Produces professional-quality PDF's for any purpose
February 24, 2023

Produces professional-quality PDF's for any purpose

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat

I use Acrobat to produce reports, professional announcements and advertisements, etc. We use the product on a weekly or monthly basis for generation of documents, electronic signatures, and producing high quality deliverables for a range of government and academic clients. We have found that this product is beneficial beyond the basic Adobe Acrobat Reader because the ease of use allows rapid development of documents without having to go through our organization's editors, which saves time and money for our project and clients.


  • Combine, rearrange, and edit PDF documents
  • Produce reports, advertisements, and professional announcements
  • Convert documents from Word to PDF and compress the size for email transfer


  • The program is versatile, but cost prohibitive compared to other applications (Adobe Reader for reading, CutePDF for converting Word to PDF
  • Ease of integrating electronic signatures into documents
  • Generating PDF forms can be complicated
  • Accessing Adobe Cloud to allow easy sharing between devices and users
  • Ability to edit, combine, etc. multiple PDF's with beginner-friendly functions
  • Electronic signatures inserted into documents for regulatory purposes
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
The product features are the biggest factor from the above list. Producing documents with Acrobat has been necessary for several client interactions in order to produce high-quality documents beyond what was possible using lower-tier programs or free, less secure alternatives. The collaboration features make it easy for teams to work on documents based on their availability and personal circumstances, which aligns well with our organization's commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment. The resulting documents are very high quality, even on minimal specialized training.
  • Decreased cost by having to rely on specialty editors
  • Improved security for regulatory compliance
  • Increased productivity and throughput by empowering individual contributors
Although I have personally worked with some other PDF editor applications throughout the years, the ease of use and versatility of Acrobat combined with Adobe's reputation and history in this sector made them the natural choice for my research group's activities. The features of the program also align well with the services and requirements on projects with our federal clients.

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The acrobat tool has a wide range of capabilities to produce high-quality professional PDF documents without extensive training. Compared to other applications like Reader (which only allows reading of PDF's) and CutePDF (which only prints documents as PDF's), Acrobat allows you to combine, rearrange, edit, etc. to produce documents to suit a range of applications. Although it is easy to use for basic functions, some features are better suited to power-users and somewhat clunky, so novices may encounter issues. For instance, a separate addon is required for encrypted electronic signatures in documents.


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