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Author Topic: Should I Upgrade? (Regarding Non-DC Software)  (Read 1844 times)

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Should I Upgrade? (Regarding Non-DC Software)
« on: March 13, 2009, 04:37:02 PM »
Hello geniuses:
So I'm an avid collector of eBooks, mainly in PDF format, and I'm running them on Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble to upgrade to version 9. Here's a list of "new" features I've found listed online:

# Easy fillable-form creation, form fill-in, and form tracking
# Software launches in half the time of Acrobat 8 (a much-needed improvement in my view)
# Include Adobe Flash-based audio and video inside PDF documents (can we expect more exciting e-Books now? I hope so!)
# Better OCR and scanner support to make it easier to turn paper into editable text
# Convert web pages, including pages with rich and interactive media, into PDF files
# Search multiple PDF files in the same folder
# Works with Acrobat.com website
# Support for PDF Portfolios, which can contain drawings, documents, emails and spreadsheets that can be configured with a template for easy "touring" of the contents
# Synchronized document views and document comparison
# PDF Standards pane helps assure that your document meets the requirements for new PDF/A (archiving), PDF/X (professional printing), or PDF/E (engineering documents; link opens PDF file) standards
# Improved print workflows and previews for document designers and prepress specialists
# Add 3D and maps to a PDF Portfolio
# Convert popular video formats to Flash for use in a PDF file
# Includes Adobe Presenter software for interactive presentations
# Includes Adobe 3D Reviewer to combine multiple CAD drawings
# Supports interactive, geospatially enabled PDF maps

What I was most initially happy about was the faster startup time, better OCR support, converting web pages into PDF format, and searching multiple PDF files in the same folder. Now, mind you, I primarily use Acrobat for reading, but I do often wind up having to correct pagination (I'm nuts about correct pagination). The ability to convert a web page into PDF is rather alluring.

So has anyone out there upgraded? Or at least know about the differences between 8 and 9? Any suggestions are much appreciated!

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Daniel in Tulsa
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Re: Should I Upgrade? (Regarding Non-DC Software)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 08:06:14 PM »
it's 9.1 now
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Re: Should I Upgrade? (Regarding Non-DC Software)
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 09:14:14 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, but the question is still pertinent, IMHO.
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