A must have for any and all businesses as we move away from a world of paper/printing.
April 27, 2021

A must have for any and all businesses as we move away from a world of paper/printing.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is available to all employees as the free version is available to all. However, we also use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Pro, and that is only available to those who request or have a need for it's functionality. I have used both, so can compare. In businesses it offers an 'offline' solution to viewing, editing, signing and printing PDFs and avoids the need to open PDFs in a browser. We use PDFs across our business for many different reasons and are fundamental as collateral for B2B for info on our products. Adobe Acrobat Reader allows us to view, present PDFs etc.
  • Viewing PDFs offline
  • American Disabilities Act friendly for PDF reading, has automated features now
  • PDFs look as they should, no rendering issues
  • (Pro only) Ability to edit PDFs without opening native files
  • Ability to sign documents and complete forms without printing
  • Limited functionality in free version other than viewing PDFs
  • Editing tools sometimes don't work and you lose formatting
  • Accessibility features don't work as well, still early technology to read complex PDFS
  • Ability to edit PDFs, sign and complete forms
  • Part of Adobe suite so compatible with files coming from InDesign or Illustrator
  • Offline functionality, does not require a browser.
  • Made executive SOWs faster and starting on projects as we can route and sign documents faster
  • Made review process of marketing materials faster, no need to print documents and everything renders well
  • Saves time with built in accessibility features for marketing materials, no need to send out to other agency.
Other PDF views include any browsers (Internet explorer, Chrome, Firefox) as well as the preview functionality on Apple computers. You do not get anywhere near as much functionality as you do with Adobe. Things may also render differently, which is tough when reviewing marketing materials. I have also found when looking in browsers it's hard to navigate the document, you cannot complete any form fields or sign a document etc.

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This is a tool that is honestly good for any and all businesses, whether you work in marketing and are reviewing designed collateral or reviewing and signing contracts, it is a must have for all. As part of Adobe, for marketing purposes specifically you're integrated into the Adobe suite with Photoshop and InDesign so all files transfer easily and there are no rendering issues. The Pro features are particularly useful for frequent users, I can't tell you how many times I have needed to make a quick copy edit to a PDF or complete a form, or sign a document quickly. This eliminates the need to print/sign/scan back in. I also think as accessibility becomes a prominent focus in marketing collateral, the auto-reader built in addresses a lot of issues and wouldn't require as often outside vendors tagging documents and manually entering the order. I honestly cannot think of any uses where it may be less appropriate, it's a standard tool that should be available to all employees in whatever function.