Acrobat Getting Started Course

0800 156 0777

Adobe Acrobat Training from the experts

This one day Acrobat training course is designed for anyone who will use a computer and Acrobat Professional to work with PDF files.  The course covers all the core features that you will want to use in Acrobat Professional, allowing you to edit pdf content, manage document navigation, manage commenting in Acrobat, enhance security and lots more.

If you are new to Acrobat and want to get up to speed quickly, then our experienced Adobe Acrobat Certified Acrobat Instructors can help you achieve your goal.

The topic list below is a recommended list of topics for the one day Acrobat course, however we are happy to tailor this to your needs, and the requirements of your organisation. 

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 Getting Started course covers a wide range of topics and we try hard to ensure any specific requirements you might have are met. The standard topics we cover are listed below.

Acrobat Getting Started

Starting with Acrobat

  • Examining initial screen
  • Menu bar
  • Toolbars
  • Navigation panes
  • Showing and hiding toolbars
  • Converting toolbars into a palette
  • Adding and removing toolbar tools
  • Navigation Panes
  • Setting preferences

Making PDFs

  • From Print Menu
  • to Adobe PDF
  • or Distiller
  • In MS Office
  • PDF Maker
  • Creating PDF from images
  • Merging PDFs
  • PDF Portfolios
  • Convert Web Pages To PDF

Adding Navigation

  • Bookmarks
  • Create hierarchy
  • Special actions
  • Links

Working with PDFs

  • Navigation
  • Navigating through documents – forward and back
  • Relative movement
  • Specific page navigation
  • Zooming
  • Marque tool
  • Loupe tool
  • Hand tool
  • Snapshot tool
  • Page Layouts
  • Searching for text
  • Arranging Documents
  • Printing
  • Manipulating Pages

Manipulating Pages in PDF

  • Rearranging pages
  • Extracting pages
  • Inserting one file into another
  • Replacing pages
  • Rotating pages
  • Cropping pages

Adding and Changing Fonts and Graphics

  • Touch up tool
  • Change line art position, images, rotate, scale and size
  • Edit line in Illustrator and images in Photoshop
  • Adding Headers and Footers (add copyright and page numbers)
  • Adding background
  • Adding watermark

Adding Comments to a PDF

  • Sticky Notes
  • Change icons and colour
  • Can reply to Notes, change status
  • Searching notes
  • Checking spelling
  • Exporting and importing comments
  • Enable Reader commenting
  • Stamps
  • Text Edits
  • Callout comments
  • Starting E-Mail based review
  • Review Tracker


The Acrobat Getting Started course introduces a wide range of skills aimed at those who are completely new to Acrobat Professional, teaching you best practice right from the start.

You will learn to

  • Create PDFs from a variety of sources.
  • Edit a variety of content in your Acrobat documents.
  • Add navigation aids to your PDF's.
  • Work with multiple documents at once.
  • Review PDF documents, including using commenting.
  • Apply security to your documents.
  • Add interactive media such as sound and video to your PDFs.
  • Permanently remove content from your pdf's including hidden information.

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.

Choose Highlander for your Acrobat training course

  • 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 Acrobat 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 Getting Started course is a 1 day beginners Acrobat training course for those who are looking to start working with PDF files and want to learn the right way of doing things. Our Acrobat courses are available at our London and York centres as well as at your own location.

You should have good general computer skills, such as the ability to copy and paste, open files and applications and resize windows.

A few comments from delegates that already attended

"The instructor is very knowledgeable in his knowledge of the software and other products.  He answered all my questions and I was at ease with the pace of his teaching."
PA to Head of Commercial and Legal Affairs, Channel 4

"Instructor was clear and concise with the course details and made it easy to follow instructions. He was very approachable and answered all questions asked in a clear manner which were easy to understand."
Secretary, Deborah Services Ltd

"Very Good. Got exactly what I wanted out of the course."
SQAC, Royal Air Force

"Instruction given was easy to understand, and any question asked were given an informative reply."
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