Abobe Acrobat DC is the king for a reason
September 24, 2019

Abobe Acrobat DC is the king for a reason

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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

We use Adobe Acrobat DC to compile and manipulate documents. That sort of sounds like corporate-speak and it really undersells how powerful Adobe Acrobat DC is - it is one of the most powerful pieces of software currently installed on my computer.

I'll give an example. In the transnational practice of corporate law firms, we often compile documents (particularly officer's certificates) which attach other, older documents as schedules. One way to do this is to kill a couple of trees, print everything out, and scan it back into the system. This is how I used to do things before I got Adobe Acrobat DC. Now, with Adobe, I just compiled the scanned versions of the documents into a single PDF. This saves time (it's slightly faster than the old process) and money (because my printing has gone down substantially).
  • The text recognition feature is something I use almost every day.
  • Compiling documents from exiting Word and PDF documents
  • The auto-convert feature (to convert an existing PDF document to Word) is very powerful.
  • Cost - it is powerful but expensive. I managed to get approval but someone in our organization just told me the other day she was going to hold off because it was so expensive.
  • Some of the time I wish the page editing features were a little more robust
  • I am more efficient. That means lower, more competitive bills and faster turnaround times.
  • This needs to be weighed against the relatively high cost for the software.
I have PDF Converter Professional at home, which does many of the same things, but Adobe Acrobat DC is just miles ahead in terms of the user interface and experience. There is a reason that Adobe Acrobat DC has such a dominant market position - it's because it is really really good.
I haven't had to use the customer support very often, it at all. Why? Because the software has a well though through user interface and has lots of horsepower when it needs to deal with gigantic documents. I don't think I've ever seen it crash.

Do you think Adobe Acrobat Reader DC delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC's feature set?

Yes

Did Adobe Acrobat Reader DC live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Adobe Acrobat Reader DC again?

Yes

Another example (beyond the one I gave above). It is common for transactional law firms to re-use existing chunks of text from prior documents (often saved onto our systems as PDFs) in new documents. The Adobe text recognition feature will recognize all of the text in a document (or in just a specific page - which is very helpful for long documents so you aren't just sitting there waiting for the text recognition to finish) and then you can copy it into Word. This saves time (because neither my assistant or I have to manually type in the clause) and money (because when you do that copy typing you normally have to print the page first, so my printing goes down).