Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Professional software is the advanced way for business professionals to create, combine, control, and deliver more secure, high-quality Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection.Assemble electronic or paper files?even Web sites, engineering drawings, and e-mail?into reliable PDF documents that are easy to share with others using free Adobe Reader« software.
Manage document reviews, synthesizing feedback from multiple reviewers while preserving document format and integrity. Extend commenting capabilities to anyone using Adobe Reader. Windows users can design intelligent Adobe PDF forms that include business logic, such as calculations and data validations, to help increase the accuracy of data collection while reducing the costs of manual data entry.
Create. Easily create Adobe PDF documents from Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Project, Visio, Access, Publisher, AutoCAD«, Lotus Notes, or any application that prints.
Combine. Combine documents, drawings, and rich media content into a single, polished Adobe PDF document. Optimize file size, and arrange files in any order regardless of file type, dimensions, or orientation.
Collaborate. Enable users of Adobe Reader« software (version 7.0 or 8) to participate in shared reviews.Use the Start Meeting button to collaborate in real-time with the new Adobe Acrobat Connect line of products.
Collect. Easily collect and distribute forms, combine collected forms into a searchable, sortable PDF package, and export collected data into a spreadsheet. (Windows« only) Control. Control access to and use of Adobe PDF documents, assign digital rights, and maintain document integrity
Acrobat Professional Features:
Create and optimize Adobe PDF documents:
* Easily create Adobe PDF documents
Create Adobe« PDF documents with one-button ease from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Windows« users can also create PDF documents with one-button ease from Outlook, Internet Explorer, Project, Visio, Access, Publisher, AutoCAD«, and Lotus Notes files.
* Scan to PDF with OCR
Scan paper documents with OCR technology to create compact, searchable Adobe PDF documents.
* Convert e-mail to Adobe PDF files
Convert e-mail in Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes to Adobe PDF documents to facilitate searching, archiving, and retrieval. (Windows only)
* Capture web pages as Adobe PDF files
Convert web pages to Adobe PDF documents to easily print, archive, mark up, or share. (Windows only)
* Create in PDF/A or PDF/X
Create documents in PDF/A, the ISO standard for long-term archiving of electronic documents, or PDF/X, the ideal format for high-quality, professional printing.
Combine files from multiple applications:
* Combine and optimize documents
Combine documents, drawings, and rich media content into a single, polished Adobe PDF document. Optimize file size, and arrange files in any order regardless of file type, dimensions, or orientation.
* Maintain individual file security settings
Maintain individual digital signatures and security settings in PDF files and forms when combining them into a single PDF package.
* Include only the pages you need
Specify which pages, layouts, or sheets should be included from source files in your final, combined Adobe PDF document.
* Optimize Adobe PDF output
Select from multiple file size and quality settings to optimize PDF output for your intended purpose.
* Quickly regenerate a combined PDF file
Re-create a combined Adobe PDF document after revising source files, without having to locate and gather the native files again.
* Unify with headers, footers, and watermarks
Automatically remove headers and footers from source files and add unifying headers, footers, or watermarks to your combined Adobe PDF document.
* Attach native files
Share source files by attaching them to your Adobe PDF document in their original, native formats.
Enhance and extend document collaboration:
* Conduct e-mail?based reviews
Initiate a document review in Adobe PDF via e-mail. Merge inbound comments and markups from all reviewers into one PDF document with a single click.
* Manage shared reviews
Easily conduct shared reviews ? without IT assistance ? that allow review participants to see one another's comments and track the status of the review.
* Enable collaboration tools in Adobe Reader
Enable users of free Adobe Reader« software* to participate in e-mail? or server-based reviews using all of the commenting and markup tools in Acrobat 8 Professional, including notes, stamps, highlighter, pencil, lines, shapes, and more.
* Track reviews and manage comments
Track which reviewers have contributed feedback, send reminders, and add new participants. Easily compile all comments into a single Adobe PDF document.
* View and print comments
View and print feedback for easy reconciliation. Sort comments by author, date, or page. Search comments for words or phrases.
* Export comments to Word or AutoCAD
Select and export comments back to your original Word or AutoCAD file. Comments appear in Word as tracked changes and in AutoCAD as a separate layer.
Streamline data collection with Adobe PDF forms:
* Get started with form templates
Take advantage of an existing library of common form templates, such as human resources forms, invoices, and expense reports.
* Easily create forms
Create fillable forms for distribution by e-mail or on the web from scanned paper, PDF documents, Microsoft Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets.
* Auto-recognize form fields
Automatically locate form fields in static PDF documents and convert them to interactive fields that can be filled electronically by anyone using free Adobe Reader software*.
* Optimize form workflow