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Price USD $89 USD $129 USD $299 USD $449
Operating Systems Supported

Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Same key works on 2 computers, any operating system

Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Same key works on 2 computers, any operating system
Windows, Mac
Not Available on Linux, Unix
Windows, Mac
Not Available on Linux, Unix
View, print, and search PDF files Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add or edit permissions & passwords Yes Yes Yes Yes
Commenting tools: sticky notes, graphical annotations, audio comments, pencil tool to draw scribbles, typewriter tool to type text anywhere Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add and edit hyperlinks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Combine, split, rearrange documents

Yes

Yes
Advanced Split function to split by bookmarks, text, page range

Yes Yes
Portfolio - Flash required
Add file attachments Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add text markups (highlights, underline and strikethrough) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add reviewer caret annotations (text replace, text insert) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apply rubber stamps

Yes
Add custom image and text stamps

Yes
Add custom image and text stamps Advanced custom stamp designer

Yes
Add custom stamps from image created in Adobe® Illustrator®
Yes
Add custom stamps from image created in Adobe® Illustrator®
Export & Import Images Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scan to PDF Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optical character recognition (OCR) No
Yes Yes Yes
Design fillable interactive PDF forms No Yes Yes Yes
Fill and save PDF forms Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create PDF from other formats From scan, Word, text, images* From scan, Word, text, images* Yes Yes
Correct text in original PDF content Yes

Yes

Yes Yes
Modify images in original PDF content Delete, move and resize Delete, move and resize Yes Yes
Comment review history Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digitally sign PDF documents No Yes Yes Yes
Certify PDF documents using digital IDs No Yes Yes Yes
Preflight, PDF/X No Yes No Yes
PDF bookmarks or outlines Yes Yes Yes Yes
Precision measuring tools (distance, perimeter, area) No Yes Yes Yes
PDF Optimizer (reduce file size) No No Yes Yes
PDF linearization (for fast web view) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Permanent redaction No Yes Yes Yes
Loupe, Screenshot, Pan and zoom Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tool chest (recent and preferred annotations) Yes Yes No No
PDF comparison Side by side comparison Side by side comparison Yes Yes
Work with batches of documents at a time No

Yes
Friendly user interface

No

Yes
scripting

Document services integration Google Drive, Sharepoint Google Drive, Sharepoint Sharepoint, Acrobat.com Sharepoint, Acrobat.com

* Read more about free options to convert documents to PDF in our knowledge base.