Acrobat Advanced Techniques Training Course

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Advanced Acrobat training for building your skills

Our Advanced Acrobat training course is aimed at those who are comfortable with the basics of creating pdf documents, and simple editing and now want to learn about the more advanced features of the Acrobat package.

During the day you will learn how to create and edit PDF forms within Acrobat Professional.  You will also learn how to add security to your documents and manage signing, as well as add layers to your document, extract images from pdf files, and much more.

The Advanced Acrobat course is a 1 day course and is run regularly at our London and York centres or can be delivered at your own location. The course is suitable for anybody that has completed our beginners Acrobat course or has equivalent experience.

Private Tuition (from £495 + vat)

This course is available either as one to one tuition or as a closed course for your team. This can be done at our centres in London and York or your location.

In order to ensure you get exactly what you need, you can speak with our instructors to ensure the course is customised to your needs. Call us free on 0800 156 0777 or LiveChat to speak with one of our team.

The Acrobat Advanecd Techniques course covers the more advanced aspects of Adobe Acrobat Professional and is aimed at those who have some previous experience using the more basic features of Acrobat. The standard topics we cover are listed below.

Acrobat Advanced Techniques

Adding Advanced Navigation Features

  • Bookmarks
  • Links

Advanced Forms

  • Add Checkboxes
  • Add Pull-Down menus
  • Add Text Field
  • Add Buttons
  • Reader rights explained
  • Distribute Forms


  • Password Protection
  • Digital ID
  • Export certificate to file
  • Add Security Appearance
  • Signing documents
  • Managing Security Policy Wizard


  • Layer Visibility
  • Layer Properties


  • Using preflighting
  • Edit existing preflight settings

Redact Content

  • What is Redaction
  • Redaction properties

Batch Processing

  • Setting output options
  • Running sequences
  • Extracting images from PDF's

Metadata and Searching

  • Metadata in a search
  • The differences between Search & Find
  • Creating Search Indexes


The Acrobat Advanced course builds on the skills covered in the Getting Started course enabling you to take your pdf documents to the next level.

You will learn to

  • create PDFs from technical documents.
  • enhance the utility and accessibility of PDF documents.
  • create interactive PDF forms.
  • begin preparing a PDF document for commercial printing.
  • create composite and colour separation prints from a PDF document.

Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your Acrobat training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - All of our instructors are Adobe Certified Instructors.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our London centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Both our centres are in areas which offer a wide range of options for lunch.

In London we are located on Upper Street in Islington which is one of London's more popular locations for eating out, offering everything from popular cafe's and burger & pizza bars through to a wide range of restaurants.  In addition we also have an in-house cafe in the building should you not wish to venture further.

In York we are located on the well known Bishy Road, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

The Acrobat Advanced course is a one day training course aimed at anyone who has already completed our Acrobat Getting Started course or has equivalent experience.

If you are unsure which is the most suitable course please call us free on 0800 156 0777 and we can arrange for an instructor to advise you.

Some past comments from delegates that have attended

"I found the instructor very friendly and easy to talk to and quite versed on the subject. Also explained information very well. I love the fact that i've learnt so much that I didn't realise the program can do."
Graphic Designer, Shine

"Great trainer. Friendly and enthusiastic. Accommodating about finding answers."
Graphic Designer, Hertfordshire Regional College

"The instructor was very knowledgeable on the all the features of Adobe Acrobat. Explained specific features clearly and concisely. I have learnt a great deal from today's course which will assist me in my work."
Corporate Collateral Design Manager, HM Passport Office