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Acrobat 8 Professional Certification

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Acrobat 8 Professional Certification


Do you need to get to grips with Acrobat 8, the most powerful document management software? This course covers Acrobat 8 in detail, including making a PDF, collaborating on documents, controlling secure documents, and working with layers. This Acrobat 8 course is comprehensive, and the modules will teach you how to collect many items into a project that goes beyond PDF, collaborate around the project, and control the documents to ensure the authenticity and integrity of your work. This dynamic Acrobat 8 course will also provide you with expert tips and tricks, showing you how to get the most out of Acrobat 8.

Learning with has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  •  Learn how to enable a form so Reader users can save it after they complete it
  • Discover a new form distribution workflow and tracker to enable data collection
  • Generate automatic PDF archival of eMail from Outlook
  • Use Word mail merge for PDF creation and email
  • Find out how to share comments in a PDF directly in Acrobat over a network

Meet the instructor:

Tim Plumer, Jr. has a ten-plus year history implementing and selling Acrobat-based solutions for the business and graphics community, and he loves Acrobat because of the depth of the tool. His company, Working Words & Graphics helps customers implement and use Acrobat and PDF in a variety of interesting ways-all with the goal of saving time, money and energy. He worked at Adobe as an Acrobat Applications Engineer, a Business Development Manager, and Account manager. Tim has also developed and led his own printing software integration and training company, written for several graphic arts titles, and continues to provide technical editing services for a variety of authors.

Course outline:

  • Module 1: Overview
  • Module 2: Adding Controls to a Web Page
  • Module 3: Getting Around
  • Module 4: Create: Making a PDF
  • Module 5: Create: Using Distiller®
  • Module 6: Combine: Hybrid Documents
  • Module 7: Combine: Linking
  • Module 8: Combine: Repurposing Content
  • Module 9: Collect: More Than PDF
  • Module 10: Collaborate: Commenting
  • Module 11: Collaborate: Initiating Reviews
  • Module 12: Collaborate: Managing Comments
  • Module 13: Control: Securing & Signing
  • Module 14: Basic Forms
  • Module 15: Advanced Forms
  • Module 16: Forms Workflow
  • Module 17: Prepress & Graphics
  • Module 18: Acrobat 3D
  • Module 19: Presentations
  • Module 20: Archiving & Searching
  • Module 21: Optimizing a PDF
  • Module 22: Working With Layers

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional course will qualify you to be an Office Administrator. The average salary of an Office Administrator in the UK is £17,202, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Legal secretary
  • Executive assistant
  • Business owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business professionals
  • HR professionals

