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Adobe Acrobat XI


With Adobe® Acrobat® XI software, users get reliable, easy‑to‑use tools to create, edit, and sign PDF documents with enhanced security and simplified software management.

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Convert PDF Files to Word, Excel & PPT




Which version of Adobe Acrobat XI is right for you?
Adobe® Acrobat® XI Family — Product Comparison
Adobe
Reader XI
Acrobat XI
Standard
Acrobat XI
Pro
Read PDF files
View, search, and print PDF files.      
Create PDF files
Create PDF files from any desktop application that prints.      
Create and send interactive PDF files from popular Microsoft Office applications or web browsers using the Acrobat task ribbon1.      
Scan paper documents into PDF and create searchable text automatically.      
Standardize routine, multistep PDF creation tasks using automated or guided Actions—working with a single file, or batches of files.      
Use the Optimize for Web and Mobile guided Action to enhance PDF reading experiences for connected people on the go.      
Convert PDFs to other formats
Convert PDF files to fully editable Microsoft Word or Excel files, or copy and paste selected parts.      
Convert PDF files to Microsoft PowerPoint files and update text, tables, objects, and master layouts with ease.      
Turn PDF files into single or multiple HTML web pages, complete with editable style elements for quick reformatting.      
Edit PDF files
Edit PDF documents intuitively. Easily modify text or images, or reflow paragraphs on a page with a simple click and drag.      
Find and replace text throughout your PDF document in just one step.      
Merge files into PDF
Organize multiple documents in one PDF file, including spreadsheets, emails, scanned documents, websites, and photos.      
Combine a wide range of content types into a polished PDF Portfolio. Customize with included layouts, themes, and colors.      
Insert audio, Adobe Flash® Player compatible video, and interactive media for direct playback in Adobe Reader.2      
Create PDF and web forms
Fill out PDF forms by typing directly on the page or clicking through fillable form fields.      
Turn existing forms into fillable PDFs. Collect data via Microsoft SharePoint, a network folder, or FormsCentral online service.3      
Create new PDF or web forms in minutes with the included Adobe FormsCentral desktop app.      
View real time results, displayed in easy‑to‑understand tables and charts in the FormsCentral desktop app.3      
Review PDF documents
Annotate documents with a complete set of commenting tools including sticky notes, highlights, lines, shapes, and stamps.      
Manage shared reviews2, collecting everyone’s feedback in one PDF, and letting reviewers build on one another’s comments.      
Compare and highlight the differences between two versions of a PDF document.      
Sign documents electronically
Sign a PDF file by typing or drawing your name, inserting an image of your signature, or adding a certificate signature.5      
Get PDF documents signed by others. Use the Adobe EchoSign service4 to request signatures and track status online.      
Protect PDF files
Restrict document usage or control access to PDFs by adding passwords or using certificate IDs.      
Remove hidden information such as metadata, attachments, and form fields with one click.      
Permanently delete sensitive text and illustrations with redaction tools.      
Create standards‑compliant PDF files
Standardize routine, multistep tasks with guided or automated Actions.      
Create and validate conformance with ISO 32000 PDF standards and convert existing PDFs to ISO‑compliant formats.      
Enhance PDFs for accessibility. Check, verify, and adjust documents that need to meet WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA standards.      
Deploy and manage Acrobat and Reader software
Help safeguard systems and data with robust application security, including sandboxing technology.      
Customize application features and settings with free tools such as the Customization Wizard and the Enterprise Toolkit.      
Easily deploy and update computers with support for Microsoft SCCM/SCUP and Apple Remote Desktop.6      
Deliver Acrobat and Reader as centrally managed, touch‑friendly, virtual applications with support for Citrix XenApp.      

1 Microsoft® Windows® only.
2 Requires Adobe Reader 9 or later.
3 Requires an active account with the Adobe FormsCentral online service. Free and paid subscriptions are available.
4 Requires an active account with the Adobe EchoSign online service. Free and paid subscriptions are available.
5 Certificate signing in Reader requires enablement in Acrobat XI Pro.
6 Mac OS support available for Acrobat XI Pro and Adobe Reader XI.

