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Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard Upgrade [Old Version]

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2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00008ZGS0
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 27, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,605 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description


Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard software lets business professionals quickly and easily convert any Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, or other paper or electronic document to a reliable Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Adobe PDF files preserve the visual integrity of documents so that they can be e-mailed to colleagues and then viewed and printed on a variety of platforms using free Adobe Reader software.

Acrobat 6.0 Standard software’s intuitive review tools allow business professionals to comment on documents electronically and make it easy to track, manage, and incorporate feedback into original documents. Acrobat’s full set of features help you streamline communications and reduce the costs and inefficiencies associated with paper-based review processes.

Password protection lets you secure files to prevent unauthorized users from opening and viewing sensitive documents. Apply permissions with 128-bit encryption that control whether users are allowed to view, edit, comment on, sign, or print Adobe PDF files. And with digital signature support you can approve final documents, verify authenticity, and build a list of trusted certificates.

Note: This is an upgrade version.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is no upgrade. Stay with Acrobat 5. April 11, 2004
By A Customer
"Acrobat 6 Standard" came bundled with my new PC. I tried it for a week but found myself disappointed with it for all the same reasons given in the other unfavorable reviews here--disappointed enough to remove it from my new PC and to replace it with the Acrobat 5 that I'd been using on my old PC.
I haven't much to add to what the other reviewers have said, but I'll go ahead and state the following:
6 is too different from 5 in its menu structure. The difference would be acceptable if the purpose were obvious--say, to make 6's menus better resemble those of other, high-volume applications such as Excel and Word. But the menu differences between 6 and 5 seem to be completely arbitrary.
Many of the sophisticated yet useful features that were standard in 5 are now, evidently, premium in 6. I say "evidently" because can I only assume that these features are available, at extra cost, in the Professional verion of 6. I think one such feature perhaps is "Tools->Locate Web Addresses->Create Web Links from URLs in text". I use that feature all the time in Acrobat 5, but I don't remember seeing it in Acrobat 6 Standard.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Upgraders Beware September 8, 2003
I upgraded Acrobat 5 to 6 Standard and found out too late that the function to create PDF forms is no longer included. Of course, I had to remove version 5 first, so now I have no way to edit my existing PDF forms files other than to remove 6 and re-install 5 or upgrade further to Acrobat 6 Professional. Adobe does not make it very clear at all on their website what features of 5 require Professional or are lost with Standard. Other than this big disappointment, I find the user interface modernized and cleaner and more WindowsXP familiar. The bloated Standard takes longer to open/load than 5 - wonder how much longer 6P will take! Another annoyance are the Office toolbars for PDF functions which don't behave themselves by staying put or staying closed and insist on opening as a separate toolbar row.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Experience Upgrading, But, After That, Fine. September 3, 2003
Since, for some unknown reason, Adobe doesn't offer a direct upgrade path from Acrobat 3 to Acrobat 6, I had to buy the Acrobat 5 Upgrade merely so I could qualify for a free upgrade to Acrobat 6. Not only is this silly of Adobe, it's also expensive. Instead of buying an Acrobat 6 package, sticking my old Acrobat 3 CD into the drive, and continuing on my way without further hassle or expense, I had to buy the Acrobat 5 upgrade, go to the Adobe website to find their customer support phone number, call them via their 800 number, get them copies of the receipt, pay a token shipping cost, and then install the new software. What's even worse is that I spent over six weeks trying to do that. Amazon got me the package immediately. But, I had to talk to Adobe (at their expense) five times. The first time was to find out that the upgrade existed and get the instructions for faxing the information to them. Supposedly, my fax never arrived. Then, I had to talk to them about that and get a snail-mail address. Supposedly, THAT package never arrived. Then, with my next call, I managed to get an email address to send the documents to. Again, supposedly, that never arrived. Finally, I talked to a person who had me re-fax just the receipt and my Acrobat 3 serial number. She called me back within a half an hour and we completed the whole process (confirmed my shipping address and got a credit card number for the shipping fee). Besides the hassle I had to go through, this upgrade must have cost Adobe a bundle in phone and support personnel costs. The free upgrade period from Acrobat 5 to 6 is over now, but Adobe really needs to come up with a better way for their old Acrobat 3 customers to upgrade. Read more ›
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Even Bother November 21, 2003
Thank god I downloaded the trial version of 6.0 before investing cash in this one. Man is this version slow! Also editing a document is almost impossible. Each time I tried I got a message saying something about the font not being on my system. The font was Times New Roman!! Adobe needs to squash this release and give everyone a refund or a free fix. I was forced to uninstall this piece of crap and re-install Acrobat 4.0 which works much better.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Downgrade! August 14, 2003
By A Customer
I have investigated the possibility to "upgrade" to v. 6 but found out that more than an upgrade it is a way for Adobe to change its policies and charge more $ to the user. Their products seem to eliminate more and more features as they go along. How can they talk about upgrading when they keep chopping features out? These are more "downgrades" than anything else. I had to decide to stay with v5, at least until it is no longer supported.
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