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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  • 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.

  • FormsCentral
    The FormsCentral desktop app, which is included with Acrobat XI Pro, allows you to create PDF forms, either from scratch, from existing PDF forms or from provided templates. To move your forms online to collect and analyse the submitted data, you'll need a FormsCentral subscription: these range from Free (1 form, up to 50 responses per form) to Basic (£11.71/month, 5 forms, up to 500 responses per form) to Plus (£146.37/year, unlimited forms, up to 5,000 responses per form).

    Basic and Pro subscriptions also allow you to include skip logic, accept PayPal payments from your forms, add file attachments to fields, issue submission receipts for correctly entered forms, redirect respondents on form completion and receive email notification when forms are submitted.

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.