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The re-imagined Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, a step up from the already excellent Acrobat predecessors, has a lot of features that Adobe is introducing for the first time, such as free e-signatures, and the accessibility and use of functions across all devices (desktops, mobile, and web). The Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is being offered with a lifetime license or a limited subscription. It could be purchased as a stand-alone product or as part of a package.
In addition to standard document functions, the Pro DC provides a comprehensive, useful and very relevant set of OCR functions.
There are many great improvements in this new version, though some users were caught by surprise. This version came without much fanfare, and many people were both surprised and worried that their previous Acrobat files will not work in sync with this newer version.
Some of the most notable improvements are its cloud storage and integration area. Users are now able to attach a document as PDF from the Document Cloud and be able to send it through a downloadable link. This means the entire document is not being sent, which significantly eliminates size constraints in emails, and even reduces sending and receiving time. They have also improved on exports from MS Office files such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Users are now able to see a more accurate PDF version of the original file. Their export options from other applications have also improved a lot.
In terms of functionality, there are also significant improvements in the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. The Tool function enables the user to see the specific tools for a certain document displayed on top of the document. They feature cool intuitive icons.
Another great thing about the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is that it is touch-enabled. It also capable of filling out, signing, and sending forms from a user’s desktop, laptop, or mobile device. It is now possible to do electronic signatures from any device. People can also send in their electronic documents, particularly legal documents, and recipients can enclose their signatures on them. The sender is able to track where these documents are in real time. The OCR documents can be converted into searchable PDF files with the Pro DC. However, the original files are still retained.
One of the disappointments of the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is that it is not capable of exporting to eBook. Some people are also saying that the Tool function presents too much clutter on the page and could be quite confusing. It is more expensive than other brands, particularly its full application cost. However, the upgrade offerings are pretty affordable.
Touted as the best upgrade of Acrobat so far, the Acrobat Pro DC is an excellent and useful tool in the field of graphic design, web design, desktop publishing and animation. Admittedly, Adobe and its Acrobat products have led in PDF software all these years, and they serve as a benchmark for other brands to follow. Despite of its flaws, the best features of this product far outweighs the negatives.