Getting Started with Acrobat XI Professional

Acrobat isn’t just about viewing PDFs. Discover it’s powerful tools in just a few short hours!

This course includes…

  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable project files
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

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  • Worksheets
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  • Other extras and goodies!

Let’s make sure this is a good fit

Before going further, let’s make sure you’re in the right spot. The info below will help…

Who is this course for?

Those wanting a solid understanding of design, including…

  • People who don’t know where to start, who just want simple answers.
  • Employees who want to add to their skills, advance their careers, and become more marketable.
  • Small business owners who want to know more.
  • Those wanting to save the cost and headache of hiring an expensive designer.
  • Non-profits, churches, and fundraising organizations.
  • Hobbyists and those interested in doing design on the side.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

Course description

Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he walks you, step-by-step through Adobe Acrobat XI Professional. You’ll not only discover Acrobat’s many powerful features and tools, but you’ll learn exactly how to apply them to your own work right away. After a brief look at Acrobat’s navigation options, where you’ll learn how to move around using efficient, time-saving techniques, Geoff jumps straight into handling your PDF documents. You’ll see how to handle pages, replace content, break documents apart, and much more. Then, it’s on to Acrobat’s powerful bookmark feature. Here, you’ll discover how to make your PDFs much more user-friendly and easy to use for your viewers. Finally, you’ll find out about some additional advanced methods to take Acrobat even further, including creating PDFs and combining multiple files together. It’s all in Getting Started with Acrobat Professional, where you’ll learn at your own pace and discover how to get the most out of Acrobat!

Course prerequisites

It’s a good idea to be familiar with the following before enrolling in this course:

  • General computer skills (comfortable copying and pasting, navigating through folders…the basics).
  • A working copy of Acrobat Professional (the free trial version is fine).

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

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How does it work?

Course outline

Here’s a complete outline of all of the topics covered in this course


  1. Welcome To Acrobat Quick Start (Free Lesson!)
  2. Understanding the Role of PDFs (Free Lesson!)
  3. Free Adobe Reader vs. Full Acrobat Pro (Free Lesson!)
  4. Three PDF Myths (Free Lesson!)

Chapter 1: Getting Comfortable Inside Acrobat

  1. Getting Started in Acrobat
  2. A Tour of the Interface
  3. Exploring the Tools Pane
  4. A Look At Acrobat's Navigation Panels
  5. Using Acrobat's Reading Mode

Chapter 2: Navigating within PDF Files

  1. Adjusting The Magnification
  2. Navigating Within PDFs
  3. Using Previous and Next View
  4. Navigating with the Pages Pane
  5. Understanding Page Display
  6. Splitting the View
  7. Viewing Document Properties

Chapter 3: Moving Extracting And Deleting Pages

  1. Inserting Pages Into PDFs
  2. Deleting Pages
  3. Reordering Document Pages
  4. Undoing & Reverting to Saved Versions
  5. Rotating the View and Rotating Pages
  6. Replacing Pages
  7. Extracting Pages from Documents
  8. Using the Split Document Command

Chapter 4: Building Navigational Bookmarks

  1. How Bookmarks Work Inside Acrobat
  2. Creating Navigational Bookmarks
  3. Additional Bookmark Options
  4. Adjusting a Bookmarks Destination
  5. Sorting & Creating Nested Bookmarks
  6. Automatically Opening the Bookmarks Panel

Chapter 5: Advanced Acrobat Options

  1. Creating PDFs With Acrobat
  2. Saving Files As PDFs
  3. Combine Files Into A Single PDF
  4. Acrobat Print Options

Chapter 6: Wrapping Up

  1. Where to Go From Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

What is Ten Ton?

Hey, I’m Geoff, an award-winning teacher, artist, and designer. Ten Ton Online is my premium online training platform to help graphic designers, small business owners, hobbyists, and other creative rabble-rousers learn about web design. If you want to discover how to build beautiful looking websites, how you can develop valuable, in-demand skills, or how to launch and market online businesses and creative projects, you’re in the right spot! You can view the full list of courses here.

Can I sign up any time?

Yes. All courses are completely self-paced. This means you can enroll now, and start your course whenever you like.

How do I watch the videos?

After enrolling, you’ll be able to stream your course lessons on the web, to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Can I download the video lessons?

To best serve the community, lessons are provided as streaming video only. This is because courses are sometimes updated to provide users with the latest information and content.

How long will I have access to my courses?

All courses come with unlimited, lifetime access. This means you can access your course as often as you’d like, without any limitations.

Are there recurring monthly costs?

Nope. There’s just a single one-time enrollment fee for your course.

Are courses self-paced or scheduled?

Courses are completely self-paced, allowing you to work through lessons at your own speed. You can skip ahead or go back, and otherwise move through your courses as quickly or slowly as you’d like. You can find out more about how it all works right here.

Are project files included?

You bet! Courses come with downloadable project files, allowing you to get the most out of your learning experience. You’re encouraged to follow along, step-by-step, so you can gain real-world, hands-on skills.

What is your refund policy?

All courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your course within 30 days of purchase, let us know. We’re here to help.

Where should I start?

Start with my free Foundations In Web Design course. It’ll give you a solid foundation in web design, and help you determine which direction you should head in based on your interests and goals.

I have more questions, how can I contact you?

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Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“Beyond Awesome tutorials!! Very easy to grasp after watching just one time through. Keep them coming!”


Welcome To Acrobat Quick Start (Free Lesson!)

Understanding the Role of PDFs (Free Lesson!)

Free Adobe Reader vs. Full Acrobat Pro (Free Lesson!)

Three PDF Myths (Free Lesson!)