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Adobe Acrobat Pro XI vs. Adobe Acrobat DC

Can we get the Acrobat XI version of the Scanning stuff back? This multiple page setup in order to get to scanning a document is horrendous. When you update things, try to avoid bloating them into more steps, more bells and whistles that are just eye candy and do little to enhance anything....I like when we go update and find out that the newer version has less garbage on it, less junk added to it for overall performance gain instead of the industry standard of new versions = more bloated programming = less productivity and horrible GUI - Why does DC look like it is a push button icon based program for a PC? I have nothing that uses touch screen or similar and I really detest programs FULL of hundreds of ICONS everywhere. XI at least was simpler to get things done without wasting 1. Screen space 2. multiple page clicks to get to the final process of actually scanning something.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When I edit a document, I do not necessarily want to edit existing text. I do not want Acrobat to do an OCR process on the document and create uncountable text boxes (that can easily be messed up), when all I wanted to do was either crop the image or add a text box. Please allow the OCR conversion to be toggled off.
        Also when scanning, if you go into an option like increase resolution, all of the changes (like selection of document size) made on the previous screen are lost and have to be entered again Too time consuming!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Under review" for 8 months! Hmm, sounds like you need different reviewers resulting in ... "wait for it" ... better software.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Everything about the new version is harder to use. Completely non-intuitive. So much wasted time.

      • Katherine Edman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that DC is far more difficult to use than XI for an experienced user. The icons make this product look like it was designed for small children who can't read. Is that really Adobe's target audience?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with your comments about Adobe Acrobat Pro XI vs Adobe Acrobat DC. Adobe Acrobat DC is horrible. I cannot stand it as using it is counter-intuitive to the seasoned Adobe Acrobat Pro users & takes too long with way to many mouse clicks to do something that used to be simple. It's as if the Adobe corporation's primary goal is to alienate experienced Adobe Acrobat Pro users. Terrible disregard by Adobe of customers that used to really like and use the Pro project. Preferably, I enjoyed the legacy Acrobat Pro product when LifeCycle Designer was an incorporated feature. The software was fantastic way back then. Then slowly, newer versions with the whittling away at removing useful features and removing the ease of use occurred with little to no explanation at how feature removals would benefit seasoned users. Now, it's morphed into Adobe's marketing of Adobe Acrobat DC subscriptions that absolutely STINK, as it is terrible and frustrating, AND more time-consuming to use to do even the most simple actions.

        signed,
        alienated Adobe Acrobat Pro user

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm trying to be objective, but this version makes me angry. I am proficient at earlier versions of Adobe Pro and little bad to say about the, but seriously cannot find one thing that I like about DC. I find it difficult to get anything done because features are nowhere near the same location and most are not named the same. So basically I think it is completely unusable.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This new Adobe version is terrible. I cannot figure out how to make text searchable. Please fix this! Terrible!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        DC is the worst program. It has caused so much frustration. Why in the world have they made editing inserted text (into existing PDF) so freaking hard and inconsistent. Some edit easily, some are hidden by the existing PDF text boxes...WTH.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To the person who commented that "DC is so inferior to XI - I have to find something else." Our company switched to BlueBeam. I'm one of the few that have both programs loaded on my computer as I am a long time user of Adobe and still have hope in that they can undo DC and go back to the older versions layout. If in the next few years this cannot be accomplished, I most likely won't be posting to this board as I will have switched over completely to keep cost down.

      • Sandy Campbell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've installed DC three times, each time thinking that maybe I was being too harsh in my assessment. But each time I reinstalled XI. This is not because I love XI, but because I find DC completely unusable. As far as I can tell, it does nothing that XI can't do better and easier, except maybe touch support. I have DC on my iPhone because I have no choice, and I never use it for more than viewing a PDF (and it doesn't show spreads). For years I had hoped that Adobe would come out with an Acrobat CC. Acrobat was always the ugly duckling of the Acrobat family, and it would have been so easy to make it better. The Creative Cloud apps, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, are fully customizable and fairly uniform in how they look and perform. But then DC came out in 2015, and it hasn't improved one bit in three years. No designers and clients that I work with will touch it. My clients make heavy use of commenting on PDFs made from InDesign documents. XI isn't perfect - the post-it notes are often misaligned and long blocks of replacement text cause the screen to blink - but DC is far worse. There is often NO way in DC of knowing exactly what a comment is referring to. I can't risk upsetting my clients just to make Adobe happy. Acrobat DC is still polluting my Creative Cloud menu bar app. It is in constant need of "updating" even though it is not even installed. I would get rid of it if I could, but like all things DC, that is impossible.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to be able to OCR a single page on Acrobat DC without having to scan a 300 page document. Is that possible? Thanks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rishusha Administrator comment - no that is not correct, the custom scan does not appear any longer in my case. It seems to be because Acrobat DC no longer suppresses a variety of scanner driver's software? ??

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        what happened to custom scan, I can no longer put in page size to scan an envelope or return postal receipts without scanning an entire 8.5 by 11 page. Apparently, acrobat DC no longer suppresses my scanner's driver or something?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also liked the XI version better than the DC version. Even the 9 and X were great to use. In my opinion, Adobe took a step backwards. Hopefully they can make corrections by having their people take a look at 9, X, XI and improve on that and call DC an experimental error. Didn't Microsoft do this in one of their upgrades when the masses complained about the layout. If not more will be inclined to jump ship to Bluebeam which looks more familiar like the older Adobe versions.

      • M. Surber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In XI it was great that I had a single shortcut click that I could use that allowed me to instantly scan - I did not have to select multiple locations - why is there no ability to create a simple shortcut that when I click on the program and it goes to the really useless page at the beginning it could not instead have the shortcut for whatever scan method instead? Also the ability to change front only/front & back scanning change should be there but instead you have to use the defaut other scan where you then select what type and page types rather than simple color and both or color and single side or same as black/white, etc.

      • Adminrishusha (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi M.Surber,

        Adobe Acrobat DC Pro houses may more features and updates than the Acrobat XI version and there are multiple methods of reaching a functionality. For particular case of scanning, you can also chose the file menu option i.e.,
        File->Create->PDF From Scanner.
        On this screen you have both the one-click preset scan and personalized custom scan option.

        Thanks
        Rishabh

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