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How to mark up PDFs with Adobe Acrobat

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Ever wondered how to import comments from another PDF with a single click, filter your changes to easily find your queries, or help your designer apply your changes automatically? Look no further! How to mark up PDFs with Adobe Acrobat is packed with ideas to save you time and make your life easier. This course provides practical guidance, demonstrating the full potential of Adobe Acrobat’s mark-up tools and giving you tips to instantly improve your working practices. We will introduce good practice principles to help you work quickly, neatly and efficiently, and enable your design team to easily interpret, manage and implement your changes.

Designed to take you from novice to power-user, the course promotes active learning, using a blended approach of step-by-step demonstrations with opportunities to practise your new skills, ask advice during the session and check your understanding with summary quizzes. After the session, you will have access to handy summary sheets of the key skills you have learned.

Bemused by the 2023 updates to Acrobat? Frustrated that everything takes longer and nothing is where it should be? Don't worry – we have figured it all out and guarantee you will be able to work more efficiently than ever following How to mark up PDFs with Adobe Acrobat.


Who is it for?

  • Editorial staff, including co-ordinators, managers, managing editors, project editors and editorial assistants
  • Freelance and in-house staff who work on PDFs
  • Indexers
  • Production staff, including quality controllers, quality assistants and production editors
  • Proofreaders and copy-editors
  • Project managers
  • Translators

What will you achieve?

  • A full understanding of which Adobe Acrobat Commenting tools are best to use and what to use them for
  • How to decide the best method of mark-up to work quickly, neatly and efficiently
  • How to customize the appearance of mark-ups
  • How to manage mark-ups to improve productivity


  • Mark-up principles for best practice
  • Adobe Acrobat mark-up tools – what to use and how
  • Customising your tools
  • Easy wins for efficient working
  • Managing your mark-up 

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Next session: 17 September 2024 (morning only)


Tuesday, 17 September 2024

A number of discounts are available

Date information for future sessions

September 2024

  • Dates: 17 September 2024
  • Times: The session will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm 
Course format
  • Virtual classroom
  • 9.00am to 12.30pm 
  • Two x 1.5 hour sessions plus break

A number of discounts are available

Enrol on this course

What you will need

We recommend you take this course with two screens, unless you have a large monitor. This will enable you to watch demonstrations while following on your own screen. You will need access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone and with either Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Adobe Acrobat Professional installed. 

To join the course, you will need to activate a Zoom account. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.