Adobe Acrobat XI Pro evaluation
As the flagship product of the corporate that devised PDF, Acrobat XI Pro is the package against which different PDF editors are usually compared. It’s additionally the most costly by a significant margin, however is its repute justified and, for that matter, does it really signify good worth for money?
Since XI Pro was launched over years ago this hints at a mature product with little within the way of helpful features still to be added. Considerably unusually, then, one function is in the process of being withdrawn: integration with FormsCentral. This was a subscription-based mostly service for the creation and administration of on-line forms. Adobe says this is being retired because of lack of help and to permit the company to concentrate on mainstream PDF creation.
Though we’ve referred to Adobe Acrobat XI Pro as a PDF Editor, as with most packages it additionally allows you to create the file within the first place. This is achieved in two ways. First there’s a print driver so you may print a document, as you'll to a real printer, but the finish result's the creation of a PDF file.
Second, additional toolbars are added to Microsoft Office applications and creating a PDF this way provides a number of addition options reminiscent of combining a number of Office paperwork into a single PDF, preserving links, mail merging and more.
By way of the advanced features which can be present in professional PDF editors, XI Pro assist digital signatures that add a graphical representation of your signature; ID certification that allows a recipient to verity that a PDF really got here from you and hasn’t subsequently been altered; a means by which a number of authors can evaluate a doc and add their comments; and the ability to create forms that may then be filled in within the document.
Editing options are intensive and simple to use. In addition to editing textual content in a line, you'll be able to add, move, and resize text blocks and images, and change fonts attributes. Acrobat XI Pro doesn’t have all of InDesign’s precise textual content adjustments, however it does supply vertical and horizontal line spacing and fundamental character spacing. Yow will discover and exchange textual content but not change all situations in one fell swoop. Because of the PDF format, though, and in common with all PDF editors, text with advanced formatting could also be offered in boxes with no text wrapping to the subsequent box. This implies that while minor edits may be carried out with ease, finishing up major amendments to a PDF file isn’t possible if the document has a variety of sophisticated formatting.
Acrobat XI Pro’s interface looks very much the identical as it did within the earlier model, though you'll be able to create and save custom tool sets and export them. You'll be able to download custom tool sets that others have created, too.
Acrobat XI Pro’s merging capabilities are good, too. You see a preview of most documents and may rearrange them in a scalable icon view, see what each page of each document looks like and set which pages of a doc are included in the remaining exported file. You can also transform PDFs into editable Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
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