Acrobat Reader Pro DC is the single worst piece of software I use

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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It's just crazy how bad it is.  Bugs.  Lots of bugs.  You broke your features up so that free users get super extra bad form filling abilities (no word wrap?  is this the stone age?) but even with the pro version it is literally painful to use your software to type answers for a scanned form.  I have spent more time fighting with Acrobat's behavior than I have filling out a very important document.  Also the document is 8 pages long with 10 paragraphs, so acrobat says it's out of memory?  Good job!  I'm using a certified supercomputer with 32 GB of ram here.  I'm using the pro version of your software, that used to mean something.

 

This is pathetic.  A basic .NET app could provide text boxes that:

1) don't magically set their own horizonal orientation to 180 degrees

2) let you select and change properties of multiple text boxes intead of one at a time, so when my entire document turns its own text boxes upside down, I have to fix each one individually.

3) if I type too many words without manually inserting a page break, the box behaves poorly, moving in unpredictable ways when the user tries to resize and fix it.  Very buggy behavior and I suspect it's just there to inspire a pro purchase.

 

I've been experienceing Acrobat Pro from back in the pre-X days and it is amazing how badly this product performs today.  It is full of bizarre behaviors that don't match EITHER MacOS or Windows standards.  Why has it not been trashed and rewritten?  I really wish it WAS NOT included in my CC subscriptions, it's that gross of an experience and I don't want Adobe to think I actually VALUE this piece of junk.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

Info: A product with the name "Acrobat Reader Pro DC" doesn't exists.

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Info: A product with the name "Acrobat Reader Pro DC" doesn't exists.

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Whateer poop brain, it's the Actobat you pay for and not the free version.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Acrobat Reader is the free version.

Adobe Acrobat Pro is not free.

Acrobat Reader Pro doesn't exists.

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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It doesn't exist right?  Totally imaginary, right?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Where does you see Acrobat Reader Pro in the screenshot?

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Stop trolling, you're not being a professional.  

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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There is literally, on the side of this very page as I am typing this, the following article: 

I have an Adobe Acrobat Pro package that I purchased back in 2015 and it is registered on my online ..."

 

So what exactly are you trying to accomplish here?  Just a nitpick response, not helpful at all.  Going by the time you posted this, you're somewhere in some "community professional" farm in europe.  You proobably also get points for posting tons of useless responses, the best kind of response in these adobe forums.   Bravo, you're on your way to the top.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Just because you haven't learned to use Acrobat doesn't mean it isn't good software.

You should start here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/user-guide.html

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Bugs are bugs and you are just being a troll with this "suggestion".  Good Software is programmed to standards that work across your entire computer.  Acrobat breaks most of those standards.  It acts buggy and in unpredictable ways. 

 

If you copy and paste a text box it sets the text box orientation to 180?  You want to defend that functionality?  

If you type more than the size of the text box, you want it to automatically expand to the width of the screen instead of word wrappying?  Then when you try to adjust the box it jumps all around?  

 

Get real, you're not a "professional" you're just a random adobe fanatic defending their wittle baby.

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Acrobat is not a word processor.

If you started there (instead of wasting your time insulting those who try to help you) you would understand better how Acrobat works and you would not have the problems you describe:

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/user-guide.html

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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You're not trying to help, you're being pendantic.  I like how you haven't been able to actually come up with any solutions to the problems, that's funny.  Oh but you don't think it's a problem, right?  It's SUPPOSED to paste text boxes upside down, right?  

 

Why would copying and pasting text boxes turn them upside down?  If I have to read a manual to not flip my text boxes upside down, then that is a sign of trash software.  Trash.  And you are supporting it.  

 

"Acrobat is not a word processor."  What the acutal hell is wrong with you.  How do you decide when answering with a paragraph is not an appropriate function of this digital document system?  Hmm??  Acrobat is only good for single sentences?  LOL.  

 

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And for another thing, people like YOU are part of the problem.  These forums are filled with low effort unhelpful responses like yours, so that nobody can ever learn from searching for answers.  I found lots of people complaining about the 180 flip and not a single helpful answer other than to cope with poor software.  You are doing the lowest of the low type of work here.  I don't doubt it's company policy.

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