Planet PDF Survey Winners & Highlights

November 10, 2004


We recently hosted an incentive-based Web survey to solicit feedback from Planet PDF and PDF Store visitors. From the more than 1800 respondents, we randomly selected the following five prize winners, representing three countries:

  • Apple iPOD: Albert Casabella, USA
  • ARTS PDF Aerialist: Dave Watkin, UK
  • ARTS PDF Aerialist: Eve Good, USA
  • ARTS PDF Aerialist: Jerry Davidson, USA
  • ARTS PDF Aerialist: Daniel Payne, Australia

A few highlights from the survey responses:

  • Most popular reason cited for visiting Planet PDF is to read industry news, tips and in-depth articles.
  • Acrobat 6 Professional users (36 percent) outnumbered Acrobat 6 Standard Users (21 percent), with only a slight edge in use of the free Adobe Reader 6 (37 percent); lesser percentages for previous versions.
  • More than 80 percent of respondents view PDFs, while slightly more than 50 percent create PDFs and around 30 percent manipulate/edit PDFs.
  • Adobe Acrobat was the primary tool (67 percent) cited for PDF conversion/creation.
  • Nearly 70 percent of site visitors are from the United States.
  • Computer platforms used by respondents:
    • Windows NT/2000/XP (82.6 percent)
    • Windows 95/98/ME or older (20.2 percent)
    • Macintosh OS X (24.4 percent)

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