Adobe Tools for Editors

Working efficiently with PDFs is a much-valued skill for today’s editorial professionals. There are many useful tools available in Adobe Reader software and knowing how to make the most of them can make your editing more effective and save you valuable time.

This module will give you the confidence to mark up any PDF, including the use of on-screen BSI marks, customisation of tools and managing comments with ease.

Course content

  1. Finding your way around the menus
  2. Using the comment tools
  3. Customising comment tools and the tool bar
  4. Installing and using BSi marks
  5. Exporting and filtering comments

e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module you will:

  • be confident when marking up PDFs using Adobe DC
  • make use of comment tools in a fast and efficient way
  • have ease of management of comments

How does the course work?

Adobe Tools for Editors has five units. Across the units there are exercises, model answers, and quizzes for self-assessment. Completion of the final exercise leads to your completion certificate being issued.


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This e-Learning Module was developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.



Five to seven hours with eight months access to the module.

PTC e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to publishing working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.

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