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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC is necessary and well suited for professionals who receive multiple PDFs from various sources, and need a program to view those. Depending on the version, the option to redact info and covert non-PDFs to PDFs is also very necessary. Less appropriate situations for needing this program would be graphic designers, as photoshop would have similar capabilities. having the capabilities of photoshop as an expectation and then opening up adobe acrobat usually leads to disappointment at Adobe's limitations.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
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Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • We are unable to provide anything that would compliment Adobe
  • Had they accepted and investigated the issue from the beginning rather than keep telling us the problem was out of their systems we may have commented positively
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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Cons

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Sometimes, the program has small issues when I first start my computer. Usually a restart fixes it.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • There are so many bells and whistles it can be intimidating.
  • It is not a product you just pick up and use, there is some training needed.
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 7.0
Based on 5 answers
It is very easy to use and a very helpful tool
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 6.8
Based on 5 answers
For the most part, it is very quick. I only have issues when first starting my computer. Sometimes I have to restart my computer to get the program working
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC

We have used Acrobat DC as part of our Adobe CC subscription since 2014 and as it has always sat well with our other software purchases and performed all the tasks required of it, we've never had a reason to look elsewhere. It may be that if our current trial of the fill and sign functionality doesn't produce the results we want then we'll look at other options then, but for now we'll definitely be sticking with Acrobat DC.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

Because LiveCycle comes with the Adobe Suite, I've never really looked outside of it because it was something I already had access to.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • It could be cheaper (what couldn't?!), but it's not that bad as far as pricing goes.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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