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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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  • Mari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Acrobat just keeps getting worse. I've been trying to simple things like highlighting text in different colors. Jeez!! I couldn't even get the menu/options to change the frikkin colors half the time. The Change Color function is useless - i.e. nothing happens when you select it.
    Please, get rid of the idiots who have decision making powers, but don't even know how to use Acrobat, and please, please, get rid of the "programmers" who have little experience and hire the programmers who do know what they are doing because they have been programming for years/decades!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With Acrobat DC you can't anymore write with accents in Spanish on the bookmarks. And I can't find the way to making a presentation with it. I could with Acrobat Pro XI.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just a thought. Coke had their original flavor and wanted to tweek it thinking it was for the better with all the hype from challenger Pepsi, then what happened, Coke drinkers didn't care for the New Coke so then Coke said we'll sell original Coke and New Coke. I don't see New Coke anymore, so the original Coke won and I think they still have more sales than Pepsi. Maybe Adobe can try something like this and see which one users like more. If Adobe can stick to helping users in lieu of putting out new junk under the sales pitch of newer is better, they may win back users that went to the challenger(Bluebleam).

  • Shelly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe DC’s GUI is frustrating, bring back Adobe Pro X1, even if it’s offered in a “Classic” user Interface for desktop users. Simple form edits to move form fields/objects to specific locations does not work in DC as it did in prior Pro versions. Adobe Management's denial of this need is ludicrous as it appears Adobe developer & manager humans do not understand the business need of their customers need to "CONTROL placement" of all items they have on the forms they design with Adobe software WITHOUT starting over from scratch. It wasn't long ago that LiveCycle Designer was included with Adobe Pro & then it was a much better product than it is today for creating & managing fill & print forms using the prepare & edit tools in Adobe. Adobe managers and developers are slowly killing the usefulness of their software as customers are looking for other alternatives to meet their needs because Adobe people are not listening or providing solutions to resolve ongoing problems that have been reported repeatedly without any fixes/repairs being made in sight or even on the horizon. Seems Adobe does not care about customers needs due to the incredible number of complaints and requests for fixes that have went unanswered or “UNDER REVIEW” for far too long.

  • April Crosby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was just forced to upgrade to DC because I had to get a new computer. I've been using XI for years, with no problems. I don't use a lot of the functions that Acrobat can do, but the ones I use, I use a lot. For example, creating a simple scan. Is Acrobat at some kind of war with Brother printers/scanners? Have I suddenly become software illiterate? Why on earth wouldn't my printer driver defaults float over to Acrobat? At no time in my career have I needed to scan a legal-sized color photo. But this is constantly being put back at the default and I cannot get rid of it. There is no defaults customization in Acrobat DC; all I can do is turn cutsey little candy-colored icons on or off. This is ridiculous and really unprofessional. Half the engineering staff in my company has been using Bluebeam for years and they love it. Acrobat DC is forcing me to jump ship as well.

  • Michel Phillips commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I switched from Acrobat XI Pro to Acrobat DC a few months ago. I agree with the other commenters. Too many menus and sub-menus and sub-sub-menus. Too many steps to do what you want to do. Especially OCR, which I need to do often.

  • Mari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the others - Acrobat DC is terribly user-unfriendly. I suspect the programmers are inexperienced, don't understand the previous coding & just started over, not knowing what the super-users needs are. So typical of today's software - 'Hey, lets reinvent the wheel, cause we don't know what we're doing"! Acrobat is as bad as MS Word; how much time is wasted searching through the tabs/menus looking for what used to be right where we knew it was, or even taking away many of the useful/necessary functions?
    What happened to the goal of making your program meet your USERS’ needs; not the useless bells & whistles the programmers think are cool, & the suits have no idea anyway?

  • 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.

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