Adobe Acrobat Classroom in a Book, 4th Edition

Book description

Learn how to read and edit PDFs using Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, 4th edition uses real-world, project-based learning to cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. For beginners and experienced users alike, you can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn to:

  • Easily convert files from any application to PDF

  • Directly edit text and images in PDF documents

  • Collaborate effectively through electronic reviews

  • Speed up business task workflows by gathering feedback and approval using new shared document review features

  • Build interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat

  • Add signatures and security to PDF files

  • Work with PDFs across multiple platforms and devices (including via the Adobe Document Cloud service)

  • Leverage tips and tricks across platforms (covers both Mac and Windows)

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program doesan official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step

What you need to use this book: Adobe Acrobat DC (2023 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Acrobat DC software.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Acrobat
    5. Options for purchasing Acrobat
    6. Starting Adobe Acrobat
    7. Online content
    8. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
    9. Additional resources
  7. 1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat
    1. About PDF
    2. About Adobe Acrobat
    3. About Acrobat Reader
    4. About the Acrobat mobile apps
    5. About Acrobat online services
    6. Using PDF on the web
    7. Opening a PDF file
    8. Working with toolbars
    9. Working with tools
    10. Navigating PDF documents
    11. Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
    12. Viewing PDF files in Read mode
    13. Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
    14. Customizing the brightness of the user interface
    15. Getting help
    16. Review questions and answers
  8. 2. Creating Adobe PDF Files
    1. About creating Adobe PDF files
    2. Using the Create PDF tool
    3. Dragging and dropping files
    4. Converting different types of files
    5. Inserting a blank page
    6. Using PDFMaker
    7. Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
    8. Reducing file size
    9. Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
    10. Scanning a paper document
    11. Making scanned text editable and searchable (Acrobat Pro only)
    12. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
    13. Review questions and answers
  9. 3. Reading and Working with PDF Files
    1. About the onscreen display
    2. Reading PDF documents
    3. Searching PDF documents
    4. Printing PDF documents
    5. Filling out PDF forms
    6. About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
    7. Checking for accessibility (Acrobat Pro only)
    8. Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
    9. Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
    10. Sharing PDF files
    11. Review questions and answers
  10. 4. Enhancing PDF Documents
    1. Examining the work file
    2. Moving pages with page thumbnails
    3. Manipulating pages
    4. Renumbering pages
    5. Managing links
    6. Working with bookmarks
    7. Setting document properties and metadata
    8. Review questions and answers
  11. 5. Editing Content in PDF Files
    1. Editing text
    2. Working with images in a PDF file
    3. Copying text and images from a PDF file
    4. Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation
    5. Saving PDF files as Word documents
    6. Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets
    7. Review questions and answers
  12. 6. Using Acrobat on Mobile Devices
    1. About the Acrobat mobile apps
    2. Getting Started
    3. Using the Acrobat Reader app
    4. Using Acrobat in a web browser
    5. Using the Fill & Sign app
    6. Using the Adobe Scan app
    7. Review questions and answers
  13. 7. Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files
    1. Getting started
    2. About Acrobat PDFMaker
    3. Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF (Windows)
    4. Converting Word documents to PDF (macOS)
    5. Converting Excel documents (Windows)
    6. Converting Excel spreadsheets (macOS)
    7. Using the Spreadsheet Split view
    8. Converting PowerPoint presentations (Windows)
    9. Converting PowerPoint presentations (macOS)
    10. Review questions and answers
  14. 8. Combining Files
    1. About combining files
    2. Selecting files to combine
    3. Arranging pages
    4. Merging the files
    5. Review questions and answers
  15. 9. Adding Signatures and Security
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing documents in Protected Mode (Windows only)
    3. About security in Acrobat
    4. Viewing security settings
    5. Adding security to PDF files
    6. About digital signatures
    7. Sending a document for others to sign
    8. Review questions and answers
  16. 10. Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
    1. About the review process
    2. Getting started
    3. Adding comments to a PDF document
    4. Working with comments
    5. Initiating a shared review
    6. Comparing versions of documents (Acrobat Pro only)
    7. Review questions and answers
  17. 11. Working with Forms in Acrobat
    1. Getting started
    2. Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
    3. Adding form fields
    4. Distributing forms
    5. Collecting form data
    6. Working with form data
    7. Calculating and validating numeric fields
    8. Review questions and answers
  18. 12. Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
    1. About actions
    2. Using predefined actions
    3. Creating an action
    4. Sharing actions
    5. Review questions and answers
  19. 13. Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
    1. Creating PDF files for print and prepress
    2. Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
    3. Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
    4. Setting up color management
    5. Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
    6. Advanced printing controls
    7. Review questions and answers
  20. Index
  21. Production Notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Acrobat Classroom in a Book, 4th Edition
  • Author(s): Lisa Fridsma, Brie Gyncild
  • Release date: May 2023
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137983735