Number one tool when working with PDF files
June 16, 2022

Number one tool when working with PDF files

Anastasia Globa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

We use Adobe Acrobat DC in our research and teaching work on a daily basis at the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Sydney. Adobe Acrobat DC comes as a part of the Creative Adobe cloud solution that our school has been using for a number of years. Acrobat is a powerful tool for reading, notating, editing, or creating PDF files. It has useful optimization features, that help our students to reduce the size of their PDF files when they submit their assessments.PDF files are commonly used in our school as a preferred assessment submission format because it allows using of Turnitin (supporting text formats), raster images, and vector graphics. Additional features such as authorized form signing (e-signatures) are used when we arrange contracts or need to sign official paperwork. In terms of functionality, Acrobat has almost anything you could ever need when working with PDF files.
  • supporting e-signatures
  • allowing to edit both content of the PDF files and pages
  • has file resizing options
  • it is not free so some students who study online have trouble using it (they have to pay for their own licenses)
  • an integration with InDesign and Photoshop would be nice
  • ability to use e-signatures
  • a part of the Adobe cloud solution that we use for teaching
  • powerful and easy-to-use
  • file re-sizing saves internet/data and time when downloading multiple submissions
  • has full functionality that one needs when working with PDF files
I used Acrobat mostly on my work and home computer, but in cases when I am on the move I was able to use my smartphone to edit PDF files.
The workflow and security around e-signatures are very reliable when using Adobe Acrobat DC and are considered on the same level of validity as an actual signature on paper.
Adobe Acrobat DC is the most superior tool for creating and editing PDF files. All the functionality is already included in the software. No need to look further. The only time you might need to use Illustrator or InDesign is when you create graphically heavy content.

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Reading, editing, and creating PDF files.Very useful for writing academic papers or creating graphic presentations, including posters and booklets for architecture. It is pretty intuitive, meaning that both students and staff can easily use it right away. Very handy as an option to create forms that can be e-signed. Many of our grant application forms are done using Adobe Acrobat DC.