What is the size of the program?  Does it work on iPads?

Last copy was 4 Megabytes–tiny by today’s standards.  It works on PCs and Macs that emulate a PC and it requires aninternet connection.  Your converted PDF file is easily viewed on an iPad.

Do you need Adobe “Professional” to run Atlasware?

No.  Actually the PDF that is created can be read with the free Adobe Reader.   The latest free version of reader even allow you to take notes.   If you want to OCR the file you would need to have Adobe Standard 8, 9, 10 or 11.  You should be able to pick up a copy of 8 or 9 on the web for about $150.00 since they are pushing 11.  If you are looking at going paperless, some scanners come with a free copy of the current Adobe standard.

Does it matter if you have an earlier version of Acrobat?  Do you need to have 7.0 or higher?

We run Adobe 8 and 9 and 10 and 11 in our Social Security practice, and it works on all.  I wouldn’t use an older version.

I am a legal assistant working with two attorneys on Social Security disability claims/appeals.  We take on cases as early as initial application for disability/SSI benefits.  The primary application we would have for the converter would be for the CDs and downloads that are not worked up for hearing yet, meaning they are not exhibited as 1A, 2A, etc.  Would the converter still work, and how would the header information change to identify the document? 

The Atlasware converter will convert unexhibited discs and downloads all the same.