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Old 05-04-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default What's the beef on Acrobat 7?

I have one more day to decide whether to upgrade at 20% off. So - is it worth it or not?

I more or less gave up on 6 because I had lots of silly problems and several clients are still on v5. (In fact, I still use v4 Distiller as it seems very stable and does the basic jobs well! Of course Exchange 4 lacks a lot of useful stuff.)
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Lois:

I have one more day to decide whether to upgrade at 20% off. So - is it worth it or not?

Is that 20% off Adobe's price? If it is, you may find other suppliers than Adobe that offer equivalent reductions.

I have upgraded twice from Acrobat 5: v. 7 appears to give some advantages over v. 6 (it's starts a bit quicker), and that again is somewhat better than v. 5. Whether the advantages are worth the money is, I suppose, a matter of what you use Acrobat for; I use it overwhelmingly for just making portable documents from Word documents and html.

   
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Michael, yes, an Adobe offer.

I use it for much the same: mostly Word and CorelDraw PDfs for web use and in the later case, print. Sounds like there is nothing compelling - perhaps I'll wait for v8?
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Lois:

I've looked up who I bought v. 7 pro upgrade from: eBuy (not eBay!). The price was £90, compared with Adobe's price, which is still today £135.

The only easily noticed thing about v. 7 compared with v. 6 is that Adobe has expanded the conversion programs to most of MS Office; the conversion program for Word is no longer a VBA macro but something else, which is faster and not so alarming. Its HTML conversion is vey nice too.

   
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We find Acrobat Pro 7 indespensable for print work. CorelDraw didn't get PDF export right until v11, and I prefer to Distill even from Adobe programs rather than use the PDF export route. On the other hand it can't be too long before v8 comes round!

The great imrovements the Acrobat 7 program has over v6 are speed and (more importantly) reliability. If we get a job back from the printer where the transparency has gone mammaries-up, or the text spacing has shifted, or images have moved inside their frames, we know that the CTP operator has opened our PDFs in Aggro 6 (we save 'em as v5).
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Thanks for the info, Robin!
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