Adobe Acrobat 9
WHAT IS IT: All university workstations have Adobe Reader 9 installed, and many departments use Acrobat 9 Pro for creating and distributing online communications and forms.
LIVE WORKSHOPS (OPEN TO FACULTY & STAFF): Computing Environment Group (CEG) offers live, hands-on workshops, each with a specific focus:
1 - Converting MS Office 2007 Documents to PDF;
2 - Creating Multimedia Portfolios; and
3 - Understanding Acrobat Forms (not offered this fall).
You can preview the content of each workshop by reading, printing, or downloading workshop handouts (PDF files below).
NOTE: To find out how to create PDF files without Acrobat 9 (that is, directly in Microsoft Word for Windows and Mac, or Apple Pages), see short videos on our Online Syllabi page.
User Guide: Create Simple Acrobat Forms (PDF)
User Guide: Create Adobe Acrobat 9 Portfolios (PDF)
FREE ACROBAT 9 RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON THE WEB:
- Lynda.com offers video training on a paid subscription basis. However, a generous sample of videos from several Adobe Acrobat 9 courses can be viewed on the website for free (only the UNDERLINED chapters are available without subscription).
- Acrobat 9 Pro Getting Started: What is Acrobat?
- Acrobat 9 Pro Essential Training (videos available for free are underlined, and include: Getting started with Acrobat 9 Pro, Understanding the difference between Acrobat and Adobe Reader, Navigating PDF documents Understanding the interface, Customizing the toolbars, Working with the navigation panels, Using the zoom tools, Using the Organizer, Creating a PDF from Word, Creating a PDF from Excel, Creating a PDF from a file).
- Acrobat 9 Professional Tips and Tricks (videos available for free are underlined, and include: Customizing the toolbars, Finding the most useful secret toolbar, and Adding missing tools.
- Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Forms (videos available for free are underlined, and include: Examining a completed form, Starting a form with the Form wizard, Detecting form fields from a PDF, Editing form fields, Creating form fields from scratch).
Credits: Adobe Acrobat 9 podcast cover photo background copyright by istockphoto.com/martyw; icons on this page's banner by artua.com / used by permission.
This page last updated on August 03, 2010 (GJ).