Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, print, manipulate and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Along with a Free Reader version, Acrobat XI comes in two commercial versions, Acrobat XI Pro and Acrobat XI Standard.
For anyone who regularly creates PDF files, Acrobat XI now offers its enhanced and completely overhauled ability to edit PDF documents. Acrobat always included touch-up features to correct typing errors or replace a couple of words. The results often looked bad though, and the whole process felt clumsy. Now, once you clicked Edit Text & Images in Acrobat's Content Editing tools, every paragraph in the document appears with an outline around it, so you can just click inside a paragraph you need to edit and start typing. Alternatively, you can run a Find and Replace function if you need to change a word or expression several times in the same document.
Useful features that Adobe Acrobat XI Standard offers include:
- Editing texts in PDF – change fonts, correct typos and add a sentence or paragraph to an existing document using a new point-and-click interface.
- Approval with electronic signatures – no more need to print, mail or fax a document to get it signed. E-sign is available for documents in PDF now.
- Merge several files into one PDF - combine documents, spreadsheets, emails, and more in an organized PDF.
- Integration with SharePoint – now, you can easily retrieve, open, and save PDF files stored on your company's SharePoint server.
- Editing images – you can resize, replace or adjust images available in your PDF without tracking down the original file or graphic.
- Passwords and permissions – now, you can easily add protection against copying or editing to any PDF file, even directly from Microsoft Office applications in Windows.
- HTML to PDF conversion – you have an opportunity to save a web page as a PDF file to create web content archives, review the pages offline or print them more conveniently.
- Word, Excel or PowerPoint to PDF conversion – you can create a PDF file directly from an Office application and start a shared review, restrict PDF editing etc.
- PDF to Word and Excel conversion – you can save your PDF file to a Word document or Excel spreadsheet to keep fonts, formatting and layouts.