Seeking Adobe Acrobat X Pro Alternatives

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  1. Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro, Ver. 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
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    Seeking Adobe Acrobat X Pro Alternatives


    Windows 10 Pro - 2004, OS Build: 19041.746

    Howdy All

    I'm a long time user of Adobe Acrobat X Pro which is now out of date and no longer supported.
    Adobe is pushing me to buy its "Latest and Greatest", but since I'm now retired it's hard to justify $450 and I'm not one who rents software month-by-month.

    I see many alternatives and hope to avoid trial and error.
    Any personal reviews and/or comments on alternate products would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA to all who read this post and those who reply.
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  2. Posts : 1,773
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    Assuming that you want editing features that Reader doesn't offer. Wondershare PDFelement has two versions with perpetual licenses that offer most of what you had in Acrobat X Pro. There's a description and table comparing versions here (trials) available and discounts from link -
    [SPONSORED] How Wondershare PDFelement Enables Faster, Simpler, and Smoother PDF Editing Than Ever (howtogeek.com)

    PS; It's ranked #2 right behind Acrobat Pro DC and this article gives you plenty of other alternatives -
    8 Best PDF Editor Softwares For Mac And Windows [2021] - Whatvwant
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  3. Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro, Ver. 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
    Thread Starter
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    @mrgeek
    Thanks very much; a quick look-see tells me you've pointed me in the right direction.
    BTW: are you any relation to 'howtogeek"?
    I'll check out your suggestions and leave this post unsolved for any additional comment from others.
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  4. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @jdUnionngarden,

    I did have a friend who was in a very similar situation to yourself and wanted a comparable software without the hefty price tag. I know that he tried both the FREE versions and PAID versions [ trials mainly ] and by NO means expected to get anywhere close to what he had. To his surprise, he found Wondershare PDFelement to be a good replacement.

    As an added note, this was a year or so ago, but I wouldn't think that things have changed that much since then.

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 14,009
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
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    For whatever reason this site 8 Best PDF Editor Softwares For Mac And Windows [2021] - Whatvwant is showing Adobe Acrobat Reader available as paid-for, certainly a change from the traditional free offering by Adobe I've been using for years on all computers. I also have the full paid-for Adobe Acrobat 9 version on one computer.
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    If needing to get a new full version that Wondershare PDFelement is enticing.
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  6. Posts : 1,773
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    jdUnionngarden said:
    @mrgeek Thanks very much; a quick look-see tells me you've pointed me in the right direction.
    BTW: are you any relation to 'howtogeek"?
    I wish. It's a daily read, to add to my own knowledge base, as they cover diverse topics I would use the trial to see if it does what you need and use the discount link at the page bottom. Good Luck
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  7. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
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    jdUnionngarden said:
    Windows 10 Pro - 2004, OS Build: 19041.746

    Howdy All

    I'm a long time user of Adobe Acrobat X Pro which is now out of date and no longer supported.
    Adobe is pushing me to buy its "Latest and Greatest", but since I'm now retired it's hard to justify $450 and I'm not one who rents software month-by-month.
    If you're a student, have a student ID and/or .edu email address (as I do) you can get the (non subscription) student/teacher edition of Adobe Acrobat Pro for $118 (digital download) dollars from Amazon.

    As an active student its how I get a lot of my software. I'm currently running the Acobat 2017 S/T edition and I paid the same price for it. There's absolutely no difference between the S/T version and the regular version other than you getting a steep discount. And even if you're no longer in school the products don't "deactivate".

    I will warn though that if you buy this product and don't qualify, you want be getting your money back!!!. Also, Amazon requires you to pre-qualify before you're able to purchase any student / teacher edition software. However you can simply pick up a copy in a local store selling the software, but you still have to register your qualifications before getting a product code to activate the software. Usually you just need to supply a .edu email address, but the company may also require a bill or copy of your student ID.

    Just FYI
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  8. Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro, Ver. 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
    Thread Starter
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    @Paul_Black
    Thanks very much. That helps my review process.


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    @sygnus21
    Thanks for the details; price is right for my occasional use, but I'd have to pay tuition somewhere too!

    FWIW: I find I'm only dealing with a nag pop-up to continue with my "trial". I may stick with that for awhile.


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    @Berton
    Thanks for the link.
    It's looking like Wondershare PDFelement is my "go-to" product.
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  9. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Hello @jdUnionngarden,

    jdUnionngarden said:
    @Paul Black

    Thanks very much. That helps my review process.
    You are VERY welcome.
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  10. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #10

    jdUnionngarden said:
    Thanks for the details; price is right for my occasional use, but I'd have to pay tuition somewhere too!
    Simply a suggestion for those who may be students with a .edu email address.

    Good luck.
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