Use Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Pro software to:
Deliver professional documents
Use templates to unify a wide range of content in compelling PDF Portfolios. Apply permissions and passwords to help protect sensitive information.
Manage document reviews
Gain the input you need through interactive document reviews that enable participants to see and build on other reviewers' comments.
Create and manage forms
Build dynamic forms, distribute and track forms and responses, and easily export data for analysis and reporting.
Share your ideas
Use Acrobat 9 to create polished PDF files, present multiple documents in a PDF Portfolio, and even add multimedia. And all in a single file.
Control your work
Use Acrobat 9 to apply passwords, set permissions, and permanently remove sensitive information - so you can feel confident your work is safe.
Work better with everyone
With Acrobat 9, your entire team can view and respond as comments are being made - streamlining your reviews and approvals.
Simplify form creation
With just a few clicks, you can create a form that virtually anyone can fill out and save electronically.
Ideal for business and creative professionals
Communicate and collaborate more effectively and securely. Unify a wide range of content in a single organized PDF Portfolio. Collaborate through electronic document reviews. Create and manage dynamic forms. And help protect sensitive information.
Top reasons to buy Acrobat 9 Pro
Unify a wide range of content in a PDF Portfolio
Combine documents, drawings, e-mail, and spreadsheets in a single compressed PDF Portfolio. Use professionally designed templates that can be branded with your logo and include descriptions to guide recipients through the contents.
Help protect your documents
Use passwords to help control access to PDF documents. Use permissions to restrict printing, copying, or altering. Save passwords and permissions as security policies that can be easily applied to new PDF files.
Easily create and manage electronic forms
Convert Microsoft Word and Excel documents or scanned paper to PDF forms with automatic recognition of fillable fields. Use Adobe® LiveCycle® Designer software - a professional form design tool - to create, customize, and automate dynamic XML forms. Use the Form Tracker to see when forms have been completed and who has completed them. Easily export data to a spreadsheet for analysis and reporting.
Manage and track electronic document reviews
Gain the input you need through interactive document reviews that enable participants to see and build on other reviewers' comments, which can be sorted by author, date, or page. Use the Form Tracker to monitor progress and participation.
Include Adobe Reader users
Enable users of free Adobe Reader® software (version 8 or later) to digitally sign documents, participate in shared document reviews, and save forms locally. By extending Adobe Acrobat® functionality to Reader users, you can enable virtually anyone to participate in the workflows you initiate. Synchronize document views.
Help colleagues, clients, and partners get on the same page at the same time with the ability to co-navigate documents. To provide clarity and enhance discussion, use Acrobat.com services to enable collaboration on a PDF file. Then distribute the PDF file and walk recipients through it in real time by controlling the page view they see.
Permanently remove sensitive information
Use redaction tools to black out sensitive text, illustrations, or other information, permanently deleting the content from the PDF document. Inspect PDF documents for metadata, hidden layers, and other concealed information to remove before distributing the files to others.
Compare PDF documents
Automatically highlight the differences between two versions of a PDF document, including text and images, so you can quickly and easily identify what has changed.
Improve print processes
Help control costs and reduce errors with automated output controls to preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files for high-end print production and digital publishing.
Create and validate accessible PDF documents
Ensure your PDF documents are optimized for people with disabilities. Create accessible PDF documents from almost any source to help comply with standards. Quickly evaluate, correct, and automatically tag PDF documents for optimized accessibility and reflow
Key features for print professionals
Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files for print Enhanced!
Control costs, reduce errors, and deliver premium customer service using extensive preflight and print production features that are now better than ever adobe acrobat 9 pro. Provide relighting instructions and custom PDF export presets to ensure that your PDF files conform to specific production requirements. Then automatically validate files and easily fix issues from faulty hairlines to transparency handling, black conversion, spot color mapping, and more.
Access metadata using the Object Inspector New!
Get the full details about an object with the new Object Inspector, which displays metadata for any object you select.
Manage accurate conversions from RGB to black New!
Convert color on any object type, in any color space, using profiles that you choose. Preserve black, promote gray to CMYK Black, and convert from one color system to another accurately - for example, switch from Euro scale CMYK directly to Japan CMYK for text, images, line art, or smooth shades.
Work with built-in Pantone color libraries New!
Pantone libraries are now part of adobe acrobat 9 pro. Make use of a Pantone color library when converting spot colors, or map to Pantone colors through preflight checks and fixes.
View how elements interact with Overprint Preview New!
Easily and reliably preview how overlapping elements will display and print using intelligent Overprint Preview in adobe acrobat 9 pro or Adobe Reader 9. Both products detect whether a selected page contains overlapping elements and then toggle Overprint Preview on or off accordingly.
Detect differences between document versions New!
Quickly detect differences between two versions of a document, including PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, CAD, and even scanned documents. A new Compare Documents interface makes it quick and easy to compare entire documents. View thumbnails indicating all changes on every page. Select the types of changes you want to display or ignore, including text formatting, images, line weights, and backgrounds.
Verify that documents comply with industry standards New!
Create and validate PDF files that comply with a host of the latest industry standards, including PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, PDF/X-4p, PDF/X-5, PDF/A, PDF/E, Job Definition Format (JDF), XMP metadata, and XML. Automate file creation and validation while helping to ensure correct print output using JDF and an Adobe PDF workflow. A built-in, portable verification record enables you to check document standards compliance at any time.
Experience improved layer controls Enhanced!
Import any PDF file as a new layer into an existing PDF file, dynamically create layers within PDF files according to the PDF/X-4 specification, and preflight to move text, images, or vector artwork to individual layers.
