Acrobat Pro is a massive application in more ways than one: it’s big, it’s expensive, and it does a whole bunch of things casual users might never realise need doing. It isn’t an application for everyone. But for those who use PDFs routinely will find the $199 upgrade well worth the money. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s surprisingly good and easy to use.
Neale Monks has used Macs since 1990, when he was won over by the simplicity of printing from a networked Mac compared to doing the same thing with networked PCs. Since that time he’s written for several Macintosh magazines including Macworld and Macformat as well as MyMac.com, InformIT, Peachpit, TidBITs, and the now-defunct AppleLust web site.
Besides using Macs to make his living every day of the week, he likes to tinker about with vintage Macs, and a few years back wrote an e-book called ‘Buying Used Macs’ published through MyMac.com.
Neale has a degree in zoology and a PhD in palaeontology. He lives in the market town of Berkhamsted on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.
MyMac’s John H. Farr says that reviewing the new Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection in toto is “like describing America after a single transcontinental flight” but gives it a try, anyway. Find out what’s included, what’s new, and how to get the best deal. John’s installation went smoothly, once he stopped looking for trouble, and he thinks you’re going to want this.
John Hamilton Farr first met MyMac publisher Tim Robertson at Macworld San Francisco in 2000 and has contributed numerous reviews and articles since then. The author of Taos Soul, Buffalo Lights, and dozens of columns for Horse Fly, a monthly Taos newspaper, he has published online relentlessly since 1997 and currently writes at 7,000 feet from Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A.