Adobe Acrobat Professional is a family of computer programs developed by Adobe Systems, designed to view, create, manipulate and manage files in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat Pro allows the viewing and printing of PDF files, a widely used way to present information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.
Adobe Acrobat Professionals allows users to:
- gather, prepare, and share information in PDF files
- allows for commenting and review of PDF files
- allows for the cobination of multiple PDF files into a single document
- provides to ability to create PDF forms that users can complete and return electronically
Adobe Acrobat Professional is not included in the IC software bundle and must be ordered on own. The IC Bookstore participates in the Adobe CLP program and offers substantial educational discounts for departmental and student purchases.
Office 207 software for Windows and Office 2008 software for Mac come with a PDF creator. If the creation of PDFs is the only functionality needed then these software packages should meet that need and no additional purchase is necessary.