  System Requirements for Adobe Acrobat XI by Edition
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Adobe Acrobat XI Standard
WINDOWS

  • 1.3GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 for 32 bit or Service Pack 2 for 64 bit; Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1.85GB of available hard disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10; Firefox Extended Support Release; Chrome
  • Video hardware acceleration (optional) Note: For 64‑bit versions of Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows XP (with Service Pack 2), Microsoft Update

  • 1.3GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 (32 bit) or Service Pack 2 (64 bit*); Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit*); Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit); or Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1.55GB of available hard‑disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • DVD‑ROM drive
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10; Firefox (ESR); or Chrome
* For Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (64 bit) and Windows Server 2003 R2 (64 bit), Microsoft hotfix KB930627 is required

MAC OS

  • Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.4, v10.7.2, or v10.8
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1.5GB of available hard‑disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • DVD‑ROM drive
  • Safari 5.1 for Mac OS X v10.6.4 or v10.7.2; Safari 5.2 for Mac OS X v10.8

Adobe Volume Licensing Programs

To learn more about Adobe Volume Software Licensing, please contact your account manager or click here to submit a request for more information.

Transactional Licensing Program (TLP) Highlights

TLP covers most Adobe desktop products and there are no membership requirements. No minimum order is required.

Cumulative Licensing Program(CLP) Highlights

CLP is designed to meet the needs of medium and large organizations with the power to aggregate purchases for better pricing. The discount level is based on the size of the initial purchase and can be improved if subsequent purchases exceed the point minimum for the next discount level.

Adobe Upgrade Plan Highlights

Many of Adobe's Adobe Volume Licensing software licensing program offer Upgrade Plan. You are assured of access to all Adobe upgrades for your covered products during the life of your Upgrade Plan - all at a single cost per licensed product.

Enterprise Agreement Licensing Program Highlights

The Enterprise Agreement offers large organizations substantial cost savings over standard license pricing as well as simplified license and budget tracking through a single agreement. With the Enterprise Agreement, you can easily standardize on the latest Adobe technology across your enterprise.

AdobeCompare the features offered by each of the programs below: Adobe Volume Licensing (AVL) 5.0 Program Overview
Transactional
License Program (TLP)
Contractual License Program (CLP)
    Corporate Government Education
Minimum Purchase Requirements No 10,000 points 10,000 points 5,000 points
Minimum Reorder Requirements No No.
Initial order sets
discount level.
No.
Initial order sets
discount level.
No.
Initial order sets
discount level.
Signed Contract Required? No Yes Yes No
Forecasting Required? No No.
Initial order sets discount level with no further purchase required.
No.
Initial order sets discount level with no further purchase required.
No.
Initial order sets discount level with no further purchase required.
Upgrade Protection Available? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technical Support Available? Yes
Installation/defect support is available. Premium Expert Support may also be purchased.
Yes
Installation/defect support is available. Premium Expert Support is also available.
Yes
Installation/defect support is available. Premium Expert Support is also available.
Yes
Installation/defect support is available. Premium Expert Support is also available.
Media Included? No.
DVD, doc kits ordered separately. Electronic Software Download (ESD) available at no charge.
No.
DVD, doc kits ordered separately. Electronic Software Download (ESD) available at no charge.
No.
DVD, doc kits ordered separately. Electronic Software Download (ESD) available at no charge.
No.
DVD, doc kits ordered separately. Electronic Software Download (ESD) available at no charge.

  Adobe Volume Licensing (AVL) 5.0 License Points
Point Program Type Corporate Government Education
TLP Point Minimum  
Point Level 1 1+ 1+ 1+
Adobe's Nonprofit Licensing Program is TLP. There are no minimum purchase quantity requirements.
CLP Point Minimum  
Point Level 1 10,000 10,000 - 299,999 5,000 - 49,999
Point Level 2 100,000 300,000+ 50,000 - 99,999
Point Level 3 300,000 N/A 100,000+
Point Level 4 1,000,000 N/A N/A