Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe Acrobat DC is great!

8 out of 10
June 29, 2022
My organization uses Adobe Acrobat DC a lot, due to reports that are created both internally and externally. Reports are always generated …
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Acrobat Standard DC for Individuals

$12.99

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per month

Acrobat Standard DC for teams

$14.99

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per month per user

Acrobat Pro DC for Individuals

$14.99

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  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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  • $12.99 per month

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What is Adobe Acrobat DC?

Adobe states documents are more than just a collection of information and proof. They are foundational to connecting people and ideas, pushing business forward.  Adobe Acrobat keeps users connected to their teams while driving business forward – no matter where they are working.

Acrobat is a PDF and e-signature solution with users among Fortune 500 companies. Acrobat users can create, edit, convert, share, sign, and combine documents from the Adobe platform. It provides for digital experiences that enable team to collaborate and work from any device, anytime, anywhere. Liquid Mode in Acrobat also enables users to view PDFs on small screens without the need to pinch and zoom.

In partnership with Microsoft, Adobe aims to reimagine how work gets done in a modern, secure, and connected hybrid workplace. Acrobat solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate with any preferred Microsoft apps so that users save time by creating, editing, sharing, and signing right from Microsoft 365, Teams, Outlook, and more. It also features smart integrations with Google, Box, and other daily use apps.

Acrobat provides access to file protection features to protect documents from being copied, changed, or printed – for added peace of mind. Acrobat helps organizations comply with security standards and regulatory requirements such as GLBA and FERPA. It also meets ISO 32000 standards for electronic document exchange, including special-purpose standards such as PDF/A for archiving, PDF/E for engineering, and PDF/X for printing.

Adobe Acrobat DC Features

  • Supported: Sign and collect unlimited signatures
  • Supported: Track and send reminders for agreements
  • Supported: Export, convert, and edit PDFs
  • Supported: Works with Windows and Mac
  • Supported: Microsoft 365 integration
  • Supported: Box integration
  • Supported: Scan and sign on mobile
  • Supported: Add a business stamp
  • Supported: Prepare forms
  • Supported: Keep records and audit trails
  • Supported: Customize languages
  • Supported: Create and share reusable templates
  • Supported: Comply with signature laws
  • Supported: View, share, comment on, and track PDFs for review
  • Supported: Create PDFs and export to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
  • Supported: Export PDFs to Word, Powerpoint, Excel, or JPG, TIFF, and PNG image formats
  • Supported: Create a single PDF from a single file or multiple files
  • Supported: Convert documents and image files to high-quality PDFs
  • Supported: Organize pages in a PDF file
  • Supported: Edit PDFs, add or replace text and images in PDF files
  • Supported: Protect PDFs with passwords
  • Supported: Edit text and images in PDFs on your desktop or mobile device
  • Supported: Turn paper or Word files into fillable forms
  • Supported: Add comments to PDFs with a full suite of commenting tools including text editing, highlighter, and sticky notes
  • Supported: Print to PDF from any application
  • Supported: Protect PDF files with passwords to prevent copying and editing
  • Supported: Take advantage of advanced mobile editing features

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Seamlessly create, edit, convert, and share PDF files all from within Microsoft Teams – as part of Acrobat integrations with Microsoft 365 apps.With Liquid Mode in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app, you can effortlessly read PDFs on phones and tablets without having to pinch and zoom.  Quickly navigate lengthy documents with intelligent outline and search tools, while maximizing readability and comfort with font size and line spacing that you can adjust.Easily fill and sign PDF forms from anywhere and on any device.  You can also collect signatures, digitally track progress, and automatically archive the signed document.With Adobe Scan mobile app, easily capture and convert documents into high-quality, interactive PDF documents you can fill out, sign, and share.  Eliminate the hassle of finding a printer, filling a form by hand, and scanning it again.

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Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported LanguagesBulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukranian

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Adobe Acrobat DC?

Adobe Acrobat DC is the current version of the well-established document / PDF management solution, part of the Adobe Document Cloud (the other part being Adobe's eSign services based on technology acquired with EchoSign in 2011).

