If you've ever opened a PDF file, the chances are that you used Adobe Systems' Reader, the free viewing and printing software for PDF files. While powerful in it's own right, Adobe Reader is a limited program, intended first and foremost to deliver PDF files and capabilities to both screen and printer in a reliable, functional manner.
The big brother of Adobe Reader is Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Systems' flagship software product for all things PDF.
While there are many options for 3rd party PDF creation software, and even though Acrobat is not a requirement for creating PDF files, it remains the reference standard application for managing PDF content. For this reason, Planet PDF recommends all serious users of PDF become familiar with Acrobat Standard and Professional.
With version 6.0, released in May, 2003, Acrobat has matured into the single most versatile piece of software in the electronic document marketplace today. Acrobat allows users to:
Create PDF files with pushbutton ease from a wide variety of software
Manage, quality-control and optimize PDFs for online or print
Change, correct and extract content
Add navigational and interactive capabilities
Perform elaborate document review and comment cycles
Perform batch operations over many PDF files at once
Search collections of PDFs
Planet PDF has developed a wide variety of resources for those interested in learning more about the latest version of Acrobat.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.