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Audition Fundamentals: An Introduction to Audition CC

Adobe Audition CC software delivers the cross-platform tools that video and film professionals, broadcast engineers, and audio specialists need for recording, editing, mixing, creating soundtracks, and restoring audio. A new, high-performance audio playback engine drastically speeds up operation; enables work on multiple simultaneous audio and multitrack files; and allows effects, noise reduction, and audio sweetening processing in the background. Royalty-free content makes creating sound beds, scores, and soundscapes easy. Native 5.1 surround sound capability and roundtrip editing with Adobe Premiere® Pro CC software promote a smooth video production workflow, while Open Media Format (OMF) and XML support project exchange with Avid Pro Tools and third-party NLEs.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who need to produce superb PDF documents


  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows skills.

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC

  • About PDF
  • About Adobe Acrobat
  • About Adobe Reader
  • About the Acrobat DC mobile app
  • Using PDF on the web
  • Opening a PDF file
  • Working with toolbars
  • Working with tools
  • Viewing PDF presentations in Full Screen mode
  • Viewing PDF files in Read mode
  • Customizing the Acrobat toolbar
  • Getting help

Lesson 2: Creating Adobe PDF Files

  • About creating Adobe PDF files
  • Using the Create PDF tool
  • Dragging and dropping files
  • Converting different types of files
  • Inserting a blank page
  • Using PDFMaker (Windows only)
  • Using the Print command to create Adobe PDF files
  • Adobe PDF presets
  • Reducing file size
  • Optimizing PDF files (Acrobat Pro only)
  • Scanning a paper document
  • Making scanned text editable and searchable
  • Converting web pages to Adobe PDF

Lesson 3: Reading and Working with PDF Files

  • About the onscreen display
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Searching PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Filling out PDF forms
  • About flexibility, accessibility, and structure
  • Working with accessible documents
  • Making files flexible and accessible (Acrobat Pro only)
  • Using Acrobat accessibility features (Standard and Pro)
  • Sharing PDF files

Lesson 4: Enhancing PDF Documents

  • Examining the work file
  • Moving pages with page thumbnails
  • Manipulating pages
  • Renumbering pages
  • Applying Bates numbering (Acrobat Pro only)
  • Managing links
  • Working with bookmarks
  • Setting document properties and metadata

Lesson 5: Editing Content in PDF Files

  • Editing text
  • Working with images in a PDF file
  • Redacting Text (Acrobat Pro only)
  • Copying text and images from a PDF file
  • Exporting PDF content to a PowerPoint presentation
  • Saving PDF files as Word documents
  • Extracting PDF tables as Excel spreadsheets

Lesson 6: Using Acrobat with Microsoft Office Files (Windows only)

  • Acrobat PDFMaker
  • Converting Microsoft Word files to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Excel documents
  • Converting PowerPoint presentations

Lesson 7: Combining Files

  • About combining files
  • Selecting files to combine
  • Arranging pages
  • Merging the files
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio (Acrobat Pro)

Lesson 8: Adding Signatures and Security

  • Getting started
  • Viewing documents in Protected Mode in Reader (Windows only)
  • About security in Acrobat
  • Viewing security settings
  • Adding security to PDF files
  • About digital signatures
  • Sending a document for others to sign
  • Creating digital signatures
  • Signing a document digitally with certificates and digital IDs
  • Modifying signed documents
  • Certifying PDF files
  • Signing certified documents

Lesson 9: Using Acrobat in a Review Cycle

  • About the review process
  • Adding comments to a PDF document
  • Working with comments
  • Initiating an email-based review

Lesson 10: Working with Forms in Acrobat

  • Converting PDF files to interactive PDF forms
  • Adding form fields
  • Types of form fields
  • Distributing forms
  • Collecting form data
  • Working with form data
  • Calculating and validating numeric fields

Lesson 11: Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)

  • About actions
  • Using predefined actions
  • Creating an action
  • Sharing actions

Lesson 12: Using Acrobat in Professional Printing

  • Creating PDF files for print and prepress
  • Guidelines for creating print-ready PDF files
  • Preflighting files (Acrobat Pro)
  • Working with transparency (Acrobat Pro)
  • PDF standards
  • About flattening options in the Flattener Preview dialog box
  • Setting up color management
  • Previewing your print job (Acrobat Pro)
  • Advanced printing controls