Help Me Choose: Adobe Software


Adobe Acrobat Standard DCAdobe Acrobat Standard DC 

Acrobat Standard DC is the completely reimagined desktop version of the world’s best PDF solution. It includes, with Adobe Document Cloud, a mobile app so you can fill, sign and share PDFs on any device. With Adobe Document Cloud services, you can create, export, edit and track PDFs from anywhere — and stay connected to recent files across all devices.

Top reasons you need Acrobat Standard DC

  • Create protected PDFs: Create high-quality PDF files from Acrobat or popular Microsoft Office apps. Add restrictions to prevent others from copying, editing, or printing sensitive information.
  • Edit PDF text and images: Use a familiar point-and-click interface to edit PDF documents intuitively within Acrobat.
  • Export PDFs to Microsoft Office: Convert PDFs to Word, Excel or PowerPoint formats while preserving fonts, formatting and layouts.
  • Work anywhere: Access and share recently viewed PDFs from your computer or mobile device.
  • Sign anything: Fill, sign and send forms fast from anywhere with smart autofill.

Versions of Acrobat Standard
Acrobat Standard XI Acrobat Standard DC 
Standard XI
Standard DC
Interact with PDFs
(NEW) Browse the Tool Center or use the search box to quickly find tools Yes
(NEW) Find tools through a task-based on-screen experience Yes
(NEW) Work with touch-enabled devices Yes
(NEW) Get instant access to recently viewed files with Mobile Link Yes
(NEW) Select the save ink/toner option to reduce printing costs Yes
Create PDFs
Drag and drop to preview and arrange pages before combining them into one PDFYesYes
Create, protect and send PDFs directly from popular Microsoft Office apps for WindowsYesYes
Edit PDFs
Edit PDF files intuitively. Click and drag to reorder paragraphsYesYes
(NEW) Reorder text across a page without having to adjust individual paragraphs Yes
(NEW) Add new lines to existing bulleted or numbered lists without reformatting Yes
(NEW) Run spell check on your entire document and correct typos Yes
Find and replace text in a single stepYesYes
Convert some or all of a PDF to an editable Word, Excel, PowerPoint or RTF fileYesYes
(NEW) Turn PDFs into editable Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files with improved formatting accuracy Yes
(NEW) Preview and correct suspected text recognition errors with a side-by-side view Yes
(NEW) Clean up document photos to remove backgrounds and adjust perspective Yes
Sign and collect
(NEW) Fill, sign and send forms from your computer or mobile device Yes
(NEW) Fill forms faster with reusable text from your personal autofill collection Yes
(NEW) Easily read text in high contrast mode with dynamic background adjustment Yes
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 15 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 15
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 & Adobe Premiere Elements 15Make your photos and movies as amazing as your memories with these Adobe applications. Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 automatically sort and edit incoming photos and videos. Now you can focus on creating and sharing your moments.

Key features


  • Get help along the way: Search through 45 photo and 14 video Guided Edits for step-by-step help for fantastic results.
  • Find content, fast: Access every memory with a combination of keywords, including places, events and favorite subjects.
  • Capture picture-perfect images: Enhance your images with everything from one-click fixes to artistic touches. Elements can guide your edits or automatically adjust your photos.
  • Make movie magic: Turn rough video clips into movies you’ll want to watch over and over. Automatically remove bad footage, enhance facial expressions with Facial Detection, remix music, drag and drop frames and more.
  • Create and share: Preserve memories with everything from collages and calendars to cards. Plus, you can share your content via HDTV, social media or discs.
  • Edit and organize: The Organizer and Quick Edit mode are now touch friendly. Simply tap to find, sort and quickly enhance images.
  • Fix photos by the batch: Edit an entire batch of photos at once. With the touch feature it’s easier than ever to get the look you want.
  • Highlight your favorite people: Now with Face Detection, Favorite Moments automatically finds favorite people in your videos and puts them in the spotlight.