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Acrobat XI teaches old PDF dog new tricks

Adobe Acrobat may be the choice application for PDF documents, but even old workhorses can sometimes get an upgrade. Acrobat XI includes new features to make PDFs more easily editable on tablets and mobile devices, and they can also be saved directly into PowerPoint presentations.

“The compounding complexity of work has never been more pressing. As the number of mobile devices and the use of cloud services surge, information workers must be empowered to work more effectively with documents anywhere on any device,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president, IDC.

The new Adobe Acrobat XI can edit PDF files, including modifying paragraphs, images and objects by simply clicking and dragging using the new Edit Text and Images tool. And if you have multiple documents, you can drag them into a single PDF file, while retaining the source file’s integrity.

For smart phones and tablets, Acrobat XI adds touch functionality for documents, so that users on such devices can comment and annotate them, as well as sign and approve documents.

The new Acrobat can now save PDF documents as PowerPoint, Word or Excel files. Also, improved protection of all PDF files created from Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel includes the ability to prevent copying, editing or printing without permission.

 

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John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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