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Acrobat 8 Basic Course







The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Starting and Exiting Acrobat
  • Using the Getting Started Window
  • Identifying the Parts of the Acrobat 8 Window
  • Using the Acrobat Toolbar
  • Opening a Document
  • Using the Navigation Pane
  • Creating Page Thumbnails
  • Using the Organizer
  • Working with the Categories Pane
  • Working with Collections


  • Introduction
  • Using Full Screen View
  • Zooming
  • Using the Pan & Zoom Window
  • Using the Loupe Tool
  • Viewing a Document in Multiple Windows
  • Viewing Multiple Documents
  • Working with Grids, Rulers, and Guides
  • Changing the Page Display


  • Introduction
  • Moving Around in a Document
  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Working with Bookmarks
  • Organizing Bookmarks
  • Creating Links
  • Working with Links
  • Using Find and Search

Creating PDF Documents

  • Introduction
  • Converting a File to a PDF Document
  • Saving a PDF Document
  • Creating a PDF Document from Multiple Files
  • Converting a Web Page to a PDF Document
  • Creating a PDF Document from Another Application
  • Creating a PDF Document from a Blank Page
  • Combining Two PDF Documents
  • Converting to a Different File Format

Working with Pages

  • Introduction
  • Replacing Pages
  • Extracting Pages
  • Moving and Copying Pages
  • Deleting Pages
  • Renumbering Pages
  • Rotating Pages
  • Setting Page Transitions
  • Cropping Pages

Comments and Markup

  • Introduction
  • Adding a Sticky Note
  • Editing a Sticky Note
  • Using the Comments List
  • Using the Stamp Tool
  • Highlighting Text
  • Creating Text Callouts and Text Boxes
  • Using Text Markup
  • Using Additional Drawing Markup Tools

Review and Output

  • Introduction
  • Enabling Commenting for Reader Users
  • Starting an E-mail-Based Review
  • Using the Review Tracker
  • Comparing Two PDF Documents
  • Printing a PDF Document
  • Changing Default Print Settings
  • Printing a Snapshot
  • Emailing a PDF Document

Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Using Acrobat Help
  • Using the Help Contents
  • Using the Help Index
  • Using the Help Search
  • Using the How To Panel
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Getting Help Online