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Off Topic: Which Adobe to fill out forms?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TCIrish03, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. TCIrish03

    TCIrish03 Senior Member
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    I can get software pretty cheap here at work (to use at home). I can get either Adobe Acrobat Standard 7.0 for $40 or Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0 for $65.

    A cursory reaction would be, go with Pro 8.0 however, I was unsure about stability, unnecessary bells and whistles, compatibility issues, etc and I'm not concerned about 15 bucks difference. However, most people here are more computer savvy than me, so I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts/experience.

    Bottom line is, I don't create my own forms, nor do I see the need to anytime soon. My needs are being able to save forms once they are already filled out (e.g., my secondaries which you obviously can't do with just the Reader). There were a couple secondaries that the formatting needed fixing (such as Rosalind), but a poster here made a fix for all of us to use. Can that be accomplished in Standard or in Professional?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple
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    Both Standard and Professional version will allow you to save pdf. The difference between both are the more advanced bell & whistles that you don't care about.
     
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  3. chad5871

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  4. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple
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    Pretty much

    Acrobat (like Jesus) saves.
    Reader just lets you view.
     
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  5. GT2

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    I know prof. allows you to type on the pdf itself.
     
  6. Shpamme

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    I agree--Professional does allow you to type on the PDF itself. But isn't that only for some forms, that particular schools made fillable when they created them? I thought with other schools, the forms were not fillable period, even with Adobe Professional software, because the school didn't create them as fillable.
     
  7. GT2

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    you can create the fillables yourself if the school did not make them fillable. thats a pro with adobe pro haha :laugh:
     

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