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 160
Section 1
1: Overview
1. Converting to PDF
2. Combining PDF Documents
3. Adding a Highlight & a Bookmark
4. Adding Attachments
5. Using Review & Comment Functionality
6. Setting Permissions & Passwords
2: Adding Controls to a Web Page
1. Exploring New Ways to Create a New File
2. Combining Files into a Single PDF
3. Updating Watermarks, Headers & Footers
4. Assembling Documents into a PDF Package
5. Distributing Forms & Collecting Data
6. Collaborate with Shared Review & Commenting
7. Collaborate with Acrobat Connect ™ & Typewriter
8. Control PDFs with Online Services & Redaction
3: Getting Around
1. Using the Getting Started Window
2. Using the Pages Panel & the Navigation Tools
3. Using the Pan & Zoom Window & the Loupe Tool
4. Searching a PDF File
5. Working with the Navigation Panels
6. Customizing Toolbars
7. Customizing Preferences & Using the Help System
4: Create: Making a PDF
1. Using the Print Function to Create a PDF File
2. Converting Microsoft® Word Documents to Adobe PDF
3. Converting Excel Documents to Adobe PDF
4. Converting PowerPoint® Documents to Adobe PDF
5. Converting to Adobe PDF from the Contextual Menu
6. Converting a Scanned Document into a PDF
7. Converting a Web Page to a PDF
8. Creating a New PDF from a Blank Page
9. Creating a PDF from an Adobe Application
5: Create: Using Distiller®
1. The Adobe PDF Settings
2. Adjusting Image Settings
3. Compressing Color Images
4. Compressing Grayscale & Monochrome Images
5. Setting a Policy
6. Adjusting Font Settings
7. Exploring Color & Advanced Settings
8. Saving Your Adobe PDF Settings
9. Producing a PDF File
10. Creating a Watched Folder
6: Combine: Hybrid Documents
1. Using the Pages Palette
2. Cropping & Sorting Pages
3. Using the Organizer
4. Combining Files & Editing Bookmarks
5. Deleting & Rotating Pages
6. Working with Bookmarks
7. Setting Bookmark Actions & Initial View
8. Adding Headers & Footers
9. Adding a Watermark to Specifc Pages
7: Combine: Linking
1. Creating a Link to Open a Web Page
2. Creating a Link to a Specifc Page View
3. Creating a Link to Open a File
4. Creating a Custom Link Action
5. Creating & Linking to Named Destinations
8: Combine: Repurposing Content
1. Extracting Pages & Exporting to Word
2. Exporting as a TIFF
3. Using the TouchUp Object Tool
4. Exporting to an HTML Web Page
5. Using the Select Tool & Opening a Table in Excel
6. Using the TouchUp Text Tool
7. Using the OCR Text Recognition Tool
8. Using the Typewriter Tool
9: Collect: More Than PDF
1. Attaching Files to a PDF
2. Creating a PDF Package
3. Using Outlook® to Create a Package from Email
4. Setting Up Automatic Archival
5. Initiating a Data Collection Work.ow
6. Using Forms to Create a Data Set
10: Collaborate: Commenting
1. Adding a Comment Using Sticky Notes
2. Formatting Comment Text
3. Using the Text Edits Tools
4. Using the Highlight, Shape & Pencil Tools
5. Using the Stamp Tool
6. Creating a Signature Stamp
7. Using the Text Box Tool
8. Using the Callout Tool
9. Adjusting Sticky Note Properties
10. Setting Commenting Preferences & Printing
11: Collaborate: Initiating Reviews
1. Creating a Review-Ready PDF
2. Initiating an Email Based Review
3. Sending & Reviewing Comments in an Email Review
4. Initiating the Shared Review
5. Publish & Check Comments in a Shared Review
6. Using the Review Tracker
7. Starting a Meeting with Acrobat Connect
12: Collaborate: Managing Comments
1. Understanding the Comments Palette
2. Sorting Comments
3. Filtering Comments
4. Summarizing Comments
5. Comparing Documents
13: Control: Securing & Signing
1. Creating a Password Driven Security Policy
2. Setting a Password to Restrict Editing
3. Managing Security Policies
4. Creating a Certi.cate Based Policy
5. Choose Recipients for a Certi.cate Protected PDF
6. Hosting a Security Service
7. Creating & Using Digital Signatures
8. Managing Trusted Identities
9. Certify a PDF & Add a Handwritten Signature
10. Creating a Security Envelope
11. Closing Comments & Credits
Section 2
1: Basic Forms
1. Creating a Text Field
2. Choosing Text Field Properties
3. Formatting & Duplicating Date Fields
4. Calculating & Formatting Field Values
5. Creating Check Boxes
6. Using the Combo & List Tools
7. Working with Radio Buttons
8. Duplicating Fields
2: Advanced Forms
1. Duplicating Form Elements
2. Working with Icons
3. Adding Text Labels
4. Editing Button Actions
5. Showing/Hiding Text & Buttons
6. Controlling Page Actions & Fit to Window
3: Forms Workflow
1. Initiating a Forms Workflow
2. Distributing a Form
3. Initiating a Data Collection Work.ow
4. Using Collected Form Data
5. Creating a Form from an Existing Document
6. Creating a Form from an Electronic Document
7. Creating a Form Based on a Spreadsheet
8. Collecting Data Manually
4: Prepress & Graphics
1. Anticipating Problems When Creating a PDF/X
2. Sharing Settings & Con.guring InDesign®
3. Examining a PDF File for Problems
4. Creating Preflight Profiles
5. Using Preflight Profiles
6. Fixing Common Problems
7. Printing a PDF File
5: Acrobat 3D
1. Adding a 3D File
2. Navigating in 3D Space
3. Managing Views
4. Examining a Model
5. Creating a Cross Section
6. Commenting Workflows
6: Presentations
1. Combining Files into a Single PDF for Presentation
2. Adding Navigation to a Presentation
3. Adding Sound to a Button
4. Adding a Soundtrack to a Presentation
5. Adding Video to a Presentation
6. Customizing Acrobat for Professional Presenting
7: Archiving & Searching
1. Searching a PDF File
2. Creating an Index
3. Searching an Index
4. Using Redaction
5. Exploring the PDF/A Format
8: Optimizing a PDF
1. Checking PDF Accessibility
2. Repairing PDF Accessibility
3. Reducing File Size
4. Using the PDF Optimizer
5. Using the Redaction Tool
6. Working with Bates Numbering
7. Using Batch Processing
9: Working With Layers
1. Introducing Layers & Visibility
2. Setting the Default State
3. Working with Layer Properties
4. Resetting, Merging & Flattening Layers
5. Creating a Button to Control Layer Actions
6. Closing Comments & Credits
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