How much does Adobe Acrobat DC cost?

Adobe Acrobat DC starts at $12.99.

What is Adobe Acrobat DC's best feature?

Reviewers rate Ease of integration highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Adobe Acrobat DC?

The most common users of Adobe Acrobat DC are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Mansi Talwar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC is a PDF Reader with the help of which the user can view, annotate and even print the pdf files. It is widely used in our organization across multiple departments to view, edit, scanning, and compile documents. It is now super easy for us to scan the files/documents and directly convert them into PDF. Editing and signing the documents is now an easy task for the teams and the clients.
  • Amazing features.
  • UI is very intuitive.
  • Audio Speech Capability.
  • Signing of documents is now easy.
  • Converting the document to any format.
  • Heavy software. It uses a lot of resources.
  • Expensive.
  • On scanned docs, recognize text function doesn't work properly.
  • Only limited features in the free version.
It totally deserves a full rating since it's a powerful PDF tool with a lot of features. The signing of the documents is now very easy. E-signatures can be requested from the client as well. Also, we can add comments, and annotations to the PDF. It also provides the features to recognize the text from the scanned pdf. Also, the scanned documents can be converted to multiple file formats.
Adobe Acrobat DC truly provides a seamless experience to users with its many features. It allows the users to add their comments and share them with everyone quickly and also allows the capability to request e-signatures. Also, the scanned files can be converted to any file format across any device, and also audio speech recognition works on all the files.
Score 9 out of 10
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As a small law firm, we use Adobe Acrobat DC every single day, multiple times a day. We use Adobe Acrobat DC with incoming and outgoing correspondence, including documents from courts, medical records, legal pleadings, and all forms of documents. We also use Adobe Acrobat DC to sign documents and request signatures.
  • eSignature
  • Compiling large sets of documents
  • Bates stamping
  • Making Bates stamping a little more simple or intuitive
  • Providing more robust support
  • Providing additional information about protected and protecting documents and the functions associated with it
Adobe Acrobat DC is an essential tool for any business that handles documents on a large scale. The legal industry specifically relies heavily on PDFs and I'm not sure any modern law firm in America can insulate themselves from PDFs. Adobe Acrobat DC is an invaluable tool for services related businesses that use document generation and intake. Adobe Acrobat DC allows you to edit, manipulate, compile, sign, stamp and do so much more with documents.
Adobe Acrobat DC does have a bit of a learning curve when you first start using it. Some higher-quality support or support articles might make this learning curve shorter; however, once the system is learned on a rudimentary level, Adobe Acrobat DC is quite simple to use. The functions make sense and are labeled relatively well.
Score 10 out of 10
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I often have to create or make some edits to PDF files, and this helps me make those changes.
  • Easy to make small text edits and remove or reorder pages
  • Easy to combine documents into a single pdf
  • Easy to reduce the size of scanned files
  • Easy to optimize a scanned document and make it readable
  • The text editing could be a bit easier
  • Manipulating graphics in a document
I like using it to pull together scanned documents, like contracts that need to be signed by multiple people. Also, when I receive PDF files that need some modification, like adding my company logo or adding other information when it was not designed as a fillable form in the first place.

