Many of us are familiar with file extensions with “.pdf” (Portable Document Formats), a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange.
When you convert your documents to PDF, it means your text, design and formatting stay intact. You are able to quickly share the documents with friends, family, and colleagues. What could be more interesting, your viewers don’t have to worry about installing specific applications before they can view your file.
And so everyone loved PDF, it became the buzz word; it was the order of the day and the today still the global most loved format for exchanging documents across multiple platforms.
What is more interesting today is that, Adobe Reader has been extended to include more powerful features but now under the Acrobat family.
The designers were quick to differentiate between Adobe Reader and the Adobe Acrobat family (Adobe Acrobat Professional, Standard and Pro Extended).
Adobe Reader is free and it’s simply just your document reader – it is the software to view, print and collaborate on PDF files. But Adobe Acrobat Professional or the Standard version gives you more flexibility and control over your content. Read more on the difference here.
Here are some of its features.
- Easily convert your files (any form of content – images, word documents, Excel spreadsheets etc) to PDF from within the Acrobat Professional/Standard window and also combine existing PDF documents.
- You are able to protect documents easily with the enhanced security features.
- You can easily create, customize dynamic electronic forms, automate the forms and distribute them to the recipients.
- Quickly Integrate content, insert logos and define navigation.
- Edit existing PDF files and quickly save edited versions.
In short the Acrobat Professional/Standard enables you to deliver dynamic PDF content. It’s simply an extraordinary solution to common problems.
I have been using it for about 2 years and it has really eased my processes and work-flow. And guess what, I’m still loving it.