Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0

The tool that sets the standard for PDF document creation and edition
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro is still the most powerful, comprehensive, and full-featured PDF editor available in the market. Developed by the creators of the PDF Standard, it offers you the possibility of creating PDF files from scratch, converting to and from PDF into other well-known document standards, and editing the content of existing PDF files.

After eleven successful editions, Acrobat Pro is still the preferred PDF creation and editing software tool among professionals. Despite the rising number of competitors that flood the market every year, none of these alternative tools has managed to come close to Acrobat’s comprehensiveness. It is true that some of those PDF editors have solved some of the few lacks in Acrobat with elegant and efficient solutions but, in the end, none of them has managed to compete with its endless list of features and functions.

Acrobat took a big leap in the previous version, especially on the design area. The interface layout and the menus that you will find in this new version will not surprise you if you happen to be an Acrobat X user already. However, this time Adobe has put the emphasis on functionality. Editing is now more user-friendly, thanks to the new point-and-click interface that lets you add, delete, and change texts as easily as in most text editors. PDF files can now be converted into PowerPoint presentations right away, without needing to extract the pages as images, as we used to do before. Forms have undergone a major improvement – this version installs FormsCentral on your system, which will allow you to create pro-looking forms from scratch, as well as to collect responses from web forms. Last but not least, you can now also combine various documents in different formats into one single PDF file.

Apart from this new functionality, Acrobat XI Pro comes with a long list of improvements on already existing features. The conversion engine that transforms HTML and Office files into PDF documents has been largely improved, together with the PDF to Word conversion (both DOC and DOCX). Turning a PDF file into an accessible PDF (readable by persons with a visual impairment) is now much more intuitive, especially when it comes to defining the reading order of the document.

The list goes on and on, and it is pointless to reproduce it here. These are only a few samples of what Acrobat XI Pro can do, and they only add to its long-term, spotless reputation. Its “other” reputation – that of being a pricey tool – is still also true. Remember, however, that this is a tool for professionals looking for professional, high-quality results.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • The most comprehensive PDF editing tool from the creators of the PDF Standard.
  • Well-organized interface.
  • Supports Web and PDF forms.
  • New image editor.
  • Improved conversion tools.
  • Enhanced accessibility features

Cons

  • Price tag
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