It is not good for modifying locked PDF documents. I often get reports that are locked, and it would be great to at least be able to make comments and highlights to those.
I can use it on my different devices and like that.
Shaelina Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Adobe Acrobat DC on a daily basis to manage applications for our services, collect signatures, distribute forms, and protect client information.
  • Edit PDFs and convert files
  • Create and manage forms
  • Protect Data
  • Issue signatures
  • Affordability
Adobe Acrobat DC is the top PDF creator and editor, hands down! Adobe created PDFs in the early 1990s and is still a must-have software today. Other applications will allow one to view and create PDFs, but none compare to the capabilities offered through the Adobe software. We've used them to easily create fillable PDF forms, send and receive certified digital signatures, combine and reorganize PDFs into one document, edit PDFs, convert PDFs into Microsoft Word documents, and so much more.
The apps for both Mac OS Monterey and iPhones work seamlessly, especially with document cloud storage capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC is used to easily merge files to allow for ease and convenience. It is also helpful when making changes/edits between team members because we can easily highlight certain sections that need revisions. This helps to ensure a quality deliverable that will be submitted to various clients, team members, and stakeholders.
  • Ease of Tools
  • Document Merging
  • Sharing Edits with Others
  • Acknowledging text of existing/older PDFs
  • Ability to select text from locked PDFs
  • Drawing figures
I would definitely recommend Adobe Acrobat DC to a colleague because it is easy to use and understand. When compiling documents for submission to a local municipality, we were able to showcase all of our findings in one convenient file. I like that we are able to do both landscape and portrait orientation.
I would give a rating of 9 because it is easy to understand and navigate. I think the function of some settings could be enhanced but overall I love that anyone can use the software without any complex training. It encourages simplicity and efficiency because it can be used in various work settings.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Adobe Acrobat DC in our organization to create, edit, and manage PDF documents. Most other software struggles with editing and converting PDF documents effectively, and Adobe Acrobat DC does this very well. Within our organization, we have several people editing PDFs on a daily basis, so this product is used often.
  • PDF editing. Adobe Acrobat DC does this perfectly.
  • Ease of use. Adobe Acrobat DC is easy for new users to learn.
  • Signing documents. It is easy to apply and save your signature within Adobe Acrobat DC.
  • Inserting images can be difficult
  • Beyond PDF editing, there are not many features to use
  • Lack of integrations
Adobe Acrobat DC is well suited for most organizations, large or small, that work with PDFs often. Adobe Acrobat DC, while on the pricier side, has a lot of useful PDF features and a user-friendly interface. Within minutes, you will be able to create, edit, combine, manage, covert, and save PDFs, which is difficult to do with any other tool.
Adobe Acrobat DC works seamlessly for users across most device formats. It is particularly effective on laptops, desktops, and tablets. Adobe Acrobat DC's mobile features are a bit lacking, which is why I only give it an 8/10. That said, if you plan to use Adobe Acrobat DC at a workstation, you should have a great user experience.
Score 10 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC allows my organization to view digital documents, invoices, receipts, and quotes in a seamless and practical way. Due to covid and the constant shift towards eco-friendly work environments, more digital document solutions are required. Nowadays it's mostly email, therefore having ways to edit and view pdfs is a must.
  • Pdf editing.
  • Pdf creation.
  • Pdf viewing.
  • Pricey.
  • The mobile app can shut down randomly.
  • The UI could be more intuitive at times.
I believe that the Adobe Acrobat DC pdf editor/viewer is well suited for viewing pdfs across all of your devices. You just need to log in using your email and you would have access to all of your documents on the fly. It is also great for signing paperwork.
Score 9 out of 10
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I use it for digital signatures and to create and modify PDF documents
  • It is easy to attach a digital signature
  • It is very convenient to modify and adjust PDF documents
  • With different versions installed it is sometimes not clear which version is the dc one
It is well suited for users who are looking for a powerful PDF software where you need to adjust, create, and digitally sign PDF documents.
Works fine on mobile devices and tablets
Michael Berchak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I use it as part of the publication process for certain documents. I also use it to edit existing documents.
  • Creates documents that good for sharing that limit editing options.
  • Creates documents that are good for getting signature /approvals.
  • Creating formats that can be shared in a range of applications.
  • I don't really have any big issues. Any problems tend to be project-specific and fixable.
  • Every software package could be improved in some way I guess but I have gotten used to working with it so I'm happy.
