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Acrobat 9 Pro Essentials

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Acrobat 9 Pro Essentials


Do you need to get to grips with Acrobat 9, the most powerful document management software? This course covers Acrobat 9 in detail, including all the essential features available in Acrobat 9 and will show you just how easy using Acrobat in your workflow can be. This Acrobat 9 course is comprehensive, and the modules will teach you how to create, manage and use PDF in ways you’ve probably never considered. This dynamic Acrobat 8 course will also provide you with expert tips and tricks, showing you how to use Acrobat to collaborate with co-workers, no matter where they are.

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?

  •  Get an in-depth look at Acrobat capabilities, including its support for several collaborative processes.
  • Learn how to speed up the business process using Acrobat’s electronic forms.
  • Discover how PDF files created using Acrobat 9 are far more than just electronic paper – they can contain Flash video and applications, hyperlinks, 3D models, and even other files.
  • Find out how to use the review and comment workflows, regardless of the version of Acrobat your clients or colleagues are using.
  • Learn all about and how it provides a complete platform for business and personal collaboration: share files with SHARE, collaborate in real time with ConnectNow, and work on word processing documents on-line with BuzzWord.

Meet the instructor:

James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works. He blogs at

Course outline:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Interface
  • Module 2: Navigating PDFs
  • Module 3: Creating PDFs
  • Module 4: Windows Only PDF Creation Features
  • Module 5: Manipulating PDFs
  • Module 6: Creating PDF Forms
  • Module 7: Optimising PDFs
  • Module 8: Exploring Optical Character Recognition
  • Module 9: PDF Security
  • Module 10: PDF Reviews & Commenting
  • Module 11: Adding Accessibility to PDFs
  • Module 12: Automated Document Processing
  • Module 13: Exploring Collaboration Options
  • Module 14: Tips & Tricks

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 and certification.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional.

Career Path:

This excellent Adobe Acrobat 9 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 : 69
1: Introduction To The Interface
1. Acrobat Preferences
2. Toolbars & the Navigation Panel
3. Common Toolbar Options
4. Page View Modes & the Help System
2: Navigating Pdfs
1. Using the Menu Bar & the Pages Panel to Navigate
2. Selecting & Copying Content, Rulers & Guides
3. Entering Form Data
4. Creating & Managing Bookmarks
5. Hyperlinks & Searching
6. Saving & Exporting PDFs in Different Formats
3: Creating Pdfs
1. Direct Export & Distill a PDF
2. Editing Standard PDF Settings
3. Image Settings
4. Font Settings
5. Color & Advanced Settings
6. Printing to PDF
7. Combining Files into a Single PDF
8. Creating PDF Portfolios
9. Building a PDF from a Web Page
4: Windows®-only Pdf Creation Features
1. Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft® Word
2. Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft PowerPoint®
3. Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft Publisher
4. Using Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft Excel®
5. Creating a PDF from Windows Explorer
5: Manipulating Pdfs
1. Inserting, Deleting & Replacing Pages
2. Adding Headers & Footers
3. Adding Watermarks & Background Images
4. Comparing Two PDFs
5. Adding Multimedia
6: Creating Pdf Forms
1. Creating a New Form
2. Adding a Reset Button
3. Distributing a Form to Collect Data
4. Collect Data & Export the Results
5. Building a Form from a Scanned Document
8: Exploring Optical Character Recognition
1. Reducing File Size
2. PDF Optimizer
7: Optimizing Pdfs
1. Create a New PDF from a Scan & Configure Conversion Settings
2. Convert a Scan to a Searchable PDF & Run OCR
9: Pdf Security
1. Establishing Identity
2. Creating Security Policies
3. Securing the PDF
4. Removing Security from a PDF
10: Pdf Review & Commenting
1. Using the Commenting Tools
2. Organizing Comments
3. Commenting on Video
4. Sending a Document for an Email-Based Review
5. Sending a Document for Shared Review
6. Checking for & Replying to Comments
7. Using the Review Tracker
8. Merging, Importing & Summarizing Comments
11: Adding Accessibility To Pdfs
1. Accessibility Setup, Full Check & Report
2. Adjust Language Settings & Tag PDF for Accessibility
3. The Acrobat Read Out Loud Options
12: Automated Document Processing
1. Indexing
2. Creating a New Batch Sequence
13: Exploring Collaboration Options
1. Using
2. Using Collaborate Live
3. Using ConnectNow
4. Using Buzzword®
14: Tips & Tricks
1. 3D
2. Preflight
3. Attaching a PDF to an Email
4. The Typewriter Tool
5. Enabling Usage Rights in Adobe Reader®
6. Digital Signatures
7. Redaction
8. Organizer
9. Screen Capture on Mac®
10.Final Comments & Credits
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