Adobe Acrobat 9 Comparison Table . July 2008 . Vol. 14 No. 7

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Comparison Table

Development Timeline

  Acrobat 9 Standard Acrobat 9 Pro Acrobat 9 Pro Extended
Author, store, and share documents, and share your screen, using services Yes Yes Yes
Experience richer content and greater interactivity with native support for Adobe® Flash® technology Yes Yes Yes
Create PDF documents from any application that prints Yes Yes Yes
Convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access files to PDF with one-button ease Yes Yes Yes
Capture web pages as rich, dynamic PDF files for review and archiving Yes Yes Yes
Archive e-mail or e-mail folders from Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes Yes Yes Yes
Scan paper documents to PDF and automatically recognize text with optical character recognition (OCR) Yes Yes Yes
Save PDF files as Microsoft Word documents, retaining the layout, fonts, formatting, and tables, to facilitate reuse of content Yes Yes Yes
Help protect PDF documents with 256-bit encryption Yes Yes Yes
Apply restrictions on printing, copying, and altering PDF documents Yes Yes Yes
Examine documents for hidden information and delete as needed Yes Yes Yes
Merge files from multiple applications into a single PDF document Yes Yes Yes
Assemble a wide range of content types in a polished, organized PDF Portfolio Yes Yes Yes
Review documents using familiar commenting tools such as sticky notes, highlighting, lines, shapes, and stamps partial Yes Yes Yes
Manage shared document reviews that allow review participants to see one another's comments Yes Yes Yes
Enable real-time collaboration with synchronized document views and chat Yes Yes Yes
Digitally sign PDF documents partial Yes Yes Yes
Certify PDF documents using digital IDs Yes Yes Yes
Easily create fillable PDF forms from paper or existing files using the Form Wizard Yes Yes Yes
Distribute PDF forms to collect information and track their status Yes Yes Yes
Enable users of Adobe Reader® (version 8 or later) to fill in and save PDF forms locally Yes Yes Yes
Convert documents to PDF/A for archiving with easy search and retrieval Yes Yes Yes
Validate documents for conformance to ISO standards PDF/A, PDF/E, and PDF/X No Yes Yes
Personalize a PDF Portfolio with customizable templates for navigation and branding No Yes Yes
Permanently delete sensitive information, including specific text or illustrations, with redaction tools No Yes Yes
Convert Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project files to PDF with one-button ease, preserving document layers in Visio and AutoCAD and object data in Visio No Yes Yes
Enable users of Adobe Reader (version 8 or later) to digitally sign PDF documents No Yes Yes
Compare and highlight the differences between two versions of a PDF document No Yes Yes
Create dynamic XML forms with Adobe LiveCycle® Designer ES (included) No Yes Yes
Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files for high-end print production and digital publishing No Yes Yes
Create and validate accessible PDF documents No Yes Yes
Insert FLV or H.264 video for direct playback in Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Reader No Yes Yes
Easily add audio, video, and quizzes to your PowerPoint slides and create rich, interactive presentations with Adobe Presenter (included) No No Yes
Convert a variety of video formats to FLV for playback in PDF No No Yes
Embed video in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint and convert to FLV in PDF No No Yes
Convert 3D content to PDF for cross-platform sharing and collaboration No No Yes
Combine multiple CAD formats in one assembly and save as PDF with Adobe 3D Reviewer (included) No No Yes
Convert 2D and 3D designs from major CAD applications to PDF for use by extended teams without expensive CAD or viewer software No No Yes
Create PDF maps by importing geospatial files that retain metadata and coordinates No No Yes

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