town areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online Acrobat course is also available

Acrobat Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public Acrobat course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online Acrobat courses you will need Acrobat and MS Word, an insternet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All Acrobat course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

Adobe Acrobat Private Course

Acrobat users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my Acrobat course?

Acrobat is mostly a standalone application, with the majority of users converting MS word documents to a PDF and using Acrobat for building electronic forms. If you need assistance with layout and graphic design, you should look into Adobe InDesign.

Acrobat training courses are available for all versions

Adobe frequently updates Actobat and we continue to teach earlier versions for those that have not upgraded

About Acrobat courses and Acrobat Training Courses from TTC

Our instructors have been using and teaching Acrobat for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in Acrobat public courses

For our beginner courses there are no prerequisites however we do recommend a working knowledge of MS Word

Course materials for Acrobat courses

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official Adobe training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

Acrobat Certification Training

Adobe is a global company based in the USA and Acrobat certification through Adobe is recognised worldwide. We can assist you obtaining certification. Taking our Acrobat courses is your first step to certification. Adobe have offered 2 certification levels. Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA). The ACE is a higher qualification which requires writing an online exam


Acrobat Course Reviews and Testimonials

Although Acrobat is widely used, very few users actually understand the full benefit and potential of Acrobat when it comes to electronic forms and distribution. Delegates who have taken our Acrobat courses now have the ability to better manages and streamline their document flow / process. You are welcome to contact them.

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