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Computer Software and Applications
Fundamental knowledge of basic PDF operations

Course Description

Stop struggling with PDFs! Using Adobe Acrobat, and other PDF tools, provides access to a number of features, which make working with these common files a breeze. In this course, you will learn how to use tools and features, such as PDF forms, redaction, converting PDFs to Word and Excel files, electronic signatures, creating and applying tick marks, building indices and catalogs, portfolios, and securing PDF documents, to their fullest in order to work more effectively and efficiently with PDF documents.

The popularity and usefulness of PDFs increases daily, but most PDF users have not learned how to manipulate PDF documents effectively. Accordingly, they struggle and strain with these very common files. You do not need to let this be the case. Join us in this very timely program where you will learn the top features necessary to optimize your work with PDF documents.

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Understanding licensing options for Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Creating PDF documents - the fundamentals and beyond, including integrating with Microsoft Office applications
  • Converting PDFs to editable documents using Optical Character Recognition
  • Organizing PDF files, including manipulating page settings, splitting and combining documents, adding bookmarks to PDF, working with headers and footers, and handling attachments to PDFs
  • Miscellaneous PDF techniques, including annotating and marking-up PDFs, securing PDFs, and creating PDF forms



Instructor

K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group. In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992. Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-four years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,600 educational sessions to over 68,000 participants nationwide. Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.



Course Specifics

Computer Software and Applications
Mar 23, 2020
Fundamental knowledge of basic PDF operations
WC12206862
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Reorganize and manipulate PDF documents - including applying bookmarks - to meet specific needs
  • Create and distribute PDF forms and automate the process of collecting and summarizing form response data
  • Markup and edit PDF documents and apply tick marks
  • Secure PDF documents and facilitate electronic approvals and signatures
  • Convert PDF documents to Word and Excel files



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