What’s the difference between Acrobat 8, 9 and X?

One frequent question I receive is:

What’s the difference between Acrobat 8, 9 and X?

When considering an upgrade, that likely is the first question you’ll ask.

Unfortunately, it isn’t very easy to find this information on the Adobe website. To save you some time, I’ve put together an Acrobat Feature History document (PDF of course!) that you may find helpful.

Acrobat 8-9-X New Feature History.pdf (137K PDF)


What’s the difference between Adobe Reader X, Acrobat X Standard and Acrobat X Pro?

Determining which version of Acrobat is right for you or your organization is a different question, but no less important.

Fortunately, Adobe has an excellent feature matrix available to help with this. It’s easy to find on the Adobe website, but I’ve included it below. One stop shopping!

Acrobat X Family Matrix long.pdf (250K)