Acrobat X Pro is the leading application for creating a variety of PDFs. One can create, edit, customize them, etc. Acrobat X Suite goes a step further combining multi-media rich programs with Acrobat X Pro. With the suite you can create exceptional PDF experiences, including presentations, proposals, and training materials. You, also, have the ability to do image editing and more with Photoshop that is included in the suite. The suite contains a wealth of programs: The following links lead to Adobe websites.

I will be reviewing these products. However, I have reviewed Photoshop CS5 Extended previously. The version of Photoshop contained in this suite is the standard version and not the extended one. Just ignore the discussions of 3D features in my review. If you are not sure of what is contained in the various Photoshop family of products, click on family for a comparison. I, also, reviewed Acrobat X Pro previously. Presenter 7 was a new program for me. Once I played with it for a few days, I found how useful, easy, and flexible it is. For the review, click on Presenter 7. Another program I had not reviewed previously was Captivate. I was incredibly impressed with Captivate 5 and the breadth of learning materials it could produce as well as its authoring tools. For a review, click on Captivate 5.

Acrobat X Suite retails for US $ 1,199.00 with an upgrade price of $799.00 The platform is Windows. The requirements are listed below. To find out more about Acrobat X Suite, click on the name.


  • 1.3GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Server® 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit; Service Pack 2 required for 64 bit)*; Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Vista® Home Basic or Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4.9GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.5 or 3.6
  • Video hardware acceleration (optional)
Acrobat X Suite is not as widely known as some of Adobe's other suites. However, it offers a complement of amazing programs to create a wealth of training and eLearning materials. The addition of Photoshop adds tremendous breadth to the suite. If purchased separately, Captivate 5 and Photoshop CS5 alone would cost more than the entire suite. I have used Acrobat Pro for years and I do not know how I could get along without it. Check out other Adobe products on