PDF has become the standard format for most documents exchanged in the business world, and it is increasingly used to exchange documents during negotiation or collaboration. Microsoft Word has well-known tools for comparing drafts of documents and redlining changes, but the process has always been more difficult with PDFs.

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional can compare two PDFs and generate a report that compares the two versions side by side and highlights any changes or deletions. Here’s an explanation of the document comparison feature.

It’s yet another reason that Acrobat 8 Professional has become an essential program on any office computer – one that should be purchased and installed as readily as Microsoft Office. (Here are some other reasons.) The improvements in the interface are so compelling that it is a worthwhile upgrade from any previous version of Acrobat.

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