adobe pro alternative

Is there an abobe reader pro alternative that does not cost as much and can do some of the things adobe pro can?  Maybe even a free version?  What this user needs to do is highlight and save the pdf or sometimes be able to type some data on the pdf and then save it so they can email the pdf.
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
The free version of Acrobat allows comments and some annotations, have you looked at that?

https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/products/pdf-reader.html

~bp
mkramer777Author Commented:
can you save the pdf once you have made the comments?
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
You might also find this prior EE question of interest:

Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

~bp
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> abobe reader pro

You probably meant to say Adobe Acrobat Pro. It turns out that Adobe Reader XI is the first version of the (free!) Reader that allows Annotations, including highlighters, sticky notes with text, and text comments. Click the Comment tab and you'll get this:

Reader XI Annotations
Adobe Reader XI may be downloaded from the "Other Versions" page:
https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

The newest version is Adobe Reader DC (Document Cloud):
https://get.adobe.com/reader/

That also supports highlighters, sticky notes with text, and text comments via the Comment feature.

If you're interested in a non-Adobe product that supports annotations, here are three excellent (free!) PDF reader/viewers:

(1) Foxit Reader:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/

(2) PDF-XChange Editor:
http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

(3) Nitro Reader:
http://www.nitroreader.com/

Regards, Joe

Update: Our comments crossed while I was working on my post and I see that Bill already made the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC suggestion, which I also see is now carrying both Acrobat and Reader in the name — strange and confusing! Anyway, the answer to your question for all of the products mentioned is YES, you can save the PDF with the annotations. Regards, Joe

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
can you save the pdf once you have made the comments?
Yes, and others with the reader can see them...

~bp
mkramer777Author Commented:
I DOWNLOADED THE NEWEST VERSION OF READER AND I CAN'T TYPE ON THE PDF FILES.  I CAN HIGHLIGHT AND MAKE A STICKY NOTE BUT I CANNOT ADD A TEXT BOX.  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
mkramer777Author Commented:
sorry just found it.  add text comment.  my bad
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
OK, glad to see you found it.
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