How do I purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro without having to "subscribe" to it forever and run it on a stand alone workstation.
You have some basic misunderstandings about how it works.
- The subscription model is not "forever". The exact opposite. If you buy a non-subscription license it is "forever" (although you only pay for it once). The subscription can be cancelled at any moment (although with some penalties if you cancel in the middle of a yearly subscription, for example).
- Both the subscription version and the "perpetual license" (non-subscription) versions are standalone applications that run from your computer.
If you still want to get the perpetual license version, follow these instructions:
Go to the Adobe Products Page: https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software.html and search for "Acrobat".
Click on the Buy button next to Acrobat Standard 2017 or Acrobat Pro 2017, and then change the "I want to buy" option to "Full License" (or "License Upgrade" if you have a qualifying earlier version).
Then select the other options and click on Add To Cart, and proceed to checkout. You'll get a full license, not a time-based subscription.
Thanks for the explanation. Helped me (and I'm sure many others as well) and much appreciated. Regards.