Review of Adobe Document Cloud

Adobe has rolled out its newest cloud offering, Adobe Document Cloud, to manage documents at home, in the office and across devices. Adobe Document Cloud consists of a set of integrated services that use a consistent online profile and personal document hub. User will be able to create, review, approve, sign and track documents whether on a desktop or mobile device. In addition, Document Cloud for enterprise provides entire organizations with services, including enterprise-class e-sign services, that bring speed and efficiency to business document workflows. Document Cloud for enterprise offers solutions for industries including healthcare and insurance, financial services, media and entertainment, government, and schools and universities. And, enterprises can centrally manage Document Cloud and Creative Cloud user accounts and licenses with single sign-on (SSO) in the Adobe Enterprise Dashboard.

System Requirements

Windows

 1.5 GHz or faster processor
 Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64  bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
1.0 GB of RAM (1GB recommended)
4.5 GB of available hard-disk space
1024×768 screen resolution
Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 (Windows 8 minimum), or 11; Firefox Extended Support Release
Video hardware acceleration (optional)

Mac OS

Intel processor
Mac OS X v10.9, v10.10
1.0 GB of RAM
2.75 GB of available hard-disk space
1024×768 screen resolution
Safari 7.0, Safari 8.0 (Browser plug-in for Safari is supported on 64-bit Intel processor only)

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These requirements apply to the Acrobat Pro DC subscription plan, and are in addition to the desktop requirements listed above.
Microsoft Windows 8 using Internet Explorer 10 or later, Firefox, or Chrome
Microsoft Windows 7 using Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, or Chrome
Microsoft Windows Vista using Internet Explorer 8 or 9, Firefox, or Chrome
Mac OS X v10.9 or later using Safari 7 or later, Firefox, or Chrome

Design:

Adobe Document Cloud Designed with a white background and pastel-colored buttons. It looks simple. Designed with a blank background and pastel color buttons. On the desktop screen, Users can see certain documents which are already saved to the system. Once users selected the document to work on, they will be taken to a screen where they will see different page options and a toolbar with options that include turning the document into a e-signing, editing, commenting, exporting and PDF. Each option in this has its own icons and a text labels.

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The text button is provided at the top of the page which helps users to return to the homepage or enter the neat Adobe tool tray. Other options like save, print and search are also provided and users can save their document locally or on cloud.

On the mobile environment, the home page shows a list of available documents, as well as a search box where users can find their documents and a red home icon. There are some options like, camera to PDF, export PDF, organize, comment and create PDF, under Home Icon. Users can also find My Account and Help button here for technical support.

Features:

Acrobat DC delivers powerful new functionality to get work done anywhere. The new Tool Center offers simplified and quick access to the tools you use most, including the ability to easily edit PDFs on mobile devices. Plus, use the camera on your device and Adobe Photoshop magic to easily convert any paper documents to digital, editable files that can be sent for signature.

eSign Services (formerly Adobe EchoSign)are now included with every subscription of Acrobat DC, which is part of both Document Cloud and Adobe Creative Cloud. Now you can electronically send and sign any document from any device. Document Cloud for enterprise offers eSign services with premium capabilities designed for organizations. New Fill & Signmakes signing anything fast and easy, including smart autofill across devices.

Services such as Send & Track DC let you manage, track and control your documents. With intelligent tracking, you gain visibility into where critical documents are along their process, including who has opened them and when. Control features also help to protect sensitive information, both inside and outside the firewall, for business or personal use.

Access your work as you move between desktop and devices with new Mobile Link; your files, settings, and signatures stay with you. Two new mobile apps—Acrobat Mobile and Fill and Sign—enable you to create, edit, comment, and sign documents directly on your mobile devices. Use your device camera as a portable scanner to convert paper documents to digital, editable files that can be sent for signature.

