Come spend a little time at the Crouton Petting Zoo! I’m getting Error Error Communicating with Adobe. I’ve worked my way through all the suggestions in the troubleshooting suggestions: Nothing is working, I’ve wasted several hours on this and I really, really need to get cracking on this work assignment. Please help me!
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.10
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From the beginning, Adobe Acrobat has been the default app for tackling this task, and Pro DC is the company’s top-of-the-line version. Is it worth the high entry fee? Let’s find out. Pros Substantial tutorial info: During the download process, you’re asked about your level of familiarity with Acrobat. If you say that you’re a beginner, the app will show you a few major features, walk you through exporting a PDF to Microsoft Word, show you how to scan a document, and even play a one-minute video about editing PDFs.
Clicking on the “? The website also has a User Guide, which is basically an online manual. Tabbed viewing: When the Mozilla Firefox web browser first appeared, one of its major distinctions was tabbed browsing. With this function, you could track all of your open web pages at a glance, without cluttering your task bar. Adobe Acrobat does the same thing with PDFs.
If you’re just editing the occasional document, this won’t be a big deal, but it should be handy for people who have to wrangle a lot of PDFs on a regular basis.
Document comparison: This is more than just looking at two files side-by-side. Acrobat will actually analyze the text and highlight changes. Then each change can be tagged as “Accepted,” “Rejected,” “Cancelled,” or “Completed. Semi-automated signature requests: If your job has you frequently sending out documents and forms to be signed, the Send for Signature feature may be a lifesaver. It streamlines getting a signed document back and lets you track what’s signed and what isn’t.
Syncs with iPhone and Android version: This is a lot handier than having to manually move a file from one device to another, and a more reliable method of file retrieval.
Secure log-in options available: Adobe offers two-step verification to confirm your log-in, although it sends a text via SMS instead of sending a code to an authentication app, the latter of which is more secure because the verification code is a lot more difficult to intercept. Alternatively, you can opt to receive the code via email, but authentication apps are still the ideal method. You can also give Adobe a phone number that it can call if you need to recover your account.
Cons Trial version requires credit card info and physical address: Granted, Adobe products have been historically prone to piracy, which is one of the reasons why the company’s moved to a subscription model. But its free trial can’t be downloaded without giving payment info, as though you were actually buying it.
We think there could be a friendlier approach, such as popping up a notification in the program at the end of the trial period, saying that you need to pay to continue using it, then asking you to confirm the charge. Opted into usage data sharing by default: The first entry is described as “[T]he option to share information with Adobe about how you use our desktop apps. The machine learning feature, which “analyze[s] your files to improve our products and services” by way of “content analysis and pattern recognition” doesn’t mention how much human interaction there is with your documents during the machine learning process, how this data is stored, or how long it’s retained.
Considering how frequently Acrobat Pro may be used to handle confidential materials, having this enabled by default and not articulated is also unfortunate. Generally pricey: At full price, it would take two and a half years for Pro to become cheaper than the Pro DC subscription. And Adobe appears to have pretty tight control on prices — we weren’t able to find any discounts at third-party stores.
Bottom Line The trial process, data sharing opt-in, and overall expense of Acrobat Pro DC are problematic, but the app itself is feature-packed and operates smoothly. If it has functions or usability that you can’t get in competing products, that you need on a regular basis, then it may be worth the price tag. What do you need to know about free software?
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