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Adobe promises Acrobat 9 will transform the process of creating and sharing information

Adobe unveiled the newest version of its Acrobat software today. Adobe says that Acrobat 9 is a significant upgrade and promises it will transform the process of creating and sharing electronic documents.

Acrobat 9 adds native support for Flash technology that allows users to embed Flash Player compatible video and applications directly in PDF documents. To view the content, the PDF recipient only needs to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.

Another key feature of Acrobat 9 is the ability to unify multiple content types into a single document with PDF Portfolios. The PDF Portfolios allow the creation of PDFs containing documents, video, audio and 3D objects in one compressed PDF file.

The software also features templates that allow the integration of those types of media into a professional layout. The new software also adds live collaboration platform for live collaboration within a PDF document. The interactive content for PDF collaboration is enabled by working through Acrobat.com.

Adobe Acrobat 9 will be available in three versions for Windows systems including Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, Acrobat 9 Pro and Acrobat 9 Standard. Mac users only get Acrobat 9 Pro. All versions are expected to be available in July 2008 in English, French, German and Japanese languages. The full version of Acrobat 9 Pro Extended is going to retail for $699, Acrobat 9 Pro will sell for $449, and Acrobat 9 Standard will retail for $299.

Adobe doesn't say that the Yahoo ads that DailyTech reported in late 2007 would appear in PDF documents will now be offered. The online Acrobat documents will be the most likely spot for the ads to show up.



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RE: High Prices
By gyranthir on 6/2/2008 2:04:56 PM , Rating: -1
Niche sales?

Do you know how many Fortune 500 and Unfortunate 5000 companies are standardized on Acrobat?

Niche sales... lol.

Editing PDF's really isn't what Acrobat is meant for, it's for managing documents and protecting them from edits. Portable document formats so that you can make sure the items you send out are the items that everyone gets, and what you get back.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_For...

I wouldn't call a lot of the other products full featured.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html


RE: High Prices
By SunAngel on 6/2/2008 4:26:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Editing PDF's really isn't what Acrobat is meant for, it's for managing documents and protecting them from edits. Portable document formats so that you can make sure the items you send out are the items that everyone gets, and what you get back.


sure that is partially correct. i believe what made adobe acrobat popular in corporate america is its ability to easily create and distribute documents. also makes documents easy to manage from a creator's standpoint.


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