It's great when I want to publish a document and limit the way someone has to make any changes to it. I can also use it to publish magazines and books or other marketing/advertising materials.
I hate trying to do this kind of work on my phone or tablet so I have not really worked that much with them on a mobile platform but I know they do it.
have not had to use support so far
Score 8 out of 10
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My organization uses Adobe Acrobat DC a lot, due to reports that are created both internally and externally. Reports are always generated in Word but exported as PDF so that they cannot be easily edited. Using Adobe Acrobat DC to view PDFs is a superior experience to viewing them within a web browser and still offers the freedom to edit the text if there were to be a mistake.
  • Viewing PDFs
  • Small edits to PDFs
  • Organising PDFs
  • More features, e.g. page transitions
  • Editor could be slightly improved
  • Embedding into websites
When creating something in Word, it is more time-consuming to reorganize the pages. I often export to PDF and organize the pages within Adobe Acrobat DC as it saves time and is a much easier process. However, although you are able to edit PDFs, and this is great for spelling mistakes, it is less appropriate for major edits to documents and I would not recommend using it to do more than basic edits to a PDF.
Adobe Acrobat DC is an easy-to-use piece of software and allows anyone in our organization to use its features. Everything on the menu is self-explanatory and each feature is simple to use to an extent, with the PDF editor being quite fiddly and harder to use than other software.
Score 8 out of 10
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Basically used by a few departments. We chose Adobe and not other products because of the expertise and the reliable support you get along with the subscription. Use to open specific file extensions that other similar products cannot do it for now. Also used by the legal department for signing documents.
  • Support various file extensions
  • Signing documents
  • Product have serious support
  • Sometimes heavy to use
  • More expensive than competitors
  • Come as a subscription and not as a standalone version
Well-suited variant: - you get reliable support with very advanced technicians - you get the expertise of a reliable company - you get some advanced features that other competitors do not have Less appropriate: - Expensive for a subscription - Cannot be purchased as a one time paid license
The new Adobe experience is really easy to use across devices. Adobe made it easy to use across different devices using the same credentials which are very useful for our executives. More, the interface is now clear and easy to use divided by functions category which allows the user to easily find whatever is required.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use the Adobe Acrobat DC application to view documents such as Schematics, Resumes, Datasheets, Technical Reference manuals, and so on. Most of the released documents are in pdf format and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the go-to application most of us use. This is tool is very powerful and is packed with a lot of important features that are handy for every type of user.
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Ease of Use
  • Simple user interface
  • It is slow sometimes
I would say Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is well suited for everyone. In this digital world, all the documentation is digital and most of them are in PDF format. And Adobe Acrobat DC does a fantastic job of making the application available on all the platforms such as Windows PC, Mac PCs, Phones, and Tablets.
As I mentioned before this tool has tons of powerful features that are useful for every user. At the same time, it slows the PC( at least on windows) when you try to open a document that is over 1000 pages.
Score 9 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC is used across our university campus for various types of forms and digital signature documents. Specifically, we use this software to build forms from scratch, create PDFs from multiple documents, and prepare informational sheets for the web. It is the most efficient way of creating and sending documents that need approvals and digital signatures.
  • Form Builder
  • Digital Signatures
  • Editing previously created PDFs
  • Exporting PDFs to a text document.
  • Easier toolbars to edit documents
  • More efficient way to send a document for digital signatures
  • Smoother execution of adding text/shapes to a previously created PDF.
Adobe Acrobat DC is a robust and extremely easy software to create forms from a PDF document. The "Prepare Form" tool is very efficient at creating form fields with a few clicks of a button. Adjusting each of the fields can be a bit cumbersome but it still gets the job done. Editing a PDF is fairly straightforward as well. However, it is not easy to add shapes/text boxes to an already existing document. I am adept at using the software but it is not intuitive to do these tasks.
I have used both Apple and PC operating systems. Adobe Acrobat DC is virtually seamless when switching between platforms. I never have to worry whether the document can be opened and edited through another platform like an Apple computer. You are even able to work with it in other Adobe creative software. It has been a lifesaver!
Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I use it to open, edit, sign, and convert PDFs. We sometimes get contracts in Adobe Acrobat DC that we need to convert to Word, and Adobe Acrobat DC is very useful in converting to PDF. There are many other features as well, such as protecting, combining files, requesting comments/signatures, etc.
