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* What is in the new Adobe Acrobat (writer) that isn't in Adobe Acrobat 6?Patrick
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What is in the new Adobe Acrobat (writer) that isn't in Adobe Acrobat 6?

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Subject: What is in the new Adobe Acrobat (writer) that isn't in Adobe Acrobat 6?
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 by: Patrick - Mon, 11 Sep 2023 16:16 UTC

What is useful that is in the newest Adobe Acrobat writers that isn't in
Adobe Acrobat 6?Years ago, when "acrobat" uniquely meant the writer (and
not the reader!), I would buy it every time they upgraded (from 4, to 5 and
then to 6 & 7).

But two things annoyed the heck out of me such that I stopped buying it.
1. There was nothing new or useful in the newer versions, and,
2. The Acrobat 7 was super annoying in that it wouldn't work offline.

After the Acrobat 7 fiasco, I gave up on buying new versions.
I've been happy ever since.

Whenever I need to EDIT a PDF, I just edit it (either change the text a bit
or sign with the pencil tool, for example). I can delete pages. Rotate
them. Add pages. Whatever I need to do I can do with Acrobat 6.

About the only thing I can't do is Adobe pulled the same tricks Microsoft
did by making some versions of the PDF incompatible - but that is so rare
that it only happens to me once in about 3 to 5 years - and usually that's
solved by asking the sender to PDF it at a lower version level.

Usually it only happens with encryption which can easily be removed anyway
(using GSView with Ghostscript "convert using PDFWrite" free utilities).

I just installed v6 on my Windows 11 PC and the installer complained.
But it worked.

But I couldn't get the Adobe Acrobat 6 (writer) to be the default.
Every time I tried to set it, Windows 11 ignored the setting.

No problem. I can start the Adobe Acrobat 6 (writer) to open documents.
But I wonder....

What do you find that is genuinely useful that is in the newest Adobe
Acrobat writers that isn't in tried-and-true Adobe Acrobat 6 writer?

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 by: Paul - Mon, 11 Sep 2023 17:40 UTC

On 9/11/2023 12:16 PM, Patrick wrote:
> What is useful that is in the newest Adobe Acrobat writers that isn't in
> Adobe Acrobat 6?Years ago, when "acrobat" uniquely meant the writer (and
> not the reader!), I would buy it every time they upgraded (from 4, to 5 and
> then to 6 & 7).
>
> But two things annoyed the heck out of me such that I stopped buying it.
> 1. There was nothing new or useful in the newer versions, and, 2. The Acrobat 7 was super annoying in that it wouldn't work offline.
>
> After the Acrobat 7 fiasco, I gave up on buying new versions.
> I've been happy ever since.
>
> Whenever I need to EDIT a PDF, I just edit it (either change the text a bit
> or sign with the pencil tool, for example). I can delete pages. Rotate
> them. Add pages. Whatever I need to do I can do with Acrobat 6.
>
> About the only thing I can't do is Adobe pulled the same tricks Microsoft
> did by making some versions of the PDF incompatible - but that is so rare
> that it only happens to me once in about 3 to 5 years - and usually that's
> solved by asking the sender to PDF it at a lower version level.
>
> Usually it only happens with encryption which can easily be removed anyway
> (using GSView with Ghostscript "convert using PDFWrite" free utilities).
>
> I just installed v6 on my Windows 11 PC and the installer complained.
> But it worked.
> But I couldn't get the Adobe Acrobat 6 (writer) to be the default.
> Every time I tried to set it, Windows 11 ignored the setting.
>
> No problem. I can start the Adobe Acrobat 6 (writer) to open documents.
> But I wonder....
> What do you find that is genuinely useful that is in the newest Adobe
> Acrobat writers that isn't in tried-and-true Adobe Acrobat 6 writer?

You don't want the new Adobe Acrobat product.

It auto-updates.

[Picture]

https://i.postimg.cc/SKYqRqFb/acrobat-dc-autoupdating.gif

For example, I didn't know that the newest version to roll in, does
actually have a page number display. It's on the right, in extra small
lettering, for the vision impaired. I had assumed they just removed it.

If you select a function like "OCR" from the menu, the program
will immediately connect you to Adobe.com , so you can give
your credit card details and start "renting" their version
which has OCR.

Just be careful what you click on.

For example, even attempting to rotate a page so you can read it,
that's a "rental feature". If you do install it, try the rotate
icon in the lower right corner, so you can tell us whether it's
still wired to the "rental interface" or not :-)

Paul

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