Acrobat XI Pro: Screenshots

Acrobat XI Pro: Screenshots

Summary: Adobe's latest Acrobat upgrade makes it easier to edit PDFs, integrates better with Microsoft Office and cloud storage, and streamlines form creation and electronic signature management, among other workflow improvements.


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  • PDF editing
    The new Edit Text & Images tool puts all text and images in DTP-style frames that you can click and drag to resize, with automatic text reflow. You can edit text freely, and perform global find-and-replace actions. Images can be added, replaced and resized, with basic transformations available in the Format section, plus links to external editing applications.

  • Export to PowerPoint
    You've been able to save PDFs as Microsoft Word and Excel files for some time, but PowerPoint now joins the roster of exportable Microsoft Office formats. Not only is layout and formatting preserved for editing in PowerPoint if necessary, but Acrobat also makes a stab at converting the PDF's look and feel into PowerPoint templates in case new slides are required.

  • Combine multiple documents
    When merging multiple files (the example above uses PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF) into a single PDF, you can now drag and drop document thumbnails into the preferred order. You can also expand the thumbnails of multipage documents to select just the parts you want to include (preserving the integrity of the source document). The resulting single PDF should make for a smaller and more readable content package than, for example, multiple email attachments.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Apps, Reviews, Software


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  • Fix Reader

    I hope they fix the associated version of Reader while they're at it. In an enterprise environment, users sometimes have to enter codes to print so that different departments are charged properly. The current version of Adobe Reader doesn't play well in this area.