Adobe Acrobat works in conjunction with Microsoft Office Applications—and has for a number of years. It’s a powerful integration for customers using both products, allowing the end user to make the most of their available resources, and in turn simplify day-to-day tasks.  Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office are the most commonly used formats of their kind for everyday business workflow. This blog provides insight as to how these two types of software work together to simplify day-to-day tasks and as a result, pay dividends toward overall workforce productivity.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Think about the last time a PowerPoint presentation was due to your manager for an afternoon financials briefing.  You were tasked with combing through the rough data and pulling it all together into a clear, easy-to-digest format that management can present to investors.  The only hiccup is that you do not have the source PDFs from which to pull the data and it will take too long to recreate the files in PowerPoint.  You do, however, have the hard copies from last quarter’s financial briefing.  The Export to Office feature in Adobe Acrobat DC allows you to convert scanned paper documents into editable Word, PowerPoint and Excel files.  Not only do you have the content you need from those paper copies, but you also retained the original formatting from the PowerPoint slides that were scanned.  Problem solved!

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other time-saving features within Acrobat DC’s Export to Office tool include the ability to:

  • Turn a PDF into an editable PowerPoint file. Acrobat DC retains formatting so users can update bulleted text, tables, objects and master layouts with ease.
  • Convert a PDF into editable Word or Excel file. Acrobat retains paragraph formatting, tables and page layouts, allowing users to focus on updating and editing the content.
  • Save a PDF as a single or multiple HTML web pages, complete with style elements for formatting, as well as links and navigation options such as a table of contents.
  • Select any combination of text, images and tables to export from a PDF document; then save it as an instantly editable Word, Excel, PowerPoint or HTML file with formatting intact.

Sharing is Caring

Tired of switching back and forth between applications throughout the day? This feature is a true time saver:

Let’s say you are working within Microsoft Word and Outlook on a project and need to convert individual Word files into a PDF to share with your team. Instead of saving each file individually and then opening them in Adobe Acrobat DC to convert, you can just click on the Adobe Acrobat tab in the Office Ribbon within Word or Outlook and directly convert it right there.  You can also convert Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project files (Windows only) directly from the Office Ribbon. Only Adobe PDF complies with the full PDF standard, providing comprehensive security and support.

In Summary…

Employees look for quick and easy ways to get work done. They expect the tools they use every single day to not only work seamlessly, but empower them to reach new levels of productivity. With support for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, Office 365, SharePoint 2007 and 2010, Acrobat DC unlocks value while creating an effortless flow to everyday projects.

Check out Logan Harbaugh’s review of Adobe Acrobat DC and stay on top of the latest in software trends at BizTech Magazine.

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