ADOBE PRO necessary?

Greetings fellow notaries I’m the lady that had the surgery. I’ve had My surgery and I am doing well . I Went through the trials with my family And all is great there.(Thanks to my faithful God.) soon I will be moving to Michigan and starting over… As a result, I’ve revamped a lot of things and looked at a lot of things that I might need to do to get started again, which would be to buy me a new laptop aside from that I know that I look more carefully at my subscriptions when I’m not working and I noticed that originally ADOBE pro started at 12:99 then went to 1499 then 1699 now it’s 2169 or something like that. I remember using adobe before with no subscription Without any issues, just using it to open documents and print them do I really need ADOBE pro? They’re so sneaky about upping the price

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Adobe Reader is all you need and, thus far, it’s always been free.

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Agree with Arichter. If all you’re doing is accessing docs and printing, the free Adobe Reader is all you need.

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I am happy that you are doing well.

I would just use Adobe Reader if you are only viewing and printing documents.

Adobe Pro is good for creating PDFs from Word documents or similar tasks.

I do utilize both pro and reader.

@genevawilkerson33 Great question :partying_face: My preference is to utilize Adobe Pro.

However, if you’re seeking the minimum outlay of $$$ for overhead expenses, as indicated by several Notary Cafe members, all you NEED is Adobe Reader.

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The reason my preference for Adobe Pro (also indicated by @TX_Roxie above) is that I do MORE than just access the document packages and print them.

  • Create PDFs from MS Word docs
  • Compile multiple PDFs into one document
  • Replace pages when necessary within a PDF file
  • One of the MOST important reasons I utilize Adobe Pro is that when clients ask for scans of the executed doc package & they don’t have a web portal to upload the doc package - Adobe Pro enables the creation of a password-protected PDF file. Ergo, I can securely send the scanned executed doc package via their preferred method.

To me, it’s PRICELESS to have access to that feature.

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If you are going to scan and email or upload documents you should consider ADOBE Pro. Most title companies want documents returned in this format. Reader doesn’t have that capability.

Most (if not all) scanners allow you to ‘save as pdf’.

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Concur :100: percent with @Tisino about scan/email (as indicated within my post above).

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Of note, there’s also a SCAN feature within the NOTES APP on iPhones when you access the Camera in an open Note, select the Option “Scan Documents” . . . & it saves it as a PDF file.

However, it’s NOT secure transmission of the document(s), which is why I prefer the Adobe Pro for the function of password-protection of the executed PDF files.

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