  • Filling and signing PDFs
  • Converting PDFs to Microsoft Word or another document type
  • Protecting PDFs
  • Improving the converting function so Word copies have good formatting
  • The design looks like the 1990s and could be upgraded
  • So difficult to redline in PDF from within Acrobat. Adding and removing redlines/comments should be easy without needing to convert to Word.
Adobe Acrobat DC is well suited for contracts management teams or other teams that frequently work with, and store, PDFs/Word copies of important documents. Adobe Acrobat DC can also be used for Compliance and other policy-related teams to store, edit and collaborate on various company documents and policies. It may not be well suited for extremely small companies with low volume.
I wouldn't use this on mobile... for work, you need to use this on a computer. It's not seamless when used on mobile due to potential login issues, SSO, etc.
Score 10 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC is used company-wide in our organization from reading and viewing PDFs to editing and signing critical documents. It allows us to use a program universally for all our Portable Document Format (PDF) needs.
  • Create & edit shared PDF's instantly with exact text within the document
  • Quickly preview and view PDF documents within Microsoft apps
  • Securely sign critical digital documents with the press of a button
  • Constant version updates makes it difficult to learn familiar tasks
  • Ability to add multiple digital signatures to a single document
I received a final PDF document from a team member and realized there was a typo within the document. Using Adobe Acrobat DC I was able to edit the document and fix the typo instantly without needing to find out what font/size/characters they had used. Adobe Acrobat DC was able to match identically the font used so it looks as if nothing had been touched. It saved me a great deal of time and avoided a potential headache. Highly recommend utilizing the Edit Text feature.
Using Adobe Acrobat DC across multiple platforms is perfect. The way one document is viewed and displayed on one platform is identical when viewed on a different platform. The usability and cross-app experience have been excellent.
Score 10 out of 10
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I used Adobe Acrobat DC several times a day. I don't know how businesses can survive without this product. It is the only way to edit PDFs successfully and work with large PDF documents. It helps to merge items, create seamless documents, and you can convert it back to word if needed to make significant changes, such as adding whole pages. The comments are used to help collaborate with others too.
  • merge documents
  • comments for collaboration
  • professional looking documents that don't change depending on who opens them and how
  • large text changes are difficult with text boxes
  • no way to unflatten if changes are needed
if you own a business, or even if you are just working on your resume, it is important to have adobe acrobat DC. So many items we touch every day are in PDF format and it is the best tool to use to edit and work within these types of documents.
Adobe Acrobat DC is very easy to use. The tools are comprehensive and easy to find.
Score 9 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC is used to generate documents and reports and summaries of other material used within our organization. It is used to send forms to other people, and to mark down revisions. It is also used to create contact sheets of other materials, in order to provide a comprehensive index of materials at a glance.
  • signed forms
  • watermarked documents
  • sharing material between teams
  • unstable (sometimes crashes)
Adobe Acrobat DC is well suited for use by teams who are distributed between different areas. However, it's best suited for users who are knowledgeable about the software, as the learning curve is quite steep for some of the features. It does take some time to get up to speed.
I would give it a 7 since it works well on my current setup (PC), but I haven't tested it on other device types.
Tim Vahsholtz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Acrobat to pull content from scanned PDFs sent to us by our clients. We use this content to update the websites. Oftentimes, the PDF scans that are sent to us are a bit crooked, so we rely on the software to pull those words correctly and give us the opportunity to reformat the text and copy them to the website pages.
  • Pulling text
  • Ease of creating fillable forms
  • Electronic signature
  • Difficulty finding how to do specific tasks
  • Software takes some time to load
  • Could be a bit more intuitive
Acrobat is also great for creating online versions of forms for clients. Many clients still have a manual registration form and we have taken those a number of times and added fillable components and the e-sign box. A customer then only needs to fill out the online form, print it, and take it to the office. These types of forms include garage sale permits, applications for employment, and personal history forms.
Seems easy to use on any OS, laptop or desktop. We currently don't use Acrobat DC on a mobile device, but I think there is a different app for mobile. I believe any document created on Mac is editable on PC and visa-versa. To sum up, Adobe Acrobat DC works well for all members of our office.
June 28, 2022

