What's New in Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017

What's New in Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017

In July, Adobe released Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017, the latest version of its desktop software for viewing, creating, editing, printing, and managing PDF documents. Immediately after its release, TechSoup added it to its catalog for both Windows and Mac.

The 2017 version is full of new features to help your nonprofit share crucial documents and stay current. Here's a look at what's new and useful.

Digital ID Certificates

Signing, certifying, and verifying documents with a digital ID have long been among Acrobat Pro's strongest features. Once a complex security concept, this feature is now even more streamlined than in previous versions. You can add IDs from files, smart cards, and USB token devices; customize your signature; or use an existing signature image on documents.

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More info: Digital IDs

File Comparison

Acrobat Pro 2017 has refined its Compare Files tool, which allows you to compare two PDF files and highlight any differences, including in images, the document body, the header, and the footer.

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More info: Compare two versions of a PDF file

Scan PDFs

Adobe has streamlined Acrobat Pro's ability to scan a paper document into a PDF while still giving you the option to fine-tune the scan and import.

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More info: Scan documents to PDF

Multiple Document Tabs

When you open multiple files, Acrobat now places each PDF document in a new tab within a single window. You can also choose which PDF to view by scrolling through the tabs or choosing the document in the Window menu. This update means not having to switch among multiple windows to browse your files.

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Add Lists

Need to add a bulleted or numbered list to your PDF? No problem. There's no need to reopen the file in Word, InDesign, or any other editing program; just add it directly in Acrobat Pro.

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Additional Features

Check out the full list of new features in Acrobat Pro 2017 for more information on searching for tools, changing themes, comments, and more.


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