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Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for students to learn how to reliably create, edit, 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 their growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows students how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share their work across multiple platforms and devices (including via the new Adobe Document Cloud service), and speed up their production and business task workflow with Acrobat DC.

All of the book’s screenshots have been updated for the new edition, showing users how to navigate the completely overhauled user interface–a selling point for existing users of the software. Readers will also learn how to use the new Tool pane so they can easily convert files (Microsoft Office documents and graphics) to PDF and then learn how to directly edit text and images in their PDFs. They'll also learn how to use the newly refreshed tools to build PDF or web forms, speed up business workflow by gathering feedback and approval via online document reviews. And they'll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, how to add signatures and security to their PDF files, and much more.

All of the project files used in the book’s lessons are available for readers to download at

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. How To Get Your Lesson Files
    1. What to do with the Lesson files once you’ve downloaded them
    2. Important!
  4. Contents
  5. 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. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  6. 1. Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC
    1. About PDF
    2. About Adobe Acrobat
    3. About Acrobat Reader
    4. About the Acrobat DC mobile app
    5. Using PDF on the web
    6. Opening a PDF file
    7. Working with toolbars
      1. Using the toolbar
      2. Using the Page Controls toolbar
    8. Working with tools
      1. Selecting tools in the Tools pane
    9. Navigating PDF documents
      1. Changing magnification
      2. Accessing specific pages
      3. Using bookmarks to navigate documents
      4. Viewing multiple documents
      5. Splitting the view of a document
    10. Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
    11. Viewing PDF files in Read mode
    12. Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
    13. Getting help
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  7. 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
      1. Assembling the files
    5. Using PDFMaker
    6. Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
      1. Printing to the Adobe PDF printer (Windows)
      2. Printing with the Save As Adobe PDF option (Mac OS)
    7. Reducing file size
    8. Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
    9. Scanning a paper document
    10. Making scanned text editable and searchable
    11. Converting web pages to Adobe PDF
      1. Converting web pages from within Acrobat
      2. Downloading and converting linked pages
      3. Converting web pages in a web browser
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  8. 3. Reading and Working with PDF Files
    1. About the onscreen display
    2. Reading PDF documents
      1. Browsing the document
      2. Changing the page view magnification
      3. Using the Dynamic Zoom tool
      4. Following links
    3. Searching PDF documents
    4. Printing PDF documents
    5. Filling out PDF forms
    6. About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
    7. Working with accessible documents
      1. Checking for accessibility (Acrobat Pro only)
      2. Reflowing a flexible PDF file (Standard and Pro)
    8. Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
      1. Using the Make Accessible action
    9. Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
      1. Using the Accessibility Setup Assistant
      2. About automatic scrolling
      3. About keyboard shortcuts
      4. Modifying onscreen elements
      5. Setting screen reader and reading-out-loud preferences
    10. Sharing PDF files
      1. Sending email attachments
      2. Using Adobe Send
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  9. 4. Enhancing PDF Documents
    1. Examining the work file
    2. Moving pages with page thumbnails
    3. Manipulating pages
      1. Inserting a page from another file
      2. Rotating a page
      3. Deleting a page
    4. Renumbering pages
    5. Managing links
    6. Working with bookmarks
      1. Adding a bookmark
      2. Changing a bookmark destination
      3. Moving bookmarks
    7. Setting document properties and metadata
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  10. 5. Editing Content in PDF Files
    1. Editing text
      1. Editing a single text block
      2. Replacing multiple occurrences of text
      3. Changing text properties
      4. Adding text
    2. Working with images in a PDF file
      1. Replacing images
      2. Adding images
      3. Editing an image in Acrobat
      4. Editing an image in another application
    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
    8. Review answers
  11. 6. Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows)
    1. Getting started
    2. About Acrobat PDFMaker
    3. Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
      1. Converting Word headings and styles to PDF bookmarks
      2. Converting Word comments to PDF notes
      3. Specifying the conversion settings
      4. Converting your Word file
    4. Converting Excel documents
      1. Converting the entire workbook
      2. Creating the PDF file
      3. Using the spreadsheet split view
    5. Converting PowerPoint presentations
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  12. 7. Combining Files
    1. About combining files
    2. Selecting files to combine
      1. Adding files
      2. Browsing files
    3. Arranging pages
    4. Merging the files
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 8. 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
      1. Adding passwords
      2. Opening password-protected files
    6. About digital signatures
    7. Sending a document for others to sign
      1. Preparing the form
      2. Sending the document
      3. Signing the document
    8. Creating digital signatures
      1. Adding images to your digital signatures
      2. Selecting a verification method
      3. Creating digital IDs
    9. Signing a document digitally with certificates and digital IDs
    10. Modifying signed documents
    11. Certifying PDF files
    12. Signing certified documents
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  14. 9. Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle
    1. About the review process
    2. Getting started
    3. Adding comments to a PDF document
      1. About the commenting tools
      2. Adding sticky notes
      3. Emphasizing text
      4. Marking text edits
    4. Working with comments
      1. Importing comments
      2. Viewing comments
    5. Initiating an email-based review
      1. Inviting reviewers
      2. Participating in an email-based review
      3. Tracking review comments
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  15. 10. Working with Forms in Acrobat
    1. Getting started
    2. Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
    3. Adding form fields
      1. Adding a text field
      2. Adding a multiline text field
      3. Adding radio buttons
      4. Adding an action button
    4. Distributing forms
    5. Collecting form data
    6. Working with form data
    7. Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields
      1. Validating numeric fields
      2. Calculating numeric fields
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  16. 11. Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
    1. About actions
    2. Using predefined actions
    3. Creating an action
      1. Adding steps to an action
      2. Saving an action
      3. Testing an action
    4. Sharing actions
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  17. 12. Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
    1. Creating PDF files for print and prepress
      1. About Adobe PDF presets
      2. Creating the PDF file
    2. Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
    3. Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
      1. Previewing transparency
      2. Specifying flattener preview settings
    4. Setting up color management
    5. Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
      1. Previewing color separations
      2. Soft-proofing your document
      3. Inspecting objects in a PDF file
    6. Advanced printing controls
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  18. Index
  19. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Team credits