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Adobe introduces Acrobat 7.0 software for driving intelligent document workflows

  • 16 November, 2004 11:01

<p>Sydney, Australia, 16 November 2004 - Adobe Systems today introduced Adobe Acrobat 7.0 software, a family of desktop applications that provides capabilities far beyond converting documents into the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Now, workgroups can use Acrobat 7.0 and Adobe PDF to manage a range of essential business activities such as assembling documents from multiple sources, creating intelligent forms, and more securely collaborating on projects inside and outside the firewall.</p>
<p>For the first time, Acrobat 7.0 Professional customers can now include virtually anyone in an electronic review of a PDF document by enabling access to commenting tools in free Adobe Reader 7.0 software. Adobe Reader users can quickly provide feedback on a PDF file that consists of several content types—from scanned paper to spreadsheets, presentations, and now, 3D computer-aided design (CAD) content.</p>
<p>The Acrobat 7.0 family, the latest update to the Adobe Intelligent Document platform, now offers enhanced integration with Adobe LiveCycle software, the company’s product line for document services that connect people with business processes. The inclusion of Adobe LiveCycle Designer, the company’s professional form design tool, with Acrobat 7.0 Professional provides users the ability to create sophisticated XML and PDF forms that can be integrated into back-end systems. Also, Acrobat 7.0 Professional and Acrobat 7.0 Standard are tightly integrated with Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server. The combination enables organisations to apply and manage document policies for helping control access, auditing, expiration, and revocation rights to a PDF document.</p>
<p>The Acrobat 7.0 family offers different functionality to address specific customer workflows. Acrobat 7.0 Professional provides more advanced control over engineering and design documents for technical and creative workgroups that rely on specialised software such as CAD and publishing applications. Acrobat 7.0 Standard is ideal for business professionals in organisations of all sizes, where the ability to effectively find, use and manage vital information—from emails and Web pages to everyday application files—is key to getting work done on time and budget. Acrobat Elements is a license-only product that allows enterprises to put Adobe PDF creation capability on every desktop for more secure document distribution.</p>
<p>Adobe also announced Adobe Reader 7.0, the company’s free, universal client software. The product, which continues to deliver on the ability to reliably view and print Adobe PDF files across various operating systems, hardware and mobile device platforms, now offers more powerful capabilities, as well. Adobe Reader users can participate in document reviews, have Yahoo! Search capabilities at their fingertips and can interact with 3D objects placed in PDF. The product is also the client for intelligent document services, enabling individuals to participate in business processes, interact with many types of specialised content more securely on- and off-line, and enforce security and control policies on PDF files. Adobe has distributed over half-a-billion copies of Adobe Reader since its 1993 introduction.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>Acrobat 7.0 Professional and Acrobat 7.0 Standard for Microsoft Windows 2000 (with service pack 2), Windows XP Professional, Home and Tablet PC Editions, and Mac OS X v10.2.8 and v10.3, are expected to ship by the end of the current calendar year. Acrobat 7.0 Professional is expected to be available for an estimated street price of AUS$839 (inc GST) and NZ$859 (exc GST). Registered users of Acrobat 4.0, Acrobat 5.0, Acrobat 6.0 Standard, or Acrobat 6.0 Professional can upgrade to Acrobat 7.0 Professional for an estimated street price of AUS$289 (inc GST) and NZ$329 (exc GST). Acrobat 7.0 Standard is expected to be available for an estimated street price of AUS$539 (inc GST) and NZ$559 (exc GST). Registered users of Acrobat 4.0, Acrobat 5.0 or Acrobat 6.0 Standard can upgrade to Acrobat 7.0 Standard for an estimated street price of AUS$189 (inc GST) and NZ$209 (exc GST). The products also will be available through Adobe’s Open Options licensing programs.</p>
<p>Acrobat Elements for Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows NT 4.0 (with service pack 6), Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, is immediately available in 15 language versions, including English, French, German, and Japanese. The product, available exclusively through Adobe’s Open Options licensing programs, begins at the Commercial Estimated License price of AUS$64.99 inc. per seat, and NZ$60.00 ex. per seat for a 100-seat license.</p>
<p>Information about the availability of other language versions of the Acrobat 7.0 family, as well as further details on pricing, upgrade and support policies, is available online at</p>
<p>About Adobe Systems Incorporated</p>
<p>Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals and enterprises. Adobe’s revenue in the last fiscal year exceeded $1 billion. For more information about Adobe, visit</p>
<p>© 2004 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, Adobe LiveCycle and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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