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Can Acrobat 
Help My Bar Association?
Catherine Sanders Reach
ABA Legal Technology Resource Center
How
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Why PDF (Portable Document Format)? 
• Format neutral
–E.g. word processing, spreadsheet, Web,     
e-mails, scanned docs….
• Looks the same on every            
computer
• Don’t need native software
–All you need is free Adobe Reader
• De facto standard for sharing information
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Why PDF (Portable Document Format)?
• Store, manage, manipulate and analyze 
digital information much more effectively 
and efficiently than paper
• Multi-media PDF documents can be 
powerful persuaders
• And go paperless
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Alternatives to Acrobat
• Bluebeam PDF and Nuance PDF Converter
• Others: 
• NitroPDF
• CutePDF
• Pdf995
• Simple conversion: MS Word 2007 addin, 
WordPerfect, GoogleDocs, etc.
• See www.planetpdf.com for lists of PDF 
“Creation & Conversion” tools
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Adobe Acrobat versions
• Reader 9 - free
• Acrobat 9 Standard - $299/*$99 
• Acrobat 9 Professional - $449/*$159
• Acrobat 9 Pro Extended - $699/*$229
* Cost to upgrade from version 6 and above
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What’s New in Acrobat 9?
• Came out in July 2008
• Highlights for Bar Associations:
–PDF Portfolios
–Updates to redaction, compare docs, 
forms generation, Typewriter tool
NABE Midyear Meeting 2009
What can you do with Acrobat?
• It can’t:
–Be a word processor
–No document creation or editing 
• It can:
–Mark up, annotate, comment
–Add interactivity
–Bookmarks, hyperlinks, sticky notes
–Add security
–Redaction, metadata removal
–File/e-mail retention and destruction
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PDF File Types 
• Image-only 
–exact duplicate of original 
• Image-on-text files
–image plus text “layer”
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Image-only PDFs
• Digital picture of paper document
–like a JPEG or TIFF file
• No search functionality
• No copy/paste
• Add annotation with comments 
(searchable) or graphics
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Image-on-text files
• Exact reproduction of
–printed electronic file or 
–OCRed scanned document
• Text layer behind the image
• Searchable
• Can copy/paste 
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