Adobe Acrobat

Score 9 out of 10
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I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to create fillable forms for staff to use. We also use this package for staff to sign internal documents instead of a program like DocuSign. As we have been moving into electronic document storage we also use the feature of file size reduction in order to reduce the total amount of storage needed for the servers and offsite backup.
  • File size reduction
  • Electronic signature collection
  • Form creation
  • Ease of use- not very user friendly for new users
  • Admin access to other users online storage of documents
For companies that would like to be able to collect electronic signatures without having to pay for an expensive EDS package, this makes it simple and at a great price. This has been our primary package for all of our agency's forms creation and with the simplicity of creating the forms, almost any user can do it as it can be as easy as clicking a button.
Adobe Acrobat has allowed staff to use it on their laptops and desktops while keeping access to all their documents as well as the same look and feel. I personally find that even when using some other mobile devices I am still able to do everything that I could if I was on my laptop or desktop.
June 28, 2022

Do it. Acrobat.

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Acrobat DC to combine multiple PDF files into one document for bids and proposals. We use Acrobat to create forms for multiple areas in our organization from maintenance requests, to sales team engagement, to credit requests. When we were going from physical copies to digital, we were able to utilize the OCR feature to be able to edit our scanned documents.
  • Easily combine and change pages
  • Preparing forms automatically
  • Password protecting files
  • Exporting a PDF file into a Word file
  • More options to password protect certain areas/features
Using the comments tool to mark up PDFs is especially useful. InDesign allows a user to import the comments made in the PDF directly into the InDesign file. Providing that the markups were done accurately, InDesign will automatically make those changes, saving the user a lot of time. The user only will have to inform others how to properly use the comments tool in Acrobat.
I have not had any issues switching from any device. I can open up Acrobat on any device (PC, Mac, iPad, phone) and while the interface may look a little different between them, the usability is the exact same. There are some limits to what an iPad/tablet and a phone can do vs. what a PC/Mac can do however, most of the time, you do not need those functions anyway.
Justin Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Acrobat DC is the end funnel through which all drafts and final files run through. All clients need to be able to access draft files for review and end files to send to print. Acrobat DC offers that universal approach. I am able to not only create PDF files for viewing but also compress files for smaller storage spaces, edit existing files, and allow clients to mark up draft files directly with feedback and comments.
  • Create universally accepted draft documents
  • Allow editing to existing PDF documents
  • Allow commenting for client feedback
  • Price point - everyone has access to free Acrobat Reader but therefore misses many of the functions only available on DC because it costs too much to invest in on a monthly basis.
  • User-friendliness in creating fillable forms. Strangely, this is a basic, yet underdeveloped DC function.
  • Ability to subscribe to Acrobat DC only (as in, not a part of the Creative Suite)
Well suited: as a Designer / Marketing professional, I have it as part of the Creative Suite subscription. It's not only a nice but necessary part of my software arsenal. I can save, view, and markup files to share with clients during draft stages and provide final files, suitable for print when the project is completed.

