I have Acrobat Pro installed on my system.
However, as far as I can see, I can hardly edit a PDF document in Acrobat Pro. So I'm wondering what's the specific overall purpose of this software?
Thanks for enlightening me!
What type of editing do you want to do? It is not intended to do more that simple edits to text, if that's what you want to do. If you need to make significant changes, it's best to make the changes in the source document (Word, InDesign, etc.) and generate a new PDF.
I see... And that's what I understood from examining Acrobat Pro.
But if I would have to edit a document in another program, why should I use Acrobat Pro in the first place?
Is it just kind of a small tool, allowing to perform simple edits? I believed it was more kind of a, well, grown-up document file editor.
No, it was never intended to be a general purpose editor. I use it mostly to create interactive PDFs, forms in particular. It is most often used to generate PDFs and subsequently add things to them. Things such as bookmarks, links, form fields, multimedia, additional pages from other PDFs, various type of comments, etc.