Mon, 15 Jan 2007 Acrobat 8.0 Professional
Acrobat remains the premier program for working with PDFs, and this latest version has many improvements, as well as being much easier to use
- Manufacturer: Adobe
- Pros: Ability to fix problems found in preflight, new PDF Package bundles several files together but keeps them as separate documents
- Cons: No Mac version for Standard edition and the Professional edition is quite expensive if you don’t need all the commenting and form filling abilities
- Price: £464.12 full version, £158.62 upgrade
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The interface is much tidier and it is easier to get to grips with. There are some nice features, particularly in terms of commenting and forms, and this will be welcome for corporate users. The preflighting has been much improved with the ability to fix some problems, though there are a number of cheaper alternatives around. Overall there’s little to recommend this in itself to graphic arts users, most of whom will be better off waiting for the next Creative Suite release.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This review has been modified to correct an inaccurate statement. The Mac version of Acrobat 8 does not include Adobe's form-filling technology, LiveCycle. This is only present in the Windows version of Acrobat 8.