88 – Adobe Acrobat Pro

Drops down a further 9 places this year

Adobe Acrobat Pro lets you create and control Adobe PDF documents for easy distribution. It is particularly useful for producing interactive training materials and resources.

Website: adobe.com/products/acrobatpro
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 56
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 79     2017: 57     2016: 87       2015: 94        2014: –       2013: –
2012: –       2011: –        2010: –          2009: 88        2008: 59     2007: 72

Comments from some of those who selected Adobe Acrobat Pro as one of their Top 10 Tools 

  • “for quick pdf editing and most of all combining pdfs into binders.” David Bryson, UK
  • “Best medium to share files regardless of the interface, smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop – You name it – the reader is free and everyone can use it.” Christine Garraway, Trainer/Instructor, USA, 2016
  • “Creation (inc forms), editing and annotation of PDFs – usability and functionality increases with each release, crucial for file size reduction – top program” Clare Thomson, e-learning developer, Northern Ireland, 2016
  • “User Friendly tool working with PDFs” Steve Adams, Trainer/Instructor, UK, 2016
  • “deliver secure study guides with hyperlinked index pages” Louisa van der Linden, 2015
  • “to create fillable documents, which we use in our learning platform” 2015
  • “because it’s easy to edit and reduce size of PDF handouts” Marie Desjardin, 2015
  • “is the tool I use to convert research reports and presentation slides. I like the professional version better than free converters due to additional functionality”  Janet Clarey
  • “Adobe pdf documents have become the format of choice where both document security & collaboration is required. Great for large complex documents and easily accommodates embedded hypertext, video & audio. Commercial software from Adobe, not cheap but worth it!” Jack Chapman
  • “more than meets the eye”  Cary Gordon

How to use Adobe Acrobat Pro for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links on how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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