Less Appropriate: for clients who are looking for software where they can not only edit but also create documents. Acrobat's strengths are in creating viewable files (based on existing docs created in other software) or editing existing PDF files. If a client needs to create a new document layout, other free programs like Canva are more suitable.
I almost never give a 10 to any software, as there is always room for improvement. So that said, my clients and I can send, create, view, and edit any document across any modality (desktop/tablet/phone). It's also a universal fit with the free Acrobat Reader download and so no one has to pay a monthly subscription to receive the files I share.
Score 8 out of 10
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I use Adobe Acrobat DC mostly as a PDF reader. Although it has more capabilities, they cost extra. I believe there are better tools for the extra functions, but as a reader, it works very well.
  • PDF reader.
  • Fill and sign PDFs.
  • Export PDFs to different formats
  • Many of the extra features require subscription.
  • Fairly large program.
  • Recognize text does not always work well.
Adobe Acrobat DC is hard to beat as a PDF reader. It almost always will open any PDF, opening some that other programs will not. I think more of the extra features should be included without a subscription.
Acrobat DC does seem to work well no matter where you access it from, PC, MAC, or mobile. I don't like that Adobe has gone to a monthly subscription for most of its products. I would rather purchase one time.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Adobe as our primary PDF reader for all of our applications due to its acceptance industry-wide. We also empower our end-users with the ability to build custom internal (and external) forms to improve our process and procedures and get the correct information the first time with an expected output. It's a very easy product to support and we also integrate it with our identity provider to increase visibility and usage of the product.
  • Custom forms
  • View PDFs offline or online
  • Auto-complete documents
  • Securing documents
  • Custom forms require a bit of training at first
  • Can be difficult for our end users to switch 'modes' (tools) in the application
  • There is a significant cost to include an external identity provider for authentication and compliance
  • Digital signature could use some work
Depending on your needs, you may be okay with just Adobe Reader (free). Acrobat allows for custom forms, organizing pages, creating PDFs, and the ability to edit PDFs, something that Reader cannot do. Other applications of the product like digital signatures is an easy addition, but we found didn't integrate with enough of our internal tools and we choose a different provider for that feature.
I still believe there is a gap with mobile functionality, but the gap is almost unnoticeable. Across Mac and Windows, the parity is there and Adobe does a good job of keeping both versions up to date and features across both platforms. Because the user experience is mostly the same across all devices, our end-users and customers are able to easily complete our forms.
Score 9 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC has been a great resource for my current company. I have also used it at past companies. In every instance I have used it, it has allowed our company to reduce paper waste and keep documents all digital. It allows for easy and convenient access to scan, sign, and print documents no matter the time, place, and device you are using. The user's face is clean and simple, and the use of symbols allows for quick and easy functionality. As a company with many locations and employees all over, it has been a great resource for handling documentation and remaining compliant.
  • Digital Signatures
  • Customizing Forms
  • Clean Interface
  • Load time of large files
  • Free version has limited features
  • Joining multiple files into one document
In a past experience, we Adobe Acrobat DC in a company of over 1000 employees spread across multiple states and locations. It allowed us to timely collect signatures and complete paperwork. It is quick and easy and only takes a minute or two to collect a signature and email a completed form back. Being digital has allowed for greater efficiencies across the whole company, and Adobe Acrobat DC has tremendously helped. In my current role, we use it across our construction company to make notes on drawings and share back and forth between the different roles within our construction team. The app is great for use on an iPad as well for some of the management who prefers working on their iPads rather than on desktop or laptop.
We use Adobe Acrobat DC across multiple devices - laptop, desktop, and tablet. It works seamlessly across all of these devices and allows processes to remain running efficiently. Whenever someone needs to sign something and they're on their iPad, they can just edit on that device and don't have to get up and get on their computer. It has allowed for great efficiencies and improved workflows. It has also been easy to train others on who aren't as comfortable with technology.
June 28, 2022

Good as it Gets?

Score 8 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat DC is used to generate PDFs for many of our posted documents including user manuals, legal documents and policies. I use it often to consolidate updates to current manuals; to update legal forms for electronic signature and to post documentation to intranet and external website. I use Adobe Acrobat DC to add updateable fields. I find it very easy to use and intuitive.
  • Merge multiple documents
  • Manipulating document layout
  • esignature
  • Sharing documents and preventing changes
  • Easy to use editing tools
  • OCR Tools need improvement. Sometimes misses the mark with identifying text and fields.
  • Generating image from pdf with ability to resize
  • Flexibility with sharing documents - allow permission feature to permit users to edit
Best suited for sharing fixed documents that you do not want people to edit. Suitable for delivering editable forms. Good for sending secure documents for review, signature, and approval. It is not as suitable for sharing documents that require collaboration in editing documents. Also, users who do not have Adobe Acrobat DC may run into issues when the document requires changes. In addition, if the pdf is not saved with fonts, its appearance may change depending on the installed fonts.
From my experience, it is not always perfect and reliable. I have run into issues with OCR. It does not always pick up text and fields accurately. I sometimes run into issues with manipulating objects on the form. There are some compatibility issues in the process of disseminating documents. Some users have issues reading documents. There are also issues with font compatibility and file size.