In doing a comparison of features between Acrobat Standard vs. Professional, I've found some conflicting information between the two. For version 9, looking at Adobe's feature matrix shows that Standard can "Easily create fillable PDF forms from paper or existing files using the Form Wizard". http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html
However, in reading various other sources on the Internet, they all say you need Professional to create fillable forms. To clarify what I understand a fillable form to be; a form a person can complete and print using only the Reader version of Adobe. I guess this is called "interactive form elements", but perhaps I have a misconception. I also believe that using the Reader version, even if a person can fill in fields, that they cannot save the changes, only print. Is that true?
Also, I'm looking for a viable alternative to the "binder" feature in Acrobat wherein a user can select multiple documents of different formats, such as .docx & xlsx, and then convert them all into a single multi-page PDF file. I've tried Foxit and CutePDF, etc. But, to the best of my understanding all of these products require the files to be in PDF format already before you can combine them into a single file. Is this true, or have I just not figured it out.
We have a blend of Acrobat Standard & Pro, and ver. 8 & 9 licenses and Im trying to figure out how to best allocate them bases on actual user needs.