Acrobat Standard DC
Acrobat DC. It’s how the world gets work done. More than five million organizations around the world rely on Acrobat DC to create and edit the smartest PDFs, convert PDFs to Microsoft Office formats, and so much more. When you’re on the move and you need to collaborate with colleagues in multiple locations, trust the power of Acrobat DC to make it happen.
It’s easiest to start with how Acrobat Standard DC and Pro DC are similar because many of the most essential features are available in both versions. For example, both Standard and Pro enable you to create PDFs. That includes converting documents and images to PDF, creating PDFs from any application that prints, combining multiple documents and file types into a single PDF file, and turning webpages into interactive PDFs with live links.
While both versions will get you the desktop software, access to Adobe Document Cloud services for storing and sharing files, and an Adobe Sign subscription to sign and collect legal electronic and digital signatures on any device, there are some differences in features and capabilities that may make one or the other better suited to your needs.
Acrobat Standard DC and Pro DC both allow you to share and collaborate on documents as well. You can share documents—as an email attachment or as link to the file in Adobe Document Cloud—add comments and markups, fill in forms, collect e-signatures, and receive real-time activity notifications.
Searchable scanned documents
A critical feature for many users is the ability to convert scanned paper documents into searchable, editable PDFs. For that, you’ll need Acrobat Pro DC. It can recognize text in a variety of languages, allowing you to easily find and edit information in the document.
While Acrobat Standard DC includes enough editing capabilities for most personal and business use cases, Acrobat Pro DC adds a few that might be required in certain scenarios. For instance, Pro DC gives you the option to redact sensitive information from documents when you want to keep it hidden from particular viewers, rather than only permanently remove it as Acrobat Standard DC does.
Only Acrobat Pro DC is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows; Acrobat Standard DC is available for Windows only.