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$19.99 Offer Get Acrobat part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
For just under $20.00, you can get a monthly subscription to Acrobat XI with the ability to cancel anytime (Adobe calls these “apps”). Or for as low as $29.99/month, you can get Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and most of the other most popular Adobe Creative Suite products. Because this is a subscription, most plans let you cancel anytime and any time there is a product update, you get it for free.
Student Discount Students get the Acrobat XI Pro part of Adobe CC.
Some of the most generous student discounts are often on software and those from Adobe are no exception. Adobe is offering students Creative Cloud for 40% off the regular price. With Creative Cloud, you not only get Acrobat Pro XI but also Photoshop Extended, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign and more for only $29.99/month. Best of all, student versions are identical to the regular ones and you can cancel a anytime. Those attending just about any school or university and have a student ID will be able to qualify.
Try it Free Try Acrobat XI Pro for 30 days for free.
If you haven’t had a chance to try the newest version, Adobe let’s you download the Mac or PC version and use it for a full 30 days for free. Only one trial period is allowed per computer. After that, it will expire automatically at 31 days unless you decide to purchase the complete version. Offer is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway and select other regions.
What’s new in Acrobat XI Pro
Creating forms and collecting information or collaboration on a project just got a little bit easier and more powerful with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. It is a complete end-to-end solution for your business and school projects that requires putting together forms with fill-able sections that can be altered with a few clicks. Those same forms can be even sent directly from Acrobat XI Pro and once received, the program can help tally the responses.
One of the first helpful feature of Acrobat series is the ability to convert or scan to PDF a wide range of documents. That applies to Word and Excel documents or different image files. The program also lets you easily combine several different documents into one PDF file for easier sharing, presentation, and organization. I also like the fact that you can collaborate with others and review documents online. Not only you can save time and resources, but also all participants contribute by inserting comments that can be later combined. The participants can comment on your notes that can also be searched, sorted, or filtered in easy to access side pane.
A very useful and powerful option in Acrobat XI Pro is creating PDF Portfolio, which lets you assemble a group of documents into a high-quality professionally looking portfolio. This is a superb feature where you combine different format documents including emails, SWF files, videos (i.e. YouTube videos), and images. This portfolio will help present you information better keeping all related files in one place in a predetermined order. You can later add brief description of each document, add a logo, background, and maintain all this in one of the layouts and design themes to choose from. If necessary, you can make changes to the original document directly from the portfolio. Depending on the document you are amending, the appropriate application will start automatically and all the changes will be reflected in the portfolio. Within that new PDF document, you can switch to List View to see all the details of each file. Finally, once your portfolio is complete, you can share it on Acrobat.com or email it. The main benefit of this feature is that you only need to send to your recipient one email including one attachment, even if the document consists of numerous pages of different types. It is also worth mentioning that the receiver can view this portfolio with free Adobe Reader software.
Another reason you might consider purchasing this software is that it converts static PDF files that look just like a form into the interactive fill-able electronic forms. One of the Acrobat’s tools is Automatic Field Recognition wizard that scans your document and recognizes areas that are left blank for entering information. You can either have a new document scanned or use a saved document to create a new form. Once the areas to be filled are recognized, they can be edited. You can change their names or the order in which they appear (drag and drop). The latter option is convenient for check mark boxes of your form. You can further modify the form by adding new fields or defining the format of any field. When the form is satisfactory, you are able to email it directly form Acrobat using SendNow Online and even attach additional files.
Some other features that are new in Acrobat XI Pro include integration with Microsoft SharePoint, easy access to your most commonly used tools, Reading Mode for better document viewing experience, better web experience, enhanced scanning and commenting results, and Acrobat Action Wizard for PDF task streamlining.
User interface of Acrobat differs from other Adobe products and has been a topic of some debate. Some online reviews complained about it especially that many options are now buried in drop down menu and side pane. The side pane, although different, makes a lot of sense making navigation in Acrobat intuitive. Yes, it might take more time to have a better understanding where particular commands are located, but this is just a typical learning curve that applies to any new software.