Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, Third Edition

Book description

Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, Third Edition, is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to learn how to reliably create, edit, share, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat DC. Each of the 13 lessons in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows you how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily work with PDFs across multiple platforms and devices (including via the Adobe Document Cloud service), and speed up your production and business task workflows with Acrobat DC.


You will learn how to easily convert files from any application to PDF and how to directly edit text and images in PDF documents. You'll also learn how to build PDF forms, and to speed up business workflow by gathering feedback and approval using new shared document review features. And you'll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, add signatures and security to PDF files, work with companion Acrobat apps, and much more.


All of the project files used in the book's lessons are available for download.

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 DC
    6. Starting Adobe Acrobat
    7. Online content
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
    10. Going mobile
  7. 1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC
    1. About PDF
    2. About Adobe Acrobat
    3. About Acrobat Reader
    4. About Document Cloud
    5. About the Acrobat mobile apps
    6. Using PDF on the web
    7. Adding Acrobat Reader installers
    8. About the Home view
    9. Opening a PDF file
    10. Working with toolbars
    11. Tools in the Tools pane
    12. Working with tools
    13. Navigating PDF documents
    14. Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
    15. Viewing PDF files in Read mode
    16. Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
    17. Setting Acrobat preferences for web browsing
    18. Customizing the brightness of the user interface
    19. Getting help
    20. 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. Saving PDF files to cloud accounts
    5. Converting different types of files
    6. Inserting a blank page
    7. Using PDFMaker
    8. Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
    9. Reducing file size
    10. Adobe PDF presets
    11. Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
    12. Creating files from the clipboard
    13. Scanning a paper document
    14. Making scanned text editable and searchable
    15. Scan using mobile devices
    16. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
    17. 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. Printing booklets
    6. Filling out PDF forms
    7. About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
    8. Working with accessible documents
    9. Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
    10. About tags
    11. Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
    12. Sharing PDF files
    13. 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. Applying Bates numbering (Acrobat Pro only)
    6. Managing links
    7. Working with bookmarks
    8. Naming bookmarks automatically
    9. Setting document properties and metadata
    10. Adding multimedia files
    11. Setting up presentations
    12. Review questions and answers
  11. 5. Editing Content in PDF Files
    1. Editing text
    2. Redacting text (Acrobat Pro only)
    3. Working with images in a PDF file
    4. Copying text and images from a PDF file
    5. Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation
    6. Saving PDF files as Word documents
    7. Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets
    8. 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 Document Cloud 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. Creating Adobe PDF files from Word mail-merge templates
    5. Converting Word documents to PDF (macOS)
    6. Converting Excel documents (Windows)
    7. Converting Excel spreadsheets (macOS)
    8. Using the Spreadsheet Split view
    9. Converting PowerPoint presentations (Windows)
    10. Converting PowerPoint presentations (macOS)
    11. 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. Creating a PDF Portfolio (Acrobat Pro)
    6. Review questions and answers
  15. 9. Adding Signatures and Security
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader (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. Using the Fill & Sign tool
    9. Using digital IDs
    10. 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. Commenting in Acrobat Reader
    5. Working with comments
    6. Initiating a shared review
    7. Summarizing comments
    8. Using a network folderfor a shared review
    9. Comparing versions of documents
    10. Review questions and answers
  17. 11. Working with Forms in Acrobat
    1. Getting started
    2. Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
    3. Types of form fields
    4. Adding form fields
    5. Specifying an answer format
    6. Using image buttons
    7. Distributing forms
    8. Collecting form data
    9. Tracking forms
    10. Options for distributing forms
    11. Working with form data
    12. Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields
    13. Review questions and answers
  18. 12. Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
    1. About actions
    2. Using predefined actions
    3. Creating an action
    4. Avoiding the Full Screen mode warning
    5. Sharing actions
    6. Review questions and answers
  19. 13. Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
    1. Creating PDF files for print and prepress
    2. Guidelines for creating print-ready PDF files
    3. Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
    4. Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
    5. Custom preflight profiles
    6. PDF standards
    7. What is rasterization?
    8. About flattening options in the Flattener Preview dialog box
    9. Setting up color management
    10. Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
    11. Advanced printing controls
    12. Review questions and answers
  20. Index
  21. Production Notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, Third Edition
  • Author(s): Brie Gyncild, Lisa Fridsma
  • Release date: April 2019
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780135495834