Adobe Acrobat X Pro
Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro software lets you deliver highly professional PDF communications. Create and edit PDF files with rich media included, share information more securely, and gather team feedback more efficiently.
Word or Excel to PDF
Convert PDF files with one-button ease in Windows® from Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook — without ever leaving your authoring application.
PDF to Word or Excel
Reuse content from PDF documents to get a head start on new projects. Save PDF files as Microsoft Word or Excel files, retaining layouts, formatting, and tables.
Creating PDF Portfolios
Assemble a wide range of materials — including spreadsheets, web pages, videos, and more — into a single, polished PDF Portfolio for high impact. Easily customize PDF Portfolios to reflect your branding and style.
Adding rich media
Quickly bring ideas to life through rich, interactive documents. Insert audio, Adobe Flash Player compatible video, and interactive media into PDF files for seamless playback in Adobe Reader 9 or X.
Streamlining PDF tasks
Automate routine, multistep tasks as a guided Action with the Acrobat Action Wizard. Create, manage, execute, and share a sequence of frequently used steps that can be applied to a single PDF or batches of files.
Online document reviews
Gain the feedback you need more quickly through easy-to-manage, shared document reviews that allow participants to see and build on one another's comments. Easily track progress and participation, add reviewers, and email updates or reminders.
Creating fillable forms
Easily collect data by creating fillable PDF forms from paper or existing electronic files with the Acrobat Form Wizard. Quickly distribute forms, track status, and analyze results.
Extending Reader functionality
Enable Adobe Reader 9 or X users to participate in shared reviews, fill and save forms, and digitally sign and approve PDF documents — regardless of platform or operating system.
Eliminate confusion and improve version control. Easily identify differences between two versions of a PDF file by having Acrobat analyze both files and highlight changes to text and images.
Removing and redacting information
Use redaction tools to permanently delete sensitive information, including specific text and illustrations. Easily sanitize documents by finding and deleting hidden information with a single click.
Create documents that conform to PDF/A, PDF/E, and PDF/X ISO standards, and fix those that do not. Check and adjust documents to ensure that they are accessible to people with disabilities.
Online file sharing
Use Adobe SendNow online services from within Acrobat to send, share, and track large files without the headaches of email size restrictions, FTP sites, and costly overnight services.
|Acrobat X Pro Student and Teacher Edition||$109||Education pricing for students and teachers.|
Acrobat X Pro is useful in saving important PDF's that you don't want anyone to touch or to corrupt your files. If you want to create files, especially web content, and don't want others to tamper your files, it is important that you locked your document from editing. This is especially important for me as I don't want to anyone to misuse my published work. I'm sure I'm not an expert in using Acrobat X Pro, as there is just so much to learn.
There are some unique features in Adobe Acrobat Pro that are not commonly known but are extremely valuable to teachers. The first unique feature is the ability to convert an Acrobat form that is generally downloaded from the Internet to a fill in and print form that can be saved after it has been completed. This is accomplished by selecting "Extend Features In Adobe Reader" under the "Advanced" on the menu bar. This will convert the form with fields to a saveable form. Another unique feature is the ability to directly create an Adobe Acrobat document from a signed document by using the scanned document to PDF feature. Once a document is signed it can be placed in an external scanner. Then by selecting "Create PDF" under the file menu with "From Scanner" selected the document can be automatically converted into an Acrobat document. Adobe Acrobat Pro does a good job of finding the attached scanner without any presets. As each page is scanned it prompts if you want to add another page. The final scanned to PDF document can now be sent via Email. Would recommend to colleagues but not necessarily for student use.
I love Acrobat X Pro! I use is chiefly to create savable and fillable PDF's that can be then be emailed to teachers and students. The obvious advantage is that the recipient and can type on the doc and save the work without altering the format of the over all doc. Think of trying to get students to type on/fill out a word doc you have created….OUCH! A bit pricy, but worth it is you use PDFs.
Note, I certainly do not use this tool to its full potential!