Work with consistent print dialog boxes New!
Enjoy smoother cross-platform print functionality. The print dialog boxes in adobe acrobat 9 pro are now consistent between Mac OS and Windows®.
Enjoy end-to-end PDF workflows
Integrate adobe acrobat 9 pro and Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 with the Adobe PDF Print Engine, a native PDF printing platform available in high-end output systems from industry-leading printer manufacturers. Preserve PDF content natively throughout the workflow for more consistent results and improved print productivity and profitability.
Automate JDF workflows
Define, control, and automate the print production workflow using industry-standard JDF files. JDF files are electronic job tickets that travel with PDF files to define and automate the application of printing specifications. For example, automatically convert InDesign files to Adobe PDF and preflight and validate them against the output intent using JDF-based workflows
Package diverse documents as a PDF Portfolio New!
Apply your expertise with Adobe Flash software to producing branded, high-impact, easy-to-navigate PDF Portfolios - a more secure way to link together layouts, images, drawings, video, audio, and other documents in a compact container. You can quickly assemble PDF Portfolios using pre-designed templates, or create custom templates and navigation using your skills with Flash to their utmost. With new native support for Flash technology, adobe acrobat 9 pro enables you to create richer, interactive documents for you and your clients.
Embed content created in Adobe Flash New!
Design and produce video, audio, applications, and other experiences using Flash software, and then embed those files in Adobe PDF documents to create more effective, engaging communication. With built-in support for Adobe Flash Player, adobe acrobat 9 pro and Adobe Reader 9 can play back these files directly for optimal viewing.
Manage forms, reviews, and sharing with Acrobat.com services New!
Use the new services from Acrobat.com, which work directly with adobe acrobat 9 pro, to more easily manage reviews either one-on-one or across a team. Through new support in Acrobat 9 Pro and Acrobat.com, you can also create forms and easily aggregate the data collected from them, store files online, and much more.
Capture web pages as Adobe PDF files
Capture complex web pages for archive or review using enhanced Web Capture that converts web pages to Adobe PDF documents to easily print, archive, mark up, or share. (Windows only)
Easily create Adobe PDF documents
Create Adobe PDF documents with one-button ease from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (as well as additional Microsoft applications, such as Visio and Internet Explorer, on Windows).
Optimize Adobe PDF output
Select from multiple file size and quality settings to optimize PDF output for your intended purpose.
Enable advanced features in Adobe Reader
Enable anyone using free adobe acrobat 9 pro to participate in document reviews, fill out and save electronic forms offline, and digitally sign documents.
Apply passwords and assign permissions
Restrict access to Adobe PDF documents using 128-bit encryption. Set document permissions to help restrict who can print, save, copy, or modify a document.
Permanently remove sensitive information
Permanently remove metadata, hidden layers, and other concealed information, and use redaction tools to completely delete sensitive text, illustrations, or other content, before distributing PDF files online.
Key features for designers
Enjoy tight integration with Creative Suite 3 software
Rely on tight integration between Acrobat 9 Pro software and design components of Adobe Creative Suite® 3, including Adobe InDesign® CS3, Illustrator® CS3, Photoshop® CS3 Extended, and Flash® CS3 Professional. For example, synchronize color and transparency flattener settings between Acrobat and Creative Suite 3 design components, or embed and smoothly play back content created with Flash in PDF files.
Prepare high-end Adobe PDF files
Produce consistent Adobe PDF files from InDesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, and adobe acrobat 9 pro using shared PDF presets. Create custom PDF presets in any of these applications and then access them from the other applications for predictable, reliable results.
Package documents in dynamic PDF Portfolios New!
Assemble layouts, drawings, images, video, audio, and other files into a single dynamic PDF Portfolio with files preserved in their original formats or as PDF files. Customize the PDF Portfolio interface using professionally designed templates and interactive navigation based on Flash technology. Add your own brand elements, define the sequence in which documents are presented, and include descriptions of each document.
Embed content created in Adobe Flash New!
Enrich your PDF documents with embedded video, audio, and widgets created in Flash that are natively viewable with Acrobat 9 Pro and Adobe Reader® 9 software. Combine the security and convenience of portable Adobe PDF files with the rich appeal of high-impact media.
Easily create, manage, and analyze forms New!
Generate sophisticated PDF forms easily, thanks to an enhanced form creation wizard. Automatically locate form fields in static PDF documents and convert them to dynamic, interactive XML fields that can be filled out by anyone using adobe acrobat 9 pro. The resulting data can be automatically captured and consolidated into a spreadsheet. And new Acrobat.com services provide an easy-to-access hub to distribute and manage forms more securely and to collect and analyze form data.
Easily collaborate using synchronized document views New!
Quickly get on the same page - and to an exact location - with a client or colleague by synching your view of a PDF file with theirs. Simply send an e-mail invitation to collaborate live and attach the PDF file or upload it to Acrobat.com. Then, when the other reviewer logs in, zero in on the content that needs attention. Using built-in chat or a quick phone call for discussion as you move through your synced view of the document, identify and resolve issues quickly.
Set up shared PDF reviews easily on Acrobat.com New!
Eliminate the technical complexities of shared PDF reviews and enable people outside your firewall to participate more easily by using complimentary services on Acrobat.com to manage your shared document reviews. An enhanced distribution wizard and Tracker simplify setup and tracking. Identify the status of the reviews, send reminders, and receive alerts when reviewers complete tasks. Then efficiently view consolidated feedback in the Tracker.
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, an ideal format for high-quality professional printing.
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