Adobe offers three basic Acrobat products as part of their product line:
- Acrobat Reader DC
- Acrobat Standard DC
- Acrobat Pro DC
Acrobat Reader DC is a free download and it allows you to view and annotate PDF files. It is application software that must be downloaded and installed on a computer (Windows PC or Mac) to fully utilize.
Acrobat Standard and Pro DC are not free and require a subscription. They are application software that you must download to a computer (Windows PC or Mac) to fully utilize. They offer the ability to edit PDFs and many other features.
Standard and Pro Features
Create PDFs and export to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
Merge pages, delete pages, and rotate pages
Edit text and images right in your PDF
Create bookmarks within a PDF to jump to specific pages
Easily create, fill, sign, and send forms
Share PDFs for viewing, reviewing, signing, and track activity
Open PDFs that are protected by Microsoft Information Protection solutions, including Azure Information Protection and Microsoft 365.
Additional Pro Only Features
Compare two versions of a PDF to review all differences
Turn scanned documents into editable, searchable PDFs
Take advantage of advanced mobile editing features
Validate and fix PDFs for ISO and accessibility standards