Adobe Acrobat Is Worth It
Updated June 25, 2022

Adobe Acrobat Is Worth It

Tom McGuire | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

In our office we use Adobe Acrobat DC quite a bit. We use it mainly when producing our university magazine. It allows us to show our editorial team what the design will look like, while also giving the editorial team a chance to show our design team edits/changes/additions that they wish to be made to the copy or the layout. We can then keep track of who has made the edits and if/when their edits conflict.
  • Can be viewed on mobile devices
  • Allows for 'marking up' the document with edits or changes
  • Prints out exactly as the document appears on screen
  • When making a quick last minute edit, you need all the fonts used. Sometimes that is not possible.
  • It may exist, but real time edits for everyone to see would be great.
  • Condensing a file doesn't really condense all that much.
  • Editing
  • Can be viewed on mobile device
  • Being able to 'sign' a document.
  • We are more efficient as a design team.
  • We can better track edits
  • We have been able to quickly show others how to make edits.
We have members of our editorial team, design team, clients working on both PC and MAC-based products. Sometimes products don't work well together on those competing platforms. Adobe Acrobat DC breaks that mold and allows everyone who is working on a project to be able to work together, regardless of the platform used (including desktop and mobile versions.)
We have never had any issues with data breaches or security when using the Adobe Acrobat DC software. We regularly share documents that have sensitive info or we have been asked to limit who gets to see these documents. We have been very happy and pleased with all the security the software includes.
DocuSign is not as friendly or usable as Adobe Acrobat DC. It has severe limitations when it comes to displaying images or making any changes or edits (or recommending or changing any part of the PDF.) Sometimes I have been forced to use DocuSign by the vendor I am working with, but prefer to use Acrobat.

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It is well suited to show clients/teams what a document would look like before it goes to print. Not great for when just a quick edit is needed and fonts are not available. Not having the ability to make that quick edit is time consuming and frustrating as a project lead.

Using Adobe Acrobat DC

25 - University Marketing and Communications covering a wide range of services for our university. Our marketing team (covering undergraduate and graduate education), our communications, our executive comms lead, as well as our sports information team, all use this software on a daily basis. It is a big time saver for all of us in this division.
2 - We have a very limited group of support personnel on our campus. We have one for MAC and one for PC. We really don't need anymore than that since we rarely have issues with any Adobe product, including Acrobat, Indesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator. When an issue does arise we are usually able to handle it on our own with any assistance.
  • Reviewing documents
  • editing documents
  • suggesting edits to documents
  • We use the 'highlighter' feature to suggest edits
  • we can insert any missing words or suggest changes
  • we can show an editor lines we want cut.
  • We are merging with two other schools so we will be sharing documents across offices/locations
  • We want to get other offices to edit work we layout for them.
  • We will track versions as edits are made.
This has been one of our of best software programs to use and as we come together across three far-flung campuses we will be using this even more. As we share documents across these campuses we will need to able to see the edits being suggested by our other team members.