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Negative Effects of Adobe Acrobat XI End of Support

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According to the Adobe Support Lifecycle policy, Adobe offers five years product support beginning from the general availability date of the Adobe® Acrobat® XI. Following the strictness of this policy, the support of Adobe Acrobat XI will come to an end on October 15, 2017. The end of support will result in many adverse effects to the software users which affect their PDF documents unless they look for an alternative. The adverse consequences that the Adobe Acrobat XI users are likely to experience are listed below, and the best alternative for Adobe Acrobat XI is also discussed in this article.

Part 1What's the Bad Side of Adobe® Acrobat® XI End of Support

The end of support towards the Adobe Acrobat XI will have some implications. It implies that Adobe will no longer give technical support including the Adobe Acrobat XI updates and security updates. All the updates for the derivatives of the product including the localized versions, operating systems, minor upgrades, dot and double-dot releases and connector products will not be available.

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1. Lack of security Updates

Lack of security updates implies that the documents will be vulnerable to security breaches, viruses, and hackers. In that case, sensitive documents will not be secure, and they may land in the hand of dangerous people which could be a threat to the business or the company. Documents can also be affected by virus leading to the destruction of relevant personal information or valuable information to the firm.

Users may panic, and in the process of looking for software alternatives, they may end up using the unsupported software. Unsupported could be risky and may end up destroying valuable documents.

2. Higher Cost (Especially for Business Customer)

Switching from Adobe Acrobat XI to another software due to the end of support could be expensive. Users will have to use the unbudgeted money to purchase another software which would replace the Acrobat XI. More time will also be needed by users to research on the best software which would be used as an alternative. Such time could be used in other productive activities in the business.

Users may panic, and in the process of looking for software alternatives, they may end up using the unsupported software. Unsupported could be risky and may end up destroying valuable documents.

3. No Technical Support and Customer Support

The technical support and customer support will also not be available for the users. In that case, if the Acrobat XI users experience any technical issues, they will not be helped. A technical failure may occur when the users are handling necessary files, and if it happens, it will cause a major setback to the company.

Part 2Best Substitutes for Adobe Acrobat XI

If you are an Adobe Acrobat XI user, you should not be worried about the end of support since you have a chance to get hold of the PDFelement, which is the best Acrobat XI alternative. It is the best alternative because it joins all the elements of PDF editing on one platform. With PDFelement, you can convert PDF to other documents, and you can create PDFs from almost any file format.

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  • It supports batch process to allow conversion of many files at the same time.
  • With the OCR which supports more than 20 languages, you convert scanned files to editable selectable and searchable PDFs even those that are in foreign languages.
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Published: Jul 27,2017 15:33 pm / Updated: Aug 17,2017 15:37 pm

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