"Adobe Acrobat family Product comparison"
1 of 2 Adobe Adobe Acrobat family Product comparison Adobe® Acrobat® 3D Adobe Acrobat 8 Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard Adobe Acrobat 8 Elements Version 8* Professional Want more information? Check out this detailed product comparison matrix (PDF, 1.9M). Acrobat 8 features Reader Elements Standard Pro 3D View, print, and search Adobe PDF files YES YES YES YES YES Use Start Meeting to collaborate online and share documents in real time with YES YES YES YES YES Adobe Acrobat Connect™ software Create PDF documents from any application that prints, including one-button NO YES YES YES YES creation from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Protect PDF documents with passwords and 128-bit encryption NO YES YES YES YES Apply restrictions on printing, copying, and altering PDF documents NO YES YES YES YES Create PDF documents with one-button ease from Microsoft Outlook, Internet NO NO YES YES YES Explorer, Publisher, and Access, as well as Lotus Notes Combine files from multiple applications into a single PDF document NO NO YES YES YES Combine multiple files into a searchable, sortable PDF package that maintains NO NO YES YES YES the individual security settings and digital signatures of the original PDF files Use familiar commenting tools including sticky notes, highlighter, lines, shapes, NO NO YES YES YES and stamps Conduct shared document reviews that allow review participants to see one NO NO YES YES YES another's comments Compile comments from all reviewers into a single PDF document and sort, filter, NO NO YES YES YES and print as needed for easy reconciliation Authenticate and certify PDF documents with digital signatures NO NO YES YES YES Scan paper documents into PDF and automatically recognize text with optical NO NO YES YES YES character recognition (OCR) Save Adobe PDF files as Microsoft Word documents, retaining the layout, fonts, NO NO YES YES YES formatting, and tables, to facilitate reuse of content Complete tasks more quickly with a streamlined user interface, new customizable NO NO YES YES YES toolbars, and a "Getting Started" page to visually direct you to commonly used features Find hidden information, including metadata, annotations, attachments, form NO NO YES YES YES fields, layers, and bookmarks, and delete as needed Permanently delete sensitive information, including specific text or illustrations, NO NO NO YES YES with redaction tools Create PDF documents with one-button ease from AutoCAD®, Microsoft Visio, NO NO NO YES YES and Microsoft Project (Windows® only) NO NO NO YES YES 17/03/2007 2 of 2 Preserve document layers in technical drawings in Visio and AutoCAD, and object data in Visio (Windows only) Create fillable PDF forms from scanned paper, existing PDF documents, NO NO NO YES YES Microsoft Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets Automatically recognize form fields on static PDF documents and convert them NO NO NO YES YES to interactive fields that can be filled electronically by anyone using free Adobe Reader® software† Enable Adobe Reader† users to participate in reviews with complete commenting NO NO NO YES YES and markup tools, including sticky notes, highlighter, lines, shapes, and stamps Enable Adobe Reader† users to fill and save PDF forms locally for offline use‡ NO NO NO YES YES Enable Adobe Reader† users to digitally sign PDF documents NO NO NO YES YES Convert 3D designs from major CAD applications to PDF documents for use by NO NO NO NO YES extended teams without expensive CAD or viewer software Insert 3D CAD designs into Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents NO NO NO NO YES and convert the files to PDF Create rich, interactive documents with 3D content: Add materials, create NO NO NO NO YES exploded views, edit lighting, and save as 3D objects or 2D raster/vector images for use by extended teams Include PMI data with 3D designs in PDF documents for use by extended teams NO NO NO NO YES Export precise manufacturing data from PDF files into standard 3D formats such NO NO NO NO YES as STEP, IGES, and Parasolid for use in CAM and CAE applications *Acrobat 3D Version 8 will be available in early 2007. †Requires Adobe Reader 7.0 or 8. ‡For ad hoc forms distribution and data collection for up to 500 people. Next steps Take a tour of Acrobat Professional › Upgrading? See what's new › Attend a free online seminar › Download free trial 17/03/2007