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Adobe Acrobat: Discover The Hidden Power of PDFs

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Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.

Adobe Acrobat Pro is used to create, manipulate, and view PDFs. Learn how to create fill-in forms, share non-printing comments, edit text, password protect files, convert docs into PDFs from other applications, and more!


We will use Acrobat Pro to make edits to any PDF ensuring that they retain the original structure/design. We will also expose some of its limitations regarding style edits. Used correctly, Acrobat Pro is a powerful collaboration tool for documents shared online or via email. We will cover many of the hidden features that really enhance the user experience whether it's reading or filling out PDF using the form function tools.


The class begins with simple edits to text and images. We will cover the many collaborative tools, like how to mark-up with copy editing comments, create privacy restrictions with password protection, and generate forms that can be downloaded from a website, filled out by a student/person and then emailed back to a specific email address.

By the end of the class, we will be able to make edits, mark-ups/comments, or setup enhanced features (i.e. bookmarks and hyperlinks) that make reading/navigating PDFs much more efficient and user-friendly.


Note: The version used in class is Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.