Tools:

Different tools appear in the right pane and the top of the window depending on whether you’re creating a PDF, editing a PDF, and so on.Try it out. Open one of the sample files you downloaded: Beehives Supplies Inventory Cost.xlsx. Acrobat DC will convert it to a PDF. Click Edit PDF in the right pane. Editing tools appear in the right pane and across the top of the screen. Click the Edit button at the top, and change one of the spreadsheet values. Now select a different task, such as Export PDF, to see a different set of tools.

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Search for tools by name from anywhere in Acrobat DC.Select the Tools menu on the menu bar and type a tool name, such as Encrypt or Comment. The tool appears in a new window. Just click to use that tool with the last document you opened.

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Quickly customize the toolbar.Select the Tools menu. Let’s say the only shortcuts you want to see in the right pane are Create, Edit, and Enhance Scans. To delete the others, just hover over them and click the X. Later you can restore the shortcuts by selecting the Tools menu and choosing Add from the dropdown menu beneath the tool name.

Use the new Heads-up Display for common viewing controls.It’s the same on desktops and tablets. Hover the cursor at the bottom of the screen to view it. Drag it to the top of the screen if you’d like. It appears whenever you hover the cursor in that area.

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On mobile: with Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud, you can respond right away instead of making the customer wait until you get to your office. Open the Adobe Acrobat DC app on your tablet or smartphone. You’ll see some of the same familiar tools from the desktop application. Tap the red Home icon at the top. Then tap Recents (to the right of the Home icon) to see other file locations. Select Document Cloud, and sign in with the Adobe ID you created for your reviewer’s account. Commenting is free with Acrobat DC. Tap the Home icon at the top left, and then touch Comment to try it out. Touch the standard iOS or Android share icon at the bottom of the screen to email the file to your customer.

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You can now recycle any document easily, like, Converting scanned documents into instantly editable PDFs is much easier now thanks to two innovations. First, when you insert text, the font matches the original text—even if you don’t have the font on your system, and even if the print has imperfections. Acrobat DC automatically recreates fonts for you so you never have to worry about whether you have them on your machine. It’s Adobe imaging magic.

Second, Adobe Acrobat DC automatically makes the document editable when you click the Edit PDF tool. Converting a scanned image to text no longer takes a separate step.

1. Open Acrobat DC on your desktop.
2. Open the Magazine-article-scan.jpg sample file. Acrobat DC automatically converts it to a PDF.
3. Select the Edit PDF tool in the right pane.
4. Click the Edit tool in the top menu bar. You’ll see a notice that the text has been recognized as ‘English (US)’. To continue, click Do not show this again.
5. Acrobat DC automatically converts the scan to editable text and images.
6. Click in any box and edit the text. To expand the text box, just drag the handles. Below, we edited the top line HEALTH & NUTRITION by adding REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION

There are other good tools in Acrobat DC, now you can add new lines to existing bulleted or numbered lists without having to reformat. It’s also much easier to work with nested outlines in Acrobat DC. You can also enhance scans you capture with your mobile device. There are many other cool tools inside Acrobat DC.

One of another cool tool, which we like most is Fill & sign. It’s easier than ever to convert a paper form or Word file into a fillable PDF form, and then to collect information electronically.

Verdict:

We have used Acrobat DC approx 20 days for write this review and still using it. Acrobat DC is very easy to use in Desktop and Mobile. There are many cool features and tools in it, like, Send and track documents online, Turn scanned paper documents into instantly editable PDFs, Create or view PDF Portfolios the same way on any device, Add or edit text, or rearrange pages in a PDF on your tablet, Run spell check and correct typos, Preview and correct suspected text recognition errors with a side-by-side view, Fill, sign, and send forms from your computer or mobile device, Fill forms faster with reusable text from your personal auto-fill collection, Collect e-signatures from others and track responses in real time, Read text more easily in high-contrast mode on your PC with dynamic background adjustment, Select an option to save ink and toner when printing from your PC and many more. We have also used many other tools and features, which are also too good. In this review, we have tried to highlight most important and useful tools. All in one sentence, we like Acrobat DC. You can also use or try it for free 30-days trial and after using it, you will like it.

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