Thanks for solving my questions and providing me with enough knowledge to find answers on my own. It’s much easier to stamp electronically and print multiple sets than to print multiple sets and have to stamp each of them by hand. Hundreds of sheets, issued for review, then approval, then fabrication, then revised, means lots of stamping, so thanks for saving me hours and energy.
I've been using Acrobat for several years, but I learned a TON of new things, beginning with the first lesson. I use this software at work, and have already implemented several of the new skills I learned through this course - creating portfolios for the various projects I am working on, using calculation fields in forms that I create, and, just for fun, I created a personalized "Approved" stamp. Halfway through the course I realized that I own Ms. Baker's How-to books, which I chose because they are well-written and easy to understand. I found this was true in this course as well. The lessons were easy to follow, and packed with a lot of information. I found this course both fun and challenging. Taking it was one of the smartest things I've done - both personally and professionally. Thank you!
I thoroughly enjoyed having Donna Baker as an instructor. It's nice and refreshing to have an instructor who is an SME in the subject. I enjoyed the class and her interactions with students. This was learning, encouraging and fun. I liked the structure in the lessons. They were very interactive and made me want to learn; they were fun and enjoyable. I also like how as this is an "Intro" class, Donna took you through the basics of virtually exposing the student to all areas of APX. It is not the usual type of intro course that I would have thought it to be. It was much more than I expected. Now, that I know the basics of many areas of APX, now I can explore more easily the content and know what I am doing. This course has made me feel comfortable with my abilities to utilize the lessons learned and explore further to broaden my knowledge.
Course Code: iax
Learn how to save files that you'll use in the course projects, and explore the Acrobat X tools and panels. Then, become acquainted with several different ways to create a PDF file, including using the Adobe PDFMaker and the Adobe Printer.
Discover how to add a blank page to a PDF file in Acrobat, add text and images to the document from other files, and format the content. Then, explore ways to add and remove pages from PDF documents, combine PDF documents, and add password security to your document.
Learn how to make your document look put together with elements such as backgrounds, watermarks, headers, and footers. Then, learn how to insert and use bookmarks to help your readers get around your documents, and add attachments to your PDF files.
Discover how to add links to your PDF document to open other pages, web pages, or blank emails. You will learn how to import web content to your PDF document. Then, explore how to convert tables on a simple PDF page to interactive form fields, and learn how to add new fields, calculate values in the form, and work with buttons.
Discover how to add comments ranging from simple notes to custom stamps to a PDF document, and learn how to customize program preferences. Then, learn how to prepare and distribute a document for input from others, work with received comments, and produce a comment summary.
Discover how to distribute and manage a form, what to do with the form data, and how to communicate with others in real time via Acrobat. Finally, learn how to split documents and combine PDF files into an animated Portfolio. You will discover how to use Acrobat to combine, create, and collaborate on documents like never before!
Donna Baker is a freelance graphic designer and author of many books on design software and Web design. She produces custom tutorials, videos, and infographics. She's an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Community Expert. She edits several books per year as a technical editor for Wiley Publishing. And she loves sharing her knowledge about graphic design and Adobe products with others.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Adobe Acrobat X Professional(Windows) or Adobe Acrobat X Standard(Windows), either as a standalone product or as part of a collection
Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
Adobe Acrobat X Professional [Mac], either as a standalone product or part of a collection
Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.11), Leopard (10.5.x), Snow Leopard (10.6.x) or Mac OS X Intel
Note: Acrobat X software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are used in preparation of the course materials, although they aren't necessary to complete the course. Access to these programs will beuseful for personal project development.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.