Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard - features ?

I'm considering buying this as we handle a lot of PDF's, and the Adobe Reader is limited.

We are looking at doing the following:
a) comparing PDF's
b) converting PDFs to MS Word and other formats

Does anyone know if Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard covers this functionality ?
Is there perhaps a cheaper product out there that does this as well ?
What does Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard have over and above other cheaper products, to justify the cost difference ?

many thanks
zorba111Asked:
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David-HowardCommented:
Here's a link that details Adobe 8 Standard and Pro differences.
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html
Just be aware (if you go with Adobe) to perform the Custom installation as the default installation does not install all of the software that you may need. If you go with the default installation your end users may be prompted for the disk at some point.
David
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zorba111Author Commented:
pointed me in the right direction - thanks
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zorba111Author Commented:
I have gone for Acrobat Standard version in the end
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