As the flagship product of the corporate that devised PDF, Acrobat XI Pro is the package against which other PDF editors tend to be compared. It’s also the most expensive by a significant margin, but is its fame justified and, for that matter, does it really represent good value for cash?
Since XI Pro was released over two years ago this hints at a mature product with little in the way of useful options still to be added. Somewhat unusually, then, one characteristic is within the process of being withdrawn: integration with FormsCentral. This was a subscription-based service for the creation and administration of online forms. Adobe says this is being retired resulting from lack of support and to allow the corporate to concentrate on mainstream PDF creation.
Although we’ve referred to Adobe Acrobat XI Pro as a PDF Editor, as with most packages it also allows you to create the file within the first place. This is achieved in two ways. First there’s a print driver so you can print a document, as you’d to a real printer, but the finish result’s the creation of a PDF file.
Second, additional toolbars are added to Microsoft Office applications and making a PDF this way provides a number of addition options similar to combining a number of Office paperwork right into a single PDF, preserving links, mail merging and more.
When it comes to the advanced features that are found in professional PDF editors, XI Pro assist digital signatures that add a graphical illustration of your signature; ID certification that permits a recipient to verity that a PDF really came from you and hasn’t subsequently been altered; a method by which a number of authors can overview a document and add their comments; and the ability to create forms that can then be filled in within the document.
Editing features are intensive and straightforward to use. In addition to editing text in a line, you’ll be able to add, move, and resize textual content blocks and that images, and alter fonts attributes. Acrobat XI Pro doesn’t have all of InDesign’s exact text adjustments, however it does provide vertical and horizontal line spacing and fundamental character spacing. You will discover and replace textual content however not exchange all situations in a single fell swoop. Because of the PDF format, though, and in common with all PDF editors, text with advanced formatting may be introduced in boxes with no textual content wrapping to the next box. This implies that while minor edits may be carried out with ease, carrying out major amendments to a PDF file isn’t feasible if the document has loads of sophisticated formatting.
Acrobat XI Pro’s interface looks very much the identical as it did within the earlier model, although you possibly can create and save custom instrument sets and export them. You can download custom instrument sets that others have created, too.
Acrobat XI Pro’s merging capabilities are good, too. You see a preview of most paperwork and may rearrange them in a scalable icon view, see what every page of each doc looks like and set which pages of a doc are included in the remaining exported file. You may as well transform PDFs into editable Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.