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Horrible Version-Do not buy!
on February 14, 2011
I have used all versions of Adobe Acrobat from version 4.0 up to this X version and this is a major step backwards. I tried giving this product a few weeks of use to familiarize myself with it as my first impression was so bad. My initial opinion remains unchanged.
Pros: as compared to the prior Version--A glitch that would sometime create a duplicated image at the bottom of some optimized scanned in pages has been fixed(it should have been fixed with an free update on 9).
--It results in Larger Files Sizes for optimized scans compared to Version 9(even though it says otherwise in the description)!
--For simple PDF files, the file size is not reduced at all, as it claims to do.
--Still has not fixed bugs in creating Office files using the included MS Office icons(Tech support confirmed this will probably not ever be fixed)-but yet those non-working icons still start up every time I start office up even though I have disabled them several times.
--It should be free if anything as this is a mere upgrade-and even if it were free I would say stick with 9.x!
--Menus are much more confusing and must have been changed just for the sake of trying to say this is a different version.
--I have yet to find the option to save as B&W instead of a color scan--something easy to do on the prior versions.
--Every time I start it up, it makes a pop under window advertising the programs new features (haven't seen a way to it disable yet)
--I have yet to find the "Replace Pages" option which is something I used alot--Now I must delete, then add. I guess this is a step back to 1995 or something!
I am a computer savvy person and maybe somewhere buried in menus there are fixes to some of these problems but this program stinks big time. Shame on Adobe! If you need a version get 9.x or older.