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Is Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader different from Adobe Reader? How?

Asked by 2davidc8 (10189points) November 1st, 2021

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Lightlyseared's avatar

They are different versions of the same software. Originally it was Acrobat Reader then they changed it Adobe Reader mid 2000’s and then to Adobe Acrobat Reader in mid 2010’s.

2davidc8's avatar

Thanks, @Lightlyseared . Now what is Adobe Acrobat DC?

cookieman's avatar

Adobe Acrobat DC is the Pro version of Acrobat that is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud monthly subscription plan.

It has many more features than the free Reader version.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Adobe acrobat DC (Document Cloud) is how you buy acrobat now as a subscription. You can get it standalone or part of Creative Cloud.

It slows you to create PDFs instead of just read them however a lot of programs (word for example) now let you save files as pdf so unless you need the additional features it’s probably not worth paying for.

2davidc8's avatar

The reason I asked is that I have Adobe Acrobat DC, but I’ve never paid for any subscription. So I’m not sure I understand what @cookieman and @Lightlyseared are saying.
However, I do note that there some features that are not enabled, but I CAN sign documents and I CAN edit.

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