Things can get confusing when talking about Adobe Acrobat Pro, due to the number of different versions that have existed, and exist today. This section will go through the current iterations of Adobe Acrobat Pro, their availability on campus and for download.
Adobe Acrobat Pro is an optical character recognition (OCR) system. It is used to convert scanned documents, PDF documents, and image documents into editable/searchable documents. It comes in three options: Acrobat X Pro, Acrobat XI Pro, Acrobat Pro DC. The differences between these versions is outlined in the left column. Though it has fewer language options than ABBYY FineReader, Adobe Acrobat Pro is a more pervasive software, partially because it is less academic, and more business-oriented. It is available for both Mac and Windows machines, and includes apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.
Adobe Acrobat Pro can analyze documents in a couple of ways:
Basic OCR Operations in Adobe Acrobat Pro:
With the resulting files being editable and searchable, researchers will be able to: