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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

People who are editing documents frequently, especially PDF documents, will really benefit from Adobe Acrobat DC. Also, people are creating simple graphics for distribution to their consumers will benefit from using Adobe Acrobat DC. People who are not frequently editing PDFs, or who do not need to edit PDFs at all will do fine with the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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PDFelement

It's a wonderful asset to have when you lose your original Word doc, etc. so you can still edit a document (and not have to start from ground zero). That feature alone is why I bought this product and why I will continue to recommend.
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Pros

  • Accessibility checker. Adobe Acrobat DC includes an accessibility check tool in the Action Wizard that highlights potential issues and helps you fix them.
  • Form creation. We upload a lot of different forms and Adobe Acrobat DC makes creating fillable forms simple.
  • Combine PDFs. We receive many Word documents that must be combined into a single PDF. Adobe Acrobat DC has a great drag and drop feature so we can see a preview of the pages we are combining and moving in order.
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  • PDFelelement does a really great job at recognizing editable text automatically. And what's different and special about this product is it recognizes different editing areas — and can be flexible with those areas. Say you want to edit one line. The program will give you an editing box around the entire paragraph, etc. But it will also allow you to focus on just that single line in the paragraph if that's what you need. It's flexible.
  • Removing watermarks! Such an incredible asset to have — even if it's just your own. (This goes back to losing the original file again...)
  • Annotating a PDF. Normally I find annotating a pdf is easy and generally cleaner on an iPad/tablet, but this program allows for really clean and clear annotations, which is so helpful.
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Cons

  • Can't think of any
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  • Combining pdf files. I still manually do it through Preview on Mac. I haven't quite figured out the groove of it on PDFelement and I think it's because it just needs to be improved on their side of things.
  • The functionality organization could be slightly more user-friendly — it's steep/fairly fast learning curve, but it could be easier.
  • I would love to see more instructions or a walk through that helps identify what some of the tools do. Not everyone has tons of time to explore on their own.
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PDFelement10.0
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Excellent, easy to use product
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC8.0
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Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC provides an easy user interface. The program can take some time to get used to, just like most programming you use, but once the software is understood it is very easy for users to use. Compared to many programs this is very easy for people to use.
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PDFelement10.0
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It's just so easy. Familiar Microsoft Word type of format and layout, makes it super easy to use
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Reliability and Availability

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PDFelement10.0
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No issues. Works perfect
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Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC8.0
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Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC performs at an acceptable rate. The software takes some time to load, but nothing that is unreasonable when launching a document. The program responds at a reasonable speed and performs well when operating tasks. It takes time for it to evaluate a document when you request to edit the document, but that is understandable considering it is identifying words and such in the document.
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PDFelement10.0
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Super clean, quick and easy to use
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Support

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PDFelement10.0
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Format, layout, user friendly and best for the price
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Implementation

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PDFelement10.0
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Just pay, download, activate and start using it
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Alternatives Considered

As I mentioned, we were forced to shop around for an alternative to Apple's designed system. Once Apple killed the ability to embed live links in their PDF creating system, and I'll never understand why since the Apple community clearly wants it back, we went back and checked out Adobe since it was what we knew best and they are the 800 lb gorilla of the industry.So far we are very pleased with the capabilities, pricing and customer service.
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I haven't used any other product besides PDFelement. I found a product that I love and I'm sticking with it. I will say that I went with PDFelement based on reviews and based on the features that this product supplies vs. the others. I trust the company behind PDFelement (been using Wondershare Ultimate Video Converter for years), so I trusted the name
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Scalability

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PDFelement10.0
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Super easy Word style layout and format.
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Return on Investment

  • It has a positive impact on the organization since the files of a company, whether digital or physical, is the living memory of every company, being indispensable for its operation; so organize and manage the information and documents of the company is a challenge that we take daily, organize and manage information and documents
  • To the employees, it offers many advantages like ease of search of the documents.- A quick answer to the users.- Less risk of badly filed documents. And work simplification.
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  • Considering the exorbitant pricing of the Adobe packages nowadays PDFelement kept me within our budget.
  • Which means I can self-publish more materials without seeking external expertise.
  • It also means I can produce classier-looking covers for books and booklets.
  • [Correction: the review form asked if I was offered any reward or recompense for writing the review, and I said "No' - but now I remember I was offered a $10 Amazon gift card by PDFelement if I did so.]
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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
Adobe Acrobat DC Editions & Modules
Adobe Acrobat DC
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PDFelement

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
PDFelement Editions & Modules
PDFelement
Edition
PDFelement Standard
59.95
PDFelement Professional
99.95
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