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Here are five non-free tools offered by Adobe Acrobat that may increase your productivity significantly if you have an enterprise-level office that churns out a lot of large-size technical documents, PDFs, forms, invoices, surveys, reports, etc. on a regular basis. Even though they are not free, they may prove to be cost efficient if you’re going to use them as a work group.
Convert documents and image files to high quality PDF files, combine multiple files into a single PDF, or export existing PDF files to editable Microsoft Office formats.
Select a PDF file. Export to a Word, Excel, or RTF document. Preserve paragraphs, tables, images, and even multi-column text in your document instead of ending up with a document with corrupted formatting. Save re-formatting time.
Get a secure team work-space to upload your technical documents for shared reviews and to start your personal files.
Create surveys, application forms, any other form that needs to be filled by your recipients and returned to you. Distribute them securely, collect the responses, tally and evaluate the results. Collaborate online to fill in the forms. Summarize and share the results in colorful frequency bar graphs.
Send a document to have it signed electronically. They can eSign instantly, or fax their written signature back into EchoSign. After everybody signs the document, PDF copies are immediately e-mailed to all eligible parties. Adobe files a back-up copy for you in their EchoSign account.
Send large documents securely, with delivery confirmation. It might be worth it for those critical time-sensitive documents like contracts, RFPs, etc.