Adobe Acrobat Pro for Mac

Adobe Acrobat Pro for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,610
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 03, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase; $449.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Platform:
    Mac

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2 stars

"Acrobat 9 is a nightmare!"

July 09, 2008  |  By tliszt

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I just updated from Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. I *used* to be able to print ANY Microsoft Office document (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) by using the floating PDF icon on the palette in the Office application. This now DOES NOT WORK with the new (improved) Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro software.

Installing this *upgrade* has broken all of this functionality. ALSO: Within the Acrobat 9 Pro software, you create a PDF by going to the File Menu â??> Create PDF â??> from file and then select the file you want to convert to a pdf.

This too DOES NOT WORK with any MS-Office document, from either the new Office 2008 for Mac or the prior Office 2004. The error message states: "Acrobat could not open xxxx.docx because it is either not a supported file type..."

Again, NO Office document is supported. THE ONLY WAY to create a PDF is to *PRINT* to the Acrobat 9 printer driver. THIS IS CRAZY. Why would Adobe release an 'upgrade' which breaks functions (and obvious/basic ones at that) from its previous Acrobat 8 Professional software?!!

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2 stars

"Oh well"

June 26, 2008  |  By blizzaster

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

When is Adobe ever going to realize that they keep adding stuff on top of stuff to Acrobat, and none of it has any kind of a workflow? Have they ever even tried to make "interactive" Acrobat documents with this thing? Waaaay too many small and poorly designed dialog boxes, way too many clicks, and heaven forbid there are any changes to be made.

It seems like several other Adobe products - they make it, but they don't actually use it. They just keep adding half-baked features with no practical way to get at them. Yes, it is possible to do all of these things, but no, they don't bother to spend any time making it elegant to do so. Not very Mac-like at all. Better off sticking with tools like Preview or Skim.

This is just more Adobe marketing without adding any value.

I'm waiting for Acrobat 10 Pro Extended Super Deluxe 3D Builder.

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1 stars

"Plop Plop Fizz Fizz"

June 26, 2008  |  By helterskellter

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Adobe products continue to get worse and worse and Acrobat is notorious for paving the way. Adobe Acrobat 9 is no exception. The Microsoft-esque marketing is downright embarassing, i.e., Standard, Pro, and Pro Extended, with Standard and Pro Extended being Windows only but Pro is for both Mac and Windows â?? such a nice little convoluted touch that many are coming to expect from Adobe. Once upon a time Adobe was a reputable company who focused on quality; the Adobe of today is a testament to the unavoidable life-cycle of a growing companyâ??that which was once Romanâ?¦

PROS
A new version is another step towards the enlightenment of unaware users. Yet another version of Acrobat, further bloated with more needless bells and whistles, increases the chance that unaware users will begin to recognize the deceptive pattern and begin to realize they deserve and should demand better for their money.

CONS
- Transparent marketing scheme reveals more effort invested in smoke screen than product quality (think introduction of the â??CSâ?? racket-ah the Bruce Chizen legacy lives on)
-Upgrade pricing schemes are asinine-why customers put up with it I have no idea
- WIth the currently burgeoning, more sophisticated mobile computing experience, the world is in need of a more optimized format and in turn more responsible tools that donâ??t promote the addition of senseless, resource wasting features.
- Adobe continuing their love for feature creep

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1 stars

"Upgrading on the hopeless Adobe site"

February 10, 2008  |  By Full Score

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It's seems that Adobe don't want my money. The registrations page for my 10 Adobe programs isn't active. When I try to pay for an upgrade to Acrobat 8 Professional it won't allow me to pay with any of my credit cards (AMEX and Visa); it tells me the details must exactly match those held by the bank. All the details are correct and there are three DIFFERENT issuing banks; I have no problems using them elsewhere.

Also why do Windows users have an upgrade path to Acrobat 8 Standard whilst Mac users have to upgrade to Acrobat 8 Professional?

What a pathetic advertisement for a company that used to be at the forefront of Mac development.

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4 stars

"Not a problem"

January 25, 2008  |  By wcbeliever

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Installed, runs and updated without any problems at all for me.

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1 stars

"What is happening at Adobe?"

December 26, 2007  |  By Ian G Morris

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
all the issues with Flash, with CS 3 and Leopard... wow, i have long been an Adobe fan but i have felt very windowish with all the time wasted on Adobe products...
and i agree with other below... same issues now with Acrobat... will not install - point it to the 8.0 folder and it is greyed out...re download for the 3rd time and still the same time waster... i will just not use Acrobat any more.... wonderful updater! doesn't see the ap to update! Please adobe get things right over there... who is in control of your quality? have you outsourced that... please don't!
Thanks

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5 stars

"Oh yeah, just like that baby. Now a little lower."

