Millions of us use Adobe Reader to read PDFs that we need to read online or that come via email. Adobe’s PDF is one of the most widely used document formats for sharing content. Web sites, Word Documents and PDFs – 3 peas in a pod.
For the past few weeks I’ve been reviewing Adobe’s Acrobat X Pro .
For those content kings and queens who are already using the full version of Adobe Acrobat and not just the Adobe reader, you won’t need to read this post to know what you need. This post is for those who only use the free Adobe Reader and wonder if they should pay from $300 – $500 for the full version.
If your day consists of sending multiple documents and files, including video to others – yoy’ll want to highly consider Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
If you create and manage forms, and need to capture form input you’ll want to consider Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
These are just two of a few reasons:
- If you’ve used previous version of Adobe Acrobat, you find X Pro to be faster and smoother to use than previous versions.
- Adobe Acrobat X Pro makes it very easy to bring together documents and display them as “high-impact” and branded communications for your company. You can not only make one “document” from other documents but also apply layouts, visual themes and colors to the your newly created document.
New in X Pro is the “Action Wizard” which lets you save time and standardize processes.
Whether you are optimizing PDF files to be posted online, creating accessible documents, or ensuring that PDF files comply with one of several industry standards, you have to go through a set of steps that can be time consuming—and oftentimes repetitive. Now, using the new Action Wizard, you can automate routine, multi-step tasks in a guided Action. The Action Wizard lets you create, manage, and execute a sequence of frequently used steps in a standardized way that can be applied to single PDF files or batches of files.
You don’t have to take the time to make your own tasks, but X Pro has seven pre-built actions, including prepare for review, publish sensitive documents and prepare for distribution.
Collecting data from others is also very important and X Pro helps make that happen
Gathering information from PDF forms has sometimes involved using costly IT resources and systems, or printing hard-copy forms and rekeying data. By using Acrobat X to convert forms to PDF, anyone using the free Adobe Reader software can fill and save PDF forms automatically—with no more printing, faxing, or rekeying of information. With Acrobat X, it is easier than ever to create fillable PDF forms from scanned paper, existing PDF documents, Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets to collect information. Acrobat X automatically recognizes form fields on static PDF documents and converts them to interactive fields. Then you can add text fields, check boxes, and drop down menus instantly.
Knowledge workers are artists of data – we take raw data (in our brains or in other places) and package it to useful information. You can’t do this effectively alone, but need tools to help you. Adobe Acrobat X Pro is worth checking out.
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