wait a second: you can only READ .pdf files if someone has MADE them first, and to MAKE them you need to buy the full fledged product. the logic is that by spreading the reader around for free you create demand. else it would be a completely closed circuit. note, Microsoft offers a Word reader
Their other products are worthless if the pdf format is not standard. Who would produce a pdf document if all the users of it had to pay not only the producer, but some thrid party, to view it. There are many free alternatives. The reader has to be free to compete with MS word and html and nsf
Alexander Guerrero wrote: Anyoneo who uses acrobat reader to read PDF documents, in the near future will enjoy the need to reverse the proces, that is to convert PDF to word and other way around. On leads to the other and you for Acrobat Destiller y Exchange and get the reader "free".