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Adobe Acrobat Pro - Essentials

Adobe Acrobat Pro is a software program widely used to make and edit Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files. PDF (Portable Document Format) files are sharable across platforms and devices, eliminating such problems as computer system differences or font availability. In this session, you will discover how to navigate PDFs, make changes to existing documents using the Acrobat editing tools, learn how to add comments, and use the markup and stamp tools. Additional topics include working with bookmarks and exporting information from existing PDFs into other formats.

By the end of class, you will learn how to navigate the Adobe Acrobat Interface and take advantage of panels, such as the page thumbnail panel. You will also learn quick methods for rearranging, combining, and extracting PDF documents. Through demonstrations and/or activities, you will understand how to add comments, highlight text, and make text edits.

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We highly recommend that you attend any prerequisite workshops listed below since familiarity with the skills and concepts taught in them is essential to benefit fully from subsequent workshops.

However, if you have independently learned the skills and concepts of the required workshop(s), your "equivalent skills" will be accepted as a substitute for attending the prerequisite workshop(s).

To help you determine your skill level, click workshop titles below (if any) for descriptions which outline the topics taught in each workshop and that are assumed in later sessions. You are expected to know the commands and concepts listed within the descriptions for the prerequisite workshop. In most cases, you can also refer to workshop handouts and other helpful materials from the workshop description page.

In addition to any specific prerequisites listed, you should have, as a minimum, basic computing skills.

You should have a basic knowledge of basic computer skills including:

  • Using a keyboard
  • Using a mouse
  • Manipulating text
  • Saving and organizing files