October 22, 2007  |  By Ancient_Boii_Tribe

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Wow, This patch really seems to speed things up a lot. This was really slow and had more beach balls then production.
I'm on a G3 B/W with a G4 550 Zif XLR8 processor and it's just about as fast as Micro(gates blows)Soft Word.
I don't use either one, but in case I do, I have em.

Dear Santa,

PLEASE send me a 2.5 Quad G5, with tons of Ram and two 500GB hard drives.
I promise to stop touching myself and I'll be good all year and I'll even stop watching porn late at night.

Thank You
Little Joey

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1 stars

"Bloatware"

August 31, 2007  |  By cosmac_dotmac

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.0

Summary

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SUPER SLOW! Inconsistent

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1 stars

"defies comprehension"

June 17, 2007  |  By OxyParadox

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
How the same company that brought us Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign managed to come up with Acrobat's interface is hard to imagine. I'm guessing that Microsoft had a huge layoff when they stopped development on XP and Adobe grabbed up those engineers. Where to start? Let's start with the Help files. Let's rename them "Good Luck" files. They've broken up all the help files into arbitrary headings, then sorted the headings alphabetically. Wow. The Help Index doesn't even contain keywords that are the same words used as CHAPTER HEADINGS in the manual.

In Mac OS X 10.4.x, Acrobat launches itself whenever it feels it needs to, and then bounces up and down in the dock endlessly every time it performs any function. This is a known, documented bug, yet Adobe issued fix 8.01 with no acknowledgment of the problem.

Like to read PDFs in your browser? Don't worry - Acrobat will install a very useful PDF browser plug-in for you to be able to read PDFs right there in your browser. EXCEPT - the plug-in doesn't recognize Acrobat 8 or Reader 8 (that's right, the same software that installed it). It asks for the user to locate an Acrobat application capable of opening the PDF - and all Acrobat applications (at least past version 7) are GREYED OUT.

Try using "Distiller" to create those handy on-the-fly PDFs from any file you like. Except that it produces error messages on almost any non-Acrobat file you drop into the distiller window. It's easier to just print-to-PDF in Mac OS X using Preview.

Want to use the Adobe PDF 8.0 printer that Acrobat automatically just installed into your Printer Setup Utility Printer List? Go ahead - choose it as the default printer. Print to it by hitting PRINT. Name the file. Hit "SAVE." Wooops - well, Acrobat would you like you to name the file AGAIN. Sorry, it didn't carry the name over - you have to remember what it was and type it from scratch. NOW hit SAVE. Goodie. It works beautifully every time you do it twice.

Do you use Microsoft Word for Mac? Do you want to have an Acrobat toolbar installed into Word, so that you lose another 1/4" of header space? No? Sorry! Acrobat did it without asking. Want to know how to get rid of the toolbar you didn't ask for? There is a way. Only I had to spend ten minutes searching user forums around the world to find it.

By the way, this is it: http://www.kassblog.com/index.php?itemid=297

When Mac Acrobat documents are opened in Windows, Acrobat still renders drop-shadows as solid blocks of color framing objects. Wow - drop-shadows. A real Web 2.0 cutting-edge challenge.

There's more - I could go on and on. The only reason I have this P.O.S. installed is that I have to be able to edit and combine PDF files, it came with the Creative Suite anyway, and rather than pay for another utility to do this, I use it. And indeed Acrobat can do this - if you don't mind taking the time to sift through the astoundingly counter-intuitive user interface to figure it out. It should be drag and drop to combine files, delete pages, copy and paste text in and out of Acrobat files.

If Adobe's Acrobat engineers would come over for tea sometime, I'd like to serve them some nice Darjeeling, right before I go upside their heads with a rolled-up newspaper.

Not that I feel strongly about it, mind you.

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1 stars

"DOA Update"

June 06, 2007  |  By tewkes

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've tried everything, multiple times, and can't get AAPro 8 updated to 8.1. I've tried it with the standalone updater both from this VT link and from the link on Adobe's site. (The standalone all does not allow me to select the AAP file to update--the filename remains grayed out.) I've tried it from within AAP (Help>Check for Updates), which seems to work each time, but AAP continues to show 8.0.0 in both the About Acrobat window and in the Finder's Get Info window.

Anyone else having such serious problems? (I've been with Acrobat since ver. 4, and this is the first time I've been shut out.)

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What's new in version 8.0
Introduces several major innovations for professionals in a wide variety of areas, such as architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), IT, legal, marketing, manufacturing, and publishing. Moving far beyond simple PDF creation, industry leaders like Caterpillar Inc., Eaton Corporation, the Internal Revenue Service, Quebecor World Inc., and others are testing Acrobat 8 to improve communication and collaboration inside and outside their organizations.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date November 03, 2006
Date Added November 03, 2006
Version 8.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later (universal binary)
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Total Downloads 1,610
Downloads Last Week 22
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Price $449

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