Adobe Acrobat DC
October 17, 2016

Adobe Acrobat DC

Edd Marston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

We use Adobe Acrobat DC to create documents that are easy to share due to their relatively small file size, consistent in the fidelity of the graphical elements such as maps or diagrams and security. Knowing that we can have a reliable, well-supported piece of software to create content that can be opened easily and yet remain secure is absolutely crucial as sharing commercially sensitive information outside of our organisation isn't something we can avoid. Acrobat DC allows us to do this yet retain some control over that content, even after it has been distributed externally.
  • Security - whilst no security measures are without their weaknesses, the protection of our documents and web assets afforded by Acrobat DC does allow us to have a greater level of control over content we release to some of our clients and customers.
  • Ease of use - the tried and tested Adobe interface is relatively intuitive and easy to use which is definitely an advantage when training new members of staff.
  • Universality of the format - I know this isn't something that's specific to Acrobat, but they are, in my opinion, market leaders when it comes to pdf creation and editing. We use a range of other Adobe products and being able to deliver information to clients in a way that they can always access without needing to invest in Photoshop or Illustrator is invaluable.
  • The colour scheme for GUI could do with being darker.
  • For those used to the workflow of Acrobat 11, it is significantly different and takes quite a while to figure out.
  • Whilst creating a pdf from the MS Office or Adobe CC suites is very simple - converting a pdf into those formats has a lot of room for improvement.
  • Significantly reduced the amount of time taken from creating documents to being able to share them with clients.
  • Using the comment functionality allows on site editing of plans which can almost immediately be picked up in the office and actioned.
  • Although we are only just trialling this - we envisage that using Acrobat DC to allow customers to re-book with us on site will drastically increase the efficiency of our sales processes.
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.
Adobe Acrobat DC is an essential part of every office's software toolkit - the ability to easily create and distribute information in an easily opened yet secure format is invaluable. I don't really see who wouldn't be able to find use for Acrobat. There are even some really powerful pieces of functionality that we don't use such as OCR reading that I can imagine being incredibly useful.