New Toronto Group

Adobe Acrobat XI: Fundamentals Training Course New Toronto Group


The full version of Acrobat Professional XI (Acrobat 11) is probably one of the most under-utilized Adobe applications.  Acrobat is filled with industrial-strength features for creating dynamic documents including: forms, multimedia slideshows, interactive catalogs and more. Acrobat's rich feature set also includes commenting, editing PDF capabilities, and preflighting (checking that a file is print or press-ready.) Acrobat XI is packed with new and improved features to help give you a simpler way to do more with PDF files. 

If you haven't upgraded yet, all New Toronto Group classes cover features that work in all previous versions of Acrobat, including Acrobat 10, Acrobat 9 and older. The instructor will let you know if you are seeing something that is new to Acrobat XI (11).


$795 CDN / $795 USD


2 Days


There are currently no public training classes scheduled.  Call us to schedule training for you or your team.   


Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to observe the class lessons or do their best to keep up without slowing down the rest of the class. We highly recommend working with the application tutorial before coming to the course.


Module 1: Introducing Adobe Acrobat XI

  • About Adobe PDF
  • About Adobe Acrobat
  • About Adobe Reader
  • Adobe PDF on the web
  • A first look at the work area
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Viewing PDF files in Read mode
  • Designing documents for online viewing

Module 2: Exploring The Work Area

  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with the toolbars
  • Working with task panes
  • Customizing the Quick Tools toolbar
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to select tools
  • Navigating PDF documents

Module 3: Creating Adobe PDF Files

  • About creating Adobe PDF files
  • Using the Create command
  • Dragging and dropping files
  • Converting and combining different types of files
  • Using PDFMaker
  • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • Reducing file size
  • About compression and resampling
  • Scanning a paper document
  • Making scanned text editable and searchable
  • Converting email messages to PDF (Windows)
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

Module 4: Reading And Working With PDF Files

  • Changing the opening view
  • About the onscreen display
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Searching PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms
  • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
  • Working with accessible documents
  • Making files flexible and accessible
  • Using the Acrobat accessibility features
  • Sharing PDF files

Module 5: Using Acrobat With Microsoft Office Files

  • About Acrobat PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Excel documents and review Converting PowerPoint presentations
  • Converting web pages from Internet Explorer
  • Saving PDF files as Word documents
  • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets

Module 6: Enhancing And Editing PDF Documents

  • Examining the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Editing Adobe PDF pages
  • Renumbering pages
  • Editing links
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Adding multimedia files
  • Editing text
  • Copying text and images from a PDF file
  • Setting document properties and metadata
  • Review questions and answers

Module 7: Combining Files In PDF Portfolios

  • About PDF Portfolios
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio
  • Customizing your PDF Portfolio
  • Sharing your PDF Portfolio
  • Searching a PDF Portfolio

Module 8: Adding Signatures And Security

  • Getting started
  • Viewing documents in Protected Mode (Windows only)
  • About security
  • Viewing security settings
  • Adding security to PDF files
  • About digital signatures
  • Creating digital signatures
  • Signing a document digitally
  • Modifying signed documents
  • Certifying PDF files
  • Signing certified documents
  • Exploring on your own: Using security envelopes

Module 9: Using Acrobat In A Review Cycle

  • About the review process
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • Working with comments
  • Initiating a shared review
  • Exploring on your own: Initiating live collaboration

Module 10: Working With Forms In Acrobat

  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Working with form data
  • Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields

Module 11: Using Action 256

  • About actions
  • Using predefined actions
  • Creating an action
  • Sharing actions

Module 12: Using The Legal Features

  • Legal features in Adobe Acrobat X
  • About Bates numbering and redaction
  • Applying Bates numbering
  • Defining Bates numbering
  • Editing Bates numbering
  • Applying redaction
  • Changing the appearance of redactions
  • Searching text for redaction
  • Assembling PDF documents
  • Marking redactions across multiple pages

Module 13: Using Acrobat In Professional Printing

  • Creating PDF files for print and prepress
  • Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
  • Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
  • Setting up color management
  • Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
  • Advanced printing controls