Acrobat Reader, now known as Adobe Reader, is software developed by Adobe Systems for their Adobe Acrobat files (PDF files). Generally, users without Adobe Acrobat installed on the computer will not be able to open and read PDF files; but with the software, the user is able to read the PDF file even without the Adobe Acrobat software running on the computer.
This means that users who do not have the software that created the PDF file can still read the PDF file. The reader however, functions entirely as an Acrobat reader and nothing else. What this means for the user is that they will not be able to edit or alter the PDF file that they are viewing.
On the other hand, the user is allowed to annotate the PDF documents so they can add their comments to specific sections of the document. The latest version of the software is Adobe Reader XI. It is integrated with more annotation tools like sticky notes, typewriter tool, stamps, lines and shapes. If the PDF file is a form, the user can fill out the forms through the software.
Acrobat Reader is a free program available from the Adobe website.
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