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  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-484482-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-484482-4

Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book, Second Edition, is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to learn how to reliably create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat DC. Each of the 12 lessons in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows you how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share your work across multiple platforms and devices (including via the Adobe Document Cloud service), and speed up your production and business task workflows with Acrobat DC.

All of the book’s screenshots have been updated for this new edition. You will learn how to easily convert files from any application to PDF and how to directly edit text and images in PDF documents. You’ll also learn how to use the newly refreshed tools to build PDF or web forms, and to speed up business workflow by gathering feedback and approval via online document reviews. And you’ll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, add signatures and security to PDF files, and much more.

All of the project files used in the book’s lessons are available for download. 

Sample Content

Table of Contents


About Classroom in a Book

Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard


Installing Adobe Acrobat

Options for purchasing Acrobat DC

Starting Adobe Acrobat

Online content

Additional resources

Adobe Authorized Training Centers

Going mobile


About PDF

About Adobe Acrobat

About Acrobat Reader

About the Acrobat DC mobile app

Using PDF on the web

Adding Acrobat Reader installers

Opening a PDF file

Working with toolbars

Working with tools

Tools in the Tools pane

Navigating PDF documents

Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode

Viewing PDF files in Read mode

Setting Acrobat preferences for web browsing

Customizing the Acrobat toolbar

Customizing the brightness of the user interface

Getting help

Review questions and answers


About creating Adobe PDF files

Using the Create PDF tool

Dragging and dropping files

Saving PDF files to cloud accounts

Converting different types of files

Inserting a blank page

Using PDFMaker

Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files

Reducing file size

Adobe PDF presets

Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)

Creating files from the clipboard

Scanning a paper document

Making scanned text editable and searchable

Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

Review questions and answers


About the onscreen display

Reading PDF documents

Searching PDF documents

Printing PDF documents

Filling out PDF forms

Printing booklets

About flexibility, accessibility, and structure

Working with accessible documents

Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)

About tags

Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)

Sharing PDF files

Review questions and answers


Examining the work file

Moving pages with page thumbnails

Manipulating pages

Renumbering pages

Applying Bates numbering (Acrobat Pro only)

Managing links

Working with bookmarks

Naming bookmarks automatically

Setting document properties and metadata

Adding multimedia files

Setting up presentations

Review questions and answers


Editing text

Redacting text (Acrobat Pro only)

Working with images in a PDF file

Copying text and images from a PDF file

Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation

Saving PDF files as Word documents

Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets

Review questions and answers


Getting started

About Acrobat PDFMaker

Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF (Windows)

Creating Adobe PDF files from Word mail-merge templates

Converting Word documents to PDF (Mac OS)

Converting Excel documents (Windows)

Converting Excel spreadsheets (Mac OS)

Using the spreadsheet split view

Converting PowerPoint presentations (Windows)

Converting PowerPoint presentations (Mac OS)

Review questions and answers


About combining files

Selecting files to combine

Arranging pages

Merging the files

Creating a PDF Portfolio (Acrobat Pro)

Review questions and answers


Getting started

Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader (Windows only)

About security in Acrobat

Viewing security settings

Adding security to PDF files

About digital signatures

Sending a document for others to sign

Creating digital signatures

Using the Fill & Sign tool

Signing in Preview mode

Signing a document digitally with certificates and digital IDs

Sharing certificates with others

Modifying signed documents

Certifying PDF files

Signing certified documents

Securing PDFs in FIPS mode (Windows)

Review questions and answers


About the review process

Getting started

Adding comments to a PDF document

Commenting in Acrobat Reader

Working with comments

Initiating an email-based review

Summarizing comments

Starting a shared review

Comparing versions of documents

Review questions and answers


Getting started

Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms

Types of form fields

Adding form fields

Specifying an answer format

Using image buttons

Distributing forms

Collecting form data

Tracking forms

Options for distributing forms

Working with form data

Exploring on your own: Calculating and validating numeric fields

Review questions and answers


About actions

Using predefined actions

Creating an action

Avoiding the Full Screen mode warning

Sharing actions

Review questions and answers


Creating PDF files for print and prepress

Guidelines for creating print-ready PDF files

Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)

Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)

Custom preflight profiles

PDF standards

What is rasterization?

About flattening options in the Flattener Preview dialog box

Setting up color management

Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)

Advanced printing controls

Review questions and answers


Submit Errata

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