Flipping for Acrobat
April 11, 2021

Flipping for Acrobat

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

We are a digital publishing company so we have a few different uses for Acrobat. It's used by our Production team and Support team. On the Production side, we use specific optimization settings to optimize a print PDF prior to digital conversion. On the Support side, if a client has a problem with the digital conversion, we go back to the PDF and analyze it via Acrobat, and provide the necessary feedback.
  • For our purpose, being able to quickly set up optimization settings is really important to us. It allows us to easily open a pdf, select the proper optimization setting, and process the pdf. All in a few simple steps. This allows us to do our job more effectively.
  • Acrobat also allows us to preflight a pdf when necessary. If we're having a problem with a pdf, being able to use numerous preflight options to diagnose a problem is extremely helpful to us. It allows us to find the issue and relay this information to the client to hopefully prevent a future issue.
  • We try to never update a client's pdf, but if for some reason we need to make a small text change, having the ability and freedom to do so in Acrobat can be a huge timesaver. Acrobat makes editorial changes a breeze.
  • If we're doing anything design-related internally, Acrobat allows for easy commenting on PDFs. This is a nice feature as it allows you to quickly point out necessary changes for the designer.
  • I don't think there are really any downsides to Acrobat. I think the challenge for me is that there's so much Acrobat can do, which is a good thing. It's just hard to determine which area to go for specific things. They do have sections for certain features which makes it helpful.
  • I think the Print Production section might be the most confusing. Again, there's so much Acrobat can do, it's hard to know exactly which option I want. This is mostly related to the Preflighting options. Having some helpful information for each setting would definitely provide some more clarity around these settings.
  • Optimizing a PDF
  • Preflighting
  • Editing a PDF
  • Commenting
  • The ability to optimize a PDF has a tremendous impact on our business. Our digital publishing software relies heavily on a pdf output to specific settings. Without Acrobat, our client files would not interact very well with our software.
  • Having the ability to preflight a PDF and provide client feedback proves us to be more of an expert when it comes to PDFs. This is a positive outcome and builds trust with our clients.
  • The ability to comment on PDFs on internal projects provides ease of communication on design projects and streamlines the process.
Honestly, I've never used any other PDF-type software. I've been fortunate enough to always have the ability to use Adobe software. This started 22 years ago when I was doing Desktop Publishing. I've been in the printing industry in some form or another in those 22 years. Because of that, I've always needed to have the best software available, including Acrobat. Again, for the price, if you want the best you should use Acrobat.

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

Did implementation of Adobe Acrobat DC go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Adobe Acrobat DC again?

Yes

Acrobat can be used for the simplest of scenarios or for the most experienced of scenarios. It is so broad in what it can do. Additionally, for the price of just the Acrobat app, it's a no-brainer. If you have even the smallest of needs to work with PDFs on a regular basis, you should definitely have Acrobat on your computer.