Info needed about Adobe Acrobat
Thread poster: Francesco Barbuto

Francesco Barbuto  Identity Verified
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Mar 2, 2004

Hi,

Could anybody please tell me whether Adobe Acrobat is also a Word Processing piece of software like Word or if it only is a program to convert files
into the pdf format?

Thank you in advance,

Francesco


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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No word processor, but more than a converter Mar 2, 2004

Hi Francesco,
It's not that straightforward, I'm afraid...

Could anybody please tell me whether Adobe Acrobat is also a Word Processing piece of software like Word

It is not...

or if it only is a program to convert files into the pdf format?

...but it's more than "just" a converter. The full Acrobat version can be used to annotate documents among groups, and for commenting on such annotations.

That's only one example - why don't you have a look at www.adobe.com?

HTH, Ralf


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Francesco Barbuto  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Ralf Mar 2, 2004

I was just wondering whether it was useful to purchase Adobe Acrobat.

As I have browsed through this Forum, I noticed Adobe Acrobat is indeed not what I thought it to be (A fullfledged Word Processing piece of software with scientific typesetting capabilities).

Thank you very much.

Francesco


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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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LaTeX Mar 2, 2004

Francesco Barbuto wrote:
A fullfledged Word Processing piece of software with scientific typesetting capabilities).
Francesco


If you are looking for such a software, LaTeX may be the solution. It is a free, open-source program, the most powerful word processor whose strongest side is mathematical formulae. You can download it (along with loads of supplementary packages) at www.ctan.org.

It takes some time to learn to use it, as (unlike Word) it is not a wysiwyg-type program. But it is not very difficult, you can find very good documentation - and it is really rewarding.

Best regards,
Attila


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Francesco Barbuto  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Attila Mar 2, 2004

I already own and Use the MikTex distribution of LaTeX under Windows and
a WYSIWYG LaTeX Graphical Front End to LaTeX under Linux (LyX), but am looking for a free WYSIWYG client for LaTeX under Windows.

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Francesco


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Mónica Machado
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Adobe Acrobat Mar 4, 2004

Hello,

Adobe Acrobat is very useful for those who do a lot of proofreading in PDFs. The proofreader can mark/highlight what needs to be corrected and insert annotations explaining how to correct it.

It is a bit expensive to buy but if you do a lot of proofreading in PDF it will be worth the investment.

Also, it can be used for your own letters or other types of document when sending by e-mail. You prepare the document in Word and then convert it to PDF and send over. It will look better than the original (in Word).

All the best
Mónica


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