Software : Adobe : Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat

Version
(as of 1/4/2017)
DC
Platforms
LicenseCommercial
CategoryProductivity

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Create and publish PDFs
  • Secure, encrypt, and control PDFs
  • Helps intelligently create business forms
  • Enables collaboration, tracking, and reviewing within business workflows
  • Provides advanced bundling of multimedia content

Adobe Acrobat is a commercial program used for creating, editing, and managing PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. In contrast to the free Adobe Reader program, Acrobat gives you the full capability to control the content of .PDF files. Acrobat also provides advanced capabilities to embed images, video, and audio content into a portfolio for use in various office, marketing, and presentation settings.

Acrobat is commonly used to create professional documents, such as employment applications, legal documents, and business forms. Adobe's OCR technology enables accurate scanning, indexing, and searching of paper documents. Acrobat can scan and convert paper documents and forms into PDF files while appropriately detecting text, font, colors, and images. Acrobat can also create PDF Portfolios, which may contain multiple documents, 2D and 3D images, video, and maps. PDF Portfolios may be used for previewing and editing Web page mock-ups, displaying CAD image collections, or presenting scripted marketing materials. Also, digital PDF forms can be saved with editable fields, which can be filled out and saved in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

You can build documents manually or use the Acrobat document creation wizard to create documents from other files or scanned documents. As you build a PDF document, the document pane shows a developer preview of the current state of the document. Acrobat's document control feature allows you to lock and secure all or part of a PDF document. Saved files may be encrypted, password-protected, and digitally signed to protect the contents and verify the document's author. Document modifications can be reviewed with revision control, a feature that displays colored highlights for items that have been inserted, replaced, deleted, or moved within the document.

Adobe Acrobat is useful program for professionals across all industries. If you use it at home you may also find Acrobat valuable for scanning documents and saving files in a standard format that can be shared with friends and family. No matter where you use it, Adobe Acrobat will prove an essential resource.

▶ Primary file extension

.PDF – Portable Document Format File

▶ Other file extensions used by Adobe Acrobat DC

Supported File Types
.3G23GPP2 Multimedia File
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.ACRODATAAcrobat Data File
.APFAdobe Profile File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.DSTAutoCAD Sheet Set File
.DWFDesign Web Format File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing Database File
.DWTAutoCAD Drawing Template
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.F4VFlash MP4 Video File
.FLVAnimate Video File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.JOBOPTIONSAdobe Joboptions File
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPGJPEG Image
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MARSAdobe MARS File
.MJDAdobe Acrobat MIME Encoded Job Definition File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MP4MPEG-4 Video File
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PDXAdobe Acrobat Index File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PRCProduct Representation Compact File
.PRNPrintable File
.PSPostScript File
.RLERun Length Encoded Bitmap
.SEQUAdobe Acrobat Sequence File
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.TIFTagged Image File
.TXTPlain Text File
.U3DUniversal 3D File
.WWFWorld Wide Fund Non-Printable Document
.XDPXML Data Package
.XFDFAdobe Acrobat XFDF File
.XPSXML Paper Specification File
Additional Related File Formats
.3DS3D Studio Scene
.3DXMLDassault Systemes 3D XML File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.ACROPLUGINAdobe Acrobat Plug-in
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.APIAcrobat Plug-in
.ARCCompressed File Archive
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.ASMSolid Edge Assembly File
.ASMPro/ENGINEER Assembly File
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BDLCoCreate Bundle File
.CATPARTCATIA V5 Part File
.CATPRODUCTCATIA V5 Assembly File
.CERInternet Security Certificate
.CGRQuest3D Channel Group File
.CLXStandard Dictionary File
.DAEDigital Asset Exchange File
.DLVCATIA 4 Export File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.ENVAdobe Dictionary Data File
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.EXPCATIA 4 Export File
.FCDTFormsCentral Design Template
.FDFAcrobat Forms Data Format
.HGLHP Graphics Language File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.IAMInventor Assembly File
.IFCIndustry Foundation Classes File
.IFCIndustry Foundation Classes File
.IGESIGES File
.IGSIGES Drawing File
.IPTInventor Part File
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JPEGJPEG Image
.JPFJPEG 2000 Image
.JTJT Open CAD File
.KMZGoogle Earth Placemark File
.LEXAdobe Linguistic Library Data File
.LNGAcrobat Language Plug-in
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.MODELCATIA 3D Model FIle
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.MPEGMPEG Movie
.MPGMPEG Video File
.NEUPro/ENGINEER Neutral File
.OBJWavefront 3D Object File
.P12Personal Information Exchange File
.P7CPKCS #7 Certificate File
.PARSolid Edge Part File
.PARSolid Edge Part File
.PDPAdobe Portable Document Format File
.PFXPKCS #12 Certificate File
.PKGCoCreate OneSpace Modeling Package File
.PLTHPGL Plot File
.PRTSolid Edge Part File
.PRTUnigraphics Part File
.PRTPro/ENGINEER Part File
.PSIDPostScript Image Data File
.PSMSolid Edge Sheet Metal File
.PWDSolid Edge Weldment Document
.RAMReal Audio Metadata File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SABACIS SAB Model File
.SATACIS SAT 3D Model File
.SATACIS SAT 3D Model File
.SESSIONCATIA 4 Session File
.SESSIONCATIA 4 Session File
.SHTMLServer Side Include HTML File
.SLDASMSolidWorks Assembly File
.SLDPRTSolidWorks Part File
.STEPSTEP 3D Model
.STLStereolithography File
.STPSTEP 3D CAD File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.VRMLVRML File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video File
.WRLVRML World
.X_BParasolid Model Part File
.X_TParasolid Model Part File
.XASPro/ENGINEER Assembly Instance Accelerator File
.XASPro/ENGINEER Assembly Instance Accelerator File
.XFDFormFlow 99 Form Data File
.XMLXML File
.XPRPro/ENGINEER Part Instance Accelerator File
.XV0Lattice XVL Structure File
.XV0Lattice XVL Structure File
.XV3Lattice XVL Geometry File
.XV3Lattice XVL Geometry File

Updated: January 4, 2017